Lots of learning experiences‚ new techniques and terminology‚ and continuous education marked the Batch-2012 IMT Ghaziabad’s Executive Learning Development and NIIT Imperia participants’ experience while on their second campus visit to IMT Ghaziabad. The Leadership Simulation Workshops conducted at IMT-Ghaziabad were truly experiential business strategy workshops. The workshops were designed to teach strategic decision-making skills and assist in a top management level understanding of the business impact of decision-making to the managers in an organisation. For three jam-packed days of simulations‚ discussions and photo-shoots interspersed with coffee breaks and lunch‚ participants were playing the roles of top managers in virtual companies that competed with each other in a simulated business environment‚ providing a learning platform across management functions.
Participants were grouped into cross-functional teams of top management of virtual companies for simulation exercises. They were asked to carefully go through the pre-reading material‚ which included the Learning Curve Course Material. This gave them the business context of the company whose top management they would join and the AME Classic‚ a note by Donald C. Hambrick and James W. Fredrickson‚ which helped them formulate a business strategy for their company.
Said Thomas Poonen‚ a participant‚ “The 'Strategy Simulation Workshop' was a great experience. Thanks to IMT Ghaziabad and the faculty for putting in so much effort in making it a success.” Balaji Chandru‚ another participant‚ said‚ “We got fabulous exposure through the workshop. It has given us a new perceptions and a new way of looking at business.” Seetharam Gundurao remarked enthusiastically‚ “It was a lot of learning and working as a team‚ which made the experiential exercise immensely interesting.” Fellow participant Hiren Sharma said‚ “We had no idea about the extent of exposure we would get through this programme. All this was possible because of the sheer commitment of the programme organisers and most importantly‚ the amazing variety of expertise shared by the batch members. The journey should never end; learning should always go on. I am happy at having got the chance to attend it.”
Participants also had various reasons for attending the workshop. For example‚ Vidya Swaminathan who works at Aditya Birla Retail‚ said‚ “The classroom method encourages you to study‚ helps in improving your certification and will certainly help in my career.” Vidya‚ who holds a BSc in technology and management and has 11 years of experience in banking and the financial services industry‚ was all praise for IMT-Ghaziabad’s campus‚ which she feels is ‘great’.
Another participant‚ Mani Preeti‚ who holds a BSc degree and a PG Diploma in Retail Banking and has worked with Tata Retail Banking‚ also had clear-cut reasons for attending the workshop. Mani remarked‚ “I wanted to get updated and to enhance my education for personal satisfaction. I am glad I chose this course to give that extra edge to my career. Undoubtedly‚ IMT Ghaziabad is a leading institute in delivering advanced level specialized programmes for working professionals. “
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Batch 2012 Of IMT- NIIT Imperia Visits IMT Ghaziabad Campus