Counselling workshop

Sharu Rangnekar, a trainer/motivator of national repute for the past five decades is coming from Mumbai for a short visit to Bangalore. He is conducting a half-day workshop on Counselling and Mentoring. Date: February 25, 2012 from 10 am to 1 pm. Venue: Banjara Academy, RT Nagar. For further details, contact 23535787 23535766.

Creative writing workshop

Pramod Shankar is conducting a Creative Writing workshop. Participants will understand concepts of marketing, advertising, psychology and gain hands-on experience by creating their own advertisements, sales letters, corporate brochures etc. After the course, participants also get a chance to avail internship opportunities at leading ad agencies in Bangalore. The workshop is on at Bangalore on February 25 and 26, 2012. Contact 9035789474 or contact.ireboot@gmail.com for details and registration. Last date for registrations: February 23.

GATE coaching

GATEFORUM recently announced the launch of eGATE for the benefit of students who are preparing for the GATE exams. eGATE is essentially live classes, via internet, with two way interaction between the faculty and the students. The faculty will conduct the lectures from GATEFORUM studios in Hyderabad and a GATE aspirant can access them via the internet or can come to a GATEFORUM centre and view them on a big screen.  Details are available at www.gateforum.com

Sport-based executive education programme

Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB), in association with TENVIC, a professional sports consulting company, recently announced a two-day sports-based executive education programme for middle and senior managers. This is the first ever programme that leverages the experiences of sportspeople to develop a learning platform for corporate executives and help them approach day-to-day situations differently. The programme titled ‘Learnings from Sport’ is scheduled to be rolled out on March 16 and 17, 2012 at the IIM Bangalore campus as part of the IIM-B Executive Education Program.  

As a part of this programme, successful sportspersons from various sports will share their anecdotal experiences with the participants. Knowledge will be shared through classroom sessions, interactive talks, panel discussions, video-based case studies and informal interactions. The learning frameworks have been co-created by eminent faculty from IIM Bangalore and seasoned professionals from TENVIC.

This intensive programme will expose participants to several innovative concepts like altruistic mentoring, performance-based leadership, managing the ups and downs of the game, cross-training and equipping with skills beyond their role, and leadership jugglery, to name a few.

For further details and registration, log on to www.iimb.ernet.in or write to edp@iimb.ernet.in.

Maastricht University scholarships

Maastricht University is inviting applications for 36 Maastricht scholarships in an effort to encourage talented students from outside the EU/EEA to pursue a Master’s programme at Maastricht University. One of these scholarships is the Maastricht University High Potential scholarship, which covers the full amount of tuition fees, as well as living expenses, insurance and visa costs.

Applicants must come from a country outside the EU/EEA, meet the requirements for obtaining an entry visa and residence permit for the Netherlands and must have obtained excellent results in their studies. Applicants must be admissible for a Master’s programme or graduate programme for professionals at Maastricht University and must not be older than 35 years at the start of the academic year (September 1, 2012). They may apply simultaneously for a Master’s programme and this scholarship.

The High Potential scholarship is awarded for the duration of the Master’s programme, with a maximum of 12 months. In case of a two-year Master’s programme, the Scholarship Committee will award the scholarship for a maximum of 24 months.

Applications must be sent before March 1, 2012 to the faculty contact person of Maastricht University. In addition, applicants from India have to send a second digital copy of their application by e-mail to the Maastricht Education & Research Centre (MERC) in Bangalore (email: katerina@maastrichteducation.in or bert@maastrichteducation.in).
More information on Maastricht University is available at www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/