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2 About GEO Gujarat Employers’ Organisation (GEO) was envisioned in 1979 – 80 with a vision to promote cohesion amongst employers and to facilitate cordial relationship between employers and employees. GEO endeavors to build amicable work relations, enrich human skills and attitude, provide a platform to connect and collaborate, address critical concerns jointly and to develop a congenial industrial environment. To enhance Performance Management within organizations, GEO provides services like Time & Motion Studies, Psychometric Tests, Aptitude & Attitude tests, Implementation of 5-S, Kaizen, Lean Manufacturing & other quality tools. GEO maintains an alliance of all industries situated within Gujarat, solves IR issues in a lawful and constitutional manner and disseminates useful information connected with trade and industry acquired through State and Central Governments and other sources. GEO is in the service of industrial sector since last 32 years focusing on these core objectives for growth of the industrial sector through co-operation. GEO has emerged as a unique employers’ body in Gujarat having tripartite approach and is the nodal agency appointed by the Ministry of Labour, New Delhi for the prestigious ‘ Prime Minister’s Shram Awards’.

3 HR Initiatives in a Challenging Economic Environment -
From Complexity to Clarity Indian economy is considered to be a destination of opportunities in several ways – most importantly based on its market size and demography. From the beginning of last decade of previous millennium, hopes were generated that this economy would be in a position to log in growth rate closer to double digit and sustain it for long. While it did happen for sometime its tenacity and momentum could not be maintained. Currently Indian economy is faced with formidable challenges a specially rising current account deficit (CAD) and unemployment besides industrial sector has been hit hard by weak global demand, weak supply linkages, high import costs, due to rupee’s declining value and sluggish investment activities. Economic and social issues are integrally linked perhaps more now than ever before. Business enterprises are also impacted by developments in the economy. During such environment human resource is expected to play a leading role by remaining more engaged than ever, in developing and retaining talent, reducing costs and aligning its activities with the overall business strategies and initiatives for unlocking the potential for the future growth. Human resources are both cause and effect of enterprises. It is therefore necessary that continuous learning about changes that impact organisations is facilitated so that enterprises proactively develop their strategies and responses to deal with uncertainty of the future. Economic uncertainty influences the process of H R planning and strategies. Diversity in planning has unique challenges during recession; because depletion in source availability can significantly impact company’s strategies to design jobs and working system. It is the H R professionals’ ability to govern H R policies. Company’s can implement practices that will enable them not only to survive and economic downturn but to develop unique strategic options to gain competitive edge for growth. Keeping in view the present economic scenario a one day H R convention on the theme: HR Initiatives in Challenging Economic Environment from Complexity to Clarity; is organised by Gujarat Employers’ Organisation (GEO). Distinguished speakers will share their knowledge and practical experiences to help participants explore ways and means for future strategies and actions of their organisation to travel from haze of today to clarity of tomorrow. The Program Schedule HR Initiatives in a Challenging Economic Environment - Form Complexity to Clarity Day & Date : Saturday, 14th December 2013 Time 9.00 am onwards Venue The Gateway Hotel (Taj Group) Akota, Vadodara

4 Program Details TIME EVENT 9.00 – 9.30 am Registration
Tea / Coffee / Breakfast am INAUGURAL SESSION Prayer Welcome Address Overview of Gujarat Employers’ Organisation (GEO) Shri Vipul Ray President, GEO Lighting of Lamp Convention Theme Shri Rahul Amin Chairman Convention Organising Committee, GEO Address by Guest of Honour Dr. T V Rao T. V. Rao Learning Systems Pvt. Ltd. Ahmedabad Key Note Address by Chief Guest Shri R. Gopalakrishnan Director Tata Sons Ltd. Mumbai Vote of Thanks Shri Ajay Parikh Sr. Vice President, GEO 11.00 – am Comfort Break 11.15 – 1.30 pm TECHNICAL SESSION – I Responsive & Sustainable Employee Relations Shri Pramod Mahatme Vice President Wipro Ltd. Bangalore

5 Program Details Putting Humaneness Back Into HR Dr. Jitendra Singh
Professor XLRI - Jamshedpur HR as a Differentiator When The Goings Gets Tough Shri Yogi Sriram Sr. Vice President –Corp. HR, Larsen & Toubro Limited. Mumbai Floor Interaction 1.15 – 2.00 pm LUNCH 2.00 – 4.30 pm TECHNICAL SESSION – II Why and How of HR Initiatives Dr. Santrupt B. Misra CEO, Carbon Black Business & Director, Group Human Resources Aditya Birla Management Corp. Pvt. Ltd. Mumbai Simplifying HR to Accelerate Business Growth Dr. Chandrasekhar Sripada President & Global Head of HR Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd. Hyderabad The Jurisprudence of Performance Appraisal System & Processes Dr. Jerome Joseph IIM, Ahmedabad 3.30 – 4.00 pm pm Comfort Break 4.15 – 5.15 pm VALEDICTORY SESSION Chief Guest 4.15 – 5.00 pm Dr. Anup Singh Director General Nirma University, Ahmedabad 5.00 – 5.15 pm Concluding Session Shri S K Raijada Convention Director, GEO

6 The participation fee covers Convention Kit, refreshments and lunch.
FEE (Per delegate): A INDUSTRIES / ESTABLISHMENTS : Rs. 2,500/- + Service 12.36% B STUDENTS Rs. 750/- + Service 12.36% DISCOUNTS: 1. 10% : For members of Gujarat Employers’ Organisation (GEO) 2. 10% Early Bird For category A – if Nomination along with fee reach GEO office before 3. 10% Additional For category A – if Nomination along with fee for Four (4) or more nominations reach GEO office before  The participation fee covers Convention Kit, refreshments and lunch. FOR WHOM: Decision makers, Executives, Professionals, Entrepreneurs and Students LAST DATE OF NOMINATION: The last date of receiving nomination along with fee is Thursday, 12th December 2013 VENUE: The Gateway Hotel (Taj Group) Akota, Vadodara CONTACT ADDRESS: Gujarat Employers’ Organisation Trident Complex, D-Wing, 34-35, 3rd floor, opp. Geri, race course, Vadodara Office phone : 0265 – , Cell no. : / Website :

7 Inaugural Session Shri R. Gopalakrishnan Director
Tata Sons Ltd. Mumbai Shri R. Gopalakrishnan carries an experience of 45 years in the area of Leadership and Management : 31 years with Unilever and 14 years with TATA. He has served in Jeddah as Chairman of Unilever Arabia, as Managing Director of Brooke Bond Lipton India in Bangalore, and as Vice Chairman of Hindustan Unilever. Besides being the Director at the Tata Sons Ltd., he is also the Chairman of Tata Auto-Component Systems, Rallis India, the Vice Chairman of Tata Chemicals, and is the Director of Tata Power and Tata Technologies. He is an independent Director on the boards of Akzo Nobel India and Castrol India. All India Management Association was fortunate to function under his Presidentship. Shri R. Gopalalakrishnan studied physics at St Xavier’s Calcutta followed by an Engineering degree at IIT Kharagpur. Thereafter he went to Harvard Business School to pursue studies in Advanced Management. Among the books he has authored “The Case Of The Bonsai Manager: Lessons For Managers On Intuition”, published by Penguin India (2007), “When the Penny Drops: Learning What Is Not Taught” published by Penguin India (2010) and “What the CEO Really Wants from You: The 4 As For Managerial Success” published by Harper Collins India (2012), have indeed been widely read. He has delivered guest lectures and written articles. He has designed and taught an unusual course entitled LWNT-Learning What’s Not Taught at Tata Management Training Centre, Pune, and at Indian B-schools.

8 Inaugural Session Dr. TV Rao Chairman
T. V. Rao Learning Systems Pvt. Ltd. Ahmedabad Dr. T. V. Rao – the name itself is synonymous with the subject called Human Resource Development. He and his colleague Dr. Udai Pareek have done pioneering work in laying foundations for what we call today as Human Resource Management . Dr. Rao was a Professor at IIMA for over 20 years between 1973 and 1994 and is currently an Adjunct Professor and member of the Board of Governors of IIMA. He is the Founder President of the National HRD Network and Founder Honorary Director of the Academy of HRD. He has also worked as Professor of HRD at XLRI, Jamshedpur during Dr. Rao has over 50 publications to his credit in the areas of HRD, Education, Entrepreneurship, Health, Population and Management Training. Some of these include: Performance Appraisal: Theory and Practice, HRD in the New Economic Environment, Designing and Managing HR Systems, The HRD Missionary, HRD Audit, Handbook of Training for Education Management (UNESCO, Bangkok), HRD: Experiences, Interventions Strategies; Innovations in Higher Education (SDC, New Delhi); Handbook of Developing Entrepreneurship; Doctors in Making; Identifying and Selecting Entrepreneurs (IIMA); Handbook of Psychological and Social Instruments (Concept); Changing Teacher Behaviour through Feedback; HRD Score card 2500, and others. Dr. Rao has wide and varied consulting experience in areas such as Organizational Structure, HRD, Appraisals, OD, Team Building, Survey Feedback, Entrepreneurship, Institution Building, HRD Audit, Structuring HRD, Institutional Evaluation, etc. He has worked as a consultant with many organizations in the Public Sector, Private Sector, the Government and International agencies in recent years Dr. Rao assisted the Administrative Reforms Commission on Civil service reforms and also on the HR Committee of Ministry of Finance on Banking Sector Reforms.

9 Distinguished Speaker
Shri Pramod Mahatme Vice President Wipro Limited, Bangalore Shri Mahatme is the Vice President Employee Relations at Wipro Consumer Care and Lighting and as Group Employee Relations Head, he provides guidance and mentoring to other units of Wipro Corporation in the area of Employee Relations. His experience in Industry as HR professional spans more than three decades, engaging with both talent and labour facilitating acquisition, engagement, development, and compensation in organizations like – Gansons, Indian Seamless, Hindustan Lever, and Wipro. He holds Post Graduate degree in Personnel Management from the Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune. He started his career in Employee Relations in 1981 with the labour advisory department of Bombay Chamber of commerce and Industry. And since then he has been in the forefront for resolving Industrial Disputes in various locations across India. He has seen the changing trends in HR in India over past three decades and the transformation from labour to talent management. He has a good overview of fair and unfair labour practices adopted by Employers and Unions and has lived through the dark phase – what we call ‘the decade of militancy'. He has been instrumental in shaping the new trends in Employee Relations in Greenfield factories of Hindustan lever, after having gained from the experiences from its oldest Factory at Sewri Mumbai. He has good understanding of management’s strengths and weaknesses while dealing with collective bargaining process in manufacturing as well as service sector with an in-depth understanding of the labour law framework. He has addressed many seminars on Industrial Relations and has been guiding students in management schools for inculcating this competency. He has been a mentor to many HR professionals

10 Distinguished Speaker
Dr. Santrupt B. Misra CEO, Carbon Black Business & Director, Group Human Resources Aditya Birla Management Corporation Pvt. Ltd. Mumbai Dr. Santrupt Misra, CEO, Global Carbon Black Business and Director, Global Human Resources has been with the Group for the last 17 years, of which he has been a member of the main Board (Aditya Birla Management Corporation Private Limited), the apex decision making body of the USD 43 billion, Aditya Birla Group for 11 years. Dr. Misra is the Director on the Board of the Aditya Birla Science & Technology Company Ltd., Alexandria Carbon Black Co., SAE., Thai Carbon Black Public Co. Ltd., Indigold Carbon Mauritius, which are part of the Aditya Birla Group and holds several key positions in many professional bodies both in India and globally. Dr. Misra is on the Board of many Charitable Institutions, Educational Institutions and Trade Associations. Under his leadership as the Director H.R., the Group has developed a strong employer Brand and was recognized in 2007 as the Best Employer of India and a ‘Great Place for Leaders to Work’. In 2011 the Aditya Birla Group ranked 4th Globally and 1st in Asia Pacific in the ‘To Companies for Leaders 2011’, study by Aon Hewitt, Fortune & RBL Group. When he took over as CEO of the Group’s Carbon Black Business, it was the fourth largest in the world. In less than two years, he grew the business to be the largest in the world. Dr. Misra has over 26 years of experience in Education, Training, Consulting and Executive Development and has had full-time prior professional work experience with the J.K. Group, the Tata Institute of Social Sciences and Unilever. He holds two postgraduate degrees – in Political Science & in Personnel Management & Industrial Relations – Dr. Misra has won four gold medals in his educational career. He has two PhDs, one from India and the other from the Aston Business School, U.K., in Public Administration and Industrial Relations, respectively.

11 Distinguished Speaker
Dr. Sripada Chandrasekhar President & Gloal Head of HR Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd. Hyderabad Dr. Chandrasekhar heads the global HR function with responsibility for all businesses and markets of Dr. Reddy’s across the world. He has the mandate to lead a wide range of HR initiatives in leadership development & coaching, talent development, employee engagement and organization design to integrate, grow and transform the organization globally in order to enable the enterprise meet its business objectives. Dr. Chandrasekhar has over three decades of experience across India's leading firms in Public, Private and Multi-National sectors - both in the early economy areas of steel and manufacturing as well as in the more recent domains of Telecom, IT Services and Consulting. He is also among the first few early Indians who have been accredited by the International Coach Federation – world’s leading Coach Certification body - in the professional practice of Executive Coaching. He is a regular invitee to the Boards / National councils of professional bodies like National HRD Network, CII’s National Committee on HR and Skills and Indian Society on Training & Development. Prior to joining Dr. Reddy’s, Dr. Chandrasekhar worked with IBM, India as Vice President & Head of Human Resources for the India/South Asia region. At IBM, he was a key member of the India Leadership Team and a Director on the Board of IBM India. He works actively with NGOs and non-profit organizations and personally supports the cause of “girl child education among the poor”. His other interests include poetry, culture and philosophy. Dr. Chandrasekhar has done his MBA at the Leeds Business School, United Kingdom and has a Ph.D. in Organizational Behaviour.

12 Distinguished Speaker
Shri Yogi Sriram Senior Vice President – Corporate Human Resources, Larsen & Toubro Limited. Mumbai Larsen & Toubro is a USD 14 billion technology, engineering, construction, manufacturing and financial services conglomerate, with global operations. Shri Yogi has 36 years of experience in the Human Resources Development function, of which over 21 years are in Leading Human Resources teams in companies of major significance. He leads a world class Institute of Project Management. He is the Corporate Head of HR and serves as the Senior Vice President Corporate HR, for all the businesses of L&T. He has an Honours degree in Economics from Shriram College of Commerce, Masters in Personnel Management & IR from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, L.L.B. from the University of Delhi and M.B.A. in Organization Behaviour from the Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), University of Delhi, a Diploma in Training and Development from Indian Society for Training & Development. He is accredited in psychometric testing techniques such as MBTI at NTL Maine US, FIRO-B and has gone through extensive training in personal counselling (Karkuff Model). He has completed a Certificate Course on "Appreciative Enquiry" by participating in two workshops delivered by Prof Ronald Fry, Chair Professor in Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Ohio. Shri Yogi had been admitted as the first HR professional in India as Fellow of the All India Management Association. He is on the board of AIMA Council of Management (Governing Board) representing the Fellow Members. He is the President of the Bombay Management Association (BMA) which has received the best LMA award in Category 2, in 2013 and President of the Mumbai Chapter of National HRD Network (NHRDN) which has been awarded the best Chapter award in 2012. Shri Yogi has led the HRD function in Asea Brown Boveri Limited. In his first stint at L&T, he served as the Vice President (Corporate Human Resources). He served in BP (British Petroleum) as the H.R. Director (Africa, Middle East, Turkey & South Asia) covering 3 continents and about 40 countries and the Taj Group (Hotel arm of the TATA’s) as Senior Vice President – Human Resources before re-joining L&T. His areas of interest are succession planning, career sculpting, team coaching, talent management and change management, having successfully contributed to the architecture and execution in these areas in leadership roles, in very large and diverse organizations. He has published papers in journals of international repute and has built a reputation as a successful thought leader and implementer having laid the foundation for most of L&T’s signature leadership programmes.

13 Distinguished Speaker
Dr. Jitendra Singh Professor XLRI - Jamshedpur Dr. Singh MBA from XLRI, Jamshedpur and PhD. from Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania; USA. Continuing as Professor since June 2007 (also served two earlier innings at the institute: and ). Deputed by Tata Steel as Tata Steel Chair Professor of Organization Development ( ). He has also served for 4 years as Dean being, responsible for all academic administration, faculty and student affairs ( ). At XLRI he launched, and co-directed, XLRI’s 1st international program (Master of Positive Organization Development) in collaboration with the Weather head School of Management at Case Western Reserve University (USA). Instrumental in spearheading XLRI’s involvement in the 1stGlobal MBA program launched in partnership with Case Western University (USA) and Tongji University (China). Dr. Singh has conducted a large number of executive development programs for leading Indian companies and has taught a wide range of courses to MBA and doctoral students. He is currently Chairman of International Relations. In this capacity, have negotiated collaboration agreements with several business schools in USA, Europe, and Asia. During his tenure at Tata Steel 1984 – 2007, spearheaded the company’s HR initiatives for 24 years; he has responsibilities included - Formulation of company-wide HR policies, Design and administration of all supporting HR systems, In-house consultancy and organization development, Leadership of the company’s in-house Management Development Centre (TMDC) and Technical Training Institute (SNTI), Advising Tata Steel’s subsidiaries on HR-related issues. During this period, Tata Steel won many laurels for the overall excellence of its HR practices and employee development activities. Deputed to XLRI as Tata Steel Chair Professor of OD ( ). Dr. Singh recipient of 4 Gold Medals for academic and extra-curricular excellence. He has Represented Tata Steel on the HR Committee of the International Iron & Steel Institute (Brussels) and the Advisory Committee of Cedep at INSEAD (France). He has member of the Board of Directors of Glass Equipment India Ltd; Advisory Board of School of Management at KIIT University’; Governing Body of Tarapore School; Trustee of JEM Foundation and member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Management for Global Sustainability. He has conducted numerous leadership development workshops for a wide range of clients: World Bank, L&T, ITC, Tata Steel, Tata-Hitachi, ICI, SPIC, CSC, HCL, BOC, NICCO, Mjunction, Tata Power, Vodafone, Dupont, TechMahindra, Wockhardt, etc. Dr. Singh has authored and published number of several articles and cases in professional journals.

14 Distinguished Speaker
Dr. Jerome Joseph Professor IIM, Ahemedabad Dr. Joseph, Ph.D. and gold medallist at the Under Graduate and Post Graduate level; he has 37 years experience as Educator, Trainer, Training designer, Researcher and Consultant. He has been with the Program on Negotiation at the Harvard Law School, Cambridge, USA as Fulbright Visiting Scholar during the year during which period he also attended the 30 day winter Negotiations Workshop led by the late Prof Roger Fisher to understand Skill development Pedagogy and the Principled Negotiations Method of the Fisher classic titled “Getting to yes”. In the field of IR and HR, his mastery is on negotiation capability development, training methodology, competence utilization, Coach-Mentor Development, Team Building Methodology, Field Management. Dr. Jerome Joseph has conducted Executive development Programs in Negotiations Skills/Human Resource Management, Seven Soft Skills for organizations in Colombo, Singapore and Dubai. He has published papers in refereed journals, 5 books, monographs and chapters in edited volumes. Has guided 17 doctoral students of IIM, Ahmedabad (11 – 3 of them related to Negotiations and Conflict Resolution) and AHRD-Xavier Labour Relations Institute, Jamshedpur (4) and other institutions. Dr Jerome Joseph has received high ratings as a Teacher/Trainer/Designer of innovative programs and pedagogical methods. Dr Jerome Joseph has held several administrative leadership positions. He has been Editor and Chairperson, Board of Editors of Vikalpa – The Journal for Decision Makers ( ); Chairperson of the highly rated Post Graduate Program in Management ( ); Chairperson of the Staff Evaluation and Development Committee; Coordinator of the Faculty Recruitment Committee of the Personnel & Industrial Relations Area; Member, Admissions Committee and regular member of the Admissions Interview team for the Post Graduate Program of the Institute; Member, Management Development Committee; Member, Fellow (Doctoral) Program in Management; Chairperson of the Personnel & Industrial Relations Area several times.

15 Valedictory Session Dr. Anup K. Singh Director General
Nirma University, Ahmedabad Dr. Singh is an eminent academician and thought leader. He did his Ph.D. from the University of Allahabad, Allahabad and Post Doctoral Fellowship from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He was a Visiting Scholar at the J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Business Administration, North western University, Evanston. He has eight books to his credit. He has published more than 85 articles in reputed journals. He has received several awards for his teaching excellence. He has conducted several research projects. He was the editor of Vision: the Journal of Business Perspective. He has consulted with several national and international organisations. He developed National Human Resource Development Policy for the Royal Government of Bhutan. He is closely involved with the up scaling of management education in India. His research interests are Leadership, Student Engagement and Institution Building. Earlier he was the Director, Institute of Management, Nirma University, Ahmedabad and a Professor of Organisational Behaviour at the Management Development Institute, Gurgaon. He was also a Professor and Dean (Corporate Relations) at the International Management Institute, New Delhi. He had a brief stint at Jaipur Institute of Management, Noida as its Director.

CHAIRMAN: CO. CHAIRMAN: Shri Rahul Amin Chairman & Managing Director Jyoti Limited, Vadodara Shri Harsh Patel Director Vadodara Diesel, Vadodara CONVENTION DIRECTOR: Shri S K Raijada President – Corp. HR & Mgt. Services Piramal Glass Ltd. Vadodara MEMBERS Shri Vipul Ray Managing Director Elmex Controls Pvt. Ltd., Vadodara Shri Ajay Parikh Executive Director AXTEL Industries Ltd., Panchmahal Shri Shwetanshu Patel Director (Operations) Aims Industries Ltd.,Vadodara Shri Viral Kothari Gujarat Plug In Devices Pvt. Ltd., Vadodara Shri Mohan Nair Sabari Chemicals Pvt. Ltd., Vadodara Shri Sudhir Chemburkar Shri D K Sachdeva Gujarat Flourochemicals Ltd., Panchmahal Shri Bhavik Khera SEE Linkages Pvt. Ltd, Vadodara Shri Amit Patel Chief Executive Officer Electrical Controls & Systems, Vadodara Shri Dattesh Shah Head HR CEAT Ltd., Panchmahal Shri S R Kulkarni L&T Power Ltd. Vadodara

Lead Sponsor Main Sponsor Co. Sponsors GUJARAT EMPLOYERS’ ORGANISATION 34-35, 3rd Floor, D-Wing, Trident Complex, Opp. GERI, Race Course, Vadodara Phone No.: , Website:

18 One Day HR Convention on
HR Initiatives in a Challenging Economic Environment - From Complexity to Clarity Saturday, 14th December 2013 The Gateway Hotel, Akota, Vadodara

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