The friendly football match that happened yesterday was definitely a stress buster for all of us. The exchange students, few faculties and staff joined us to play the game which made the whole thing much more fun! The friendly football match was followed by a Pizza Party arranged by our university.
IMT Business School BBA students visited the International Humanitarian (IHC) city. They learned more about one of the humanitarian hubs, the biggest in the world, IHC. The platform unites 81 different organization under the umbrella of IHC. Some facts about the development of IHC were shared with the students by the Operations Department team. A lot of learning happened in the showroom of IHC.
IMT Dubai Business School hosted local PRiME institutions for the first meeting of the year, with monthly meetings expected for the rest of 2019. This is the second time IMT has hosted network members, with this time having a special lunch and lecture delivered by the first and only restaurant in the Emirates certified as sustainable. The food was awesome, but the message even better.
There are currently six institutions in the Emirates that are members of PRiME, or Principles of Responsible Management Education, a subsidiary organization of the United Nations Global Compact. PRiME member institutions are committed to delivering education in accordance with six principles of sustainable and ethical business and management, preparing students for a lifetime of responsible leadership. Many PRiME signatories, like IMT Dubai, are also members of the UNGC, meaning there is even greater commitment to working towards fulfilment of UNGC’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 10 principles.
One of the UNGC SDGs is Partnership for Sustainable Action. IMT Dubai Business School is demonstrating leadership in this area by taking an active stance in PRiME, including and especially with respect to proposing a framework for collaborative research across the Emirates PRiME network. This is in keeping with both principles 4 (research) and 5 (partnership) and leading to principle 6 (dialogue).
In addition to discussing the roles, functions, and objectives of the local network at our most-recent gathering, the collaborative research proposed will lead to regional, if not global, dialogue concerning the state-of-the-art in sustainability education.
This new research project follows progress and achievements from our very own Sustainability Development Committee and a series of projects supporting our designated charity, the SOWO Foundation in Kenya. These projects include solar energy and sustainable lighting, water security, and groundwork on the sustainable communities model.
“To lead people, walk behind them”- Lao Tzu
The students of IMT Business School learned this concept by one such leader, Mr. Sriram Rajan- Head OD & Talent at SIG Combibloc Obeikan.
Mr. Rajan delivered a guest lecture on the topic “Making Leadership Stick”. This guest lecture was conducted as a part of IMTea Expert Talks.
The focus of the talk was on the design of leadership paradigms to instil leadership skills. There were several essential elements explained like “Trend as you end”, “Refine before you Design” and “Design Paradigms and not Programs”.
His talk also highlighted some important points that an aspiring leader should keep in mind like “Don’t fear, focus on being clear”, “Value our values” and “Dare to do what you have not done before”.
The session was very interactive and the students really learned a lot from this.
We would like to thank Mr. Sriram for taking out time to address the students. We wish to have him more like this in the future and maintain a long term association.
Prof Dr. Vimi Jham has conducted a Management Development Program on Relationship Management and Developing Competitive Strategies for employees of National Paints and General Mineral Industries co. LLC