JIBS conducts training programme and talk series

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November 2023

JIBS conducts training programme and talk series

Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences (JIBS), in collaboration with Jindal Institute of Leadership Development & Executive Education (JILDEE), conducted six-day mid-career training programme for officers of the Comptroller & Auditor General (CAG) of India. The programme was held from October 30 to November 4.

Professor of Eminence (Dr.) Sanjeev P. Sahni, Founder & Principal Director of JIBS, conducted a session on ‘Performance Management’. While talking about different aspects of performance management, Dr. Sahni explained different methods of performance management. He also delved into the negative effects of criticism and importance of positive reinforcement.

Prof. (Dr.) Pulkit Khanna, Executive Dean, JIBS, conducted a session on ‘Effective Communication’, in which she stressed the importance of communication skills on technical issues, while also emphasising on the constructive engagement with the client organisation. She also delivered a session on ‘SDGs‑the India story – National Strategy for achieving SDGs’.

Sessions were also conducted by Dr. Sneh Kapoor, Associate Professor, JIBS, on ‘SDGs and the Challenge of Gender Equality’ and by Dr. Vipin Vijay Nair, Assistant Professor, JIBS, on ‘Financial Crime’ and ‘Cloud Computing’.

JIBS conducts 10th Session of Transformative Talk Series

Dr. Pravin B. Yannawar, Associate Professor at IHBAS, Delhi, delivered a talk on ‘Evolution of Mental Health Act: Colonial Era to Contemporary’ on November 3. He covered the historical progression and changes in mental health legislation, policies, and practices from the colonial era to contemporary times.

Dr. Yannawar explored the early perceptions of mental health, including the origins of asylums, the evolution of treatment methods, and the development of mental health laws. He also addressed the significant shifts in societal attitudes towards mental health, changes in patient rights, the impact of scientific advancements on mental healthcare, and the ongoing efforts to destigmatise mental illness while ensuring ethical, humane and effective treatment for individuals experiencing mental health challenges.

Dr. Yannawar has served as a lecturer at the Maharashtra Institute of Mental Health and B.J. Medical College in Pune, followed by a role as a Medical Social Service Officer at AIIMS, New Delhi. He has also worked as a co‑investigator with ICMR and NACO on the essential subject of HIV AIDS and drug abuse.

The Transformative Talk Series is an initiative by the JIBS towards bridging the gap between the theoretical and the industrial realms of psychology, academia, and research.

Awareness Campaign conducted at Sanfort Special School, Sonipat

The students of the Psychosocial Rehabilitation programme at JIBS conducted a campaign for students with special needs at Sanfort Special School, Sonipat, on November 2. The theme of the campaign was ‘Empowering Students with Good Touch and Bad Touch Awareness: Building a Safe and Respectful Environment’. The main objective was to apprise specially-abled children about the concept of good and bad touch, equipping them with the skills to differentiate between the two and seek help when they feel uncomfortable.

The campaign started with an introduction to personal boundaries using the ‘My Bubble Space’ activity, ensuring students understand the sanctity of personal space. This was followed by in-depth discussion on good touch, aided by activities such as ‘Safe Circle’ and ‘Red Flag, Green Flag’. The session culminated with a video and roleplay that empowered children to vocalise their feelings and emphasised the importance of saying ‘no’ in potentially harmful situations.

The session concluded with a group discussion and reward activity, which served to reinforce the campaign’s learnings. The campaign was a milestone in JIBS’ continuous efforts to create a safer environment for our children.

JIBS faculty member releases book

A book titled Subjective Well-Being in the Indian Context: Concept, Measure, and Index written by Dr. Tithi Bhatnagar, Associate Professor at  JIBS, got published by Springer Nature in Singapore.

This book offers an understanding of subjective well-being (SWB) in the Indian context across ages and strata. It discusses the conceptualisation and measurement of both SWB and subjective ill-being (SIB) through a multi-phased research study. The structure of SWB and development, standardisation, and indexing of an SWB measure provides insights on how it can enable nations to find out the national level of SWB/SIB for its citizens.

The index may be useful in identifying the level of people’s well-being or ill-being. It explores the possibility of implications and interventions in optimising SWB both at the individual and collective level. It is a consolidated account of the work done in SWB research, particularly with a cultural focus on the Indian context. The book has a wide application for students, researchers, psychometricians, practitioners, policymakers and anyone interested in concepts like SWB and happiness.

JIBS faculty member attends webinar conducted by University of Swansea

Dr. Tithi Bhatnagar, Associate Professor at JIBS, was invited as an Expert Speaker to talk about her latest book ‘Subjective Well-Being in the Indian Context: Concept, Measure and Index’ along with inputs by an ISQOLS (International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies) Member. During the multidisciplinary cooperation session, held online on November 17, Dr. Bhatnagar spoke on ‘Culture Based Development (CBD), Institutions and Public Goods in the Regions of India’ organised by University of Swansea, Wales, UK.

JIBS faculty member attends Faculty Development Programme

Dr. Tithi Bhatnagar, Associate Professor at JIBS, was invited as a Resource Person for a 5-day Faculty Development Programme on ‘Effective Education in Allied Healthcare Programme’. The programme was organised by Manav Rachna International Institute of Research & Studies, School of Allied Health Sciences, Department of Physiotherapy.

As part of the programme, Dr. Bhatnagar conducted an online session on ‘Mind Mapping in Education’, held on November 22 that was attended by around 45 participants.