The Trusted Advisor

Be there to hear Uma Rao share interesting insights on what an advisory role is for HR professionals, what kinds of situations present opportunities to play that role, how can we equip ourselves to be the trusted advisors

Speaker’s Profile

profileUma is a HR professional with experience in a wide gamut of HR areas over the last 2 decades. She has worked in leading organizations in IT, Manufacturing, Telecom and FMCG space in companies like Tata Consultancy Services, IBM , Mars International India, Idea Cellular, Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd,. She has been in leadership positions for the last 15+ years working very closely with business leaders.

Uma has had a fair exposure in public and private sector environments, corporate as well as Industrial relations roles and has worked largely in multi cultural environments with diverse people and thinking. Her international assignments have made her more experienced in the aspect of working with diversity. Currently she works as VP HR at Ashok Leyland Limited, a Hinduja Group Company.

Uma is a post graduate from Tata Institute of Social Sciences. She is also the L&D Convenor of CII, IWN. Interacting with students, women and young talent is a passion and she mentors a few of them for their development.

NHRDN Chennai Chapter
Presents
“The Trusted Advisor”
Speaker
Uma

At 07.00 pm, on Friday, 27th Jan, 2017
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.

Changing Trends in Compensation & Benefits

3Today’s employees are looking beyond base salary to total compensation, including the value of benefits, when judging how they’re paid. As a result, most Corporates are relooking at the way they’ve approached their Compensation strategy. This session will cover some key changes and growing Trends in compensation and benefits sphere.

Mr. R Suryanarayanan, Sr Consultant with Aon Hewitt is currently working with manufacturing clients based in the southern region as well as the real estate & Infrastructure segment for India. He has worked on a vast variety of assignments across different solution areas covering Rewards Strategy Articulation, Job Evaluation, Pay range design, rewards diagnostic. Prior to Aon. Surya was associated with Citibank.

NHRDN Chennai Chapter
Presents
“Changing Trends in Compensation & Benefits”
Speaker
Mr. R Suryanarayanan

At 07.00 pm, on Friday, 24th Mar, 2017
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.

“Out of the the fire swamp” A Technologist's perspective for HR

We are witnessing a wave of Automation in the Technology industry. The industry that disrupted many jobs over last couple of decades is experiencing a churn within. It is best to understand this in depth from a technologist’s perspective. on the challenges faced in software development in past, present and future. The reality through multiple lenses highlighting what worked and more importantly what haven’t and the lessons learned by peeling each levels of abstraction we have built over silicon.

Speaker – Bharani Subramaniam

profileBharani is the Technology Principal at Thoughtworks for India / Europe. His passion is to simplify system design and constantly rethink the choices made in the past with new possibilities that could push design towards simplicity.

NHRDN Chennai Chapter
Presents
“Out of the the fire swamp” A Technologist’s perspective for HR
Speaker
Bharani Subramaniam

At 07.00 pm, on Friday, 24th Feb, 2017
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.

One Day Workshop on Design Thinking

Facilitator
profilenewGeorge Koski, MCC alumni started his career with MRF Tyres moved to various organization heading training function. At present working for Infosys as Lead Education & Research. Apart from delivering programs he has undergone training in ‘Six thinking hats’ and ‘Train the Trainee by FORUM Australia. He is a certified Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)practitioner.

The Workshop: One day, Forever morel

  • Learn fundamentals of Design Thinking to improve performance
  • Essential concepts behind Design Thinking
  • Solve complex challenges through the process of structured design thinking
  • Drive better results by combining design thinking with analytical decision making
  • Establish a framework that fosters creativity
NHRDN Chennai Chapter
Presents
One Day Workshop on Design Thinking
Date: 21st Jan 2017
Time: 10:00 AM to 06.00 PM
Venue: Raintree, St Marys Road
Investment: Members: 5000 / Non Members: 5500
Batch Size: 25 to 30
Nominations to be sent to support@nhrdchennai.com before 16th Jan 2017

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

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.