Two-Day Workshop organized by iLEAD on Faculty Development Programme An Intensive Interactive Session Kolkata, 31st March, 2014: Institute of Leadership, Entrepreneurship & Development (iLEAD) in its continuous journey towards academic excellence and robust growth, & imparting quality environment for enhancing technical & soft skills of the faculty members conducted a two-day workshop on “Faculty Development” with Dr. Ashley Braganza, Professor, Brunel University, UK and Dr. Melvin N Johnson, Professor, Tennessee State University, USA at iLEAD campus with a view to create a unique 360 degree learning platform for the participants and provide an opportunity to interact with the two Global Academic Leaders. Addressing the workshop, attended mainly by faculties, the two eminent personalities focused on Teaching & Institutional Objectives, Models of Curriculum Design and Assessment and also laid stress on Higher Education. iLEAD Chairman Pradip Chopra also addressed the gathering. The purpose of the event was to provide faculties with the latest thoughts about teaching and learning methods so that they are retained and applied in the classrooms. Students from various international Universities discussed about their expectations from professional courses and their learning needs. The program was conducted with the objective to understand teaching and learning design principles at the level of a programme, module and class and apply those principles to the challenges faced in day-to-day teaching. Speaking at the occasion, Dr. Ashley Braganza and Dr. Melvin Johnson said “It was a prestigious opportunity for me to have an everlasting experience at an esteemed institution like iLEAD. The Faculty Development Program is a critical factor towards building the strong foundation of an educational system to ensure quality education.” iLEAD Chairman Pradip Chopra said “It is a matter of great pride and joy for us that such eminent personalities are here at iLEAD. It was a great learning experience for my students and I am happy that my students got an opportunity to interact with them. “He further added “I hope that my students have taken back a lot of valuable inputs and will incorporate them in their professional lives.” Dr. Ashley Braganza is an internationally recognized subject matter expert for organizational transformation in academic and commercial environments. He is also Director of Business Life - Brunel’s Strategic Employability Initiative and Director of Executive Development, Alumni and Rankings. Dr. Braganza has devised and delivered in-house organizational transformation training programmes for the top management teams of world-leading organizations.
Dr. Melvin Johnson is currently Professor of Economics at Tennessee State University, Nashville. He was President, Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tennessee for the period 2005-2011. In his long career of 40 years he was in leadership roles in various world class institutes. He was Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Winston-Salem State University, North Carolina (2000-2005), Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, CIO (1998-2000); Interim Dean and Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Greensboro, North Carolina (1997-1998).
A unique component of the FDP is to provide information and guidelines to develop expertise in conducting management development programmes, doing consultancies, and the ways to access funding agencies for doing the funded projects.
About iLEAD: iLEAD, The Institute of Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Development is a world-class Institute offering degrees courses in Media and Management studies both at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels i.e. Bachelor of Business Administration or BBA (Hons.), Master of Business Administration (MBA), Bachelor of Media Science or B.Sc (Hons.) and Master of Media Science (M.Sc).The institute is affiliated to UGC recognized West Bengal University of Technology (WBUT). The institute started operating in 2010 with a vision is to become one of the most respected names in education globally. ILEAD also offers various short term industry oriented courses to students & working professionals such as Retail management, Digital Film Making, Photography, Advertising, Events & PR, Digital Marketing and Entrepreneurship programs to name a few. The institute also offers the first ever well- structured Real estate management programme in India in collaboration with Jadavpur University. 113J, Matheshwartala Road, Topsia, South Kolkata (Calcutta) - 700046. 91-33-40182000/02; 8334838881 www.ilead.net.in.