Dr.Vijay Pothukuchi is a management researcher and a corporate trainer with over 36 years of engagement with organisations in the US, India and East Africa. He has been the Founder-CEO of Midas Touch Infrastructure since 2005. Although his work experience spans across a spectrum of industries, his heart lies in addressing issues of social development. As the Chairman of the Board at Verdentum Technologies, he works closely with stakeholders in the social sector, providing them comprehensive and real-time solutions to their monitoring and evaluation needs. Dr. Vijay started the session by explaining the different areas that he would be covering in his webinar. 1. Need for Monitoring – Psychological and competitive dimensions 2. Is there a way out? – Barriers to digital technology, New generation solutions 3. Some worthy examples – Indian and International Organisations 4. Barriers to technology – Practical Dimensions Psychological dimensions of monitoring If you look at
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Tanya Ginwala is a clinical psychologist by training and has experience ranging from rehabilitation for substance abuse to corporate facilitation programs on experiential learning. In her last post, she managed the daily operations of a non-profit that used adventure sports to promote inclusion for Persons with Disability. Today, she is the Indian representative at the International Adventure Therapy Committee and has founded Qualia Mental Health, where she channels her passion for the intersection between adventure, nature and mental health. Tanya started by explaining the goals of the session, with the hope that by the end of the session, attendees would have an understanding of how mental health impacts organisations, teams and individuals. How could we support and sustain the emotional well-being of those around us? Tanya opened the session with a series of polls aimed at better understanding the audience. The first poll displayed a set of images on screen;
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Sriram Naganathan has been associated with educational entities such as UpSchoolProject (USP), Ignus and ThinQ. He currently works with a team of professionals in improving the quality of education for marginalized children across selected schools in India. Trained in Business Journalism at the Times Research Foundation in Delhi, Sriram was a Reuter Fellow at the University of Oxford, UK. He also works with Venture Intelligence, which tracks deals in the private equity and venture capital ecosystem in India. Sriram started the session by explaining how technology is playing out for the marginalized community, particularly the children. In his experience, he has seen that illiterate parents, income-earning women and students enjoy the benefits of technology. For example, smartphones are extremely useful for the illiterate population because of ease of use. They can associate a picture with a number, without having to read the name. In case of women, there are examples
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Yashasvini Rajeshwar is the Founder and CEO of AuxoHub, a Chennai-based social sector consultancy. She has several years of experience working in social sector organisations across the country, specifically contributing to their communications strategy and content. She also has over 12 years of experience as a freelance journalist, with bylines in publications including The Hindu. Yashasvini started the session by stressing the importance of communications in the social sector, even while recognising that it is often ignored. In this session, Yashasvini explained what can be done to make communication more effective. By way of introduction, she explained AuxoHub’s attitude towards communication. Instead of seeing it as advertising, the team tries to work with their clients to give words to the work that they do. This helps the work speak for itself and makes sure on-ground work reaches the intended audience. Yashasvini went about explaining the different reasons why organisations may
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Akhila Rajeshwar is the Executive Director of TiE Chennai. She has decades of experience working in the corporate sector, including as the CCO of a city hospital. In her present role, she has led TiE Chennai towards successfully securing the Best TiE Global Chapter Award (2018-19). She is the perfect mentor to budding social sector organisations looking to make their presence felt among funders. Akhila Rajeshwar started the session by broadly outlining the ways in which non profits can build a relationship with funders. The critical factor of “trust building” was the major theme of her session, as she reiterated how trust formed the foundation for all relationship building. She drew on the methods used by TiE Chennai with regard to communicating with funders/ sponsors. As TiE Chennai’s motto is “Serve First and Scale Next” the main focus is that even before asking funders for anything, they focus on how
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