MDPs / FDPs / PDWs


A Certificate Workshop on “Leveraging Diversity for Growth” @ SJIM 19 July 2024 – Registration Open
St Joseph’s Institute of Management in association with National Institute of Personnel Management is organizing a certificate workshop on “Leveraging Diversity For Growth - Dei Strategies for the Manufacturing Sector.”
The workshop will be held at St Joseph’s Institute of Management Campus, No. 28/1 Primrose Road, (Off M.G. Road), Bangalore - 560025.


POSH Reimagined Workshop: A Collaboration between NCW, Inclusional, and SJIM
“National Commission of Women, Inclusional, and SJIM recently teamed up for a workshop on creating safer workplaces, "POSH Reimagined," uniting experts to discuss sexual harassment prevention and inclusion in the workplace. The workshop was spearheaded by three passionate speakers, including Priyanka Agarwal, Head of Inclusion, Jayati Doshi, Head of Culture Consulting, and Nazia Memon, Assistant Professor at SJIM specializing in diversity and inclusion.


“POSH Awareness Workshop for the Corporate Sector”, 24th Nov, 2023 at SJIM
The National Commission for Women (NCW) is conducting POSH Awareness Workshops for the Corporate Sector across India. SJIM is partnering in this initiative with Dr. Nazia Memon, Faculty at SJIM, sharing her perspective along with the resource persons from Jet Social Impact, Mumbai.


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) MDP Seminar at SJIM
Date: 22-23 September 2023
The two-day - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) MDP was a great success at St Joseph’s Institute of Management (SJIM), thanks to the active participation of 16 professionals hailing from esteemed organizations such as Titan, Widas, Puma, Gokuldas Exports, Codeparva, ITC, and others.


AICTE ATAL Sponsored National Level FDP on ‘Digital Supply Chain for Operational Excellence’ from
15th - 25th November 2022

An AICTE ATAL Sponsored National Level FDP on "Digital Supply Chain for Operational Excellence" was organised from 15th - 25th November 2022. Fifty faculty members from various parts of the country attended the program. The scheduled fourteen sessions were structured to facilitate up-gradation of knowledge and skills on the niche areas of industry 4.0,


Management Development Programs (MDP), Faculty Development Programs (FDP) and Professional
Development Workshops (PDW)


"Workshop on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) on September 22-23, 2023 Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM at SJIM Campus, MG Road, Bangalore." Click to know more

St. Joseph’s Institute of Management (SJIM) organizes several development programs to cultivate management-related skills among a variety of participants. Under the broad umbrella of MDPs, we conduct programs for management skill development, leadership skill development, executive skill development, and research skill development. The audience for our programs include managers, students, educators, researchers, personnel from public services, and many more.

All programs are run under the guidance of excellent resource persons that include SJIM faculty who have doctorates from IIMs and IITs, and external resources persons who have a vast experience in conducting such programs across industries. At the end of all programs, participants are awarded certificates.

The different programs that SJIM conducts is listed below. If you require any program to be tailored for your organization’s requirements, feel free to get in touch with us. We will be adding more programs from time to time. You can click the name of the program you wish to learn more about. For enquiries or to conduct a program customized for your requirements, please contact us at rajendra@sjim.edu.in



The aim of this program is to share, develop and strengthen leadership skills that can help to make one’s pastoral ministry more effective. We have designed the sessions to cover management principles that will best help in pastoral ministries. During the sessions, we use introspective exercises to help you understand each of your own unique contexts. Then, we introduce some of the world’s best management tools, and we will show you simple ways in which you can apply these tools in your specific contexts. It is our hope that through this pedagogy, we can give you a realistic guide, from a management perspective, for how you can be more effective in your unique pastoral ministries.

St. Joseph’s Institute of Management is ranked in the top 100 management schools in India in the NIRF rankings 2018, which is an objective and therefore unbiased ranking of colleges conducted by the Govt. of India. St. Joseph’s Institute of Management is the only Catholic management school in Karnataka in the NIRF rankings.

Proposed Duration: 1 day or two half days
Venue: SJIM
Registration kit, lunch and snacks are included.
Read about past workshops:
• 11 March 2019: http://sjim.edu.in/leadership_development.php


Dr. Caren Rodrigues and Dr. Anup Krishnamurthy,in their capacity as researchers and based on their publications in reputed journals, have been invited to conduct PDWsat the prestigious Academy of Management (AoM) and its affiliates, namely, the Eastern Academy of Management (EAM) and the Western Academy of Management (WAM). The Academy of Management, USA, is the mother body of management scholars across the world. The EAM and WAM supplement theAoM’s activities through advancement of management theory, research, education, and practice. These PDWs were attended by scholars from across the world.

• 09 August 2022: PDW at the AoM titled “Laddering: Using Means-end Chains to Discover Shared Motivations of a Group”
• 19 May 2021: PDW at the EAM titled “The Laddering Technique: Uncovering Shared Motivations Among Group Members”
• 22 April 2021: PDW at the WAM titled “Paper Writing Workshop for Early Career Researchers: Effective Theoretical Background, Hypothesis Development and Discussion Sections”


This program is conducted by international faculty specialized in Design Thinking and Innovation. It introduces participants to the core principles of human-centered design and its application to organizational leadership and innovation. Some of the outcomes that participants can expect from this program include: (i) Inculcate a forward-thinking, human-centered approach to problem-solving, (ii) Break limiting mental models to discover lean and client oriented approaches to innovation, (iii) Work on practical cases to apply concepts of design thinking to provide creative solutions, and (iv) Equip participants with a toolkit to apply design thinking to their own organizational contexts.

Proposed Duration: 1 day
Venue: SJIM
Read about past workshops here:
• 10 March 2018: http://sjim.edu.in/design-thinking.php


This program aims to share, develop and strengthen the leadership skills that can help to make an educationist more effective. A good mix of lectures, activities and simulations are used as a part of this program. The participants for this program can be from faculty members from any discipline and any level of education (i.e., high-schools, pre-university colleges, under-graduate colleges or post-graduate colleges).

Proposed Duration : 1 day
Venue: SJIM
Registration kit, lunch and snacks are included in the registration fee.
Read about past workshops here:
• 30th April 2019 : http://sjim.edu.in/mdp-2019-sjpuc-staff.php
• 30th May 2019 : http://sjim.edu.in/mdp-2019-sjbhs-staff.php
• 14 September 2022 : organized for the schools under the Bangalore Archdiocese.


The objective of this program is to develop and strengthen leadership skills among student leaders. Through this objective it is expected that students can become better future leaders, who can lead themselves and others in a responsible, effective and ethical manner. The participants for this workshop can be from high-schools, pre-university colleges, under-graduate colleges or even post-graduate colleges.

Proposed Duration: 1 day or two half-days
Venue: SJIM
Registration kit, lunch and snacks are included in the registration fee.
Read about past workshops here:
• 26 and 27 July 2018 : http://sjim.edu.in/mdp-2018-sjpuc.php
• 15 September 2018 : http://sjim.edu.in/mdp-2018-mcc.php
• 07 September 2022 : http://sjim.edu.in/mdp-2022-sjpuc.php


This program aims to share management and leadership frameworks to help officers of the Indian Defense Forces become more effective in their organizational and team-building endeavors. This objective is achieved through a mixed pedagogy of lectures, activities and simulations. All sessions will be interactive in nature in order to facilitate easy discussion.

Proposed Duration: 1 day or two half-days
Venue: SJIM or location chosen by the Defense Force
Workshop material and Certificates are included in the registration fee.
If SJIM is the chosen location, lunch and snacks will also be provided in the registration fee.
Read about past workshops here:
• 01 February 2020: http://www.sjim.edu.in/airforce19.php


In the world today, academicians are being called upon to do more than just teach students. They are expected to contribute to the body of knowledge in their respective fields. In order to do so, academicians need to start conducting research. While the topic of research might vary among the different fields in the social sciences, the process of conducting research remains the same. Therefore, the objective of this workshop is to give academicians in the social sciences some insights into the correct process of research, which will hopefully lead to top quality research outputs.

Proposed Duration: usually one day, but can be extended up to a week depending on the depth of knowledge required
Venue: SJIM or your campus
Small batch sizes for this workshop ensure individual attention from resource persons who have significant research experience.
Read about past workshops here:
• 20 January 2018 : http://www.daijiworld.com/news/newsDisplay.aspx?newsID=491936
• 26 November 2022 : SJIM conducts a Faculty Development Program…with a difference!


The SERVE Leadership Transformation model is aimed at all those in leadership positions as well as for those aspiring to be leaders. This model inspired management guru Ken Blanchard to co-author “THE SECRET” based on the Chick-fil-A corporate culture. It has been tested with tremendous results for over 40 years at Chick-fil-A, which has been incredibly successful in the service industry with almost $8 billion in sales. It introduces the participant to the following potential impacts of leadership: (i) Create organization-wide vision and learn a new language of leadership, (ii) Understand behaviors and attitudes that great leaders demonstrate, (iii) Improve the level of employee engagement and productivity, (iv) Support a culture that embraces innovation and change, and (v) Balance driving of results with promotion of relationships based on trust.

Proposed Duration: 1 day
Venue: SJIM
Read about past workshops here:
• 5 September 2017: http://sjim.edu.in/transformational.php


This program is designed to meet mandatory or ongoing training needs of public services personnel like the police force. This program will equip participants with the tools they need to sharpen their human and cognitive skills. This program can be undertaken either for a batch of officers or a batch of non-officers. The content and pedagogy will vary depending on the hierarchal level of personnel attending the program.

Proposed Duration: 1 day
Venue: SJIM
Registration kit, lunch and snacks are included in the registration fee. Resource persons who are fluent in Kannada will also be present.


This program is designed to equip public services personnel with management skills. This 3-month program will introduce participants to core management subjects and their applications in the context of their public service jobs. This program can be undertaken either for a batch of officers or a batch of non-officers from a specific organization. Personnel in line for promotion to higher levels will benefit the best from this program.

Proposed Duration: 3 months (1.5 hours per week)
Venue: SJIM


This program is designed to equip retiring public services personnel with management skills. This 6-month program will introduce participants to core management subjects in order that they “up-skill” to meet the needs of the industry. This program can be undertaken either for a batch of officers or a batch of non-officers from a specific organization. Retiring personnel who will be looking for new managerial jobs will benefit the best from this program.

Proposed Duration: 6 months (1.5 hours per week)
Venue: SJIM


About SJIM:
The St. Joseph's Institute of Management (SJIM) has been running AICTE-approved courses in management from 1968 and is the oldest business school in Bangalore. It is run by the Jesuit priests. SJIM has been ranked in the top 125 business schools in India by the prestigious NIRF rankings. The college is housed in a state-of-the-art campus in the heart of the city, just off M.G. Road. Our campus is just a five-minute walk from the Trinity metro stop. Our institute has faculty from the country’s best business schools, publishes in A-level international journals as well as brings cutting-edge teaching methods into the classroom.