Leadership and Organization Development for Women Scientists and Technologists (DST Sponsored)

Start Time

14 OCT 2019
09:30 AM

End Time

18 OCT, 2019
05:15 PM


COD Campus

“The instrument of leadership is the self, and mastery of the art of leadership comes from the mastery of self.”
—Kouzes & Posner

There is a compelling need to nurture and grow leaders who can lead cutting edge scientific organizations in India. While most of the Scientists/Technologists are adept at dealing with complex scientific data and knowledge, it is often reported that they require leadership skills to further the growth of their organizations. Further, scientists are known to carry out path breaking work individually and come up with significant research and innovations. Working well with others would enhance the team productivity and create a positive environment in organizations. Scientists as Leaders in any organization are required to build teams, envisage change, create vision, mentor followers, and nurture a culture of excellence. Hence, this programme on “Leadership and Organization Development” (under the “DISHA Programme for women in Science”) is designed to impart necessary skills for Scientists/Technologists to assume leadership role.


To enable women Scientists/Technologists develop the mindset necessary to learn various leadership skills for organization development.


  • Leadership: The what, why, and how
  • Self-Awareness & Personal Vision
  • Emotional Intelligence & Transactional Analysis
  • Group Dynamics & Building Teams
  • Change Agents & Adaptation
  • Effective Communication Skills
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Creating a Culture of Excellence
  • Stress Management
  • Visioning & Organization Development
  • Action Planning


All the sessions will be highly interactive in order to harness maximum learnings from everyone’s experiences. Multiple methods will be used such as Lectures & Presentations, Case Studies, Video Clippings, Interactive Sessions, Outbound Activity, Psychometric Questionnaire, Role Plays, Group Discussion etc.


Target group/prospective participants are women Scientists/technologists holding scientific posts/working in Scientific Ministries/ Departments of Govt. of India and State Governments, Autonomous Institutions/Public Sector Undertakings of Central/State Governments, Research and Development Institutions/Research Laboratories of Central/State Governments, Central/State universities, State Science & Technology Councils. Academicians/Professors who are having PhD / MTech degrees and actively involved in research & development (R&D) will be selected as participants to the program.


Monday, October 14 to Friday, October 18, 2019. The program starts at 0930 hours on October 14 and concludes on October 18, 2019 at 1715 hours. 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 program is fully sponsored and funded by DST, GoI. Nominating Institutions and participants NEED NOT pay any fee or expenses for board & lodging. The Institutions will have to only bear travel expenses to & fro Hyderabad of their nominees.


September 27, 2019. This program attracts large number of nominations. You are requested to send your nomination well in advance to upendra@codhyd.org as we accept nominations on first come first serve basis, subject to all applicable conditions. Upon receiving the acceptance note from us, participants will have to necessarily send their confirmed travel plan by October 4, 2019.


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


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


Dr. Anuradha Rao, Professor in HR and OB& OD, Centre for Organization Development, has over 27 years of experience in the area of Human Resources. She has held several leadership positions in the corporate world with organizations like GE Capital International Services, IBM, Mphasis, Genpact and Deutsche Bank. She held positions of Operations training leader at GE Capital International Services for Hyderabad and training lead for IBM BTO Operations. AS Director, Human Resources at MphasiS, she was responsible for HR function for its International and Domestic biz. She was the training leader for Genpact China and travelled to Dalian where she was involved in the transition and customization of the L &D Curriculum for the region. She also served as the interim HRD.

Anuradha has a Doctorate (PhD) in English Literature from the Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages, a Diploma in Journalism and has been trained on Methods and Methodologies of Learning and Content Development. She is also accredited on implementation of the Psychometric tools – MBTI and DISC and is a certified facilitator on the ‘Performance Leadership Program’ and ‘7 Habits of Highly Effective People’ – programs conducted by the Franklin Covey Group. Her certifications also include Master Practioner of Neurolinguistic Programming by the National Federation of Neurolinguistic Programing, Florida and as a Certified Coach by Neuro Leadership Group, an organization founded by David Rock, CEO.

Prof. A. Lalitha, Assistant Professor in OB, OD& HR, Centre for Organization Development, is an M.Phil. NET/JRF in Social Sciences. She is DiSC certified. She has vast experience and is adept in designing and delivering training programs in OD and OB. Since 2010, She has conducted several open and in-house Leadership Development programs and long duration workshops where emphasis was on Strategic and Collaborative Leadership, Mentoring Relationships, Stakeholder Orientation and Building and Leading Teams for client organizations like Department of Science and Technology, DRDO, NMDC, MRPL, BOB, IOB, OBC, LIC, HPCL, Ministry of Finance, Government of Afghanistan. She is highly adept in conducting sessions on Time Management, Mentoring and Coaching Competencies, Team Development, Team Coaching, Emotional Intelligence, Interpersonal Skills, Awareness of Self, Understanding Self, Building Positive Organizational Culture, Leadership Vision, Situational Leadership, Personal Effectiveness, Trusted Leadership, Trust in Organizations, Organizational Climate Value-based Leadership, Women at Work, Team Building and Conflict Resolution. She has got expertise in conducting Activity-based Experiential Learning sessions for all levels of Management.

She has conducted Organizational Climate Surveys, Learning Need Surveys in different public sector organizations like NMDC. She has successfully led the project team, evaluating the training programs conducted by AMR-APARD. As a team member, she has worked on the assignments of preparing HR Manuals for APMDC Ltd., NMDC Ltd., ePragati and NMDC-CMDC.

She has published several research papers/articles to her credit in various Journals and Books. Her areas of interest include, Organizational Development & Behaviour, Public Policy, and Women in Management, Training Evaluation and ROI in Training.