What’s the next best thing to a lecture? If you are thinking of cafeteria, here is an option to consider – go for a workshop!

The traditional education system sometimes breeds a dislike for attending lectures, and there are good reasons why this happens. After all, a lecture is usually a one-sided performance, and there are limits to how long one can concentrate. After a while, attention drifts, and one is left to run over notes to absorb the main concepts.

Interactive workshops are a learning phenomenon by themselves, as anyone who has attended one would testify.

Why everyone should attend an interactive workshop

Unlike lectures, a workshop is essentially a participatory platform. It is where participants get to think for themselves, receive inputs from others, and learn as a single group.

Among other things, you will find the following features that make interactive workshops unique:

  • Participatory approach to learning
  • Variety of learning methods: audio/video/role playing/presentations
  • On-the-spot assignments and feedback by the presenter and the group
  • Workshops given by specialists and industry experts
  • Exposure to different perspectives and opinions
  • Networking with peers who share similar interests
  • On location or getaway spots that stimulate thinking
  • Fun and games

Welingkar’s workshops are designed to offer a complete package of practical and interactive learning. Their aim is to broaden perspectives that relate to your chosen stream, whether it is a diploma in marketing management, a healthcare management course, or an MBA in banking.

Among other things, you can attend these workshops to gain new ideas in your field, re-learn basic concepts in a new setting, get to know your peers and forge professional bonds, try class room concepts in practical and fun ways, and find solution to your specific problems.

In short, these interactive workshops are a high energy learning experience packed in a short duration. In the end, you will come away with a different outlook on your chosen subjects.

Check out this leadership trek to the Himalayas recently organized by Welingkar’s Hybrid Distance Learning Program:

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A popular joke on developing human resources went something like this. A CFO objected to the CEO’s training plan by asking what if they invested in it and the employees left? The CEO famously replied, ‘What would happen if we don’t, and they stay?”

The methods of managing and developing human capital today attract much attention. Not surprisingly, practices in this field have caught up with other advancements and changing workplace dynamics.



Let’s take a look at some of the trends which have and will be shaping the way human resource management works.

Building and integrating a global workforce: In the global economy, multi-national and other corporations are looking at flexible structures that allow smooth functioning as well as leveraging of local culture advantages.

Use of Big Data insights: The use of Big Data goes beyond marketing and strategy. HR departments have been deriving benefits from such insights and using analytics to determine the potential of recruits.

Maintaining corporate brand image: The competition to acquire and retain the best talent means companies are trying to extend their brand image inside as well. The HR strategies are therefore aligned with the overall brand image.

The two-way channel of social media: HR marketing through social media is indispensable as it facilitates two-way communication, acts as an evaluation platform for branding initiatives, reaches out to a vast pool of talent and aids in verification of background information during recruitment.

The rise of contingent workforce: Whether to meet short-term organizational goals or fill up temporary gaps, contingent workers with special job skills are in demand. This makes HR departments plan ahead and offer the needed benefits, pay policies and likewise.

In addition to the above, it is now common to find worker friendly policies in place that provide benefits of flexibility, alternative career paths, a family-friendly organization, telecommuting, and many others.

If you’re pursuing an MBA in human resource management or a diploma in human resource management, keeping abreast of evolving HR trends will aid in building and managing the workforce of the future.

To know more about Human Resource Management, check out what Welingkar’s Hybrid Distance Learning Program advises here:



The 5 must-know benefits of Welingkar’s Hybrid PGDM programs

When the internet ushered in easy access to information, it also opened up gates to higher education. And as competition rose, it became easier to boost career prospects with greater choices in basic and add-on qualifications through online education. Today, online learning is here to stay, and more so with hybrid programs, which provide the flexibility to pace your studies as per your convenience.

The anytime, anywhere nature of hybrid programs has made them popular with working professionals. Technology enables them to easily acquire the degree or diploma of their choice and do it all online – from enrolling to attending lectures, paying fees and completing the exams.

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If you are curious to know what factors make Welingkar’s Hybrid PGDM programs popular, here are the top five benefits:

  1. Higher education for all: If you missed out on that essential professional qualification, the hybrid program presents a range of choices – from diploma in banking, marketing management and hospitality management courses to tourism and HR.
  2. With you throughout the course: The hybrid programs are structured to allow everyone to complete the course with least disturbance to their personal and professional life. So you receive a rich and multi-formatted education without facing the usual stress.
  3. Hybrid makes it all flexible: Through online lectures, webinars, experiential workshops, industry visits, teamwork and a host of other activities, you receive a sound and creditable qualification that cultivates new perspectives and ways of thinking. Great flexibility means you don’t miss out on anything.
  4. Good tutor support brings best of both worlds: As the above point illustrates, the hybrid course adds to rather than diminish the quality of teaching and mentorship. It provides the best of both the old and new methods.
  5. A time to learn time management: Putting you in control of your learning and schedules makes for a good experience in time management. It also gives you self discipline that comes in handy in your professional growth.You can explore the world of Welingkar’s Hybrid PGDM programs in more details through this video: