Post graduate department of MBA
Faculty retreat and refresher program
9th and 10th july 2018
The Management at AIMIT (St. Aloysius College) organized a two-day long Orientation, Retreat and Refresher Program for the faculty members, on 9th and 10th July, 2018. The program commenced with a powerful prayer service lead by the Director of AIMIT, Rev Fr Denzil Lobo SJ, which included readings from Swami Vivekananda and the Holy Bible and also some soulful bhajans.
The Director, Rev Fr Denzil Lobo SJ, commenced the motivational element in the program by exhorting the gathered members to reflect on and relentlessly pursue a valid, inspiring goal. He advised the faculty members to guard against the seven deadly sins of aimlessness, boredom, comfort, delusion, ego, fear and guardedness.
The Director maintained that life is all about choices and added that pursuing the right choice would ensure exponential growth. He gave the gathered audience the secret of four sets –Mindset, Heartset, Headset and Soulset, which when unraveled and diligently pursued would enable all the gathered faculty members to gain success both in their personal lives and professional lives as teachers, researchers and educators. The Director went on to give the gathered teachers a series of Rules-20/20/20; 90/90/1 and 60/10 all of which were short formulas for achieving personal, professional and spiritual success.
The second session on Jesuit Education saw Fr Denzil give the gathered faculty members a brief history of the Jesuits and the highlights of Jesuit mission in education. He emphasized on the four ‘C’s’ of ‘Competence’, ‘Conscientiousness’, ‘Compassion’ and ‘Commitment’ and said that the Jesuit motto of ‘Magis’ always aimed at ‘Information’, ‘Formation’ and ‘Transformation’ of the individual . The Director laid emphasis on the mandate of the Former Jesuit General Aruppe to ensure that Jesuit institutions formed men and women for and with others. The concluding part of the second session saw the Director of AIMIT, Rev Fr Denzil Lobo SJ, advocating the founding characteristics of Jesuit education-Personal Transformation, Intellectual Transformation, Social Transformation and Spiritual transformation.
The last session was conducted by Mr Lestan D’Souza, Faculty, AIMIT. The topic was on Nurturing Relationships in family, and the hazards of Social Networking. Through role-play and videos he conveyed the powerful message which was very much appreciated by the participants.
The audience were enthused, motivated and rejuvenated by the Orientation program.