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MDP on Individual Motivation and Decision Making @ NTPC Patna

A Two-days MDP titled “Individual Motivation and Decision Making” was conducted on September 22 & 23, 2014 for NTPC’s ERHQ-1 E1 to E6 Executives at Patna by Mr. Navin Kumar, Assistant Professor & Manager(Training and Consultancy), SMS Varanasi.
Day 1 was devoted to Individual Motivation and the executives filled up a questionnaire to gauge their own level of motivation. They participated in activities and brainstorming sessions to further enhance their understanding of the dynamics of self-motivation, hygiene factors and the varying role of task complexity on motivation levels in an organization.
The workshop was able to establish in their minds that the conventional notions of motivation in an organizational setting need to be revisited and how practical inputs about own self and their subordinates’ leads to enhancement of productivity.

Day 2 was devoted to explore the intricacies of problem solving and decision making especially at the organizational level. The workshop was instrumental in putting creativity in the right perspective and dispelled myths related to process of creativity, decision making, and problem solving.


The participants learnt about mind maps, six thinking hats for better individual and group decision making. The trainees also engaged themselves in games and activities to understand Affinity Diagram, Force Field Analysis, Delphi technique, and other tools of decision making. On both the days the participants sought suggestions to their workplace related issues with regard to both the topics.

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Awareness Program on Corporate Social Responsibility @ NTPC Kahalgaon

A two day workshop to create awareness about Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) for the employees of NTPC Kahalgaon was conducted on September 10-11, 2014 by Mr Navin Kumar, Asst Professor & Manager Training & consultancy , SMS varanasi .
The first day i.e., September 10 was attended exclusively by the Executive from different departments of NTPC’s Kahalgaon Super Thermal Power Plant. The second day was for the non-executives working in various departments of the power station.

The executives were explained in detail the terms Sustainability, Sustainable Development, and CSR. After quickly evaluating their understanding of the above terms the interplay of these three concepts was also elaborated to them. The history and development of CSR and how undertaking such activity also makes astute business sense was described to them. Also the section 135 of Companies Act, 2013 as applicable in India, different activities which have been categorized as CSR activities were covered along with the rules/ notifications to implement the same were dwelled upon extensively. A brief review about NTPC’s CSR activities and what other power generation companies around the world are doing under the umbrella of CSR and Sustainable Development were also discussed.
The non-executives who attended the CSR awareness workshop on September 11, 2014 were explained in detail about the path breaking CSR activities undertaken by NTPC at all of its power stations. The non-executives also discussed how they could step up their contribution to the present CSR activities being under taken at Kahalgaon Power Station. The 2 day workshop was well received by the participants for the fact that this was the first such training program attended by them.

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Workshop conducted by CMDP, SMS Varanasi @NTPC , Sonebhadra

A two days Management Development Program (MDP) titled HR for Line Managers was conducted on January 28 & 29, 2014 by Center for Management Development Programs, SMS Varanasi.The managerial executives of NTPC’s Barh Super Thermal Power Station were participants of this in house MDP. Mr. Navin Kumar, Reader & Manager (Training & Consulting), SMS Varanasi trained the NTPC executives.
The trainees belonged to the managerial executive bands E1 to E5 of NTPC and are working as managers in different departments. The main idea behind this MDP was to facilitate the learning about how to shoulder more and more HR related responsibilities. Such training programs are being undertaken by forward looking organizations to enhance their achievement of overall operational and business objectives.
The program was well received by the executives who participated in fruitful brainstorming sessions to discuss their day to day experiences followed by learning about how to implement new developments in different sub functions of Human Resource Management such as Change Management, Performance Management System, and Learning & Development.

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