A Successful Experiment on Hybrid/Blended Learning by IIMBx and EEP Teams
The Emerging Leaders Programme (ELP), a seven-month programme for first-time managers or soon-to-be managers, had gone live on April 15, 2021.
The programme was designed to deliver online learning to participants to enable learning anytime, anywhere. Conceived to meet the needs of tech-savvy and busy first-time managers, IIMB’s Executive Education had designed this programme.
The programme was offered in a blended format with a mix of live online sessions and online MOOCs developed by IIMB’s faculty members, and concluded by live hybrid sessions.
These courses, from IIMB’s Digital Learning platform, aims to help learners develop a strong foundation in management. The programme was designed to:
- Help participants understand core functional areas of management
- Prepare participants for their career ahead by providing them with skills and knowledge to excel in their current roles and evolving responsibilities
The programme helped the participants with expert knowledge on key managerial functions that included:
- Leadership competency
- Financial acumen
- Operations and Supply Chain Management
- Creating, delivering and capturing value through customer centricity
- Strategic thinking and innovation
The programme ran successfully and concluded in November 2021.
The valedictory session was conducted on November 28, 2021 in the presence of Dr. G Shainesh, Chairperson, Executive Education Programmes and faculty in the Marketing area of IIMB, and Dr. Vasanthi Srinivasan, Chairperson, Digital Learning and faculty in the Organizational Behavior & Human Resources Management area of IIMB. Santosh Bijur, Vice President (India) and Managing Director at Lumen Technologies, was the guest speaker. Highlighting the significance of ROI, he said, “We spend enormous amount of time, energy and money on upskilling ourselves. Hence let us be on the watch for ROI as well. No skilling programme ends with a certificate in hand. Real skilling starts when we implement what we have learnt for achieving something bigger than what we have seen thus far.”
Prof. G Shainesh, Chairperson, Executive Education Programmes and faculty in the Marketing area of IIMB, and Prof. Vasanthi Srinivasan, Chairperson, Digital Learning and faculty in the Organizational Behavior & Human Resources Management area of IIMB