- 100 selected doctors to attend the 70-hour free-of-cost online training sessions
- Expenses of the entire programme are being covered by IIM Indore
- IIM Indore’s notional contribution of Rs. 1.5 Crore, biggest ISR contribution (notional) amongst all the educational institutions so far
KRITAJNA, the Leadership Development Programme for Doctors in Frontline Services amid COVID19 began on July 31, 2021, at IIM Indore. The 70-hour online training programme was inaugurated by Prof. Himanshu Rai, Director, IIM Indore; in the presence of Prof. Subin Sudhir, Chair, Executive Education; Prof. Dipayan Dutta Chaudhury, Dean-Planning & Development and all the selected 100 doctors. The programme is an initiative by the institute to express its gratitude to the doctors and; hence, as a part of its Institutional Social Responsibility initiative, this programme will be completely free for the doctors and the entire cost will be covered by the Institute. With this programme, the notional contribution by IIM Indore accounts for Rs. 1.5 Crore, making it the biggest ISR contribution amongst all the educational institutions so far.
Prof. Himanshu Rai in his inaugural address shared with the doctors the significance of FIRE – Follow your heart, Invest in relationships, Redefine success and Empathising. Stating that successful leaders keep on learning and learning isn’t a one-way process, he said that knowledge is not propriety. ‘Follow your heart. Meet every new person with an open mind and heart, for everyone can teach you something. If you assume you know everything, you will never be able to learn anything new. This would also help you strengthen your relationships, he said. Sharing his thoughts on triumphs and achievements, he noted that life isn’t just about the milestones, but it is about what’s between those milestones. ‘We need to redefine success and realize that it is not based on our designation or destination’, he explained. He advised the doctors to work up to their potential and exhibit compassion to help those who are not as privileged as we are. ‘Empathy is when not only you get moved by the problems and disadvantages of others, but you also do something to mitigate their pain’, he said.
Prof. Subin Sudhir and Prof. Dipayan Dutta Chaudhury welcomed the doctors and briefed them about the programme. They mentioned that this short-duration free-of-cost certificate programme is going to help the doctors enhance their leadership skills, and they will learn about contemporary topics of interest for the doctors, including Leadership, Negotiations, Conflict Management, Effective Communication Skills, Understanding New-age Technology, Service Operations, Financial Management, etc.
Out of the 500 doctors who applied from across the nation for the programme, the IIM Indore panel has selected the top 100. These belong to 22 states including Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Maharashtra, Odisha, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Kerela, West Bengal, Punjab, Assam, Bihar, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Andaman & Nicobar, etc., from more than 50 cities. Aged 27-65 years, these doctors belong to more than 30 specialisations namely, general surgery, anesthesia, orthopedic and trauma, internal medicine, pathology, pediatrics, radiation oncology, plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery, physiology, anatomy, cancer surgery, cardiology, aviation medicine, dentistry, ophthalmology, nephrology, public health, etc. to name a few.
The programme will be delivered over the online platform, at convenient times for doctors to participate. Sessions would be scheduled on Saturdays and Sundays.