Faculty & students (PGDM Batch 2019-21) of G.L. Bajaj Institute of Management & Research. PGDM Institute, Greater Noida attended Webinar under Corporate Interface Series on “Upskilling for Career Success During & Post Covid-19” on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 under the visionary guidance of Dr. Ajay Kumar, Director, GLBIMR. The speaker of the session was Mr. Alok Srivastava, Managing Director, Cengage Learning, India & it’s sub-continent.
The objective of the session was to appraise the students about the focus areas where its necessary to uplift the skills for career advancement and also laid emphasis on specific skills needed for the post Covid-19 industry requirements.
The session started with welcome address delivered by Dr. Ajay Kumar, Director, GLBIMR. During the session, Mr. Alok Srivastava shared that international agencies are coming up with recovery measures. He discussed the socio-economic and political impact of pandemic and added that organizations need to have virtual connections to avoid person to person contact in business. And for this they have to enhance digital learning in India. He stated that sectors like travel, hospitality, hotels and aviation industries are facing hardships due to this pandemic. While on the other hand, sectors like pharmaceuticals, medical and FMGC are doing well in this time. He encouraged the students to brush-up their skills and said that it’s the best time to acquire new skills through various learning platforms and added that this will enhance employment opportunities for them. He stated that upskilling yourself is extremely important and guided the students to observe which industry is sustaining and working well in this time. He also shared that it’s time to get rid of anxiety and stress and be prepared for business. He also highlighted the importance of emotional intelligence. He stated that taking care of employees is very important and organizations have to value the sentiments of their employees. He shared that E-commerce, Logistics, Supply and Chain Management are growing now-a-days and companies marketing strategies are also changing. Before concluding, the students asked thought-provoking queries from the expert.
Overall, it was a highly informative and learning experience for the students & finally the session concluded with Vote of Thanks.