The Sankara Nethralaya Academy the teaching and training arm of Sankara Nethralaya conducted a niche, one day training program on “Supervisory Skills for Managers” on the 28th of June 2014. The session started with a warm welcome note and the need for supervisory skills in professional managers by Shri A. Mahalingam, Assistant Registrar of the institution, he thanked the participants for the overwhelming response and confidence in the institution and wished them a wonderful and successful session. Shri Mahalingam also used the opportunity to make a quick announcement about the forthcoming session by the TSNA on the topic ‘The Art and Science of Human Resource Management’ scheduled for 13th September 2014 to be held at the TS.Santhanam Hall, V.D.Swami Auditorium, Sankara Nethralaya Main campus, College Road, Chennai-6.
Learning & Development Consultant and Leadership Coach at Success Strategists, Col Sanath Gopinath took the participants through a most in-depth and absorbing session touching on the key leadership qualities that make a ‘Real’ manager. He highlighted that Managers should begin the management process by leading themselves, as the best way to lead and inspire is ‘Leading by example’, he underlined that human beings are not inanimate resources and have to be effectively led and not simply managed. The management Guru closed his session with the key observation that managers in order to be successful should be people centric and not process centric, since the employees and his team are more concerned about how much their manager cares and not on how much he knows.