“Am I In Charge Of My Life”- Faculty Development Program

A faculty Development Program was conducted on Saturday, 17th October 2015 by Dr. Deepak Joseph, who works for a reputed IT company. He is a detail-oriented professional with over 17 years of extensive Post MBBS experience; working in the area of Patient safety.  In addition to this the Guest has over 15 years in pharmaceutical industry, including 3 years in clinical research arena as sub-investigator while undertaking various international multicentre phase III and IV trials as well as other national studies for department of psychiatry in KEM Hospital Mumbai. Showcasing strategic experience in delivering and applying drug safety expertise in technically challenging projects, in the Pharmaceutical, CRO and IT space. He is qualified with a Diplomate in National Board (DNB) – Psychiatry, Diploma in Psychological Medicine (DPM) and Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS). Additionally passionate about understanding problems of working youth and ways to resolve them.  Other interests are reading, listening to people from all walks of life and watching movies.
The topic of the session was “Am I In charge of My Life”. The session covered handling emotions, assertiveness, negotiation skills, & body language. Special exercises were conducted on to enhance active listening skills. Emphasis on awareness about one’s sensory modality & how they can be enhanced to strike a balance between work & life. He also accentuated on neutralizing one’s preceding thoughts & beliefs which should be dumped & will help in putting altogether different views in same situations. The takeaway for this session were-
L- Look Interested.
I – Inquire with questions.
S- Stay on Target.
T- Test Understand.
E- Evaluate the message.
N- Neutralize thoughts & Feelings.
More than 20 faculties attended the same. Overall it was a fruitful day. Ms. AdvetaGharat, Assistant Professor for HR commented “Loved the session, hope to attend many more sessions from the same speaker”. Dr. ShilpaVarma, Associate Professor and Dean of Faculty shared her views about the session as “Very exciting day, theory simplified through a lot of small activities”.

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