Jamshedpur, June 21: Steel Authority of India Limited, Management Training Institute (SAIL, MTI) signed an MoU with Tata Steel Adventure Foundation (TSAF) on June 21, 2021 for ‘Outbound Leadership and Team & Synergy Building and Virtual Employee Engagement Programs’ Learning & Development Initiative
Chanakya Chaudhary, Chairman TSAF and Vice President (Corporate Services), Tata Steel and Kamakshi Raman, Executive Director HRD, SAIL signed the MoU in presence of Hemant Gupta, Head TSAF and Dr Parasuram Shaw, (CGM HRD from SAIL, MTI) both signing as witness. The MoU signing ceremony was held virtually to ensure safety amidst COVID-19 pandemic. It was attended by Daisy M Hembrom, DGM (Acad), Heads of training SAIL and team members from SAIL and senior officials from MTI and TSAF. Atanu Mukherjee, (GM -Acad & GM CHRD, MTI) briefed about the MoU and presented the Vote of thanks.
Chaudhary said “MoU represents successful collaboration between SAIL and TSAF. Leadership and collaboration lessons learnt from TSAF courses creates a high impact within the teams and individuals. Together, we will continue to develop effective interventions for learning & development including virtual programs and can be executed in the new normal working environment considering COVID-19 pandemic.”
Raman, Executive Director HRD, SAIL added “This partnership has been very useful and effective for SAIL employees and they are eagerly waiting for outbound leadership programs to resume once situation normalises. In the meanwhile, both teams will continue working together using virtual online programs to cater to L&D needs of the SAIL employees. We always wanted to add innovative leadership training methods for our employees and partnership with TSAF will help us further in organizing non-conventional leadership training”
This Learning & Development intervention under this MoU will be for all SAIL plants and units. The interventions shall be designed in line with SAIL’s requirements, recognizing the changing needs and different leadership requirements across different levels. The professionally trained outbound training experts from TSAF, including Hemant Gupta, Premlata Agarwal, Everesters and under mentorship of Bachendri Pal, will steer these interventions with the motto that no classroom is better than nature and no teacher is better than your own will. The participants while living in the woods and breathing under the stars in high altitude ranges will learn leadership skills and values that is going to serve them and the organisation they work for. The experiential learning programmes will help in promoting confidence, self-awareness, creativity, tolerance and other leadership qualities.
TSAF has been conducting outbound learning programmes for SAIL employees since 2011. The programmes were kick started by top executives of Bokaro Steel in April 2011, who went all the way to Darwa Top at 13550 ft. facing snow conditions and setting an example for all. Subsequently, Employees from Bokaro Steel Plant, Durgapur Steel Plant, Rourkela steel plant, Bhilai Steel Plant & IISCO Burnpur have attended the programmes in the past. However, need was felt to centralise the training requirement across all SAIL plants for employees of various levels