IRMA, through its social enterprise incubator ISEED, conducted an Immersion Programme on Managing Collectives for the fellows of Transforming India Initiative (TII) from 29th November to 3rd December, 2018.
The second cohort of ten enthusiastic TII fellows concluded their six-month Certificate Programme in Social Entrepreneurship with this programme at IRMA, which will be followed by an 18 month-long practicum.
Faculty at IRMA engaged with the TII fellows by sharing their knowledge and experience on collectives, managing people, and supply chain in collectives through interactive sessions. Prof. Shambu Prasad briefed the fellows on cooperatives and shared his insights on design Principles of Cooperatives & Producer Companies. Cooperative leadership principles were also explained by Prof. Hitesh Bhatt and Prof. Madhavi Mehta in different sessions.
Mr. Chetan Jha from Foundation for Ecological Security (FES) interacted with the fellows on the models and programmes that FES is involved in currently.
Visits to AMUL, Paryavaran Mitra, Manav Sadhna, and FES were also arranged to facilitate the understanding of value chain & impact of enterprises and managing collectives.
A certificate distribution ceremony was held on 3rd December. Shri Sangram Chaudhary, Executive Director, NDDB graced the event as the Chief Guest. Shri Krishnagopal Grandhi, Founder & CEO, ALC India, Prof. H. K. Misra, Prof. Shambu Prasad and Prof. M. V. Durga Prasad from IRMA were also present.
Shri Sangram Chaudary also visited IRMA's incubation center ISEED and was briefed about ISEED's work and activities by Prof. Shambu Prasad (Chair, ISEED).
Transforming India Initiative (TII), founded by ALC India, is a two-year social entrepreneurship programme focused on experiential learning. IRMA has been appointed as an academic partner of TII, to provide certification for their six-month facilitated learning module.
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