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February 19, 2018 12:00 am | Updated 04:18 am IST

ISB organises Thought Leaders’ Summit on shaping the future of human capital strategies

The Indian School of Business (ISB) organised a Thought Leaders’ Summit on ‘Shaping the future of human capital strategies: priorities in education, research and learning’, to seek industry partnership in building relevant content for strategic human capital management and help enterprises drive human capital programmes in the future.

It was attended by several CEOs, CXOs and CHROs from leading companies in India.

Keynote speech

In his keynote address, D. Shivakumar, Group Executive President, Corporate Strategy and Business Development, Aditya Birla Management Corporation, said human capital strategies must incorporate critical aspects and dimensions concerning education, research and career.

Dr. Richard Smith, academic director, Master of Human Capital: Leadership, Singapore Management University, said, with the growing orientation of “evidence-based management,” we are at a critical juncture for collaboration between academics and business leaders, to advance the theory and practice of human capital, and India is well positioned to take a global leadership role in making this happen.”

Leadership roles

Prof. Rajendra Srivastava, Dean, ISB, said ISB has started work on building thought leadership in the strategic human capital area and will provide industry relevant offerings in research, education and in-career learning in human capital management.

To this end ISB has already incubated a Human Capital & Leadership Initiative ( HC&LI) and the same will be grown into a full-fledged centre of excellence, in strong partnership with industry and global schools.

Chandrashekar Sripada, practice professor at ISB, set the context for the summit and said the country urgently needs many high quality centres of education and research to advance Human Capital Leadership and help enterprises create greater value through Human Capital.

He explained that ISB will partner with leading Indian and Global Schools and will offer cutting-edge curriculum, state-of-the-art-pedagogy and industry relevant applied research - to train next generation HR professionals and leaders.

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