NHRDN Chennai Monthly Meeting – Wednesday, March 30th 2016

sadhana-somasekharSadhana Somasekhar, Managing Director, Platinum Infosystems Pvt Ltd., (an organization that focusses on People & Leadership). She has over 25 years in the IT& ITES industry and is an accredited, practicing CEO/Executive Coach. She is Director on the Board of Directors of Future Focus Infotech Pvt. Ltd. (FFI) & currently, Advisor to its Management, an organization whose business she was responsible for in an executive capacity, as well, over a decade.

She is currently on the NASSCOM National Council for Diversity & Inclusion, and was the Chair for its council in Tamil Nadu (2012-2015). She is also Chairperson- Bilateral Relations, India-Sri Lanka, India — USA (CPD), ALL Ladies League, and the Vice Chair, Coaching Foundation India Limited, Chennai.

She is a recipient of a number of awards including her latest “Best Woman Entrepreneur Across Sectors”- Dun & Bradstreet’s Leading SMEs of India & SME awards (2013-14) and “Woman Leader for Innovation”- 5th Annual Woman Leaders of India summit (2014)

NHRDN Chennai Chapter
Presents
“Career, Life & Leadership”
Speaker
Sadhana Somasekhar
Managing Director, Platinum Infosystems Pvt Ltd.,
At 07.00 pm, on Wednesday, 30 Mar, 2016
At Hotel Savera, Dr. Radhakrishnan Salai, Mylapore

P.S.
Registration Fee of Rs. 400/- will apply to Non-Members attending the program.
Networking over tea begins at 6.30 pm.

Creating a great place to work, laugh, learn & grow

There is enough scientific research and evidence to prove that happy employees lead to profits. Employee engagement is key to happy employees. What are some of the key elements that we , as an organization can do to help our employees interested in their work, enjoy working and succeeding with their colleagues, collaborate and achieve the organizational goals? HR has moved from an administrative role to being a Business Partner and although the responsibilities of achieving all of the above rests with every leader in the organization, HR plays a very strategic role in this initiative.
The topic is going to explore all of this in a short talk by the speaker, which will be followed by question and answer session.

imageMs. Lakshmi Kruti Vasan’s career spans over 30 years of work experience in varied fields and capacities. Her initial experience was in manufacturing before she moved into sales and marketing. She started her illustrious sales career with ITC Hotels before branching off into the Realty sector.
She has pioneered many concepts and successfully handled multi crore Project portfolio as well as a large sales team. Her thirst to be an entrepreneur took shape when she, along with Naresh Purushotham, co-founded Crestcom franchise “Crestpoint Consultants ” in India. She has been singularly responsible for building a 300 plus strong client base for Crestpoint Consultants with an enviable track record of repeat and referral sales in excess of 60% year on year. Across the training landscape in India, Lakshmi Vasan is respected as a Sales leader par excellence.
She is a member of the TNCA Women’s Cricket selection committee and is actively involved in promoting women’s cricket. Apart from sport, Lakshmi Krutiasan is interested in social causes particularly related to women empowerment. She is a Rotarian a she is deeply involved in CSR of a few corporates to create employable youth. She is also an consultant with another NGO to help empower women through education called Pudumai Penn.

NHRDN Chennai Chapter
Presents
“Creating a great place to work, laugh, learn & grow”
Speaker
Ms. Lakshmi Kruti Vasan’s

At 07.00 pm, on Wednesday, 29th April, 2016
At Hotel Savera, Dr. Radhakrishnan Salai, Mylapore

P.S.
Registration Fee of Rs. 400/- will apply to Non-Members attending the program.
Networking over tea begins at 6.30 pm.

Managing Emotions at Work

Emotions in the workplace play a large role in how an entire organization communicates within itself and to the outside world. Being able to not only control your emotions, but gauge the emotions of those around you and effective influence them is imperative to success in the workplace. Toxicity in the workplace is a regular occurrence and an occupational hazard. That is why the success of many projects, and the organization itself, depends on the success of “handlers:’ the people (managers/HR) whose interventions either assuage individuals’ pain from toxicity or eliminate it completely.

This month, our speaker will talk about how to deal with various emotions at work especially negative emotions and how to cope with these feelings ourselves to ensure we are able to objectively look at the situation at hand.

Speaker’s Profile

data3Mr.George Koshi George has over 19 years of experience in domains ranging from Manufacturing, Assessment Centers and Consulting (Organization Development). He is a chemistry graduate from Madras Christian College. He started his career with MRF Tyres and had moved to various organizations like Layam, Ma Foi, Paradigm Shift, CavinKare, DORMA. Currently he is with Infosys as Lead – Education Training and Assessment. His core expertise lies in Instructional Design, Sales and Behavioral Skills and has delivered programs for over 45 organizations. He had received the best lecturer award from IIT Madras. Apart from delivering programs he has undergone training in ‘Six thinking hats’ and `Train the Trainer’ by FORUM Australia. He is a certified Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) practitioner.

NHRDN Chennai Chapter
Presents
“Managing Emotions at Work”
Speaker
Mr.George Koshi

At 07.00 pm, on Friday, 29th July, 2016
At Hotel Savera, Dr. Radhakrishnan Salai, Mylapore

P.S.
Registration Fee of Rs. 400/- will apply to Non-Members attending the program.
Networking over tea begins at 6.30 pm.

Corruption in Corporates & Backgroung Check Scenario – An Overview

Be there to hear Dr. Saloom All speak to us on the various corrupt practices in corporates and its impact on the economy and its growth. He will also cover the overall Background check scenario in the country and the various practices and processes followed to curb fraudulent employment and mitigate hiring risks.

kassim-saleemDr. Kassim Saleem All (Retd. IPS) is the Chairman and Managing Director of Fourth Force – a unit of Agni Group of Companies. Prior to this he was in the Indian Police Service for more than 30 years donning various roles including Inspector General of Police, Indo Tibetan Border; Joint Director, Administration and Special Crime, CBI; Director General of Police; Special Director, CBI. He was instrumental in introducing the concept of Forensic Psychology in suicide cases, improving the e-procurement software of the Government of India, part of the investigation team of the Rajiv Gandhi Assassination Case. He was also the Member of the National Disaster Management Authority of India supervising the disaster management related issues concerning cyclone, floods, landslides and avalanches all over the country.

He was commended by the Director CBI for the conviction of accused responsible for the assassination of the former Prime Minister of India, Shri Rajiv Gandhi, has received the President’s Police Medal for Distinguish service in 2001, received the OP Parakaram Medal in 2003, received DGP’s Commendation better and Insignia (Gold Plated) from DG ITBP for the modernization, restructuring and expansion of the Force, strengthening the living and road infrastructure of BOPs, framing of RR, improving service conditions and welfare of Jawans in 2006.

NHRDN Chennai Chapter
Presents
“Corruption in Corporates & Backgroung Check Scenario – An Overview”
Speaker
Dr. Kassim Saleem All (Retd. IPS)

At 07.00 pm, on Friday, 27th May, 2016
At Hotel Savera, Dr. Radhakrishnan Salai, Mylapore

P.S.
Registration Fee of Rs. 400/- will apply to Non-Members attending the program.
Networking over tea begins at 6.30 pm.

Please click on the below links to download the presentation files

Emergence of New Technologies

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NHRDN Chennai Chapter
Presents
“Emergence of New Technologies”
Speaker
Prithvi Perumal,
Business Development Associate


At 07.00 pm, on Friday, 25th October, 2016
At Hotel Savera, Dr. Radhakrishnan Salai, Mylapore

P.S.
Registration Fee of Rs. 400/- will apply to Non-Members attending the program.
Networking over tea begins at 6.30 pm.

The Coming Age of Genomics and Its Role in Personalized Health and Wellness

profileDr. Abdur Rub, Chief Technology Offices, Xcode Life Sciences. Abdur holds a Masters in Engineering from University of Cincinnati and a PhD in Biomedical Sciences from the University of South Florida (USF), USA. He has co-authored over 25 journal papers and has over 50 international conference proceedings in a variety of scientific disciplines. His main scientific contributions are in the areas of in vitro diagnostics, genetic sequencing and gene amplification technologies. He has been the recipient of a number of esteemed awards such as the A*STAR young Scientist Award in 2012 and several international competitive Grant Awards for scientific research. Prior to Xcode, Abdur has held various senior management positions in Academia and industry. His recent appointments are CEO of Cell Diagnostics, Singapore and Vice President of Research, Credo Biomedical, Singapore and Head of In Vitro Diagnostics, A*STAR, Singapore.

Our genes uniquely define our physicality – this much is known to most people. However, genes influence every single aspect of our life, not just physicality. we look different from each other because of our genes, we also differ from each other in health, wellness, nutrition, fitness, disease and every other aspect of physicality and physiology. The age where the same “standard” template treatments, medicines, advice, diets, exercises were given for everyone is over. The future is unique to every one of us. In this session you will hear some new and exciting developments in the science of genetics and their application towards personalized health and wellness.

NHRDN Chennai Chapter
Presents
“The Coming Age of Genomics and Its Role in Personalized Health and Wellness”
Speaker
Dr. Abdur Rub,
Chief Technology Offices, Xcode Life Sciences


At 07.00 pm, on Friday, 25th November, 2016
At Hotel Savera, Dr. Radhakrishnan Salai, Mylapore

P.S.
Registration Fee of Rs. 400/- will apply to Non-Members attending the program.
Networking over tea begins at 6.30 pm.

Transforming HR for Today's Manufacturing Organizations

As the global business and economic landscape continues to evolve, business leaders are facing a talent crisis that threatens growth and economic prosperity Manufacturing organizations are waking up to the reality that they must rethink their approach to talent acquisition and management. HR professionals need to equip their operations, and themselves, to function in a rapidly changing global environment. This month, our speaker will share his insights on the direction in which the HR organization needs to head to suit the ever dynamic business environment.

Speaker’s Profile

6MR MUTHU KUMAR THANU A post-graduate from MSSW batch with a career graph moving from public sector BHEL, Whirlpool, Bharti, Murugappa Group and presently as Group Chief HR Officer for the merged entity of TAFE & Eicher. Has varied HR & TQ experience in Engineering, FMCG, Telecom and presently in Farm/Auto industry. Certified assessor in Malcolm Baldrige Award, CII Business Excellence Model and both Hays and Mercer models of Job Evaluation. Has attended the Advanced Human Resource Executive Program from Ross School of Business, Michigan. Has received recognition for best HR practices in Air-Tel and in Tube Investments of India and has been part of “Best Employer India Award” from Aon-Hewitt. Held the positions of Southern Regional Chairman for HR with CII & Vice President of HRD Network and presently with CII Tamilnadu as HR Panel Chairman His pastimes include travelling, heritage site visits and related history.

This month’s meeting will be followed by the Annual General Meeting of the Chapter, which is open only to Members.

NHRDN Chennai Chapter
Presents
“Transforming HR for Today’s Manufacturing Organizations”
Speaker
MR MUTHU KUMAR THANU A

At 07.00 pm, on Friday, 26th Aug, 2016
At Hotel Savera, Dr. Radhakrishnan Salai, Mylapore

P.S.
Registration Fee of Rs. 400/- will apply to Non-Members attending the program.
Networking over tea begins at 6.30 pm.

“The Amazing Auto” Anna Durai

Long before taxi services with fancy apps started wooing commuters with special offers, discounts and customer-friendly moves, a 20-something auto driver in Chennai was winning over folks….

amazing-annaduraiAnnadurai, is 29 and plies a share auto on the Thiruvanmiyur-Sholinganallur route. His auto is equipped with wi-fi and mobile-charging point and he stocks a dozen-plus magazines and the newspapers of the day. He also has a tablet handy for Those who do not have smart phones.

Annadurai is a philanthropist-on-wheels. All teachers get free rides with him, as do nurses..
He is business-savvy, too, and has a loyalty programme. Every time a passenger boards his auto, he gets a token. Collect 20 tokens and you get Rs. 250 bonus.

Annadurai has become a Chennai icon since, and has given a Tedx talk (link given below), been interviewed more times than he can remember …
Quick to realize that the curiosity about him isn’t about to die down any time soon, Annadurai has launched his website (www.amazingauto.in).
A documentary has been taken on him by the name

NHRDN Chennai Chapter
Presents
“Redefining Customer Satisfaction & Experience”
Speaker
“The Amazing Auto” Anna Durai

At 07.00 pm, on Friday, 24th June, 2016
At Hotel Savera, Dr. Radhakrishnan Salai, Mylapore

P.S.
Registration Fee of Rs. 400/- will apply to Non-Members attending the program.
Networking over tea begins at 6.30 pm.

NHRD Chennai Chapter – 5th November, 2015 – Hotel Savera

Mr. Ramkumar Executive Director – ICICI Bank and National President NHRDN

The monthly meeting of NHRD Chennai Chapter that was held on 5th November, 2015 at Hotel Savera, Mylapore was an action packed evening with Mr. Ramkumar Executive Director – ICICI Bank and National President NHRDN having the audience blown away with his straight from the heart, inspirational address on expanding the thinking horizons of HR professionals beyond HR and focus on business as a whole, believing in oneself and being true to self with focus on continuous learning.This was one of the largely attended meeting with many of the past EC members including the first NHRD Chennai Chapter President also making his presence for the meeting.

This was followed by the induction of Youth Council and Student Council members of the Chennai chapter who will be driving various initiatives of the Chennai Chapter along with the EC members. The Youth Council members are a group of young dynamic HR professionals from various companies across the city who have been nominated by their respective organizations to be part of this Council.

Awards for the chapter patrons were also given out by Mr. Ramkumar.

Regards,
Punitha Anthony

NHRD Chennai – 22nd May, 2015 Monthly meeting : Mr. K Aravamootham shared his thoughts about , “ Neuro-linguistic programming and Beliefs” at Hotel Savera

Mr. K Aravamootham held an interactive, activity-filled session with the title, “ Neuro-linguistic programming and Beliefs” on 22nd May, 2015 at Hotel Savera, under the auspices of the NHRD network, Chennai chapter. The facilitator was introduced by Mr. Kesavan, NHRD who highlighted the former’s rich and varied experience of training over 50000 people in his long and successful career.

The facilitator began with the value of beliefs in shaping our lives, which he illustrated through the powerful stories of the life of Norman Cousins, the author of the book, Anatomy of an Illness
Highlighting the relevance of affirmations, he delved into the ideas of Emile Coue, often summarized in the words, “Day by day, in every way, I’m getting better and better.”

.Muscle-Testing Exercise: With the help of Mr. Vijayakumar, who volunteered to participate in the exercise, Mr. Aravamootham demonstrated how the synchrony of beliefs within us helps ourselves to withstand external pressures exerted on us.

Touching upon Anthony Robins’ the seven lies of success, the facilitator gave examples to these ideas from his own career, to which a few participants added theirs.

With an audience strength of over 50 professionals ranging from leading trainers, HR practitioners, academicians, doctoral research scholars and students, the evening delivered the promise of useful inputs for everyone present.