“Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.” - Albert Einstein.
Today's business environment is characterized by Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity (VUCA). In such rapidly changing milieus the obsolescence of knowledge and work practices too ensue at a faster pace. From marketing to HR to finance to operations, disruptions are everywhere. Organizations need to cope with these quick shifting external forces to stay competitive, and employees need frequent upgrade of their specializations as technologies alter and transform ways of doing things. Gaining knowledge of social media, soft skills, cross-functional skills, sensitivity towards gender, social and cultural issues, and awareness of psychological and behavioural trends, etc., is not optional anymore but a mandate for an employee in a workplace that is full of diverse interactions. Such knowledge brings all types of professionals on the same page with a common understanding and a shared vision that enables them to appreciate the problems of others. Companies too need to realize the importance of executives who possess the breadth and depth of skills, which would translate into its own growth - as employees get motivated; they develop greater sense of ownership; they initiate, collaborate and delegate; they become loyal; a culture of learning prevails in the organization; retains talent, it fosters a leadership pipeline and likely growth path for its employees.
Executive Education plays an important role in supporting employees and in turn their organizations to cope up with the changes and remain ahead of the curve. However, it is important to look for quality Executive Education programmes that help new-age executives to reinvent themselves. And, it is important for organizations that value their own growth, to support their employees, both financially and logistically, to create 'T-shaped' executives, as investment in human capital always pays dividends.
The Second Wind (TSW), an initiative by Times Professional Learning, offers quality Executive Education programmes to corporate working professionals. TSW partners with the best of the institutes in the country and abroad - like IIMs, XLRI, Wharton, etc. - to deliver knowledge to the executives and equip them for the next level. TSW's Executive Education consists of programmes that hone leadership skills of middle-level managers, teach usage of psychometric tools for HR managers, and imbibe best techniques of communication to marketers, and so on. TSW courses are delivered by top business academicians and leaders in the field to hone the skills of the executives for a more rewarding career, in the process, laying a path for the organization to lead and shape the business environment as a whole.
In the light of globalized business practices and disruptive technologies, Executive Education has become more essential today than ever before. TSW supports organizations and their employees in making them viable for the future challenges through its Executive Education programmes.
TSW programmes are designed based on the diverse L&D needs of corporates and delivered through a dedicated delivery partner – each course listed has an exclusive partner
TSW programmes are subsidized for corporate learner groups, facilitated with easy payment options – twinned with the support of focused counselling and quick enrolment
Customized programmes are planned to offer targeted learning to employees of various levels at quicker turnaround times – nominees can range from a group of 5 to 50 members
Each TSW programme has a dedicated account manager for a seamless end-to-end programme management – coupled with analytics and dashboard to track the progress