The first batch of Post Graduate Programme in Management- HR (PGP HR) began at IIM Indore on July 07, 2018. The programme was held in the presence of two eminent personalities from the field of Human Resources to guide the new batch namely, Mr. M.T. Lakshmanan, Vice President and Head HR, L&T Defence Executive Director, HR, KEC International (RPG Group); and Mr. Vasudevan Narasimha, Executive Director, Human Resources, KEC International (RPG Group).
Mr. Lakshmanan spoke on the topic ‘Discovering Purpose and You’. He explained to how the business world is moving from ‘content is key’ to ‘context is key’ and the relevance of HR professionals in today’s world. He also shared importance of the factors which shape HR professionals i.e. having an analytic mind, decision making, having deep domain knowledge, passionate execution, being socially responsible, being a curious learner and most important of all integrity and transparency.
Mr. Narasimha then began his speech by saying that mandate of HR is to evolve. He advised the new batch to allow themselves to change. Learning different languages and being linguistically diverse, inspiring people by our personality not by our position, enjoying the journey, establishing creditability, critical thinking skills, developing the best within self are some of the important take-aways from his speech.
Both the talks were very enlightening and rich in knowledge and concluded with a Q&A session.