Indore : With an objective to provide insight, to senior police officers working in the field, about the qualities a great leader must have, a two-day Leadership Programme for the officers of the State police began at IIM-Indore on Tuesday.

State Home Minister, Babulal Gaur; Rina Mitra, special DG (Training), police headquarter, Bhopal and Milind Kanaskar, ADG, Rustamji Armed Police Training College, Indore were present during the inaugural function.

In his address, Gaur mentioned that to help an ordinary person excel in his skills, training is extremely important, and this training programme is expected to fulfill the same motive in helping the police officers learn about communication and leadership skills. “One continuously needs to practice his skills and enhance his knowledge in the field he belongs to, so that he is able to make quick and correct decisions when any situation arises. The continuous training would help the person to become an effective leader,” he noted.

IIM-Indore director, Rishikesha T Krishnan said, “IIM-Indore is proud to have an opportunity to collaborate with the police department and offer this training programme. The programme will not only help the officers to enhance their leadership skills but the institute will also get a chance to learn about the contributions which can be made to support the police department.”

His address was followed with a speech by Mitra, who mentioned about the objectives of the programme. She noted that the word ‘police’ has always been related to leadership. “Right from the lower level of the department to the highest level, leadership is an important factor for the proper functioning of the department,” she said.

She discussed how leadership plays an important role in maintaining law and order and investigation. She noted that this programme would help the officers to not only work on their motivational, communication and leadership skills but also give them an opportunity to know their colleagues from various zones.

Day one of the programme witnessed four lectures by IIM-Indore faculty on various topics such as Interpersonal Effectiveness, Motivating Others, Group Decision Making and Building Effective Teams. The last session had a Self Preparation/Case Analysis/Group Work, which gave the officers an overall summary of the first day.

The second and the last day of the programme would have sessions on Conflict Management, Managing Subordinates and Leadership.

The two-day training programme is being attended by officers from across the State, who would get a chance to enhance their motivational and communication skills, which will help them to effectively communicate with citizens and create a positive atmosphere for each other.

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