The one-year ‘Organisational Development Programme’ is conceived, developed and delivered by SPJIMR’s Centre for Education in the Social Sector and is supported by Novartis India
The SP Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR), a leading school of management, has launched a capacity building programme for community caregivers and NGOs working to support cancer patients and their families.
The one year ‘Organisational Development Programme’ is conceived, developed and delivered by SPJIMR’s Centre for Education in the Social Sector and is supported by Novartis India. The one-of-its-kind programme will cover four modules to be conducted over two days each in the month of August, November 2016 and January 2017.
Javed Zia, Country President, Novartis group of companies, India, said, “By associating ourselves with this programme, we are doing our bit to educate the NGOs and caregivers so that they can better relate to and empathise with cancer patients, taking care of them in a much better way and helping them fight the disease more effectively.”
A total of 43 participants representing 20 NGOs from seven states working for causes related to cancer care are enrolled for the programme, which will cover subjects like strategy formulation, resource mobilisation, finance, governance, advocacy skills, basic counselling skills, among others.
The programme will help participants create a short-term and long-term roadmap, embrace best practices in cancer care and offer hand-holding and support in between modules. The modules will help strengthen organisational management, governance, leadership skills and advocacy.
Speaking on the occasion, SPJIMR Dean Dr Ranjan Banerjee said, “Through this programme, we will endeavour to build capacities of NGOs, support community workers, caregivers, patient groups and others working for the cause of cancer care and help cancer patients lead productive lives and continue to contribute to the society.”
EP News Bureau – Mumbai