Personal Growth through Self-Exploration

Start Time

8 Oct 2018

End Time

12 Oct 2018


COD Campus

Program Director

Prof. A.B. Prasad



Organizations have to constantly innovate and seek new ways of attaining success in ever changing business environment. Their executives are the main propellers of constant change and reinvention. In today’s turbulent globalized environment an individual has to prepare himself to face the unforeseen challenges of rapid change. Many times it is ‘Self’, i.e. what we are as an individual, that becomes a stumbling block in our growth and development. The self extends into our role and influences our functioning in a managerial role. In order to contribute continuously managers need to concentrate on personal growth and learning by self-exploration into their values, beliefs and attitudes. They have to unlearn old dysfunctional attitudes and behavioral styles and acquire new approaches to solving problems. They have to constantly build on their strengths and concentrate on the areas of improvement.

The program is designed to address the issues of personal growth through self-exploration. The participants will get the opportunity to become aware of their strengths and areas of potential development through standardized diagnostic tools and structured exercises.


The program aims at:

  • To get an insight into the beliefs, attitudes, values and self-concept
  • To appreciate the value of emotional intelligence
  • To understand the importance of communication in our interpersonal relations
  • To enhance personal effectiveness by developing personal power and constructive openness


o Who am I? Beliefs, attitudes, values and self-concept o Communication – Transactional analysis o Interpersonal relations o Emotional intelligence o Developing personal power o Management of change o Constructive openness and interpersonal feedback o Developing personal effectiveness


Psychometric instruments, structured exercises, participative discussions on concepts, analysis, feedback and action planning


This program is suitable for all leaders and mangers who are interested in understanding and managing ‘self’ to enhance their personal effectiveness and managerial excellence


Monday, October 8 to Friday October 12, 2018. The programme starts at 0930 hours on October 8, 2018 and concludes on October 12, 2018 at 1715 hours. The participants are expected to arrive in Hyderabad a day before commencement and may leave after the conclusion of the programme or in the morning of the following day.


The programme will be held at the Centre for Organization Development, Madhapur, Hyderabad. It is fully residential and the participants will be accommodated in single air-conditioned rooms at its campus.

The Centre arranges transport between Airport/Railway Station and the campus.


The Programme fee is Rs.42,000/- + GST. The fee includes tuition, board and lodging, courseware and other facilities of the Centre like Internet usage, well equipped gym. Local participants not availing hostel accommodation will be given a discount of Rs.1,000/- per day for the duration of the programme. Cheque/DD drawn in favour of “Centre for Organization Development” payable at Hyderabad, along with the nomination form be sent to the Head, Programmes Office, Centre for Organization Development, Madhapur, P.O. Cyberabad, Hyderabad 500 081.

Organizations/Institutions nominating more than one person will be given a concession of 10 per cent in fee to the second nominee and onwards. A 10 per cent concession is also given to a woman participant. In either case, the maximum allowable concession is 10 per cent.


September 28, 2018


The Centre issues a Certificate of Participation on conclusion of the Program.


Participants of the program will become members of COD Alumni Association.


Mr. A. B. Prasad, Professor, Organizational Behaviour and Organizational Development, Centre for Organization Development. Prior to joining COD in 2013, he was with State Bank of India in various capacities for more than three decades. He has a long tenure with SBI Staff College as a Deputy General Manager and Senior Faculty respectively.

Subsequently, he was General Manager with Reliance Retail Limited in the department of Talent Transformation. He is an Advisor to the OTI Company in Jakarata, Indonesia .

He has published more than 15 papers on training and organizational behavior and has contributed 12 articles on financing various agricultural projects.

He has presented papers in various international and national forums.