1) Talk on Suicide Awareness and Prevention
Prof. (Dr.) Sanjeev P. Sahni, Principal Director, JIBS, was invited as an Honorary guest to deliver a talk at the three-day virtual seminar “MAN-O-POWER OF HOPES: Defining Our Relationship with Suicide” organised by PSY-Fi: For a Healthy Mind, from September 10-12 for the cause of increasing Suicide Awareness and Prevention.
During the webinar, Dr. Sahni spoke about the suicide situation prevailing in our country, how it affects the victims, and how it can be affectively addressed through the collective participation of professionals and the public.
Dr. Sahni also emphasised on developing a roadmap towards a comprehensive national suicide prevention strategy. About 300 participants from across the country attended the programme.
2) Online certificate programme on ‘Strategic Execution and Change’
JIBS organised a 3-day online certificate programme on ‘Strategic Execution and Change’ for the officers of National Hydro Electric Power Corporation (NHPC). The three day virtual programme was conducted in collaboration with Jindal Institute of Leadership Development and Executive Education (JILDEE), from September 15-17.
During the virtual programme, experts from JIBS and JILDEE stressed the need to ideate and visualise strategic goals in workplaces before implementation, as it helps all the teams to align and focus on the same goals.
The experts accentuated how strategy execution is an important aspect of reaching organisational goals which then drives your team towards success. They focused on how a gap between strategic planning and execution can result in the downfall of a business or an inability to reach the strategic goals.
Lectures were delivered by Prof. (Dr.) Sanjeev P. Sahni, Principal Director, JIBS, Dr. Mayank Dhaundiyal, Professor and Dean, JGBS, Dr. Tanushree Sharma, Professor, Jindal Global Business School (JGBS), Dr. Tej Pavan Gandhok, Professor of Practice Strategy & Entrepreneurship, JGBS, and Dr. Anshu Sharma, Associate Professor, JGBS.
3) Online conference on ‘International Human Trafficking and Social Justice’
Dr. Vipin Vijay Nair, Assistant Professor JIBS and Assistant Director, Centre for Victimology and Psychological Studies (CVPS) was invited as a guest speaker for a webinar on ‘International Human Trafficking and Social Justice’ by Human Trafficking and Social Justice Institute from September, 22-24, 2021.
The webinar was organised with the aim of emphasising the building of a global community of social justice where the main aspects of freedom, dignity and equality are kept in focus. A society which aims for development just cannot do so if people, especially children and women who are at high risk of facing violence are left behind.
Dr. Vipin Nair highlighted that sexual exploitation and forced labour are the most common forms of human trafficking and viewing these crimes from the perspective of social justice highlights the structural conditions that facilitate exploitation. He also suggested that the media coverage of human trafficking stories needs to focus more on the social background of the criminal rather than the victim, which is usually the case.
Focusing on the role of technology in tackling cases of human trafficking, Dr. Nair highlighted various initiatives like the use of the Aadhar database to locate missing people who are either working as slaves or sex workers. At the same time, he also spoke about the difficulties posed by the Covid-19 pandemic in dealing with human trafficking.
The session garnered positive feedback and was attended by close to 1400 people from 44 countries.
4) Webinar on ‘Understanding Behaviour of White Collar Criminals’ for students of GD Goenka University
Dr. Vipin Vijay Nair, Assistant Professor JIBS and Assistant Director, Centre for Victimology and Psychological Studies (CVPS), was invited as a guest speaker for a webinar on ‘Understanding Behaviour of White Collar Criminals’ by GD Goenka University on September 29, 2021.
The online event stressed the importance of understanding the behaviour of white collar criminals and the role of senior management and the board of directors’ in forming an anti-risk management strategy,which can help in alleviating chances of risk and in forming a system of proper checks and balances.
Elaborating on the nature and characteristics of white collar crimes, Dr. Nair highlighted how such acts have become one of the fastest growing crimes in the world.
He further highlighted that white collar crimes are the least prosecuted in the criminal courts and even in those cases where prosecution happens, companies usually get away by paying hefty fines. “Therefore, it becomes necessary to regulate laws regarding white collar crimes and establish a strict mechanism to punish those indulging in such activities.”
The online event was attended by about 75 participants.
5) Talk on ‘Suicide Prevention’ during a panel discussion organised by Mental Health First Aid India
Prof. (Dr.) Sanjeev P. Sahni, Principal Director, JIBS, was invited as a speaker during a panel discussion organised by Mental Health First Aid India (MHFA), on September 29.
The aim of the online event was to generate awareness, attention, and cautiousness about suicide prevention among people.
During his talk Dr. Sahni accentuated how being aware of the warning signs could reduce suicide attempts. He highlighted the role conversations about depression or suicide could play in suicide prevention.
“It is very critical that people allow others especially youngsters to talk about mental health issues and topics as challenging as suicide without shutting the door at them. This is a very basic step and without it very little progress is possible,” Dr. Sahni said.