CMA members participated in the 2nd Convocation Ceremony at the Indian Institute of Management, Amritsar on 16th April 2018.Hon’ble Minister of State for Human Resource Development (Higher Education), Government of India, Dr. Satya Pal Singh was the Chief Guest.
The arrival of the convocation procession was followed by a welcome address by the Chairman, IIM Amritsar and report on activities by the Mentor Director. The Chairman then conferred Post Graduate Diploma along with Award of Medals by the Chief Guest.
Chandigarh Management Association (CMA) organised a sensitisation workshop on ‘Say YES to Sustainable MSMEs in India’ in collaboration with FIEO, FMC & Yes Bank on April 13, 2018 at Hotel Park View, Sector 24, Chandigarh.
President CMA, Mr. Deepak Dhingra, highlighted the significant role MSMEs play and could play in boosting up the Indian economy including the ‘Make in India’ initiative in his welcome address.
Mr. Gaurav Gupta, Chapter Head, FIEO, Mr. Anurag Singh, Executive, FMC, Ms. Bhawana Bhardwaj, Digital Marketing Expert and Mr. Anuj Gupta, Cluster Head, Yes Bank Ltd. were the key speakers of the workshop. The purpose was to sensitise the audience on making the Indian MSMEs sustainable through energy management, technology improvements, digital marketing and the like. The cluster approach was pointed as a potential driver of Enterprise Development And Innovation for ensuring growth & sustainability for MSMEs.Ms. Bhawana Bhardwaj Digital Marketing Expert touched base upon all online advertising tools & ways to promote MSME business through them.
The workshop was followed by a question answer session. 50 CMA members attended the workshop along with team FIEO and FMC.
Chandigarh Management Association(CMA) in collaboration with Institute of Professional Banking (IPB) organised a Panel Discussion on “NPA Crisis in Indian Banks: An Analysis” on March 24, 2018 at Lions Club Chandigarh.
President CMA, Mr. Deepak Dhingra in his welcome address highlighted key statistics of NPA in Indian Banks and stressed the need of amendments in banking laws to give more powers to the RBI. The expert panellists pointed out that the NPA problem needs a risk assessment formula to understand an early sign of default so that it could be tackled before the time a company starts defaulting. CA Parminder Pal Singh, Managing Partner, Parminder Pal Singh & Associates, Mr. Harinder Sinh Thakral and Mr. S R Sharma Rtd. GM, Punjab National Bank (Delhi-NCR) were the key panellists and the session was moderated by Mr. Harpal Singh, Retd. Convener, SLBC, Punjab. The panellists shared their critical insights on the subject and deliberated on possible solutions.
The discussion was followed by a question answer session which presented valuable inputs on the subject. A total of 120 people attended the panel discussion including CMA members and bankers across various public and private sector banks. Mr.
Gursimran Singh of Oberoi Educational Trust briefed the audience on the Banking Olympiad and felicitated the winners. In addition, those candidates who got placed through IPB with various banks shared their journey with the audience.
Chandigarh Management Association organized an expert talk on ‘Plant & Animals: Our Management Gurus’, on March 24, 2018 at Lions Club Chandigarh. Dr. Vini Arora, Ph.D. Botany, was the speaker and she enlightened the audience onmanagement practices deployed by plants & animals.
The concepts included that of Time Management, Sustainable Team Work, Strategic Planning, Behavioural Strategy, Human Resource & Material Management and even Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
President Mr. Deepak Dhingra, shared the significance of the topic and expressed his fascination towards nature, motivating the audience to inculcate the best practices of our flora & fauna.
The session was attended by 70 CMA members and was followed by an interesting question & answer round.
Chandigarh Management Association organized an expert talk on ‘Relationship Harmony’, on March 24, 2018 at Lions Club Chandigarh.
Col. Gursewak Singh who was the speaker of the session is a renowned Consultant, Trainer and Life Coach of international fame.
He enlightened the audience with sharing some of the best practices of bringing in harmony by moving towards total acceptance, gentleness and compassion, release expectations, create space, prioritize clarity and communication.
President Mr. Deepak Dhingra, expressed his views by sharing “When clarity is the foundation of your communication you can truly grow together, without fear of your words being taken the wrong way”.
The session was attended by 50 CMA members and was followed by an interesting question & answer round.
Similar to previous year, CMA organised the Young Manager’s Contest 2018 amongst 14 colleges in tricity in February & March 2018. The contest was sponsored by Bulls Eye and Pearl Academy. In the first intra college round, about 1200 college students participated in the contest which comprised of a written test. In the second round 56 students shortlisted from all the 14 colleges went through two rounds – written aptitude test and judges questions round.
The grand finale was conducted at Lions Club Chandigarh on March 24, 2018 where three finalists were selected. First prize awarded was a laptop, second prize a tablet and third was a smart phone.
Chandigarh Management Association (CMA) organised its first ever Global Management Symposium in the U.A.E. from March 17 to 22, 2018. The two targeted cities were Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
A delegation of 22 members travelled the two cities during these five days to expand the management horizon of CMA.
The symposium aimed at sharing of best practices amongst industry experts between the two countries.
The key speakers from UAE, who addressed the CMA delegation at hotel The Gateway, Bur Dubai were i) Mr. Nisarg Trivedi, Director, Schroders Plc on “UAE Economy”; ii) Ms. Mrudula Gummuluri, GM, Human Logic on “Business Excellence in UAE: Strategy”; iii) Mr. Somaroy Gabbita, CEO, Human Logic on “Best Business Practices in UAE A Case Study” and iv) Mr. Kumar Prabhakaran, Project Finance Specialist, Kelvin Project Management on “Business Excellence in UAE: Project Finance”.
This was followed by a detailed discussion and question answer session. This five days symposium concluded on March 21, 2018 in Dubai. The delegation would be holding exchange sessions for its members in Chandigarh.
CMA members participated in the 4th edition of AIMA’s flagship annual event – ‘National Leadership Conclave’ on 14th and 15th of March 2018 at Hotel Le-Meridien, New Delhi and the theme of the Conclave was “India Reimagined: Innovative, Inclusive, Invincible”.
On the first day, the conclave was addressed by Suresh Prabhu, Minister of Commerce and Industry; Jayant Sinha, Minister of State for Civil Aviation and many distinguished business leaders. The conclave was chaired by Sanjiv Goenka, Chairman, RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group
The conclave focused on the key leadership challenges facing India to make India innovative and inclusive.
The delegation of 12 CMA members witnessed the conclave where about 600 stakeholders gathered for a constructive dialogue on the way forward for the Indian economy and the well-rounded growth of the nation.
CMA organised an expert talk on Stealth Leadership at Mahatma Gandhi State Institute of Public Administration, Punjab,(MGSIPAP) Sector 26, Chandigarh on March 11, 2018. Dr. Som Saini, an Australia based global consultant was the expert speaker.
President CMA, Mr. Deepak Dhingra, set the stage for the talk by introducing the concept in his welcome address. He said, “Stealth Leader is an invisible hand – somebody who can influence you, your job, your life, without having to announce their presence”. He explained that such a leader cares nothing about stature and status, but instead judges his success on how much they help others.
The speaker Dr. Som Saini enlightened the audience with a 360 degree view of the concept that would aspire each to become a stealth leader. A Skype call was also arranged for the attendees with an Australian colleague of Dr. Saini for a first hand information exchange on the subject narrating real time implementation and experiences globally. The talk revolved around aspects of communication, talent development, strategy, succession, raising accountability and overall self evolution.
The talk was followed by a question and answer session where the CMA members deliberated on comparing stealth leadership with other forms and deriving its uniqueness in application. 65 CMA members attended the talk.
Chandigarh Management Association (CMA) celebrated its 51st Management Day on February 24, 2018 at Rotary House, Chandigah on the theme – ‘Feasibility of Metro as an Efficient Public Transport in Tricity’.
Mr. Deepak K Dhingra, President stated that this is a visionary theme aiming at a well contained city with efficient people friendly transport system with minimum travel time and maximum safety plus comfort.
The Chief Guest of CMA’s 51st Management Day, Mr. Pawan K Bansal, Former Union Minister, in his address stressed upon the need of Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) in the long run encompassing a larger geographical area keeping in view the number of vehicles and people that enter the tricity every month.
Ms. Gurmeet Kaur, Sr. Town Planner, Panchkula enlightened the audience on existing facts and figures of traffic, transport system, congestions & accidents in Chandigarh tricity. She discussed the need for mass rapid transit system – Metro, Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS), e-rickshaws public bicycle sharing as a composite plan with last mile connections. Ms. Gurmeet also presented the transport related aspects of Chandigarh’s proposed Master Plan 2031, in addition to the measures being taken for efficient traffic management. She emphasised that infrastructure improvement for non-motorised traffic i.e. making it a pedestrian & cycle friendly city is an essential.
The talk was followed by a question answer session & deliberations on Metro’s feasibility. The session was attended by 50 CMA members.
Chandigarh Management Association (CMA) organized a workshop and session on “Decoding Time to Improve Efficiency” on 10th February 2018 at Rotary House, Chandigarh. The key note speaker was Mr Shammi Sukh from Delhi, who is graduate in Mechanical Engineering from MANIT, Bhopal and among various awards he is Rashtra Gaurav Awardee also.
President CMA, Mr. Deepak Dhingra, in his welcome address emphasized the need to manage time in a productive way. His example of making the not-in-time deal of torpedoes by UK, though at a cost lower by 52 per cent proving unfruitful with a surprise had pronounced telling effect.
Mr. Shammi Sukh very well connected with the audience and the session gained its momentum effortlessly as he began with simple exercises and went upto professional level.
The crux of the workshop was on realising the importance of time in conjunction with the essence behind the tasks coming before you in life. The message that time made available in life for getting the task done impacts the results in same situation was very well passed on to the audience. The importance of being aware all the time and practice of not letting the paucity of time impact your decisions adversely was ably elaborated through simple yet effective exercises, examples and slide shows.
There were many take backs, to name a few were “Nobody can make you happy or unhappy except you, yourself”, “Essence is more important than the container” “Satisfaction is the yardstick for being successful”, “Demand Vs time and vice versa”, “Invest your time for being successful”, “Use of loose”, “Urgent & Important” and so on….
About 55 CMA members attended the workshop. Attending to the audience’s queries by Mr. Sukh with his befitting explanations provided a direct understanding of the theme to participants.
It was indeed an eye opening session, quite far from the usual time management techniques.
Mr Atul Sharma, Genesis Burton Marsteller, Mr Pradeep Wadhwa, V.P. Corporate Immunisations, ReNew Power, Mr Vivek Atray, CEO, Ex IAS and a TED Speaker and Mr Amulya Shukla, Coach SAMBHAV were the esteemed panellists and the session was moderated by Mr. Khurana of Quick Relations. Mr. Deepak Dhingra, President CMA gave his inaugural address and Ms. Jyoti Lahari, Secretary General, PRCAI welcomed all.
Speakers and panellist developed the session through specific pointed questions and tried to bring all the aspects of PR in the current business including artificial intelligence. The story connect, trust of clients, value to money, originality and quality were amply developed. In addition discussions moved around emotional and human touch for the PR. Perception management of customers was also highlighted.
Students of Chitkara University were involved through different stories. The session was followed by a question answer round. Around 40 CMA members, professionals of companies from Chandigarh and around and about 50 students from Chitkara University attended the event.
Chandigarh Management Association (CMA) participated in a three day innovative workshop on Peace and Leadership Development through Sports for young persons with disability on wheelchair, hosted by the Association of Professional Social Workers & Development Practitioners (APSWDP) in line with the objectives of United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace (UNOSDP). This three day workshop from 20-22 January 2018 at Chandigarh was inaugurated by H.E. Prof. Kaptan Singh Solanki, Hon’ble Governor of Haryana.
The workshop focussed on leadership & capacity building of persons with disabilities and also to provide them with a platform to exchange their ideas with the sports, legal and welfare organization working with persons with disabilities.
This unique workshop included i) technical sessions on disability laws, policy and programmes, ii) interactive session on National Policy for Persons with Disabilities, iii) awareness session on The Right of Persons with Disability Act, 2016, iv) sharing of Policies, Programmes and Schemes for Persons with Disabilities In India and v) lectures on Capacity Building, Developing Leadership and Skill Building among Persons with Disabilities. The workshop also included Interstate Wheelchair Cricket Tournament (League Match Series), under the aegis of emerging India Wheelchair Cricket Association (IWCA), which was participated by 40 participants from Chhattisgarh, Gujarat & Punjab.
A delegation of members of Chandigarh Management Association visited Auro Textiles Unit-II of Vardhman Textiles Limited, Baddi (Himachal Pradesh) on 20 January 2018.
This unit of Vardhman focusses on finishing and printing the grey cloth (woven cotton fabric in its loom-state). The grey cloth undergoes many physical and chemical treatments before it is developed to its full textile potential and receive a considerable added value by applying one or more finishing processes.
The processes followed by Auro Textiles includes Singeing to burn off the surface fibres from the fabric to produce smoothness by passing the fabric over a plate heated by gas flames. The cloth is then steeped in a dilute acid/ enzyme and rinsed. Then comes the Scouring, the chemical washing with alkali solution (usually sodium hydroxide). Next step is Bleaching and then Mercerising. Here the fabric is treated with caustic soda solution to cause swelling of the fibres and to wash out all alkali. Finally the coloration process. Two processes are used to apply colour – Dyeing and Printing. The last process before packing is Shrinking, whereby the fabric is forced to shrink to minimal the subsequent shrinking while laundering.
It was a mutually beneficial learning experience. CMA delegation also shared some of their expertise / experiences in the area of Human Resource, Chemical processing and Security & Safety with the company officials.
Chandigarh Management Association (CMA) organized an outreach program and a session on ‘Managing Emotional and Social Quotient’ on January 17, 2018 at the Government Rehabilitation Institute of Intellectual Disabilities (GRIID), Sector 31 C, Chandigarh. A total of 60 participants attended the event including the GRIID Faculty and CMA Members.
As part of CMA’s social responsibility, President CMA Mr. Deepak Dhingra alongwith the executive committee members and Dr. (Mrs.) Vani Ratnam, Officer Incharge, GRIID, distributed winter uniforms to 48 needy students of the GRIID at the begining of the session.
Mrs. Abha Chaudhary, President IMPA, Chandigarh Chapter, was the expert speaker on the topic. She is an accomplished professional and entrepreneur with three decades of diverse experience in coaching and consultative roles and is a certified practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP).
Emotional Agility, Anger Management, Emotional Resilience, Self Esteem, Self-Efficacy, Social Intelligence – the people friendly mantra and Social Wellness are the areas she touched upon for the audience – who were the faculty of GRIID and CMA members. Mrs. Abha conducted the tapping technique with the audience followed by a question answer session.
Chandigarh Management Association celebrated the New Year with its members, laying special emphasis on the Publication’s Initiative. The initiative has a dual purpose for the New Year. One it aims to spread the management education through the literary works and second to make CMA a promoter of literary skills for its members.
The event was attended by CMA members and their families at Hotel Western Court, Sector 43, Chandigarh on December 28, 2017. It received six blogs for CMA Website on this day one, which would be published on approval of CMA’s Publications Committee.
Chandigarh Management Association (CMA) hosted the launch of the book ‘A Biography of Innovations from Birth to Maturity’ authored by Mr. R. Gopalakrishnan, published by Penguin India at Rotary House, Sector 18, Chandigarh on 23rd December 2017. General V P Malik, PVSM, AVSM 19th Chief of Army Staff of Indian Army was the chief guest of the event.
Mr. Deepak Dhingra, President CMA, while delivering his welcome address mentioned that the organizations that see and act upon the opportunities for change through innovation in the current volatile and uncertain business environment, will not only survive but will successfully compete. They will even flourish in the face of adverse and fluctuating business and economic conditions. They will use innovation as a strategic, systemic & technological lever for developing agile innovation cultures, accountable business management processes and global industry eco-systems.
Gen. Malik, while providing a brief review of the book, narrated various interesting incidents of his tenure in the Indian Army that gave another practical dimension to the subject.
R. Gopalakrishnan, who is Corporate Advisor – The Mindworks, Former President – AIMA and Former Director – Tata Sons, explained how concepts turn into ideas, which then become prototypes, models and products. He described that thought is the ancestor of innovation; as without thought, there could be no innovation. A Biography of Innovation is the definitive book on the life cycle of new ideas and their transformation into innovations.
The talk was followed by a question answer session from the audience that comprised of approx. 75 CMA members.
Chandigarh Management Association (CMA) celebrated its 51st Foundation Day on December 13, 2017 at Hotel Hyatt Regency, Chandigarh, which marked the beginning of a new era for the association. The theme of this foundation day was ‘Innovation and Technology for Sustainable Development. It was a magnanimous event where global leaders Dr. Christopher Gibbins, Consul General, Consulate of Canada and Mr. Partap K Aggarwal, Managing Director, IDS Infotech Ltd. participated as the Chief Guest and Guest of Honour respectively.
CMA members with spouses attended the event and it was a gathering of more than 100 people. A Coffee table book depicting the events conducted by CMA since July 2017 was released by the Chief Guest Dr. Christopher Gibbins. An induction ceremony of the new members who joined CMA was also conducted during the event which was followed by a gala dinner.
In this new era, CMA aims to carry forward the legacy and raise the bar of performance of this apex body of professional management by fostering persistent improvement in management practices for its stakeholders. We at the CMA envision partnership of professionals and corporates inspiring technological and research based management practices to create a platform of excellence.
CMA organized a smart business event in collaboration with Business Standard – titled “SWOT Analysis of SME Sector in the Current Scenario” on November 25, 2017 at the U T Guest House, Chandigarh. 70 CMA members attended the event which was followed by High Tea.
The panelists were Er. Nalin Tayal, Managing Director, GATS India Ltd. and Dr. J S Saini, Prof. & Head, Entrepreneurship Development and Industrial Coordination Deptt., NITTTR, Chandigarh. The session was moderated by Ms. Jyoti Mukul, Associate Editor, Business Standard.
Smart Business is an event series where Business Standard works with trade/manufacturing/industrial associations and industry bodies at a local level and help highlight specific issues that are of concern to businesses, specially the SME. Acting as a neutral platform, it helps multiple voices to be heard including those of government, industry representatives and academicians.
Our topic covered the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats that are being faced by the SME specially post demonetisation and GST.
Strengths – Innovative aspects, location & geographical advantages, processes, Systems, Price, Quality & Value
Weaknesses – Gaps in capabilities, Lack of competitive strength, effects on core activity, distractions, Financials
Opportunities – Global influences, market volume demand trends, seasonal, weather, fashion influences
Threats – Political effects, financial & credit pressures, new technologies, services & ideas
CMA had organized a talk on Latavali – a one of its kind management theory crafted by Mr. Sandeep Menghani an accomplished management professional from Yeshasvi Bhav, Jaipur, on November 18, 2017 at the Rotary House, Chandigarh. Mr. Sarvapriya Nirmohi, senior broadcaster from All India Radio was the chief guest and the event was attended by 50 CMA members.
Mr Menghani intertwined the management theories and rise of a talent to a legend with accurate description and in an eloquent way. The concepts of shortening the unknown dark window of Johari, professionalism, product, communication skills, customer delight, packaging, networking and leadership skills to ultimately talking about the entrepreneurship of Lata, the legend.
The management theories were aptly deliberated by him in a melodious and informative talk that narrated creation of Lata Ji as a brand over seven decades – a towering persona created out of sheer dedication, integrity, sincerity and talent.
The audiences correlated through the quotes, incidences and events of the journey of this marvellous world of Lata Mangeshkar. The session was followed by question & answers with members engaging in insightful interactions making the event a grand success.
CMA executive committee members participated in the “Skill India Summit: Skilling India for Global Opportunities” on 17th November 2017, organised by ASSOCHAM India in collaboration with academy, government and industry partners at hotel The Lalit.
The event attracted participants from various domains and provided them with a holistic perspective of skill development through presentations and panel discussions centred on multiple aspects of skilling, employability, job creation in India. It was also a great opportunity for networking with industry leaders.
The key objectives of the summit were to ensure that the youth are trained at the highest global standard in order to enable them to access employment opportunities in India and abroad. It also aimed at establishing international exchanges and outreach programs for trainers, administrators, student and farmers
Team CMA visited Molson Coors Brewery as part of its Industrial Visit on November 3, 2017. The brewery had an upper cap on the number delegates due to safety reasons. Meeting the cap 35 members of the Chandigarh Management Association.
Molson Coors Brewery, Punjab is one of the popular Brewery located in Bhankarpur, Dera Basi, near Chandigarh. A global market leader, (World’s 3rd Biggest Brand in Beer) the Company has a rich legacy of more than three centuries dating back to 1774.
It brews, markets and sells a portfolio of leading premium brands such as Coors Light, Molson Canadian, Carling, Staropramen and Blue Moon across the Americas, Europe and Asia. In April 2015, Molson Coors acquired Mount Shivalik Breweries Ltd (MSBL). As a result, MSBL’s entire brand portfolio, including the leading strong beer brand, Thunderbolt, became a part of Molson Coors in India.
The member delegation learnt about the ingredients (water, yeast, hops barley) and the process of brewing that involves malting, mashing and boiling, fermenting, aging and packaging. Their General Manager and Human Resources Manager gave us an overview of the manufacturing plant, it’s issues and future stakes in the market.
Chandigarh Management Association – with a view to encourage youth to come forward for the noble cause of donating blood to save lives took a step forward. CMA jointly with Rotary Club conducted a blood donation camp at University Business School (UBS), Panjab University, Chandigarh on October 30, 2017. Prof. Deepak Kapur, Chairman of UBS inaugurated the Camp.
In addition to students of UBS, student from various departments came forward for this noble cause and donated blood. The students were seen to be full of enthusiasm to donate blood. Some of the first timers shared that they are having the proud feeling after donating blood.
The passion was evident from the fact that 55 donors had turned up to the camp. Mr. Deepak Dhingra, Mr. Hitesh Gulati, Mr. Karun Kashmiri were among the firsts to donate blood.
CMA members participated in an orientation aimed towards stepping ahead to global careers on October 17, 2017 at Hotel J W Marriott, Chandigarh.
With the objective of building professionals who carve their niche in every sphere they work in, Edge Career Solutions (ECS) has tied up with AIM Business School, an elite education provider in Australia to offer their MBA program in India. With their experienced faculty and flexible mode of learning, ECS will prepare professionals to perform at an international level so that they soar greater heights and can look to organization of global repute.
It was a motivational orientation as the AIM Business School MBA is designed to create standout leaders from ambitious managers.
CMA has initiated a quarterly activity of ‘Meet with Icon’ which involves meeting with a social icon who has contributed for the growth and development of specially the City Beautiful.
In its first such meet, CMA members met with Mr.Pawan Kumar Bansal (October 15, 2017) who was a popular congress leader in Chandigarh. As Chandigarh’s representative in the Lok Sabha, he strived to quicken the pace of City’s development through greatly enhanced rail/air connectivity, increased employment opportunities in the services sector, particularly IT, upgraded social infrastructure, development of beautiful parks with walkways in all sectors, widening of roads, new Community Centres, many proud additions to PGI & scaling-up of health services elsewhere and quality education in government schools (including a few Smart Schools).
Efforts were made for inclusive growth of all sections of the society. It was always his endeavor to be readily available to the City residents, just as the man next door. During the instant visit, he discussed about the feasibility of metro as the only public transport solution to the increasing traffic, thereby causing air and noise pollution that too at the cost of scarce fuel. He was of the strong opinion that if associations like CMA take this forward with the Government, a better world can be ensured tomorrow.
Members along with their families had a get together at the Great Offsite – a camp site very close to nature and only 12 kms from Chandigarh. Before each of the member gets busy in his Diwali celebration, which was falling on 19th October 2017, CMA thought to arrange for pre-diwali celebrations with CMA members and their families.
Around 80 peopleparticipated in this Diwali celebration. The message of cracker free Diwali was very well passed on the participants by celebrating Diwali only lighting candles and diyas.
Children had a good time playing cricket, football, cycling and many more games to choose from the large collection made by the Great Offsite team in their unique sports museum.
Members enjoyed participating in cultural performances. Enjoying delicious food and drinks with family and friends, at a beautiful place very close to nature made a wonderful Diwali celebrations out of the busy city life. All the participants were presented with beautiful personalized gift tags, set of dozen clay diyas, gifts and various discount vouchers.
In associations with large membership base, it becomes rather difficult to know members and their domain of expertise. To overcome this, CMA has launched a Value Your Membership initiative.
In addition to this CMA has begun to let the new members do the self-introduction. New members who joined CMA fraternity in the last quarter were introduced on 14th October 2017. Each new member was given 3 minutes to introduce himself. This initiative was very well taken by new as well as seasoned members.
Members of CMA visited an eco-friendly life skill development camp on 14th October 2017.The campsite is located at a place in the serenity of forests – right in the Shivalik foothills. More than 70 persons participated in this camp.
At The Great Offsite a team of experts orients the visitors with life skills in the areas of management and behavioral aspects and tests their latent talents. They make the learning process effective through field visits and live experiences (for instance: upcycling & recycling).
CMA encouraged promotion of local handicrafts by arranging free stalls for the local artists of surrounding villages at the campsite.
Chandigarh Management Association (CMA) participated in a Workshop on Apprenticeship Training held on 13 October 2017 atHotel J W Marriott, which was organized by FICCI to sensitize industry on National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS) NAPS.
Officers from the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) and Department for International Development (DFID) covered an introduction to the Apprenticeship training program of Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme by the Government of India. Case studies of local industries and their apprentices were shared by Subros India and BHEL, Panchkula, which was followed by an interactive session with the Government officials to clear the doubts of the participants with regard to any of the Government Scheme and its implementation.
The workshop was attended by a host of CEOs, Founders, HR Heads and Senior Managers from more than 65 leading organisations across automobile, food, health, infrastructure, pharma and IT sectors. Representatives from companies like Swaraj Engines, Subros India, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals, Mahindra & Mahindra and others attended the workshop. Mr Andrew Ayre, British Deputy High Commissioner, Chandigarh, India, was the chief guest at the workshop and spoke about the importance of skilling and apprenticeship training for a country to build a skilled workforce.
Certain suggestions to simplify the procedure were well taken by the Ministry and the officers from Ministry assured to take its cognizance while formulating implementation plans. All together it was an informative and interactive session.
Chandigarh Management Association (CMA) was conferred with Best LMA Award (Category IV) for the year 2016-17 at AIMA’s Diamond Jubilee National Management Convention held at Hotel Le Meridian, New Delhi on 27-28 September 2017, in recognition of CMA’s contribution in achieving AIMA’s objective.
Mr. Deepak K Dhingra, President CMA and Dr. Aneet Bedi, Immediate Past President were honoured with this award by Mr. Sunil Kant Munjal, President AIMA and Mr. Sudhir Jalan, Chairman, New Foods Pvt. Ltd in the presence of about 700 dignitaries.
Chandigarh Management Association (CMA) in its endeavour of social responsibility towards less fortunate brethren of our society organized a Mega Health Camp jointly with Rotary Club New Chandigarh at Government Senior School, Khudda Lahora from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.
A team of doctors from Paras Hospital, Panchkula which included a Gynaecologist, a Dental Surgeon, a General Physician, an Eye Surgeon and a full team of pathologists worked hard to attend 98 patients in a short period of three hours. The team also performed free Random Blood Sugar and Blood Pressure tests. CMA along with Rotary club New Chandigarh actively participated in organizing this Mega Health Camp.
Sarpanch of Khudda Lahora, Mr. Rakesh Sharma and Village Khudda Jassu, Mr. Balwinder Attri while appreciating the self-less move, motivated the residents of both the villages to avail this opportunity of getting free medical check-up by a team of expert doctors having specialisation in their own field. Dr. Sanjeev Jindal educated all the patients individually and collectively both about the benefits of maintaining oral hygiene in all ages.
CMA arranged medical kits for distribution among patients. Dabur India Limited contributed by donating Tooth Pastes for this noble cause. Rotary Club New Chandigarh arranged for high tea for all the participants.
Since, the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector has emerged as a highly vibrant and dynamic sector of the Indian economy over the last five decades, CMA fraternity attended the conference on “Propelling MSME Growth: Ways & Means” on 20th September 2017 at PHD Chambers. The conference focused on tremendous potential and growth in recent times and also the challenges to MSMEs like absence of adequate and timely banking finance, limited capital and knowledge, non-availability of suitable technology, low production capacity, ineffective marketing strategy, global accessibility, constraints on modernization & expansions, non- availability of highly skilled labour at affordable cost. It was also shared that this sector consists of 36 million units, as of today, which is providing employment to over 80 million persons.
Officers from Industry Department of Haryana and Punjab and also from leading nationalized banks made the participants aware of:
Government schemes/ Interventions to promote MSME Growth
Financial Options available to MSMEs through Banks & NBFCs, Capital Market and Venture Capitalfunds
Technology to Enhance the Competitiveness of MSMEs – Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy options
CMA members participated in a thought provoking session on ‘Employee Engagement for Organisational Effectiveness’ organised by the National Institute of Personnel Management (NIPM) on 16th September at AMITY Business School, Mohali. Dr. Som Saini was the Key Note Speaker of the session. He is Managing Director of a US Consulting Company. Dr. Saini is Masters in Political Science, Public Administration, LLB, MBA and Ph.D. besides having Diplomas in Yoga and Personnel Management & Industrial Relations. He is a Corporate Trainer. He is a Life Member of NIPM and has been bestowed upon Fellow membership of Austrialian HR Institute. The open interaction of the speaker gave us a food for thought to increase the effectiveness of Employee Engagement at workplace.
The sharings by Dr. Som on Communication, Character, Leadership Style and Wellness Programs related to his personal/ professional life are an apt way to improve the effectiveness of employee engagement in an organisation. He also shared an instance from his personal life that how practicing YOGA regularly by his beloved father augmented the life span from 3 months to 11 long years. The instance and factors shared by him makes a great impact in improving the engagement level of employees in the organisation and can transform a human/ employee life
span at home/ organisation.
Dr. Aneet Bedi, Immediate Past President was invited by Patiala Management Association for conducting a session on work-life balance in 21st Century. The executive body of the CMA was also invited. Dr. Aneet Bedi through her unique style of connecting with the audience passed on the message very clearly and loudly that maintaining the balance between work and life is an art and this has to be mastered for all around growth with happiness.
CMA participated in ASSOCHAM’s Global Summit on P2P DIGITAL ASSET SYSTEM-“FUTURE ROAD AHEAD” at Hotel Lalit, IT Park, Chandigarh on 5th September 2017. Shri Om Prakash Dhankar, Hon’ble Minister of State for Department of Development & Panchayats, Government of Haryana inaugurated the session by lighting the lamp of knowledge.
Distinguished speakers from renowned organizations enlightened the audience on issues such as adoption of effective, efficient, and innovative Blockchain Technology in all possible classes and verticals of the organizations would go a long way in creating a conducive environment for its accelerated growth and development in India.
The questions asked by Prof. J P S Nindra and Mr. Manjiv Kumar Vohra were appreciated and answered by the panel of speakers by giving various illustrations.
CMA jointly with Lions Club Chandigarh (Host), organized an Awareness Program on Eye Donation on 27th August 2017. Dr. SK Arya, MD, MS, FIACLE, Professor and Head of Ophthalmology Department, GMCH, Sector 32, Chandigarh was the key-note speaker of the session.
To connect the speaker with audience, an online survey was designed and conducted by Mr. Hitesh Kumar Gulati, Secretary General, CMA. As many as, 69 members participated & the results were included in the session.
The session was opened with a short documentary by Mr. Deepak K Dhingra, President, CMA. Dr. Arya cleared the myths, misconceptions and superstitions associated with the concept of eye pledging and eye donation. He also elaborated the legal aspects and the doubts of the audience associated with the eye donation.
Another thought provoking session on Quality Journey – 5S to Six Sigma was organised on 19th August 2017. Mr. Nishant K Shrivastav – the black belt trainer in six sigma was the key note speaker. About 50 CMA members and professionals from industry, government, academia and students took part in this session. Mr. Shrivastav very well connected with the audience and the session gained its momentum effortlessly as he began with basics and took it to professional level. Illustrative presentation and simple but unique style of the speaker made the audience understand this intricate concept well. Mr. Hitesh Kumar Gulati, Secretary General designed and presented the analysis of the online anonymous survey with Mr. Shrivastav’s suitable explanations.
CMA organised an Awareness Session on Sexual Harassment at Workplace on 05th August, 2017 at Mahatma Gandhi State Institute of Public Administration (MGSIPA), Sector 26, Chandigarh. Mr. S.B. Khullar, HR & Labour Law Consultant was the Key Note Speaker, who with his deep knowledge on the subject enlightened the CMA members. An hour’s audio visual session was attended by above 50 members. For the first time in the history of CMA, an online survey on the awareness about this act was conducted among the members and the results thereof were analyzed in real time and shared with the audience.
Chandigarh Management Association (CMA) organised a panel discussion on “One Nation – One Tax – Know more about GST” on 15 July 2017 (5:30 PM) at The First Hotel, Sector 43 Chandigarh. Two top Chartered Accountants of the city Mr. Uma Kant Mehta and Mr. Vaibhav Garg were the panellists. Mr. Deepak Kumar Dhingra, President CMA moderated the panel discussion. Mr. Hitesh Kumar Gulati, Secretary General, CMA conducted the function very smoothly.
More than 70 members attended the event and the hall was jam packed. There was so much to be asked that the volley of questions from the audience started even before the panel discussion could began. The one hour session was full of questions and befitting replies of the learned panellists.
It was indeed an enlightening session.