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NHRD Conducts Pre-Conference Workshop At IIMB

The National Human Resources Development Network (NHRD), an autonomous, non-profit organization for HR Professionals with more than 12,500 members across India held it’s pre-conference workshop at IIM-Bangalore today. The workshops spread over four days are being conducted in different parts of Bangalore and will culminate with it’s flagship 2-day “NHRD National Conference – The Spirit Of Entrepreneurship”  scheduled to be held from the 8th to 9th December at Palace Grounds.

Workshops on “Developing a culture of Intrapreneurship” by EDI, Ahmedabad is scheduled to be held at the Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies,Koramangala on the 5th and 6th December and will be followed by a fireside chat on “Traditional Business Models” on 7th December at St Joseph’s College New Campus on MG Road. Entrepreneurs and students interested in attending these free conferences and workshops can register at

Prof Suresh explaining the Business Canvas Model.

Prof Suresh explaining the Business Canvas Model.

The workshop held at IIM-Bangalore today was held with the goal of encouraging intrapreneurship among HR professionals in India. It featured talks by professors from IIM-Bangalore – Mr Suresh Bhagvathulla, Mrs Vasanthi Srinivasan and Mr Udupa who all spoke about the different aspects of entrepreneurship.

The day kicked off with a talk by Prof Suresh who listed out compelling case studies of several homegrown startups who struck gold with innovative products and services. He then went to provide a comprehensive overview of what constitutes entrepreneurship, the risks an entrepreneurs faces,  the principles of effectuation and the lean model of business prototyping.

Members Of The Audience Listen In Rapt Attention.

Members Of The Audience Listen In Rapt Attention.

The post lunch session involved group discussions moderated by Prof Vasanthi on HR Impacting business outcomes. The first day of the workshop ended with a talk by Prof Udupa on how to develop an analytical approach to entrepreneurship. Day 2 of the Workshop scheduled for tomorrow at the same venue will feature a panel discussion in the morning followed by comprehensive multi-layered sessions on applications of Lean Canvas in organisations.


A slide from the workshop explaining successful entrepreneurship.

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