BANGALORE: Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB), in association with TENVIC, a professional sports consulting company, announced a two-day sports-based executive education programme for middle and senior managers. This programme leverages the experiences of sports people to develop a learning platform for corporate executives and help them approach day-to-day situations differently. The programme titled ‘learnings from sport’ is scheduled to be rolled out on March 16 and 17, 2012 at the IIM Bangalore campus as part of the IIM-B executive education programme.
As a part of the programme, successful sports persons from various sports will share their anecdotal experiences with the participants. Knowledge will be shared through classroom sessions, interactive talks, panel discussions, video based case studies and informal interactions. The learning frameworks have been co-created by faculty from IIM Bangalore and professionals from TENVIC.
This intensive programme is aimed to expose participants to several innovative concepts like altruistic mentoring, performance-based leadership, managing the ups and downs of the game, cross-training and equipping with skills beyond their role, and leadership jugglery and others.
Professor Shyamal Roy, chairperson, Executive Education Programmes, IIMB said, “IIM Bangalore is delighted to launch this innovative programme in partnership with TENVIC. Being a first of its kind programme, it gives us the head start in exploring the various facets of leadership and other behavioural traits that the corporate world can learn from the sports world. This programme is a differentiated offering and we are confident that our corporate participants will respond to this enthusiastically. It is our intention to take a long-term view of this and look at all aspects of sports with a research and
“We are proud to work in association with IIM Bangalore to launch this unique sports-based training programme for executives. We believe that sports can make the difference in several fields; it transcends borders, binds people to a cause and provides learning for different aspects of life. This program cuts across the conventional management experiences and draws on the learning from sports to empower corporates to tackle challenging business situations”, said Hari Iyer, VP — learning from sports, TENVIC.