IIM Indore conducted a Leadership Programme for the officers of Madhya Pradesh Police at the Institute on July 12-13, 2016. The objective of the programme was to enhance the leadership quality of the officers and boost their communication and management skills. The two day programme witnessed participation of around 40 officers from many districts across the state. The programme had sessions on motivating others, building effective team, effective communication, leadership, group decision making, negotiation, interpersonal effectiveness and managing subordinates. The sessions were conducted by IIM Indore faculty members.
The valedictory function of the programme was held on July 13, 2016. The function was graced by the presence of Mr. R.K. Shukla, Director General of Police, Madhya Pradesh.
Professor Ranjeet Nambudiri who coordinated the programme, mentioned that this initiative was launched six months ago, which was followed by discussions with police training teams across the state. The course deals with effective communication and leadership ability, which plays a major role in the public services, he said.
Professor Rishikesha T. Krishnan, Director, IIM Indore stated that the main objective of IIM Indore is to be contextually relevant business school, and being in touch with the government officials gives Institute a privilege to conduct such programmes which are in synchronization with the mission. He thanked the police training teams for their enthusiastic support.
Mr. R.K. Shukla said that leadership is the most significant concern for the police, and such programmes give the officers a chance to become aware of what is happening, what the current issues are and how they can be dealt in a superior manner. ‘I believe that management and communication are the most vital qualities which are valued in public services. Although the officers are exceptionally enriched in these skills, being updated is also equally essential. We need officers, who not only have great managerial skills but also effective communication, because that might be the weakest link between the police and citizens’, he noted. He thanked IIM Indore for conducting the programme and said that the programme would immensely help the officers in conducting their services in a better way.
This was followed by certificate distribution to all the participants by Mr. R.K. Shulka, DGP, Madhya Pradesh.