Professional Etiquette at workplace
Mr Chetan Bharadia, freelance trainer,
Friday, 19th November 2021
SVIMS organized Staff development program on Professional Etiquette at workplace by Mr Chetan Bharadia.
· Mr Chetan Bharadia, freelance trainer, welcomed all the staff for training program.
Emphasizing the importance of the program, he spoke about the need to improve professional etiquette as they have a positive impact on personal and institutional behaviour. It is important to build an attitude that is empathetic of others’ needs and feelings. This behavior leads to good manners and common courtesy, thereby improving your etiquette.
He also spoke about the courteous behavior that includes:
· Using please and thank you as appropriate
· Addressing others using Mr., Mrs., Miss, or Ms. unless otherwise requested
· Speaking clearly and distinctly while using a pleasant tone of voice
· Maintaining eye contact
· Smiling and offering a firm handshake when meeting someone new
· Writing thank-you notes and letters of appreciation, congratulation, and condolence as appropriate
He also spoke separately with teaching staff about the research papers, writing emails etc, with admin staff telephone calls, face to face speaking, handling students’ grievances and requirements, with office support staff regarding greeting, eye contact, service skill (asking and serving water, tea, snacks, etc).
The training program concluded with a vote of thanks by Ms. Sonali Joshi to all the attendees
Induction program of Indian Red Cross Society, Pune at SVIMS
Recourse Person – Dr Dilip Pardeshi (Secretary) and Ms Bharti Kamble (Coordinator)
Dr. Abhijeet Kaiwade, HOD, SVIMS welcomed the guests and the attendees for the program. The program commenced with lighting of the lamp followed by welcome address of Dr B H Nanwani, Director SVIMS.
Dr. Dilip Pardeshi explained the role and history of Red Cross Society and the activities held by Indian Red Cross Society, Pune chapter. Dr. Pardeshi welcomed SVIMS students volunteer into Indian Red Cross Society Pune chapter. Indian Red Cross Society has been designed to involve young people as much as possible in the movement of betterment of our society and its activities not only as workers and as beneficiaries, but as partners in management.
The Junior / Youth Red Cross programme focus on the following areas:
- Promoting life and health through training and education on safety, primary health care and healthy living
- Encouraging community service through training and education
- Disseminating the seven fundamental principles of Red Cross and Red Crescent movement through activities that encourage the Red Cross ideals
- Promoting international friendship with activities that cultivate a humanitarian spirit
- Technical support in the development of youth programs, fund-raising, identification of material and human resources
Dr. Pardeshi addressed the students and staff about Youth Red Cross (YRC) which is a voluntary service body of Indian Red Cross Society which supports Humanitarian services to the fellow human being in Health-related services to the community through voluntary service. YRC also provides training to develop leadership quality and overall personality improvement of the students by organizing and participating in the activities of YRC.
Some of the activities of YRC are as follows:-
- Blood Donation Camps
- Orphanage Visits
- Tobacco, Anti-Smoking and Drug Abuse Lectures
- Health Screening Camps
- First Aid Training programmes
- Environment awareness camps
- Clean and green in our campus
- Other Voluntary / Social Service Activities and more related program depending on the need and requirement for the community.
Participation -39 attendees
- Physically present in the Seminar room – 14 (5 Teaching staff, 5 Non-teaching staff and 4 students)
- Online participation 24 students and 1 teaching staff
FIRE DRILL TRAINING SESSION (FOR NON TEACHING STAFF)
26 November 2021
Mr. Vijay Bhilari, Station Duty Officer, Naidu Fire Brigade, along with two of his associates – Mr. Vijay Choure and Mr. Bhalchandra Gavhankar, had conducted the session on Fire Drill.
The major aspects of the session were related to:
– dousing of fire with water and a wet cloth
– how to use a fire extinguisher
– the correct way of evacuating a building
– how to help people who are sub – conscious to evacuate a building
Mr. Naidu also emphasized on the importance of reviewing disaster management practices every year or periodically as it helps an organization to understand the lacunae and take timely corrective measures/actions.
The Non-teaching members were also made to participate in simulated situations.
The officers patiently answered the queries that were being posed by the attendees. SVIMS also invited nursing students, faculty and staff from Sadhu Vaswani Nursing College.
SVIMS team was thankful to them for taking their time to train the employees in a much important aspect of maintaining safety at the Institute.
Fire safety training
28 October 2021
Mr Nazim Deshmukh
Fire Auditor, Rapid City Sales and services, Pune
Mr Nazim Deshmukh trained us on fire safety and explained that Fire is a self-sustaining, chemical chain reaction with varying degrees of light and heat. Fire is made up of four components Fuel, Oxygen, Heat and Chemical Chain Reaction. He explained that upon noticing a fire resort to the 3 A’s – Activate, Assist and Attempt.
Attempt to fight a fire only after the first two steps have been completed and upon gaining confidence. He advised that one’s back should always be against some exit mechanism so as to escape when the need arises. Never attempt to fight a fire if there is a heavy smoke condition. Smoke can be extremely toxic and will reduce your visibility. Only fight small fires, no larger than the size of a small waste basket. Small fires will grow big very fast. Employees should take the time to learn the nearby locations of the fire extinguishers in their workplace.
Fire Extinguisher Use – Use the acronym PASS to remember how to use a fire extinguisher.
P – Pull
A – Aim
S – Squeeze
S – Sweep
He also demonstrated the use of fire extinguishers in a real small fire situation.
Insurance and NPS: Security for your future (Staff Welfare Program)
Date: 15th June, 2021
Mr. Suresh Gaikwad Manager (ADM cadre) Chief Life Insurance Adviser
Mr. GokulRaykar, Director of G.B. Raykar& Co.
Mr. JafarAnasri, Unit Manager (NJ India Pvt. Ltd.)
Topic: Insurance and NPS: Security for your future (Staff Welfare Program)
Mr. Gaikwad and Raykar started their session by explaining various types of insurance policies and importance of insurance in an individual’s life. Further, both of them illustrated how an individual’s insurance value is derived with few examples. Both the speakers stressed on below points that one should consider before purchasing an Insurance policy:
1. Objective of buying an Insurance policy
2. Terms and conditions of the policy
3. Financial Budget for purchasing policy
4. Insurance coverage one requires.
5. Reputation and image of the insurance company
While, Mr. Jafar briefed the participants on NPS (National Pension System) introduced by the Central Government for citizens of India between the ages of 18 and 65. He also explained how NPS is helpful to an individual to create a retirement fund and thus secure their retirement.
All the speakers highlighted the importance of early investment to get benefits in future.
17th Dec. 2018
Resource Person: Dr. Rani George
Global Competence: Teaching 21st Century Students
An FDP was organized to help faculty adopt the High Impact Educational Practices and prepare the students to be globally competent. Dr. Rani George Dean of College of Arts & Humanities at Albany State University explained the various high impact educational practices that will help the teachers to engage the students and make them competent. She started with outcome based learning covering terms like Engagement Indicators, Learning Strategies, Reflective & Integrative Learning.
She made it simple to understand with various live examples.
24th February 2018
Resource Persons: Dr. Vikas Shinde
Understanding the Program and Course Outcomes.
An FDP was organised to help faculty adopt student centric pedagogy and learn to design and measure course and programme outcomes. Dr. Vikas Shinde, Director, Center of Excellence Project Based Learning, explained that for higher education courses, one should aim for imparting ‘higher order thinking skills’ as desired outcomes. These are based on Bloom’s taxonomy.
Through illustrative examples he explained how Course outcomes can be co related with Program outcomes and further the ‘rubric’ to measure course and programme outcomes.
15th January 2018
Resource Persons: Dr. Anuradha Mathrani, Dr. Sanjay Mathrani
Effective Pedagogy (Research, Innovative Pedagogy & Industry Academic Practices)
Dr. Anuradha Mathrani, Sr. Lecturer. Institute of Natural and Mathematical Sciences, Massey University and Dr. Sanjay Mathrani, Sr. Lecturer, Product Development, School of Engineering and Advanced Technology, Massey University stressed on the inclusion of technology, participative learning and research oriented teaching as effective tools for enhancing the overall teaching- learning experience and making it more effective for the takers.
30th Jan to 5th Feb. 2017
Resource Persons: Mr. Gaurav, Mr. Anil Gupte, Swami Siddheshanand]
Effective Educational Leaders –II [Technology in Teaching – Learning Processes]
A seven day workshop on ‘Effective Educational Leaders – II’ was conducted from 30th Jan to 5th Feb, 2017 at SVIMS with an aim to enhance pedagogical skills of faculty members by using technology in the teaching – learning processes. Technology is going to play an increasingly important role in education sector. A large number of academic institutes all across the globe have adopted Learning Management Systems like Moodle.
In his opening session, Mr. Gaurav stressed upon the need to adopt and adapt to technology. An overview of many softwares and their numerous features was presented by him. He stressed on the need to use open source programmes and are user friendly. The day concluded with a demo on installation process of Moodle.
The topics of discussion on day two of FDP were user management, course management, registration and enrolment of students. Each process was demonstrated by the resource person in ‘a hands on manner’. Site administration and control process were also explained. The rights of each registered user of Moodle are defined according to the role, and this is an inbuilt feature in the system.
The third day of FDP commenced with discussion of customization features which can be integrated in Moodle. Moodle plugins, as they are commonly referred to as, can be installed to make Moodle meet specific requirements of the organisation. These plugins are available freely on Net and are user friendly with graphic interface. One distinguishing feature of Moodle is the integration of tests and assignments. Using Notepad 2 version, online tests can be created and installed in Moodle which can be accessed by students and attempted in the allocated time.
The fourth day was devoted to discussing integration of payment gateways into Moodle. He also cautioned the participants of security breaches and vulnerability of such system and preventive measures. Video conference is one of the tools which can be used to enhance the teaching learning effectiveness. The participants were familiarised with use of and integration of this feature with Moodle. Virtual classroom can be created using this platform where two way live chat can be generated. The session ended with a demo on certificate creation and customisation for programs held in the institute.
This day began with introduction to Content Management System (CMS). Mr. Gaurav explained the difference between CMS and LMS. Many free and open source CMS are available, like Joomla, which are user friendly and can be adopted without any software knowledge. Research plays an important part in efficacy of any academic program. Use of softwares like Mendeley, not only makes the process quicker but also comprehensive. Mr. Gaurav Kumar also gave a demonstration on open conference system (OCS) and open journal system (OJS)
Mr. Anil Gupte, Founder Layer 3 Media, presented the concept of Blended learning to the participants and showed how it can be implemented in the classrooms. He explained that adopting technology is no longer an option. . IT enabled teachers are a basic survival mechanism for any academic institute. He also gave strategies which can be adopted by faculties to be prepared for the inevitable future. According to Mr. Gupte, preparing and maintaining database in a systematic way is the first step towards adopting technology.
Following the tradition of SVIMS where values and spirituality are embedded in day to day activities, the seventh day of FDP was set aside for a session on inculcating values in pedagogy. Swami Siddheshananda from Chinmayanand Mission, Pune, was the apt choice for the resource person on this topic. He gave insights into the working and thinking patterns peoples’ minds. Throughout his discussion he laid emphasis on the need to have a stable mind if any learning or growth has to happen. The session ended with realisation that the best education a teacher can give to a student is value-based education.
1st Dec to 7th Dec. 2015
Resource Persons: Mr. Anil Dagia, Mr. Jitendra, Mr. Anil Gupte, Swami Siddeshanand, Mr. Rai]
Effective Educational Leaders [NLP, Multiple Intelligences, mind Maps, TQM, Value Based Education]
A seven day workshop was conducted from 1st Dec to 7th Dec, 2015 for faculty across schools and colleges with an aim to enhance their pedagogical efforts, psychological influence on students and making them effective mentors and social integrators. The FDP on Effective Educational Leaders brought together participants from Institutions in Pune, other Universities of Maharashtra as well as from Hyderabad and Ahmedabad.
Day1-3: NLP and Emotional Fitness Gym
The First Session on NLP was ably conducted by Mr. Anil Dagia, one of the foremost NLP and Emotional Fitness trainers in India. In a highly interactive 3 day session, Mr. Dagia took the participants through Changing Negative Thought Patterns, Understanding Student Types and also an Emotional Fitness Training.
Day 4-5: Multiple Intelligences
Mr. Jitendra Sandhu, COO TalentMat, conducted a two day session on multiple intelligence and its role in enhancing the “learning teaching experience”. He spoke about the eight different intelligence types present in all humans in varying proportions .Mr. Sandhu also stressed the need to develop skills sets amongst students that are linked to the type of intelligences which they majorly possess In order to enhance the effectiveness of pedagogy.
Day 6- Mind Maps
Mr. Dharmendra Rai, Mind Map Trainer and coach ,began the day with a small exercise on memory and creativity to bring out the concept of mind maps . A mind map is a powerful graphical technique which provides a universal key to unlock the potential of the brain and can be applied to every aspect of life. The various activities conducted during the session helped the participants to understand how persons differ significantly in their thought processes. Mr. Rai showed how this tool has been an effective medium for enhancing the performances in the corporate world and simulation of the same in the classroom can improve the memory and develop logical thinking amongst students.
Day 7- TQM and Value Education
Mr. Anil Gupte, Founder Layer3 Media, introduced Total Quality Management to the participants and showed how it can be extended in the classrooms. TQM is not just an individual or departmental function but is an organisational function. TQM can be achieved in an educational organization by focusing on customers, better leadership, strong internal systems and better processes.
Swami Siddeshananda from Chinmaya Mission conducted a session on Value Education. Acknowledging that he could reach thousands of students through the faculty members attending the programme, he explained the importance of values in life and how teachers should translate values into actions which would be the best way to impart value based education to students.
15th and 16th September 2014
Resource Person: Mr. Clifford de Silva
The FDP was inaugurated at the hands of Dr. E.B. Khedkar, Dean, Faculty of Management at Pune University and Director, D Y Patil School of Management, Pune and was attended by over 45 teachers from 12 city colleges.
It was conducted by Mr. Clifford de Silva, eminent trainer’s trainer and Director, Goa Institute of Counselling, Mr. De Silva, has conducted workshops on diverse topics such as Person Centred Therapy, Ericksonian Conversational Hypnosis, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Hypnotherapy and a host of other programmes in many cities in India as well as Bangkok, Thailand and in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. The session began with a self-awareness exercise that propelled individuals to examine their attitude, thoughts, behaviour and communicative skills. He offered definite guidelines to generate new behaviour patterns and overcome addictions and unwanted habits. The workshop was highly interactive, with articulate participation and spirited discussions in every session. The workshop not only gave sound theoretical inputs to participants on the need for mentoring in today’s context; it also helped the participants to formulate a mentoring plan for their institution and an action plan to implement it effectively.
Dr. B.H. Nanwani, Director, SVIMS, said that the role of a teacher has become far more challenging and complex today. While stress is fast becoming a killer disease among the youth, one-third of all suicides worldwide are said to be reported from India. There is increasing pressure on the students to perform beyond expectations in a highly competitive environment. The teacher therefore needs to be much more than an instructor. This is one of the reasons why SVIMS has chosen to make Mentoring the subject of an FDP, she added.
Prof. Prakash Chaudhary, Vice Principal, Ness Wadia College observed: “Dealing with youth today requires that teachers receive inputs through a scientific training programme from an experienced and qualified counsellor. I am glad that SVIMS has taken this initiative, and I have personally benefited from this programme. I only wish that other institutions would follow their example. Such FDPs are the need of the hour for the teaching community.”
Ms. Hazel Francis and Simone Samuel, freelance trainers, said that the workshop would equip them better to handle their own trainees who invariably looked upon them as mentors. “It made all the difference to be part of the audience and learn from a master trainer,” Ms. Hazel Francis added. Prof. Purnima Kulkarni of St. Mira’s College said: “Mr. De Silva’s tips on mentoring were invaluable… the two-day programme has left an indelible impression on my mind…I can see a drastic change in myself, a very positive one at that!” Trainee teachers and Nursing Staff also attended the programme and felt it was a wonderful learning experience.
13th February 2014
Resource Person: Dr. Raj Agrawal
No. of Participants – 26 (15 from other institutions)
Case Writing and Identification of Research Problems
The FDP on Case Writing and Identification of Research Problems came as a critical link to bridge the gap that exists for many Faculty Members between teaching and research. The resource person Dr. Raj Agrawal –Director AIMA started the session with a brief introduction of different objectives of writing case studies. The focus of the session however was on case studies for teaching/academic purposes. Important aspects to be considered prior to writing a case were also discussed followed by key issues in writing a case paper and finally arriving at a general structure for a case study. Dr. Agrawal stressed upon the fact that a research problem can have multiple dimensions. To ensure the learning objectives are met and the case is interesting for the students, the faculty has to restrict narration and discussion to the concepts under consideration.
The post lunch session dealt with identification of a research problem. Dr. Agrawal shared insights from his experience as a researcher. This was followed by a group activity of identifying research problems by participants. It was a very interactive session. Each group got an opportunity to identify and present their research problem while the facilitator and other participants critically analyzed the same. The feedback received for the programme was positive.