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Published : Saturday, 16 August, 2014 11:35 AM
DISHA- Annual HR Conclave
‘DISHA’ the Sanskrit word for ‘Direction’ means a path, an orientation, a viewpoint or an objective, and this makes it an apt name for the Annual HR Conclave, DISHA, organized by the T. A. Pai Management Institute, Manipal, on the critical corporate function of Human Resources.
Currently in its 6th edition, Disha 2014 promises to be bigger and better. What started out as an annual two-day conclave in 2009, has now been envisioned as a 6 day corporate extravaganza. The conclave commences on August 18 and ends on August 23, 2014. The conclave in its current format will host more than 50 guests from companies covering over 15 different industry sectors like FMCG, manufacturing, logistics, retail, healthcare, life sciences, IT/ITeS etc. Mr. Rajat Jain, Managing Director, Xerox India is the chief guest for the inaugural ceremony and Mr. Krishnan V., Head-Talent Development of HCL Technologies will be the keynote speaker.
Disha 2014, is the only conclave of such huge magnitude in India and provides a forum where present industry leaders meet future industry leaders to create a whole new learning experience. Corporate dignitaries, from India’s top companies discuss, debate, and reflect on various aspects of Human Resource Management and thereby enlighten the students with their rich knowledge and experience and satisfy their inquisitiveness. Students display their acumen in the field of management and prove their mettle to respected academicians and experienced professionals.
Disha comprises of four main events namely; ‘Onimia’ - panel discussion where the eminent HR leaders from across the country discuss on topics pertaining to the theme. ‘Sophos’ - the guest lecture series where the guests interact with the students and provide them insights about industry practices. ‘Vrondi’ – amock press event where students act as PR managers and defend the stance of their company in front of the press. ‘We the people’- the debate competition where students get to showcase their debating and analytical skills.
Since 2009 when the idea was conceived, Disha has led the way in highlighting the significance of the human resources function as a means of maximizing an organization’s productivity and potential. Each edition of Disha deliberates on the function, role or contribution of HR in an organization’s growth and success, relevant to the current scenario.
Disha 2014: The Talent Race in Emerging Economics – Will India Win?
Talent management for an organization includes several aspects, such as, how they attract, source, select, train, develop, promote, retain & move employees through the organization. The race for talent and concerns across sectors do vary, but, their importance is all-prevailing.
Disha 2014 will discuss these HR-related issues that have great relevance for business management in developing nations like India. Disha 2014 will deliberate on India’s position and opportunities in the ongoing race for the enormous talent available in emerging economies such as Brazil, Russia, India, China (BRIC) and others. 
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