Alumni engagement Guest Lecture Series – 01/2021

Manipal College of Nursing (MCON), MAHE, Manipal has organized an alumni guest lecture on the topic “Leadership Training Program” on 23 February 2021, 16 March 2021 and 6 April 2021 between 9.00 am- 12.30 pm. Ms Besi Paul and Ms Cebi Paul, Assistant Professors, Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church College of Nursing, Kolenchery, Kerala and Founder member of NOSC-The Personal Enrichment and Support Team (alumnus of MCON-BSc Nursing 2004 – 2008 batch; MSc Nursing 2009-2011 batch) were the resource persons. Ms Besi Paul discussed about the group dynamics, causes of poor group dynamics, how to turn a group into a team and strategies for improving team dynamics. She also stressed on leadership development, what makes a leader, the cultural shifts in leadership, qualities of a good leader and the leadership styles. Ms Cebi Paul highlighted on the communication etiquettes in the workplace and the effective use of language in communication. The sessions were enriched with group activities and enthusiastic participation by the students. The students expressed that the program was interactive and useful in identifying leadership qualities. The session was conducted as a webinar in Microsoft Teams. Fourth-year BSc Nursing students were divided into three batches (32 in each batch) to have better interaction. A total of 97 BSc Nursing students and five faculty members attended the sessions.