Sakal Media Group to start Leadership Programmes in different disciplines
PUNE: The Sakal International Learning Centre (SILC), the Sakal Media Group’s latest vertical will be launching a set of courses to address the skill-set deficit prevalent in the industry. This was announced by Abhijit Pawar, managing director, Sakal Media Group to a select audience comprising industry, academia and social sector captains in the city on Monday.
The courses, ‘Emerging Leaders Programmed (ELP)’ targeted at talented corporate executives and the ‘Leadership Programme for Social Profit (LSP)’ targeted at professionals working in the field of corporate social responsibility (CSR) would be offered in both part-time and full-time variants (see box below).
Stressing the fact that the Sakal Media Group had always been a socially oriented media group over its 80-year-old history, Pawar cited the recent example of the successful, Pune Bus Day on November 1, 2012 as a case in point.
Pawar also highlighted how the group was motivated to offer “solution based journalism” as opposed to mere criticism of problems and issues. He cited the examples of the recent, pan-Maharashtra, Tanishka Women’s Forum and Freedom from Drought movements as examples in this direction.
According to Pawar, the Sakal Media Group was a treasure trove of live-data and information backed by a strong research and development cell.
“It is this invaluable data that would benefit the SILC course applicants to hone their skills and knowledge and help them take up leadership positions,” Pawar said.
According to Pawar the holistic and inclusive approach of SILC would address problems like lack of hands-on-training and limited industry interaction.
A majority of the industry leaders present at the function expressed their desire to help and participate in this new venture.
DETAILS OF SILC COURSES
Emerging Leaders Programme (ELP)
- Three-month part time course for talented corporate executives
- Nine-month full-time course for fresh graduates
Leadership Programme for Social Profit (LSP)
- Three-month part-time course for working professionals in the field of corporate social responsibility (CSR)
- Nine-month full-time course for fresh graduates interested in working in the social sector