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INDIA APPLIED BEHAVIOURAL SCIENCES SUMMIT 2018

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Desh Deepak Verma

Secretary-General, Rajya Sabha

Verma, a 1978-batch IAS officer of the Uttar Pradesh cadre was till recently the Chairman, UP Electricity Regulatory Commission in Lucknow.Verma had retired from the post of Secretary, Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs in June, 2013.He also worked as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forests; Additional Secretary and Financial Advisor, Ministry of Consumer Affairs; Food and Public Distribution and Director General, Sports Authority of India.He organized a number of Parliamentary delegations to different parts of the world during his tenure as Secretary, Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs.

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Dr. Rajendra Singh

Magsaysay Award winnera

Dr. Rajendra Singh is a well-known water conservationist & environmentalist from Alwar, Rajasthan. Also known as "waterman of India", he won the Stockholm Water Prize. He runs an NGO called 'Tarun Bharat Sangh' (TBS), which was founded in 1975. The NGO has helped villagers take charge of water management in their semi-arid area close to Thar Desert. He was awarded the Magsaysay Award for Community Leadership in 2001

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Sanjay Purohit,

Chief Curator at Societal Platform,

Sanjay has 26 years of diverse and global experience. This includes leadership roles in strategic planning, strategy implementation, digital transformation, software product startup, management consulting and leadership development. Currently he is a Strategic Advisor to EkStep Foundation, eGov Foundation, Avanti Finance, Advaith Foundation, Mantra4Change and Spreading Hope Foundation.

He has held CEO and Managing Director role at EdgeVerve Systems Limited, an Infosys Company

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Shilpa Shukla

Indian theatre, television and Bollywood film actor

Shilpa Shukla is an Indian theatre, television and Bollywood film actor from Hajipur, Bihar. She is known for her roles in the 2007 sports drama Chak De! India and the 2013 neo-noir film B.A. Pass, for which she was awarded the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress. She comes from a family of bureaucrats, political leaders, and eminent scholars of the Vaishali district of Bihar. Her brother, Tenzin Priydarshi, is a Buddhist monk, and a sister is an attorney.

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Farha khan

Director Programmes at Bhoomi College, Bangalore

Farah Khan is currently Director Programmes at Bhoomi College, Bangalore and is in charge of the fellowship programme in Holistic Education. She has been part of Prakriya Green Wisdom School, Bengaluru from its early days, co- creating the vision of humanizing education and has spent close to two decade contributing to innovative ways of teaching – learning processes and in developing a curriculum that fosters holistic learning. She was the Head of the IGCSE wing in the school. She has been facilitating Process Work programmes since 2004 and is currently the Executive Director, Governing Council of Aastha Foundation.

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Mukta Manohar,

General Secretary of Pune Mahanagarpalika Kamgar Union (recognized)

Mukta Manohar, is General Secretary of Pune Mahanagarpalika Kamgar Union (recognized). She is also associated with other labour organization like Sarva Shramik Sangh, and other few trade unions. She has been active in Women's Movement and workers movement since 1975. She has introduced women workers and sanitary workers world through her literary work in Marathi. She has produced a film (Kachra Kondi) and a drama (Satya Shodhak) that has received National acclaim. Com. Mukta Manohar has taken several initiatives on cultural, educational front for workers and their children. She has been felicitated by Pansare Smruti Award, ABP maza Sanman Puraskar and Unch Maza Jhoka Sanman for her extensive work in various social initiatives.

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T.V. Rao

T.V. RAO is currently Chairman, of TVRLS, Ahmedabad. He was Professor at the Indian Institute of Management,Ahmedabad for over 20 years beginning 1973. While at IIMA he was Chairman of the Post Graduate Program, Fellow Program, Public Systems Group, Ravi Matthai Center and also coordinated the PGP review. He left in 1994 to serve as Honorary Director of the Academy of Human Resources Development. He set up TVRLS in 1996, two years after he left IIMA.

He was a Visiting Professor since then and Adjunct Professor at IIMA since 2006 and until 2014. Currently on the Board of IIMA. Dr.Rao has also worked as L&T Professor of HRD at XLRI, Jamshedpur during 1983-85. Dr. Rao is the Founder and First President of the National HRD Network, and the First Honorary Director of the Academy of HRD,India. He was also President of the Indian Society for Applied Behavioral Science(ISABS). Dr Rao assisted the Administrative Reforms Commission in reviewing the personnel management practices for civil services, and also served as member.

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Abad Ahmad

ABAD AHMAD is at present Chair Professor, Rafi Ahmad Kidwai Chair in Management at the Centre for Management Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia, a Central University at New Delhi. He has been Professor of Management at the Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi. He was Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Director South Campus, and Dean of the Faculty of Management Studies at the University of Delhi. He was Executive Director of the Management Development Institute, Gurgaon. Dr. Ahmad was visiting Professor at the Indiana University USA, and the University of California, Los Angeles. He has presented papers at several international conferences and seminars and has been invited for lectures and consultancy assignments in several countries.

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Shakti Sinha

Shakti Sinha, IAS, Director Nehru Memorial Institute, is the head of Policy Research Group at the Bureau of Research in Industry and Economic Fundamentals (BRIEF). He is also the Chairperson of an upcoming think tank, South Asian Institute for Strategic Affairs (SAISA). He has a Master’s in Public Policy from George Mason University, along with a Masters in Indian and Chinese history from Delhi University. Mr. Sinha was a member of India’s higher civil service – the Indian Administrative Service – from 1979 to 2013. He has held positions in different capacities at the federal, provincial and local levels, including as Private Secretary to the former Prime Minister, Shri A.B. Vajpayee, as head of Delhi’s power utility, Finance Secretary in Delhi Provincial Government, and as Chief Secretary (Chief Executive) of the Andaman government, among others. Internationally, he has headed the United Nation’s governance & development team in Afghanistan (2006-09) coordinating donor support to the Afghan government, and was earlier a Senior Advisor to Executive Director on the World Bank board (2000-2004). A prolific author of many books

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Dr. Nagendra P. Singh

Dr. Nagendra P. Singh, doctorate from IARI Delhi, and a noted professional in the field of Public Sector reform, Organizational development and Development Management. He has been the Member of Public Administrative Reform Commission with the State Government of India; The reform focused on bringing Public accountability, Transparency in the system. He is also the President of Asian Society for Entrepreneurship Education & Development, a leading Development Management Organization in Asia- Pacific and DG, IDMAT. He has been Former President, ISABS (Indian Society for Applied Behavior Sciences). He was the Founder Director of Institute of Entrepreneurship Development (IED), India. His association with NIESBUD as Director (Behavioural Science), Senior faculty with Management Development Institute, Visiting Professor to Cranfield School of Management, U.K. and being in faculty team NISIETI and ndian Institute Management, Ahmadabad (IIMA) offer a broad base of multi - disciplinary competence. He is also a prolific author, versatile trainer in the related field and globe totter on consulting mission..

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Atul Chugh

Atul Chugh, President, ISABS, has more than 25 years of experience with a variety of organizations in corporate sector, heading HR and OD functions. His rich experience as a trainer and organization process consultant for several companies is added with his strong process sensitivity competencies as change leader. Besides being the current President and a professional member of ISABS, he is also on the board of several organizations and lends his expertise to guide and support them.

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Deepankar Roy

DEEPANKAR ROY specializes in Organization Development and Applied Behavioural Science, with specific focus on group and process facilitation. Some of the areas in which he conducts programmes include personal growth and development, interpersonal effectiveness, achievement motivation, power motivation, leadership and team building. He has offered his expertise to organizations in the development and the industrial sectors for over three decades. He is a founder member of the Institute for Group Facilitation.

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Dr. Dalip Singh

Dr. Dalip Singh, IAS - Research Director joined the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) in 1982. Since then he has occupied many senior positions both in the state of Haryana and the Central Government. He has remained Deputy Commissioner of Yamuna Nagar and Sonipat districts in Haryana and has worked in Industry, irrigation, cooperation, health, social justice, food processing, Public Health, Ministry of Steel and other departments in the State and Central Govts. He has executed many international programmes funded by the World Bank, DANIDA, ODA, WHO, the UNDCP, Codex Alimentarious Commission and other international agencies.

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Virendra singh Sisodia

Virendra singh Sisodia is a civil servant who served the Governments of Rajasthan and India in various capacities. He has had varied experiences of working in the Law and order, Rural and Urban Development, Forest, Mines and Census Departments..He enjoyed his posting as Additional Director RIPA and as Associate Professor at Center for Organization Development Hyderabad. He has been associated with ISABS for the past 36 years and also with Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan, as the chairman of the School management committee.

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Sunil Jha

Sunil Jha leads the Group HR function at ACG Worldwide, which includes improving the overall efficiency of human resource processes and straddling both the strategic and operational aspects of the role to bring about a positive business impact. An astute, strategic-thinking HR professional with an enriched experience of 36 years, Sunil is highly skilled at relationship-building across organizations and teams. He has worked across varied sectors, gaining a practical experience and is passionate about building an empowered, and independent organization. Another area he is passionate about is social impact.

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Sushma Sharma

Sushma Sharma is the founder-CEO, the spirit and an ever-evolving, co-creator of Resonate Consulting. A passionate learner, she has learned through 30 years of intense and expansive work in the field of Organization Development. She has learnt that people and organizations who can dream and work together to create the institutions of their dreams are “built to last”. She sees herself as a learning partner, mentor, facilitator and a coach in helping leaders, leadership teams and organizations build competencies, learning abilities and nimbleness for achieving Purposeful performance. Past president of ISABS and board member of NTL Institute for applied behavioral sciences from 2008 to 2012. Trustee in the board of Fielding university, Santa Barbara, USA.

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Rekha Bharadwaj

Rekha Bharadwaj, is a Process Owner of Training Policy of BHEL. Revisiting & reissue of HRD’s policies in line with organizational needs. The Delivery of Training in training Needs Identification, Designing and Conducting Innovative Training programmes for all the levels of the organization, Innovating the Core programmes structure of BHEL. The Research & Publication Conducted Surveys on Expectations Gen Y, Employability Skills, Study on Type Profiles of Executives in BHEL, Motivation and Leadership styles of Executives of BHEL Published Reading Materials, In -House Journals. She is Generalist HR - Managed the establishment & Administration of CLD.

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Gauri Nigudkar

Gauri Nigudkar is an OD Consultant and Leadership Coach. She is passionate about making a difference to people and large systems across corporate and social sector. She blends her expertise in applied behavioral sciences and appreciative inquiry to create learning solutions that positively impact people and systems, through interventions including culture transformation, leadership development, enhancing the human touch, facilitating strategy & vision development etc. She also uses creative writing, theatre and photography in her work. She is a professional member of ISABS and currently holds the role of Regional Co-ordinator of Western India region.

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RAMESH GALOHDA

RAMESH GALOHDA is a consultant at consulting professional resources, Noida area, India. He has been free lancing and consulting on OD and change leadership for several organization and government, corporate and social sector. He is also prior that he was with in BHEL at a senior position in HRD function for several years. A professional member for Indian Society for Applied Behavioural Science (ISABS). Also he is a versatile trainer and author.

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Tejinder Singh Bhogal

Tejinder Singh Bhogal, A graduate in agriculture and a post-graduate in Rural Management. Working with National Dairy Development Board (NDDB), helped organize Orange growing farmers in North Bengal into Cooperatives. Did grassroot work, in Gujarat and Chattisgarh, for 13 years, working with an NGO, PRADAN. In Gujarat helped village communities deal with drought through water conservation. In Chattisgarh helped Tribal farmers design and run systems of micro irrigation. For the past 20 years has been working as an OD consultant and Social Analyst for Social Change organizations.

He is a professional member of ISABS and a fellow of LEAD (Leadership in Environment and Development).

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Jasmeet Kaur

Jasmeet Kaur is a psychotherapist, consultant-trainer and group dynamics facilitator based in New Delhi, India. She holds a B.A. in Psychology Honors from Delhi University and M.Sc. in Counselling Psychology from California State University, USA. She is a Professional Member and certified T-group Trainer of ISABS, India since 1996. She has served on the governing boards of ISABS and Indian Association for Family Therapy and is currently the Regional Coordinator, ISABS-Northern Region. She chaired an International Conference on “Intimate Relationships and Couples Therapy” in India in 2012. She has also presented papers and workshops in 3 Conferences and written chapters in 2 published books. She has been working for the last 29 years with individuals, couples, organizations and groups in the areas of personal growth, interpersonal sensitivity, communication skills, intimacy, gender and group dynamics and workplace behavior, as well as consulting, assessing programs and facilitating training interventions for international development agencies, non-profits, corporate sector and PSUs. Her professional orientation is a blend of Existential, Psychodynamic and Communications approaches.

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Dr. Rita Sengupta

Dr. Rita Sengupta has about 35 years of Experience in Training, Research and Consultancy in Motivation Development, Women Empowerment, Livelihoods &Micro Enterprise, Training Pedagogy and Impact Assessment. A post graduate in Psychology from the University of Delhi, an Accredited Trainer in Achievement and Excellence Motivation, Rita obtained her professional qualifications in Entrepreneurship Development from Durham Business School U.K, Entrepreneurship For SME from SIDA, Case development from IIM Ahmadabad. She has also obtained her training from EDII, Ahmadabad, and ISABS.

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RAJEN GUPTA

RAJEN GUPTA is presently the Professor and Chairman of the Human Behaviour and Organization Development Area at the Management Development Institute, Gurgaon, India. Earlier he has been a professor at the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow and a visiting professor at Erasmus University, the Netherlands. His publications include over 80 articles, a textbook on organizational behaviour and a book on Implementing Human Resource Development (Rawat, Jaipur). There is also a collection of his papers on Indian culture and management entitled ‘Towards the Optimal Organization (Excel, Delhi). He is a Professional Member of the Indian Society for Applied Behavioural Science and a Founder Member of the National HRD Network. Apart from a number of professional affiliations he is presently a member of the international editorial boards of the International Journal of Cross Cultural Management, and Journal of Research Practice.

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Aparna Prabhudesai

Aparna Prabhudesai, Everester and Achievement Coach is a woman of many passions. She is a runner, a cyclist, a mountaineer, an Executive Coach, a Certified Master Practitioner & Master Trainer NLP, and a Certified OD consultant. She works as an independent consultant on a range of OD projects and facilitates workshops stepping up Emotional Intelligence, Leadership and Cross-Cultural sensitivity. She leverages outdoors experiences and human process workshops to bring out the best in people.

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Ganesh Chella

Ganesh Chella has a career spanning over three decades, come to be acknowledged for his contributions as a practitioner and thought leader in the field of Organization Development, Human Resources and Executive Coaching. After a successful corporate career in Human Resources for 16 years, Ganesh founded totus consulting, a strategic HR consulting firm; Coaching Foundation India Limited, a pioneering institution for coaching and leadership development and totus HR School, an HR capability-building institute. Ganesh is an alumnus of XLRI, Jamshedpur, a professional member of the India Society for Applied Behavioural Science and trained and certified as a Coach by DrSkiffington, Australia and Coaching Foundation India.

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Ameet Mattoo

Ameet Mattoo has 23 years of work experience. He started his careeras an R&D Engineer in Semiconductor design. He then followed his calling and moved to the field of Applied Behavioral Sciences and Organisation Development. Ameet specializes in Human Process OD Consulting, helping CEOs and senior Business leaders to manage change and solve their existing business problems through Interventions for Organisation transformation, with an aim to bring in organisational effectiveness and growth. Ameet is a Professional Member of ISABS, a Certified Organization Development consultant from ISABS, a Coach, specializes in psychometric tools like MBTI/DiSC and is certified in Entrepreneurial Motivation Program from NIESBUD, Ministry of MSME, Govt. of India.

Currently he runs his own Consulting company THINK CHANGE ( www.thinkchange.co.in) Ameet has published papers in reputed International conferences such as World Appreciative Inquiry Conference (WAIC-Belgium); International Society for Work and Organizational Values; International Organisation Development Association (IODA) Conference.

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Chitra Puranik Kuve

Chitra Puranik Kuve is a student of life through her love of Applied Behavioural Science. As she completed her BE in Instrumentation Technology, her interests moved from complex technological systems to social and psychological systems. Interested in people and change driven through people, she worked, pursued, experimented in the nonprofit sector. Convinced about the centrality of Behavioural science in driving change, she chose to take up being a facilitator and a lifelong student of ABS. She became one of the youngest persons to become a Professional Member of ISABS at 31. In addition to ISABS, she engaged with other methodologies like GRCs, Analytical Psychology, Indian Psychology, OD processes, Systems Thinking, etc. Currently, with an MBA and 12 years of facilitating growth, exposure to variety of methodologies, she facilitates change in individuals, groups and organizations.

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Rema Kumar

Rema Kumar is currently Director, Bhoomi College, Bengaluru overseeing programmes on Holistic Education and Science and Management for Sustainable Living. She was earlier the Director of Prakriya, Green Wisdom School, Bengaluru. She has been facilitating Process Work programmes since 2003 and was the Executive Director, Governing Council of Aastha from 2013 to 2017. Rema Kumar is also Associate Editor of the Bhoomi magazine. She has been the Director and Principal, Prakriya Green Wisdom School, Bangalore; she is also a trained facilitator of programmes on self-exploration and institution building. She is a keen story teller, passionate about deep ecology and education for sustainability.

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Jhilmil Das

Jhilmil Das, the researcher is presently employed with a Premier Defence PSU, Govt. of India headquartered at Kolkata in a senior level HR portfolio. Earlier assignments include Aditya Birla Group as Senior Manager (HR), Pepsico International among other assignments in the field of Human Resources. She has published articles and papers in the area of HR

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Mridul Shekhar

Mridul Shekhar is a HR professional with 15+ years of experience in HR. Her key expertise lies in Organization Development with experience in Employee Engagement across various levels and functions. She has been instrumental in Efficient HR Operations through cost efficient methods in different industry verticals. She has been effective as an HRBP in an individual contributor role has led teams also for achieving Training, Retention, Change Management & Talent Development milestones. Born & brought up in Delhi, she has done her schooling from DPS, RKP and graduation from Gargi College. A proud mother of an adorable girl who has turned 7 this September.

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Linda Baptista

Linda Baptista is an OD Consultant based in Mumbai. Post a 14 year stint with Corporates, Linda began consulting. Her work spans across Finance, Logistics, Pharma, IT and Education. She currently leads the Diversity and Inclusion agenda at Liberty General Insurance alongside managing learning spaces. She is the Founder of Earthfully Yours, a space for exploration and personal transformation. Linda holds a Master’s degree in English Literature from Mumbai University. For her ‘Living is Learning.’ She is pursuing ISABS PDP journey. She is an amateur studio potter. She developed an interest in ABS, being alumni of ISABS ODCP batch 7.

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Dr. Lalitha Iyer

Dr. Lalitha Iyer is consultant and change facilitator working on, education, livelihoods and microfinance. She worked as an Officer in State bank of India for two decades and then headed Vidyaranya, a progressive school in Hyderabad for three years. An active professional member in ISABS she has been Regional Coordinator, Dean Programmes and Dean Professional Excellence. She is founder trustee of Plustrust, offering fellowships for change makers. She has authored or coauthored three books and co-edited two books including ‘the learning Crucible’ for ISABS. She has been on the board of different entities of the BASIX Social Enterprise Group and Sathi, Bangalore. She holds a post-graduate degree in Statistics and a PhD in economics.

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Professor Emeritus Gouranga P. Chattopadhyay

Professor Emeritus Gouranga P. Chattopadhyay (b. 1931) is currently an independent OD & HR consultant. Prior to his current designation he was a Professor at Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (1964-91). He was responsible for introducing the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations’ group relations technology in India. He has worked in various capacities in five continents as a socio-analyst and management expert. Chattopadhyay holds M.Sc. & D.Phil.Sc. Degrees (Calcutta University), and Honorary Fellowships from West Bengal, U.K. and Australia. A Festschrift was published in his honour on his 75th birthday, edited by Professor Ajeet N. Mathur of Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. In Chattopadhyay completed personal psychoanalysis in 1983;later he trained in yoga at the Bihar School of Yoga (1987& 1992) and was initiated as Karma Sannyasin Tattwaratna by Paramahamsa Niranjan ananda Saraswati (1995). His hobbies include translating Bengali literature into English, reading widely, making walking sticks and trekking/hiking.

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MAHAVEER JAIN

MAHAVEER JAIN is a post-graduate in psychology from Udaipur University and hold a doctorate degree in psychology from University of Delhi. He is presently a MD & CEO of Apna School, Rampur Bangar, Greater Noida (UP);Chairman, Academic Board, Avviare Educational Hub, NOIDA; Advisor, Union Public Service commission (UPSC) and Advisor, Gayatri Seva Sansathan, Udaipur . Dr. Jain has served as a Senior Fellow and other positions at the V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India since 1978. He had served the Indian Society for Applied Behavioural Science (ISABS) as Dean, Professional Development; National Secretary; National Treasurer; and Regional Representative, Delhi Region, also been a member of various committees on Professional and Social Development in the Society.

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Zeb Waturuocha

Zeb Watruocha is highly experienced and has versatile knowledge with ardent passion to human behavior. He strives to help people behave by choice and not by chance. Promoting interpersonal relationship through proper communication and authentic presentation of self is his mission. He sees himself as forward looking, innovative and creative, daring and accommodating. He believes that he has caused significant and substantial changes in people and organization’s behavior and the benefits have been unprecedented. He is the author of Lessons from Pathway to Emancipation Cases from Rural Mysore. He holds a PhD., Principal, Centre for Emotional Literacy and Leadership (CELL), Mysore, Karnataka, India. He is currently Dean, Professional Development with Indian Society for Applied Behavioural Sciences (ISABS)

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Anil Kalaga

Anil Kalaga, Jt General Manager (HR) & Head (Talent Development) at Larsen & Toubre. He has 28 years experience in areas including people management, organizational transformation initiatives, sourcing, human resources, learning and leadership development, succession planning, and performance management systems, and journalism in both Indian and Multinational organizations. Has been a lead coach and facilitator for learning programmes for behavioural and managerial skills and organizational transformation initiatives. Certified Professional in advanced psychometric tools for organizational development.

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Mr. Sanjeev Singh

Mr. Sanjeev Singh has been with the Tata group for the last 26 years, and joined Tata Business Excellence Group (TBExG) in 2013. At TBExG, his current role & responsibility includes facilitating business performance enhancements for Tata Group Companies through customized solution encompassing assessments, deep dives, capability building and best practices sharing and adaptation. He has been associated with many distinct roles (Assessor, Team Leader, Process Consultant, Trainer etc..) in the Tata Business Excellence movement. Prior to joining TBExG, Sanjeev worked with Tata Steel-Wire Division in various leadership roles across operations, supply chain, marketing and business unit head in Sri Lanka.

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Dr. S.P. Mishra

Dr. S.P. Mishra has done doctorate in philosophy from Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi. He worked as Scientist at NDRI, Karnal, Senior faculty at NISIET, Hyderabad, the Chief Executive of Information Technology, Business Incubator and Centre of Learning and Education of GGS Indraprastha University, Delhi established at JSS Academy of Technical Education. He was Director of Institute of Entrepreneurship Development, UP, Lucknow and Director (Behavioral Science) at National Institute for Entrepreneurship & Small Business Development, New Delhi(Established by the Ministry of MSME, Govt. of India) He worked for nine years as the founder Vice-Chancellor of Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya, Gayatrikunj-Shantikunj, Haridwar - a University primarily aiming to be the centre of excellence in multidisciplinary areas promoting Indian culture including yoga, yagna science, technology and entrepreneurship. He worked as the Vice Chancellor of Shridhar University Pilani (Rajasthan) which is well known for Engineering, Management, Pharmacy and Basic sciences

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Harish Raichandani

Harish Raichandani -- CEO and founder of Potentia, is an OD catalyst and business & executive coach. He has led his team to support 350+ client organizations over past decade. His entrepreneurial perspective of human processes, organizational dynamics and systems perspectives has helped him contribute significantly to business success stories and coached several C-suite executives. He is sought for elevating business performance, shaping an enabling culture and strategic HR. Before starting Potentia he worked with different corporate houses, the last one being as CHRO & Operations head at Tata Business Support Services. A positive psychology evangelist, he calls himself a student of life, often learning through the eyes of his grown up children. His infrequent musings can be found on LinkedIn or his blogposts at http://www.celebratetheright.blogspot.in/

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Prof. Vijayan Pankajakshan

Prof. Vijayan Pankajakshan, Dean- Human Resources Academics & Industry Interface & CHRO (WeSchool, Mumbai ):

A Gold Medalist Post Graduate from TISS,Mumbai ( 1984 PM-IR Batch ) , Vijayan has 25 years of corporate experience in HRM, including stints in Manufacturing and TQM roles. He has been associated with a range of organisations, including Indian and MNC's .He was a core member of the Organisation Development & Transformation journey at Marico ( 1990-1999).

He holds GPHR certification and SHRM-SCP. He has been in the space of Academics, Training and Consulting, from December 2009 to date.

He has advised/engaged with clients in sectors- including- HR Professional Services ,Realty, Logistics& Shipping, E- Governance, Banking, PSU Oil Majors etc. He has conducted guest sessions /workshops at IIM Indore, TISS and RCBS , Kochi.

He has been sponsored for two Development Programmes @ Harvard Business School and Harvard University. He has served on the Board of Studies, for HR discipline, at Mumbai University. He is currently General Secretary of NHRDN Mumbai Chapter, SME for SHRM India and Core Committee Member- Employers Federation of India.

Married to Latika, he has a son Anmol ( Professional Chef) and is based out of Mumbai.

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Aroon Joshi

Aroon Joshi, has led ISABS in various capacities over the years viz. Dean (external linkage) and many others facilitative roles. He has been engaged in organization development consulting for several years in corporate organizations. His rich experience of heading HR and OD function in multi -national bodies and other large sector has given him added value of multi -cultural insight and organization consulting process for several corporate bodies. He continues to be associated with several such activities of ODCP of ISABS as well. Professional with depth and rich insight on organization process and a versatile trainer and group facilitator.

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R. Sankara Subramanyan

R. Sankara Subramanyan, has more than 25 years of Human Resources and top management level experience in India and abroad. He is currently Director of Change Works, a boutique change management consulting firm based out of Mumbai, India. (www.changeworksindia.com). Sankar is an ardent student of leadership and its impact on organizations and communities. He has vast experience in various aspects of OD, leadership development, talent management and personal growth. He is a professional member of Indian Society for Applied Behavioral Science (ISABS) and NTL Institute for Applied Behavioral Science, USA. He is the Director of the OD certificate program of ISABS (www.isabsodcp.com)

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Neharika Vohra

Neharika Vohra, Professor of Organization Behaviour at IIM –A, is a PhD. in social psychology. Has been Visiting Professor, University of Manitoba and taught at the Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar. Currently the Associate Editor of Indian Psychological Abstracts and Reviews and Book Review Editor of International Journal of Cross Cultural Management. Has coordinated various training programs for small-scale industries located in Orissa in collaboration with Small Industries Development Bank of India. Has been involved in the training of executives of various national and multinational corporations.

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Sushanta Banerjee

Sushanta Banerjee, Founder and Principal Consultant at Samuday Psycon. Early starter in Organisation Development and Institution Building consultancy practice in India (1980 onwards).He has been consulted by large and small organisations in India and abroad including the Nanyang Business School Singapore and the Govt. of Dubai. His consultancy is focused on Creating and Sustaining change for the better. He is a Founder of Sumedhas as well as its Indian Academy of Organisation Development. He has conceived an internship program in OD, has been on the design team as well as a Faculty Member in it since its inception in 2008. Sushanta has been a Visiting Faculty to IIMA ('73 to '03),NMIMS Mumbai, FLAME Pune, Pearl School of Business Gurgaon, Organisation Consultant and Visiting Faculty to National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad.

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Sanjay Dutt

Sanjay is a 1993 PGP graduate from IIM-B and an alum of IIT-Kharagpur. Sanjay was a business leader in corporate sector for 15 years till 2006. He worked in various business leadership roles at P&G, Wipro, Accenture, AT Kearney and Infosys. For last 12 years, he has worked as an indpendent Consultant and Coach to CXOs, Entrepreneurs and Senior Managers across several industries and social sector in India. He is a mentor to young Founders and start-ups.

The role that Sanjay enjoys most is of being a father to two teenagers from his first marriage and being a late parent to a 4-year old from his second marriage. He realizes his potential of spontaneity, care and being uninhibited as a parent. He lives today in gratitude, awe and excitement of life.

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Prasad Kumar (PM)

Prasad Kumar (PM) is a leading Family Business Advisor. He also specializes in Strategic Facilitation and Organization Development.

Over four and a half decades, PM has worked in senior roles in corporate and with many leading companies, in their growth and transformation.

Most of his engagements have been long term partnerships.

His last positions were Business Chairman and member of the GMR Group Holding Board, Chairman of RAXA (Home Land Security) and Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Parampara Family Business Institute.

He is member of:
  • the Economic Times Advisory Panel on Family Business
  • Governing Council of Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology
  • Advisory Board Member of Sieflex Robot i-City Project