Workshop on Responsible Leadership for UN Sustainable Development Goals held at MCM
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MCM DAV College for Women organised an interactive workshop on ‘Educating for Responsible Leadership in the context of UN Sustainable Development Goals’, in collaboration with London School of Management Education (LSME) under the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME). The objective of the workshop was to encourage discussion on incorporation of values of global social responsibility into academic activities, curricula and organizational practices. The dignitaries present on the occasion included Sh.H.R.Gandhar, Advisor to President, DAV College Managing Committee, Dr.Peter Gray, Research Advisor (European Projects), Institute for Teacher Education, Norwegian University of Science and Technology and Board Member, LSME, Dr.Ravi Kumar, Executive Director, LSME, Dr.Sarita Parhi, Principal, LSME, Prof. Suresh Sharma, Department of Statistics and Coordinator, Centre for Systems Biology and Bioinformatics, PU and Prof. S.K. Chaddha, University Business School and Honorary Director, Central Placement Cell, PU.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Peter Gray apprised the audience of the principles of UN PRME and reiterated that quality education should focus on enhancing students’ capabilities, enabling effective learning for responsible leadership, building collaborations, encouraging research for sustainable global, social, environmental and economic responsibilities. Dr.Ravi Kumar motivated the faculty to mentor students by supporting, inspiring and engaging them. Sh.H.R.Gandhar enthused the audience with the concepts of no laws of limitations, thinking differently for innovation and a sense of responsibility towards the society. In her enlightening address, Dr.Sarita Parhi reiterated the importance of effective student learning for achievement of sustainable goals in academia. Sharing the mantra for success in life, Prof. Suresh Sharma said that it is the result of precise balance complemented by positive expectations. Emphasizing on the role of education, infrastructure, research, entrepreneurship and skill development in nation building, Prof. S.K. Chaddha said that youth- India’s greatest resource, should be positively engaged for this purpose. Prof. Chaddha further added that curriculum should be designed in a way to instill moral and ethical values in the learners.