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Institute's Short Terms Executive Programs (STEPs) / Reach-out Programs are designed according to the needs of the plantation and associated agri-business sector. Institute has acquired rich experience in designing and conducting these programs, on "reach-out" basis. The programs are uniquely designed and have the following distinctive features:

  • Serve as capacity-building initiatives and Organization Development (OD) interventions to facilitate change.
  • Act as interactive and mutual learning forums.
  • Provide motivational inputs in general.
  • Act as diagnostic and problem solving labs; and
  • Facilitate converting ideas into action.

Short Term Executive Programme/Reach-out Programmes (2014 - 2015)

Effective Cost and Price Risk Management (10th March 2015)

This Reach-out Programme was organized for the growers of Coffee Board of India at Makonahalli, Mudigere. The programme contents are Critical Issues for Effective Strategy & Action Plans, Sensitization & Measurement of Strategy & Action Plan Failure Costs and Efficient Price Realization (International and Domestic Levels) for small coffee growers.

Use of Machinery and its Maintenance in Coffee Estates (4th March 2015)

This Reach-out Programme was organized for the Workers & tiny growers of Coffee Board of India at Virajpet. The programme contents are Different Machinery used during Coffee operations, Maintenance Management of different machineries and Demonstration for proper usage and maintenance of different machineries.

Commodity Markets and Price Risk Management (26th – 27th Feb 2015)

This Management Development Programme was organized in collaboration with the Forwards Markets Commissions for the Exporters, Producers & Traders at Indian Institute of Plantation Management Bangalore. The programme contents are Introduction to Commodities Market and Derivatives Trading, Regulatory Framework of Indian Commodity Market, Contract Specifications – Commodity Specific Discussions, Role of Cooperative and Aggregators in Commodity Market, Logistics, Warehouse Receipts and Commodity Finance, Role of Speculators in the Commodity Futures Markets, SPOT Exchanges and Integration of Physical Markets with Futures Market, Clearing and Settlement Mechanism, Hedging Mechanism & Risk Management, Trading mechanisms at Exchange & Live Trading and Synergetic Development of Commodity Market System in India.

Dedication Motivation and Commitment for High Performance (10th – 11th Feb 2015)

This Short Term Executive Programme was organized for the executive members of Thengal Kachari Autonomous Council (TKAC) at Indian Institute of Plantation Management Bangalore. The programme contents are Positive Thinking, Commitment and Leadership Quality for High Performance, Interpersonal Communication for Professional Relationship, Team Building Dynamics: Building Strong and Effective Teams and Simulation Games and Group Work & Presentation.

Commodity Market & Futures Trading (22nd – 23rd Jan 2015)

This Faculty Development Programme was organized in collaboration with Forward Markets Commission for the Faculty members/scholars of Universities & Management Institutes at Indian Institute of Plantation Management Bangalore. The programme contents are Introduction to Commodities Market and Derivatives Trading Regulatory Framework of Indian Commodity Market, Contract Specifications – Commodity Specific Discussions, Role of Cooperative and Aggregators in Commodity Market, Logistics, Warehouse Receipts and Commodity Finance, Role of Speculators in the Commodity Futures Markets, SPOT Exchanges and Integration of Physical Markets with Futures Market, Clearing and Settlement Mechanism, Hedging Mechanism & Risk Management, Trading mechanisms at Exchange & Live Trading and Synergetic Development of Commodity Market System in India.

Dedication and Motivation for High Performance (6th - 9th Jan 2015)

This Short Term Executive Programme was organized for the Staff Member of Rubber Board of India at IIPM Campus, Bangalore. The programme contents are Positive Thinking & Dedication: Commitment, Instinct Motivation and Happiness for High Performance, Understanding Profession & Accountability to Enhance Professional Altitude, Interpersonal Communication for Professional Relationship, Dedication & Team Development, Enhancing Capability for Performance Management of Employees, Working with Teams: Conflict Management & Rebuilding Trust, Time Management, How to Practice Positive Thinking to Enhance Happiness: PEP Vs NEP, Coping with Stress to Create Synergy at Workplace, Reconditioning Mind: A Tool for Effective Management and Group Work & Presentation.

Coffee Entrepreneurship (4th – 6th Jan 2015)

Programme was organized in collaboration with the Coffee Board of India for the Entrepreneurs at Chennai. The programme contents are Introduction to the Indian Coffee Sector and Coffee Value Chain, Entrepreneurial Opportunities in the Indian Coffee Sector, Coffee Technology and Quality, Practical Session in Cup Tasting and Quality Assessment, Establishment and Management of Coffee Roasting and Grinding Business, Practical Session in Preparation of Espresso-based Drinks,Establishment and Management of Coffee Retailing Business, Development of Business ideas and Support Systems for Coffee Entrepreneurs.

Coffee Entrepreneurship (22nd – 24th Dec 2014)

This Reach-out Programme was organized in collaboration with the Coffee Board of India for the Entrepreneurs at Hyderabad. The programme contents are Introduction to the Indian Coffee Sector, Coffee Value Chain, Entrepreneurial Opportunities in the Indian Coffee Sector, Coffee Technology and Quality, Practical Session in Cupping Tasting and Quality Assessment, Establishment and Management of Coffee Roasting and Grinding Business, Practical Session in Preparation of Espresso-based Drinks, Establishment and Management of Coffee Retailing Business, Practical Sessions in Espresso Preparation, Development of Business Ideas and Support Systems for Coffee Entrepreneurs.

Special International Programme on Sustainable Tea Production and Management System for Small Tea Growers (STGs) Perspective in Southern India (28th Nov. – 9th Dec. 2014)

This Programme was organized in collaboration with Ministry of Plantation Industry Govt. of Sri Lanka & UN-IFAD for the Senior Programme Staff Members of the Smallholder Plantation Entrepreneurship Development Programme (SPEnDP), Ministry of Plantation Industries, Government of Sri Lanka at IIPM Campus, Bangalore. The programme contents are Institutionalizing Small Tea Growers (STGs) for Sustainable Tea Production & Certification System for Quality & Productivity Management, Tea Production & Management (South Indian Perspective): From Nursery to Field, Manufacturing & Marketing (Observation & Interactive Session), Appropriate R&D Innovations for South Indian Tea: From Nursery to Field & Manufacturing: UPASI-TRF Perspective, Understanding Customer Centric Production of Tea: From Field to Cup Perspectives by the Industry Experts from Tata Tea, Understanding Tea Tasting & Marketing (TTM): Practicum with Indian, Sri Lankan, African & Indonesian Tea Samples, Error Deduction Vs Error Prevention Strategy for Optimizing Cost of Tea Production: World Class Business Management Tools (WCBM) & Human Dimensions of TQM Perspective, Strategic Finance & Accounting System, Strategy for Promoting Entrepreneurship, Challenges & Opportunities of New Age Tea & Value Addition: Designer Tea in Future Perspective, Visit to Joonktollee Tea & Industries Ltd: Goomankhan Tea Factory (ISO 9001 & HACCP Certified Factory), Visit to Manathavady Tribal Plantation Cooperative Limited (MTPC), Tea Cultivation & Manufacturing in Southern India and Impact of Quality Up-gradation Programme: UPASI Perspective, Visit to Small Scale Orthodox Factory, Visit to Tea Trading Association & Live Auction Unit, Visit to Peermade Development Society: STGs Society.

Certified Coffee for Profitability and Sustainability Sector (23rd – 24th Dec 2014)

This Reach-out Programme was organized for the small growers of Coffee Board of India at Thandigudi. The programme contents are Certified Coffee for Profitability and Sustainability, Utz Certified, Rainforest Alliance, 4C, Bird-friendly Coffee Certification and Organic Certification, Marketing of Certified Product, Coffee Certification: E Com Gill Perspective and Group Work and Presentation.

Commodity Market & Futures Trading (19th – 20th Dec 2014)

This Management Development Programme was organized in collaboration with the Forwards Markets Commissions for the Exporters, Producers & Traders at Indian Institute of Plantation Management Bangalore. The programme contents are Introduction to Commodities Market and Derivatives Trading, Regulatory Framework of Indian Commodity Market, Contract Specifications – Commodity Specific Discussions, Role of Cooperative and Aggregators in Commodity Market, Logistics, Warehouse Receipts and Commodity Finance, Role of Speculators in the Commodity Futures Markets, SPOT Exchanges and Integration of Physical Markets with Futures Market, Clearing and Settlement Mechanism, Hedging Mechanism & Risk Management, Trading mechanisms at Exchange & Live Trading and Synergetic Development of Commodity Market System in India.

Channel Design and Management: A Strategy for Building Partnership in Seed Industry (3rd – 5th Dec. 2014)

This Management Development Programme was organized in collaboration with Indo American Hybrid Seeds for Marketing and Sales team at Indian Institute of Plantation Management Bangalore. The programme contents are Understanding the Need for Building Relationships with Channel Partners,Sources of Channel Conflict and Conflict Resolution for Building Partnership, Channel Selection and Development Right Communication Strategy for Building Performance, Channel Efficiency and Evaluation of Channel Performance, Communication and Psychology for Building Partnership and High Performance and Market Analysis and Formulation of Channel Strategy.

Emerging Coffee Markets: Strategies for Coffee Planters (27th – 28th Nov. 2014)

This Reach-out Programme was organized for the Coffee planters of Coffee Board of India at Wayanad. The programme contents are Emerging Global & Domestic Markets for Coffee: Significance for Growers’ Collectives, Product Differentiation & Branding: A way for Creating a Niche Marketing by Collectives, Coffee Value Chain and Value Addition Opportunities by Collectives, Promotion Strategies for Coffee Business and Group Work and Panel Presentation for Policy Formulation.

Managing Family Coffee Business for Future of Non-Traditional Areas (26th – 27th Nov. 2014)

This Reach-out Programme was organized for the Tiny Growers of Coffee Board of India at Minimuluru. The programme contents are Rationale for Producing Coffee - Comparative Convenience to Better the Standard of Living, Understanding where, when, how and who Consumes Coffee (Relation with price), Understanding Competition in Market and Technique for Selling Coffee Competitively, Coffee Business – Scope for Improvement by Management of Costs, Relating to Coffee Market Value Chain and Price Information, Improving Communication and Negotiation in the Market, Understanding SPOT & Future Price Information and Preparing Action Plan for Future.

Tea Estate Management: Emerging Challenges and Strategies (24th - 26th Nov. 2014)

This Management Development Programme was organized in collaboration with Parry Agro, POABS and KDHP for the young estate managers of Tea at Indian Institute of Plantation Management Bangalore. The programme contents are Estate Management and Emerging Challenges, Interpersonal Relations for Effective Estate Management, Food Safety in Tea / Processed Food Industry, Labour Management Current Issues and Future Challenges, Cup Tasting for Marketing Assessment and Product Innovation and Emerging Markets: Opportunities and Strategies for Tea Marketing.

Channel Design and Management: A Strategy for Building Partnership in Seed Industry (17th – 19th Nov. 2014)

This Management Development Programme was organized in collaboration with Indo American Hybrid Seeds for Marketing and Sales team at Indian Institute of Plantation Management Bangalore. The programme contents are Understanding the Need for Building Relationships with Channel Partners, Sources of Channel Conflict and Conflict Resolution for Building Partnership, Channel Selection and Development Right Communication Strategy for Building Performance, Channel Efficiency and Evaluation of Channel Performance, Communication and Psychology for Building Partnership and High Performance and Market Analysis and Formulation of Channel Strategy.

Dedication and Motivation for High Performance (11th -14th Nov. 2014)

This Short Term Executive Programme was organized for the Staff Member of Rubber Board of India at IIPM Campus, Bangalore. The programme contents are Positive Thinking – Instinct Motivation & Happiness for High Performance, Understanding Profession & Accountability to Enhance Professional Altitude, Enhancing Capability for Performance Management of Employees, Interpersonal Communication for Professional Relationship, Dedication & Team Development, Working with Teams: Conflict Management & Rebuilding Trust, Time Management, Physical Fitness & Workplace Ergonomics, Coping with Stress to Create Synergy at Workplace, Reconditioning Mind: A Tool for Effective Management, Sense of Belonging & Commitment for Performance and Group Work & Presentation.

Managing Family Coffee Business for Future of Non-Traditional Areas (11th – 12th Nov. 2014)

This Reach-out Programme was organized for the Tiny Growers of Coffee Board of India at Kolasib. The programme contents are Rationale for Producing Coffee - Comparative Convenience to Better the Standard of Living, Understanding where, when, how and who Consumes Coffee, Understanding Competition in Coffee Market and Scope for Selling NTA Coffee, Coffee Business – Scope for Improvement by Management of Costs, Coffee Market Value Chain, Improving Marketing Communication and Negotiation in the Market, Understanding Price Information and Price Risk Management and Preparing Action Plan for Future.

Market Information for Extension Services (10th – 12th Nov. 2014)

This Short Term Executive Programme was organized for the Extension Officers of Coffee Board of India at Indian Institute of Plantation Management Bangalore. The programme contents are Understanding the Shift in Coffee Consumption for Market Oriented Extension and Research, Effective Communication Strategies for the Promotion of Schemes, Food Safety and Quality Standards for Export Promotion of Coffee, Changing Consumer in Coffee Emerging Trends & Future Prospects, Coffee Trading: Export Perspective, Market Led Extension Services, Use of ICT in Dissemination of Information and E-Extension.

Research Methodology and Data Analysis (28th – 30th Oct. 2014)

This Short Term Executive Programme was organized for the Young Scientists of Coffee Board of India at Indian Institute of Plantation Management Bangalore. The programme contents are Research Process & Design, Techniques of Sampling, Descriptive Statistics for Research, Formulation and Testing of Hypothesis, Quantitative and Qualitative Techniques for Data analysis, Statistical Inference,Experimental Research, Art and Science of Data Collection, Hands on Exercise – Case study, Report Preparation and Presentation and Group Work.

Use of Machinery and its Maintenance in Coffee Estate (28th Oct. 2014)

This Reach-out Programme was organized for the Tiny Growers of Coffee Board of India at Sultanpathery. The programme contents are Scope of Mechanization in Coffee and Maintenance Management, Different Machinery used during Coffee Operations and Demonstration for usage of Machineries.

Commodity Market & Futures Trading (16th -17th Oct. 2014)

This Faculty Development Programme was organized in collaboration with the Forwards Markets Commissions for the Exporters, Producers & Traders at Indian Institute of Plantation Management Bangalore. The programme contents are Introduction to Commodities Market and Derivatives Trading, Regulatory Framework of Indian Commodity Market, Contract Specifications – Commodity Specific Discussions, Role of Cooperative and Aggregators in Commodity Market, Logistics, Warehouse Receipts and Commodity Finance, Role of Speculators in the Commodity Futures Markets, SPOT Exchanges and Integration of Physical Markets with Futures Market, Clearing and Settlement Mechanism, Hedging Mechanism & Risk Management, Trading mechanisms at Exchange & Live Trading and Synergetic Development of Commodity Market System in India

Administrative and Legal Procedures in Government Organizations (14th – 16th Oct. 2014)

This Short Term Executive Programme was organized for the Deputy / Assistant Secretary & Senior Assistant of Coffee Board of India at Indian Institute of Plantation Management, Bangalore. The programme contents are Elements of Office Procedures, Office Management for Enhancing Capability, Legal Procedures in an Organization, Performance Management Employees Motivation Effectiveness and Efficiency, Advantages on Future Administrative Procedures and Presentations, Cases relevant to Administrative Procedures and Administrative Reforms and Organizational effectiveness.

Use of Machinery and its Maintenance in Coffee Estate (23rd Sept. 2014)

This Reach-out Programme was organized for the Workers and Tiny Growers of Coffee Board of India at Kalpetta. The programme contents are Scope of Mechanization in Coffee and Maintenance Management, Different Machinery used during Coffee operations and Demonstration for usage of machineries.

Capacity Building and Enrichment of Staff (1st – 2nd Sept. 2014)

This Reach-out Programme was organized in association with Office of Deputy Commissioner, Jorhat District, Assam for office staff at IIPM Centre, Jorhat. The programme contents are Interpersonal Communications & its importance in smooth running of an office, Motivation & Work Ethics, Listening the Forgotten art, Goal Setting, Time Management and Leadership.

Capacity Building and Enrichment of Staff (28th - 29th Aug. 2014)

This Reach-out Programme was organized in association with Office of Deputy Commissioner, Jorhat District, Assam for office staff at IIPM Centre, Jorhat. The programme contents are Interpersonal Communications & its importance in smooth running of an office, Motivation & Work Ethics, Listening the Forgotten art, Goal Setting, Time Management and Leadership.

Tea Estate Management: Emerging Challenges and Strategies (25th -27th Aug 2014)

This Reach-out Programme was organized for the estate managers of the Amalgamated Plantations Pvt. Ltd. at IIPM Centre Jorhat. The programme contents are Estate Management and Emerging Challenges, Interpersonal Relations for Effective Estate Management, Quality, Safety and Workforce Productivity in Tea: Qualitivity Perspective,Integrated Pest Management: Current Issues and Future Challenges in Tea Estate, Assertiveness and Interpersonal Relations, Emerging Markets: Opportunities and Strategies for Tea Marketing, Labour Management : Current Issues and Future Challenges and Panel Discussion and Strategy Formulation.

Commodity Market & Futures Trading (7th - 8th Aug 2014)

This Faculty Development Programme was organized in collaboration with the Forwards Markets Commissions for the Exporters, Producers & Traders at IIPMB. The programme contents are Introduction to Commodities Market and Derivatives Trading, Regulatory Framework of Indian Commodity Market, Contract Specifications – Commodity Specific Discussions, Role of Cooperative and Aggregators in Commodity Market, Logistics,Warehouse Receipts and Commodity Finance, Role of Speculators in the Commodity Futures Markets, SPOT Exchanges and Integration of Physical Markets with Futures Market, Clearing and Settlement Mechanism, Hedging Mechanism & Risk Management, Trading mechanisms at Exchange & Live Trading and Synergetic Development of Commodity Market System in India.

Coffee Entrepreneurship (10th – 12th July 2014)

This Reach-out Programme was organized in collaboration with the Coffee Board of India for the Entrepreneurs at Delhi. The programme contents are Introduction to the Indian Coffee Sector, Coffee Value Chain, Entrepreneurial Opportunities in the Indian Coffee Sector, Coffee Technology and Quality, Practical Session in Cupping, Coffee Roasting and Grinding, Coffee Exporting, Coffee Sector in NCR, Practical Sessions in Espresso Preparation, Coffee Retailing and Coffee shops, Business Planning and Summary, Support from the Coffee Board.

Management of Plantations: Emerging Challenges and Strategies (7th - 9th July 2014)

This Management Development Programme was organized for the estate managers of Tea / Coffee at Indian Institute of Plantation Management Bangalore. The programme contents are Estate Management and Emerging Challenges, Interpersonal Relations for Effective Estate Management, Quality and Food Safety Management Systems: Estate Management Perspective, Food Safety in Coffee/Tea Processed Food Industry, ICT Applications in Estate Management, Cup Tasting for Market Assessment and Product Innovation, Coffee Roasting and Brewing for Coffee Business and Emerging markets: Opportunities and Strategies for plantation commodities.

Coffee Entrepreneurship (6th – 8th July 2014)

This Reach-out Programme was organized in collaboration with the Coffee Board of India for the Entrepreneurs at Chandigarh. The programme contents are Introduction to the Indian Coffee Sector, Coffee Value Chain and Role of the Coffee Board, Entrepreneurial Opportunities in the Indian Coffee Sector, Coffee Technology and Quality, Coffee Roasting and Grinding, Coffee Trading in Local Markets, Practical Sessions in Cupping and Espresso, Coffee Retailing, Business Planning and Summary, Support from the Coffee Board.

Financial Market Analytics (4th - 5th Apr 2014)

This Programme was organized for the Students and Faculty of Academic Institutions at IIPMB. The programme contents are Securities, Commodities and Forex (FX) Markets for Research and Analytics Efficient Market Hypothesis in financial markets, Implications of the EMH: Technical Analysis & Fundamental Analysis, Practical’s from - Security, Commodity and FX markets, Macro Economics in Financial Markets, Economic Analysis on real data, pooled from Bloomberg and Reuters, Technical Analysis -A tool for predicting the financial markets, Types of Chart: Line, Bar, Candle and point & Figure, Qualitative and Quantitative methods on technical Analysis , Price movements using technical analysis, Exercise on price chart- underlying commodity, Equity indices, FX-Currency and Elliot Wave Analysis.

Food Safety and Supply Chain Management of Spices and Botanical Ingredients (17th - 18th July 2014)

This Programme was organized in collaboration with Spices Board of India for Senior, Middle Level Management & Core Personnel Related to the Spices Industry, Blenders, Packers and Exporters at IIPMB. The programme contents are Overview on Indian Spice Industry Issues and Strategy on Food Safety, Good Agricultural Practices for the Production and Handling of Spices, Importance of Laboratory Testing in Food Safety and Quality, Laboratory Control Procedures, Toxicity and Pathogenity, Control on Microbial Contaminations, Minimizing Pesticie Residue on On-Farm Post Harvest Practices, Managing Food Safety at Processing Plants. Cleaning and Sanitization in Supply Chain Management Worker Health and Hygiene, Open House Discussion on Technical Problems faced by Exporters / Processors / Blenders / Manufacturers, Inspection Criteria of Food Facilities with respect to GMP,GHP, SOP, SSOP, Total Quality Management (TQM): Value Chain Analysis Perspective for Spices Sector, Global Food Safety Issues in relation to Spices, Risk Assessment and Risk Management in Spices, Identifying and controlling Hazards in Spices Production, FSSAI Rules and Regulations / Licensing Awareness and Product Adulteration and Food Allergen Challenges.

Food Safety and Supply Chain Management of Spices and Botanical Ingredients (3rd - 4th June 2014)

This Programme was organized in collaboration with Spices Board of India for Senior, Middle Level Management & Core Personnel Related to the Spices Industry, Blenders, Packers and Exporters at IIPMB. The programme contents are Overview on Indian Spice Industry Issues and Strategy on Food Safety, Risk Associated with Spices, Managing Food Safety at Processing Plants Cleaning and Sanitization of Processing, Packaging, Storage, Transportation and Supply Chain Management in Spices and Botanical Ingredients, Global Food Safety Issues in Relation to Spices Risk Management, Total Quality Management (TQM): Value Chain Analysis Perspective for Spices Sector, Good Agricultural Practices for the Production and Handling of Spices, Worker Health and Hygiene, Importance of Laboratory Testing in Food Safety and Quality, FASSAI & Food Safety Management System, Inspection Criteria of Food Facilities, with respect to GMP, GHP, SOP, SSOP, Minimizing Pesticide Residue Case Studies, Key Indicators for Measuring Impact of Food Safety Management System and Food Safety and SCM of Spices: Industry Perspective.

Short Term Executive Programme/Reach-out Programmes (2013 - 2014)

Certified Coffee for Profitability and Sustainability Sector (24th - 25th March 2014)

This Reach-out Programme was organized for the SHH, Planters and processors of Coffee Board of India at Virajpet. The programme contents are Certified Coffee for Profitability and Sustainability, Utz Certified and Rainforest Alliance Certification , 4C , Bird-friendly Coffee Certification and Organic Certification, Starbucks C.A.F.E and Nespresso AAA sustainable quality coffee program) and other Coffee Certifications (Fairtrade, Demeter, SA 8000 etc), Business Plan for Certified Coffee.

Certified Coffee for Profitability and Sustainability Sector (20th - 21st March 2014)

This Reach-out Programme was organized for the SHH, Planters and processors of Coffee Board of India at Madikeri. The programme contents are Certified Coffee for Profitability and Sustainability, Utz Certified and Rainforest Alliance Certification , 4C , Bird-friendly Coffee Certification and Organic Certification, Starbucks C.A.F.E and Nespresso AAA sustainable quality coffee program) and other Coffee Certifications (Fairtrade, Demeter, SA 8000 etc), Business Plan for Certified Coffee.

Coffee Entrepreneurship (20th - 22nd March 2014)

This Reach-out Programme was organized for the Entrepreneurs at Kolkata. The programme contents are Introduction to the Indian Coffee Sector and Coffee Value Chain, Entrepreneurial Opportunities in the Indian Coffee Sector, Coffee Technology, Quality and Cupping, Coffee Roasting and Grinding, Coffee Machinery, Espresso Coffees and Coffee Preparation, Coffee Retailing, Business Planning, Support Systems for Coffee Entrepreneurs and Summary, Support from the Coffee Board.

Dedication Motivation and Commitment for High Performance (4th – 7th March 2014)

This Short Term Executive Programme was organized for the Staff Member of Rubber Board of India at IIPM Campus, Bangalore. The programme contents are Positive Thinking – Instinct Motivation for High Performance, Understanding Profession and Accountability for High Performance, Appropriate Attitude to Enhance Professional Attitude, Dedication, Commitment and Leadership Quality, Working with Teams: Conflict Management, Immersion Session – Activity Based Learning, Interpersonal Communication for Professional Relationship and Team Development, Sense of Belonging and Commitment for Performance, Stress Management to Create Synergy at Workplace and Physical Fitness and Workplace Ergonomics.

Managing Coffee Family (Business) for Future for North Eastern Region (25th - 26th Feb 2013)

This Reach-out Programme was organized for the Tiny Growers of Coffee Board of India at Tripura. The programme contents are Rationale for Producing Coffee – Comparative Convenience to Better the Standard of Living, Understanding where, when, how and who Consumes Coffee, Understanding Competition in Coffee Market and Scope for Selling North Eastern Region Coffee, Coffee Business – Scope for Improvement by Management of Costs, Coffee Market Value Chain, Improving Marketing Communication and Negotiation in the Market, Understanding Price Information and Price Risk Management and Group work – Preparing Action Plan for Future.

Coffee Entrepreneurship (11th - 13th Feb 2014)

This Reach-out Programme was organized for the Entrepreneurs at Mumbai. The programme contents are Introduction to the Indian Coffee Sector and Coffee Value Chain, Entrepreneurial Opportunities in the Indian Coffee Sector, Coffee Technology, Quality and Cupping, Coffee Roasting and Grinding, Coffee Machinery, Espresso Coffees and Coffee Preparation, Coffee Retailing, Business Planning, Support Systems for Coffee Entrepreneurs and Summary, Support from the Coffee Board.

Use of Machinery and its Maintenance in Coffee Estates (11th Feb 2014)

This Reach-out Programme was organized for the Tiny Growers of Coffee Board of India at Sultanpathery. The programme contents are Scope of Mechanization in Coffee and Maintenance Management, Different Machinery used during Coffee Operations and Demonstration for usage of Machineries.

Dedication Motivation and Commitment for High Performance (10th - 13th Feb 2014)

This Reach-out Programme was organized for the Staff Member of Rubber Board of India at Guwahati. The programme contents are Building and Sustaining RPS for Business Processes in Rubber Sector, Supply Chain and Value Analysis for Sustainability of RPS, Rubber Marketing using Futures and Decision Analysis, Rubber Marketing using Futures and Decision Analysis, Accounting & Book-keeping / Trends in Savings and Aligning with Rubber Business Profit, Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Rubber Sector and Operational Aspects of RPD Schemes and Group Presentation.

Use of Machinery and its Maintenance in Coffee Estates (6th Feb 2014)

This Reach-out Programme was organized for the Tiny Growers of Coffee Board of India at Chikmagalur. The programme contents are Scope of Mechanization in Coffee and Maintenance Management, Different Machinery used during Coffee Operations, Demonstration for usage of Machineries.

Value Chain Analysis and Management for Coffee Sector (27th - 31st Jan 2014)

This Short Term Executive Programme was organized for the Senior Liaison Officers of Coffee Board of India at IIPM Campus, Bangalore. The programme contents are Future Scenario of Coffee Export & its Value Creation from Backward Integration, Conceptual Understanding of Value, Value Chain and Value Chain Analysis for Coffee Sector, Value Creation in Coffee Curing and Management, Enhance the Viability and Profitability of Coffee Growers, Institutionalizing Coffee Stakeholders for Quality and Safety Products to Enhance Export Value through UTZ: Case Studies & Success Stories, Eco-Certification of Coffee Estates and Design of CPS, Vision 2020: Value Creation for Coffee Export, Industry, R&D and Extension Linkage for Value Based Commercialization of Technology: CFTRI-TTBD Perspective, Policy Formulation, Group Work and Presentation, Coffee Entrepreneurship through Roasting and Management Packaging for Different Coffee and Brand Registration, Bar Coding & Cost, Food Safety and Standard Authority of India (FSSAI) and its Applicability to Coffee Sector, Value Creation in Coffee Sector: International Perspective, Advances in Coffee Processing at on-farm and off-farm level for Quality Improvement, Grape Net for Coffee Perspective and Value Addition in Coffee: Stakeholders’ Perspective.

Commodity Markets and Derivatives Trading (23rd - 24th Jan. 2014)

This Faculty Development Programme was organized in collaboration with Forward Markets Commission for the Faculty members/scholars of Universities & Management Institutes at IIPM Campus, Bangalore. The programme contents are Significance of Commodity Derivatives in Agrarian markets, Role of Commodity Exchanges and Price Dissemination scheme, Integration of Agricultural futures market with spot markets, role of spot exchange, National Spot Exchange, Role of Speculators in the Commodity Futures Markets, Warehousing and Institutional credit, Synergetic Development of Commodity Market through Value Creation, Hedging Mechanism, Tools for assessing impact of commodity futures market, Use of Commodity futures market by the Government in supply side of management of commodities and Synergetic Development of Commodity Market system in India.

Entrepreneurship and New Ventures in the Coffee sector (8th - 10th Jan 2014)

This Short Term Executive Programme was organized for the Stakeholders of Coffee Sectors of Coffee Board of India at IIPM Campus, Bangalore. The programme contents are Group Activity, Introduction to Entrepreneurship, Business Opportunities in the Coffee Sector, Coffee Roasting and Grinding, Meet an Entrepreneur, Coffee Retailing and Entrepreneur Opportunities in Coffee Export Business: Cost Perspective and Business Models and Business Planning – Marketing Financial, Human Resource Plans.

Personality, Career and Relationship Management for Young Scientists (7th - 10th Jan. 2014)

This Reach-out Programme was organized for the Young Scientists of Coffee Board of India at Chikmagalur. The programme contents are Passionate Professional Relationship Through Open Innovation: Exploring the Phenomenon within Value Chain, Professional R&D Linkage between CCRI and Coffee Sector: KPA Perspective, Strategy for Outside-In-Process of Open Innovation, Role of Dedication & Commitment: Behavioural Perspective, The Leader in every Scientist, Talent Management: Individual, Team & Organization, Professional Relationship Management, Professional Relationship Management, Effective Communication to Enhance Interpersonal Relationship in R&D, The Path to Positive Thinking: Simulation Activities, Working with Teams: Managing Conflict, Managing Stress to Create Synergy: JPMR, Public Speaking Skills and Stakeholders’ Image Building and Immersion Session on Activity Based Learning: PCR Perspective.

Channel Design and Management: A Strategy for Building Partnership in Seed Industry (19th - 21st Dec. 2013)

This Management Development Programme was organized in collaboration with Rasi Seeds for the Marketing and Sales Executives of Rasi Seeds at IIPM Campus, Bangalore. The programme contents Understanding the Need for Building Relationships with Channel Partners, Communication and Psychology for Building Partnership and High Performance, Market Analysis and Formulation of Channel Strategy, Designing Training and Assisting Sales Force Management, Selection of right Distribution Partners and Developing Right Communication, Channel Efficiency and Evaluation of Channel Performance, Sources of Channel Conflict and Conflict Resolution for Building Partnership, Developing Marketing Plans.

Certificate Programme on Commodity – Currency Markets and Derivatives Trading (6th - 7th Dec. 2013)

This Programme was organized for Students and Faculty of Academic Institutions at IIPM Campus, Bangalore. The programme contents are Understanding Agri and non Agri commodities – Trading strategies, An Overview of Commodity and Currency Markets – Indian and Global Perspective, Trading software features, understanding Graphs/Charts, Estimation of Price Movements in Live Market, Hedging Strategies and Price Risk Management with Practical Approach, Commodity as an investment asset and Trading Strategies with Practical Approach, Market Dynamics of Commodities and Currencies with live example, Application of Research Methodologies – Fundamental, Market Potential, Competitor Analysis & Opportunities for Young Managers Mock Trading Session on Commodity futures, Application of Research Methodologies – Technical and Outlook on Rupee and Gold.

Commodity Markets and Derivatives Trading (28th - 29th Nov. 2013)

This Faculty Development Programme was organized in collaboration with Forward Markets Commission for the Faculty members/scholars of Universities & Management Institutes at IIPM Campus, Bangalore. The programme contents are The Role of FMC in Indian Commodity Markets Fundamentals of Commodity Futures and International Commodity Exchange Mechanisms, Introduction to Commodity Markets & Derivatives Trading, Organization of the Commodity Futures Market and the Role of Commodity Exchanges, Integration of Agricultural futures market with spot markets, role of electronic spot exchanges, National spot exchange, Price Dissemination scheme & Role of Speculators in the Commodity Futures Markets, Hedging Mechanism on Commodity Futures Platform, Warehouse Receipts and Collateral Management, Institutional credit, Agriculture Futures Market and tools for assessing impact of commodity futures market, Mock Trading Session on Commodity futures, Use of Commodity futures market by the Government and Myths & Realities of Commodity futures market and Prospects & Challenges of Commodity Markets in India.

Managing Family Coffee (Business) for Future of Non-Traditional Areas (27th - 28th Nov. 2013)

This Reach-out Programme was organized for the Tiny Growers of Coffee Board of India at Minimuluru. The programme contents are Rationale for Producing Coffee – Comparative Convenience to Better the Standard of Living, Understanding where, when, how and who Consumes Coffee, Understanding Competition in Coffee Market and Scope for Selling North Eastern Region Coffee, Coffee Business – Scope for Improvement by Management of Costs, Coffee Market Value Chain, Improving Marketing Communication and Negotiation in the Market, Understanding Price Information and Price Risk Management and Group work – Preparing Action Plan for Future.

Participatory Approaches to Extension Management (19th - 21st Nov. 2013)

This Reach-out Programme was organized for the Junior Liaison Officers of Coffee Board of India at Hassan. The programme contents are Participatory Extension Approaches: An overview, Strategy for Mobilizing Village and Community Level Meetings for Sustainable Development, Scenario of Participatory Extension and Strategic Approach for Coffee Board Extension Service, Grassroots Institution Building and Social Laboratory Approaches: Tactics and Techniques of Community Practices in Extension, Communication Methods to Enhance Participation, HR Aspects to Enhance Participation of Extension Officials, Group Work and Presentation on Future Scenario of Coffee Board Extension System.

Research Methodology and Data Analysis (11th - 13th Nov. 2013)

This workshop was organized for the aspiring researchers, M.A, M.Phil and Ph.D students at IIPM Campus, Bangalore. The programme contents are Research Process, Focus and Objectivity in Research, Sampling Design, The Art and Science of Data Collection, Ethics in Research and Data Presentation, Hand on Exercise – Data Collection, Quantitative and Qualitative Data Analysis, Role Play – Interview Techniques, Thesis Writing & Research Implications, Drafting Report & Journal Papers and Group Work.

IT Enabled Administrative System (ITEAS) (6th - 8th Nov. 2013)

This Short Term Executive Programme was organized for the Extension Inspectors of Coffee Board of India at IIPM Campus, Bangalore. The programme contents are Basics of New Age Computers, Hardware Fundamentals of Computers, Developing Decision Based Information System for Better Performance, Methods of using Software in Preparing Reports, Data Management and Analysis, E-Governance and Paperless Office, Trouble Shooting & Maintenance of Computers, Network Basics and Emerging trends in IT application for administration.

Coffee Market and Price Trends (29th Oct. 2013)

This Reach-out Programme was organized for the Coffee Planters of Coffee Board of India at Kushalnagar. The programme contents are Emerging Markets for Coffee: Significance for Coffee Planters, Coffee Value Chain and Price Movement and Trade Regulations and Cost Competitiveness of Indian Coffee.

IT Enabled Administrative System (ITEAS) (28th - 30th Oct. 2013)

This Short Term Executive Programme was organized for the Extension Inspectors of Coffee Board of India at IIPM Campus, Bangalore. The programme contents are The programme contents are Basics of New Age Computers, Hardware Fundamentals of Computers, Developing Decision Based Information System for Better Performance, Methods of using Software in Preparing Reports, Data Management and Analysis, E-Governance and Paperless Office, Trouble Shooting & Maintenance of Computers, Network Basics and Emerging trends in IT application for administration.

Mutual & Experiential Learning and Study Tour in South India Sustainable on Tea Production and Management System for Small Tea Growers {STGs} (23rd Oct. - 1st Nov. 2013)

This Programme was organized in collaboration with Ministry of Plantation Industry Govt. of Sri Lanka & UN-IFAD for the Senior Programme Staff Members of the Smallholder Plantation Entrepreneurship Development Programme (SPEnDP), Ministry of Plantation Industries, Government of Sri Lanka at IIPM Campus, Bangalore. The programme contents are Institutionalizing Small Tea Growers (STGs) for Sustainable Tea Production and UTZ Certification System, Tea Production and Management (South Indian Perspective): From Nursery to Field, Marketing and Manufacturing – Observation & Interactive Sessions, Error Deduction Vs Error Prevention Strategy for Optimizing Cost of Tea Production: World Class Business Management Tools (WCBM) Perspective, Understanding Customer Centric Production of Tea: From Field to Cup, Understanding Tea Tasting and Marketing (TTM): Practicum with Indian, Sri Lankan, African & Indonesia Tea Samples, Case Analysis: Practicum on Collective Marketing Through Electronic System, Strategy for Promoting Entrepreneurship, Tea Cultivation and Manufacturing in Southern India and Impact of Quality Up- gradation Programme: UPASI-KVK Perspective, Appropriate R&D Innovations for South Indian Tea: From Nursery to Field and Manufacturing Perspective, Challenges and Opportunities of New Tea Industry and Value Added Designer & Nutra in Tea : Policy Framework and Strategic Approach for Sri Lanka Tea.

Use of Machinery and its Maintenance in Coffee Estates (8th Oct 2013)

This Reach-out Programme was organized for the Tiny Growers of Coffee Board of India at Thandigudi. The programme contents are Scope of Mechanization in Coffee and Maintenance Management, Different Machinery used during Coffee operations and Demonstration for usage of machineries.

Finance for Non Finance Executives (26th - 27th Sept. 2013)

This Management Development Programme was organized for the Managers and Executives at IIPM Campus, Bangalore. The programme contents are Basic accounting concepts and finance function, Overview of income tax, Excise and Service Tax and Value Added Tax, Understanding Financial Statements, Ratios for Analyzing Financial Statements, Cost Concepts and Classification, Capital Budgeting Techniques, Budgeting as a Tool for Planning and Control and Time Value of Money.

IT Enabled Administrative System (ITEAS) (4th - 6th Sept. 2013)

This Short Term Executive Programme was organized for the Clerical Staff of Coffee Board of India at IIPM Campus, Bangalore. The programme contents are Basics of New Age Computers, Hardware Fundamentals of Computers, Trouble Shooting & Maintenance of Computers, E-Governance and Paperless Office, Developing Decision Based Information System for Better Performance, Methods of using Software in Preparing Reports, Data Management and Analysis, Network Basics and Emerging trends in IT application for administration.

KAAPI SHASTRA Programme on Coffee Roasting and Brewing (22nd - 23rd Aug. 2013)

This Programme was organized for the Coffee Roasters, Hotel/Restaurant/Cafeteria personnel, Institutional Caterers and Entrepreneurs at IIPM Campus, Bangalore. The programme contents are Coffee Quality Management (CQM) systems for Value Creation, Introduction to Coffee Business in India and the World and, Entrepreneurial Opportunities, Idea Generation and Opportunity Assessment, Business Model for Enterprises across the Coffee Value Chain, Business Planning – Processes and Outputs, Marketing and Financial Plans and Coffee Retailing and Trading – Entrepreneurial Perspectives.

Administrative and Legal Procedures in Government Organization (19th - 21st Aug. 2013)

This Short Term Executive Programme was organized for the Deputy Assistant and Assistant Secretaries of Administrative and Accounts Department of Coffee Board of India at IIPM Campus, Bangalore. The programme contents are Elements of Office Procedures, Office Procedures and Legal Implications, Administrative Reforms and Organizational Effectiveness: An insight, Performance Management Employees Motivation Effectiveness and Efficiency, Cases relevant to Administrative Procedures, Advantages on Future Administrative Procedures and Presentations and Legal Procedures in an Organization.

KAAPI SHASTRA Programme on Coffee Roasting and Brewing (18th - 19th July 2013)

This Programme was organized for the Coffee Roasters, Hotel/Restaurant/Cafeteria personnel, Institutional Caterers and Entrepreneurs at IIPM Campus, Bangalore. The programme contents are Coffee Quality Management (CQM) systems for Value Creation, Introduction to Coffee Business in India and the World and, Entrepreneurial Opportunities, Idea Generation and Opportunity Assessment, Business Model for Enterprises across the Coffee Value Chain, Business Planning – Processes and Outputs, Marketing and Financial Plans, Coffee Retailing and Trading – Entrepreneurial Perspectives and Presentation of Business Ideas by Participants.

Tea Tasting and Marketing (TTM) (3rd – 5th July 2013)

This Executive Development Programme was organized for the Managers of Tea Estates, Corporate Executives and Entrepreneurs at IIPM Campus, Bangalore. The programme contents are Conceptual Understanding of Tea Tasting & Marketing, Tea Tasting: Practicum with South Indian Tea Samples, Understanding Consumer Preferences: For Effective Tea Tasting and Marketing, Tea Tasting: Practicum with North Indian Tea Samples, Practicum on International Samples: Malawi, Kenya, Indonesian and Sri Lanka.

Quality Management System (QMS) and Tea Tasting and Marketing (TTM) (3rd – 7th June 2013)

This Special Executive Development Programme was organized for the Deputy Managers of Coonoor Tea Estate Co. Ltd at IIPM Campus, Bangalore. The programme contents are Quality Management: Field & Factory – Tata Experiential Perspective along with Global Tea Perspective, Fundamentals and Language of Tea Tasting, Tea Tasting: Practicum with North Indian Tea Samples, Tea Tasting: Practicum with South Indian Tea Samples, Tea Tasting: Practicum with International Samples, Tea Blending, Quality Management System for Tea Estates, Challenges and Opportunities of New Age Tea & Value Addition, E-Tasting: E- Nose, E-Tongue, E-Vision, Shockwave Technology for Tea and its Application in Tea Value Chain.

Management on Commodity Futures Markets (30th – 31st May 2013)

This Faculty Development Programme in collaboration with Karnataka Association of Autonomous Business Schools (KAABS) was organized for the Faculty Members from Schools of Management and Business Education at IIPM Campus, Bangalore. The programme contents are Risk Management: Perception and Solutions from Financial Markets to Commodity Markets – Principles of Futures and Options, Fundamentals of Commodity Futures and International Commodity Exchange Mechanisms, MCX Presentation on Commodity Futures, Experiential Learning: COFEI, Understanding National & International Commodity Exchange Information, Designing Contracts and Institutional Capabilities at Commodity Exchanges: NCDEX – A Case Study and Presentations & Learning Values.

Marketing Opportunities and Strategies for Small Tea Growers (29th Apr 2013)

This Short Term Development Programme was organized for the Faculty Members from Schools of Management and Business Education at IIPM Campus, Bangalore. The programme contents are Background and Need, Emerging Tea Markets: Opportunities and Strategies for Small Tea Growers Making Quality Tea for Market Competitiveness, Managing a Small Tea Factory.

The following STEPs, Reachout, Workshops / Seminars were organized by the faculty of the Institute during the year 2013-2012:

Labour Management in Coffee Sector (21st - 22nd March 2013)

This Reach-out Programme was organized for the Coffee Planters at Hanbal, Sakleshpur taluk, Hassan District. The programme contents included Labour force in the Coffee Cultivation Subsector, Labour Management in the Coffee Sector: Contemporary issues and Status, Mechanization to address labour shortage and Coffee Board’s initiatives to Promote Labour Welfare.

Cluster Approach and Management with respect to Marketing, Certification and Mechanization (13th - 15th March 2013)

This Short Term Executive Programme was organized for the Presidents of Collectives / SHGs at IIPM Campus, Bangalore. The programme contents included Building and Sustaining Grassroots Cluster for Coffee Business, Cluster Approach and Its Success: Rubber Board Perspective, Marketing Through Collective Approach, Mechanization through Growers Collectives, Certification Process in Coffee Plantation, Norms and Procedures for Registration of Society, Policy Framework and Group Presentation.

Labour Management in Coffee Sector (8th - 9th March 2013)

This Reach-out Programme was organized for the Coffee Planters at Doddamalthe, Somwarpet. The programme contents included Labour force in the Coffee Cultivation Subsector, Labour Management and Social Accountability in the Coffee Sector, Labour Management and its Dimensions, Labour laws and Regulations, Coffee Board’s initiatives to Promote Labour Welfare.

Institution Building and Business Led Extension Services (BLESS) for North East Region (5th - 8th March 2013)

This Reach-out Programme was organized for RPS Board of Directors and Extension Officers of Rubber Board at Agartala. The programme contents included Building and Sustaining RPS for Business Processes in Rubber Sector, Supply Chain and Value Analysis for Sustainability of RPS, Rubber Marketing using Futures and Decision Analysis, Rubber Marketing using Futures and Decision Analysis, Field Practicum : Visit to Successful Rubber Producers Organization, Accounting & Book-keeping / Trends in Savings and Aligning with Rubber Business Profit, Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Rubber Sector and Operational Aspects of RPD Schemes and Group Presentation

Grower’s Collectives for Marketing, Certification and Mechanization in Coffee Business (1st - 2nd March 2013)

This Reach-out Programme was organized for Coffee Planters at Takeri, Somwarpet.. The programme contents included Fundamentals of Formation and Functioning of Growers’ Collectives, Marketing Opportunities and Strategies for Grower’s Collectives, Marketing Opportunities and Strategies for Grower’s Collectives, Certification Process and Procedure for Small Coffee Growers and Mechanization in Coffee Sector

Grower’s Collectives for Marketing, Certification and Mechanization in Coffee Business (26th - 27th February 2013)

This Reach-out Programme was organized for Coffee Planters at Mananthawady, Wayanad.. The programme contents included Fundamentals of Formation and Functioning of Growers’ Collectives, Group Approach for Certification and Mechanization in Coffee sector, Marketing Opportunities and Strategies for Grower’s Collectives in Coffee and Group work to develop the model grower’s collective for Mananthavady region.

Institution Building and Business Led Extension Services (BLESS) for North East Region (5th - 8th March 2013)

This Reach-out Programme was organized for RPS Board of Directors and Extension Officers of Rubber Board at Guwahati. The programme contents included Building and Sustaining RPS for Business Processes in Rubber Sector, Supply Chain and Value Analysis for Sustainability of RPS, Rubber Marketing using Futures and Decision Analysis, Field Practicum: Visit to Successful Rubber Producers Organization Financial Management for Sustainability of Rubber Producers’ Society Business Diversification through Entrepreneurship Development, Operational Aspects of RPD Scheme, Policy Formulation and Group Presentation

Grower’s Collectives for Marketing, Certification and Mechanization in Coffee Business (21st - 22nd February 2013)

This Reach-out Programme was organized for Coffee Planters at Belur, Hassan. The programme contents included Fundamentals of Formation and Functioning of Growers’ Collectives, Marketing Opportunities and Strategies for Grower’s Collectives, Certification Process and Procedure for Small Coffee Growers and Mechanization in Coffee Sector

Institution Building and Business Led Extension Services (BLESS) for Southern Region (11th - 14th February 2013)

This Reach-out Programme was organized for RPS Board of Directors and Extension Officers of Rubber Board at Mangalore. The programme contents included Building and Sustaining RPS for Business Processes in Rubber Sector, Supply Chain and Value Analysis for Sustainability of RPS, Trading of Rubber, Rubber Marketing using Futures and Decision Analysis, Field Practicum : Visit to Successful Rubber Producers Organization, Accounting & Book-keeping / Trends in Savings and Aligning with Rubber Business Profit, Business Diversification and Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Rubber Sector, Operational Aspects of RPD Schemes and Group Presentation

Grower’s Collectives for Marketing, Certification and Mechanization in Coffee Business (7th - 8th February 2013)

This Reach-out Programme was organized for Coffee Planters at Chikmagalur. The programme contents included Fundamentals of Formation and Functioning of Growers’ Collectives, Marketing Opportunities and Strategies for Grower’s Collectives, Certification Process and Procedure for Small Coffee Growers and Mechanization in Coffee Sector

Grower’s Collectives for Marketing, Certification and Mechanization in Coffee Business (6th - 7th February 2013)

This Reach-out Programme was organized for Coffee Planters at Kalpetta, Kerala. The programme contents included Fundamentals of Formation and Functioning of Growers’ Collectives, Group Approach and Team Building, Certification Process and Procedure for Small Coffee Growers and Mechanization in Coffee sector

Institution Building and Business Led Extension Services (BLESS) for Southern Region (21st - 24th January 2013)

This Reach-out Programme was organized for RPS Board of Directors and Extension Officers of Rubber Board at Kottarakara. The programme contents included Building and Sustaining RPS for Business Processes in Rubber Sector, Supply Chain and Value Analysis for Sustainability of RPS, Trading of Rubber, Rubber Marketing using Futures and Decision Analysis, Field Practicum : Visit to Successful Rubber Producers Organization, Accounting & Book-keeping / Trends in Savings and Aligning with Rubber Business Profit, Business Diversification and Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Rubber Sector, Operational Aspects of RPD Schemes and Group Presentation

Entrepreneurship and New Ventures (8th - 10th January 2013)

This Reach-out Programme was organized for Coffee Planters at Madikeri. The programme contents included Introduction to Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurial Traits and Behaviors, Opportunity Identification and Feasibility Assessment, Group Activity, Meet an Entrepreneur, Business Models, Business Planning – Marketing Plans, Business Planning – Financial Plans, Group Activity, Entrepreneurial Support Mechanisms, Coffee Board’s programs to Support Entrepreneurial Initiatives and Group Activity (presentations)

Environment Management in the Coffee Sector (20th December 2012)

This Short Term Executive Programme was organized for Coffee Growers at IIPM Campus, Bangalore The programme contents included Introduction to Environmental Management, Micro-environment and Biodiversity in Coffee Plantations, Role of Fauna in Coffee Plantations, Energy and Water use in Coffee Plantations, Treatment of Coffee Effluents – Issues and Solutions and Certifications for Environmental Sustainability of the Coffee Sector

Coffee Board’s Initiative to Promote Environmental Conservation Dedication and Commitment for Performance (18th - 21st December 2012)

This Short Term Executive Programme was organized for the young scientists of CCRI-Coffee Board of India at IIPM Campus, Bangalore The programme contents included Delve Deeper into the Heart of How Change Actually Happens: Dedication and Commitment Perspective, Dedication, Commitment and Leadership Quality, Interpersonal Communication for Professional Relationship and Team Development, Sense of Belonging and Commitment: Engagement and Performance Perspective, Art of Writing Scientific Research Proposals and Achieving Self Sufficiency, Simulation Games to Enhance Commitment, Open Innovation: Strategic Approach through Dedication to Achieve High Performance, Four “P” Analyses for Employee Engagement, Group Work and Presentation of “Regional Specific” Coffee, Coffee Business Model Managing Income, Expenditure and Measurement of Assets and Liabilities - Group Exercise, Strategies for Marketing and Negotiation Skills and Certified Warehousing System and Coffee Futures Prices - Strategies for Future

Post-Harvest Processing and Value Addition in Spices with Emphasis on Focus Crops (10th - 15th December 2012) at Kochi

This Reach-out Programme was organized for the Deputy Directors, Assistant Directors and Field Officers of Spices Board at Kochi. The programme contents included Vision 2020 for Spices Value Addition: Industry Perspective by CMDs, Manufacturing of Powdered Spices Products and Process Standards: Eastern Spices SCM Perspective, Spice Processing Machines, Equipment and Plant Services, Post–Harvest Management, Processing and Value Addition in Spices, Visit to Synthite Pvt Ltd., AVT Natural Products and VKL Products Ltd., Field Practicum on Whole, Powdered and Processed Spices; ISO Certification, HACCP Facilities, Potential Value, Database and Export Quality: Cumin, Fennel, Coriander, Fenugreek, Ajwan and other Seed Spices, Group Work & Presentation, Entrepreneurs Success Stories on Pre & Post Harvest Management in Spices, Institutionalizing Spices Stakeholders for Consistent Quality and Safety Products for Export Marketing: Concepts and Working Module: Case studies & Success stories, Bar Coding & Cost, Export-Import Procedure and Inspection Norms for Spices

Business Model for Coffee Growers in Non-Traditional Areas (4th - 7th December 2012)

This Reach-out Programme was organized for Coffee Growers at Minimuluru and Korapur. The programme contents included Indian Coffee Industry – Emerging Issues for 2009-10, Coffee Marketing Opportunities, Market Competitiveness of “Regional Specific” Coffee, Coffee Business Model Managing Income, Expenditure and Measurement of Assets and Liabilities - Group Exercise, Strategies for Marketing and Negotiation Skills and Certified Warehousing System and Coffee Futures Prices - Strategies for Future

Grower’s Collectives for Marketing, Certification and Mechanization in Coffee Business (27th - 28th November 2012)

This Reach-out Programme was organized for Coffee Planters at Kolasib, Mizoram. The programme contents included Fundamentals of Formation and Functioning of Growers’ Collectives, Marketing Opportunities and Strategies for Grower’s Collectives, Certification Process and Procedure for Small Coffee Growers and Mechanization in Coffee Sector

Inspiration for Positive Thinking and Performance (20th - 23rd November 2012)

This Short Term Executive Programme was organized for Deputy Directors and SLOs of Coffee Board of India at IIPM Campus, Bangalore. Positive Thinking as Optimistic Thought Process in Measurable Change: Passionate Your Work Performance, Egonomics and Positive Energy Performance Positive Thinking, Self Motivation & Team Building, Managing Stress to Create Synergy for Positive Thinking, Simulation Games to Enhance Commitment and Sense of Belonging, and Group Work and Presentation

Shock Wave Technology and Its Utilization in Tea Sector (17th November 2012)

This Reach-out Programme was organized for TRA Scientists/Planters/SAU Faculties at Jorhat, Assam. The programme contents included Interactive Session on Productivity and Quality: Learning Through Technology Development and Innovative Application and Working Group on Shock Wave Technology Thrusts and Its Application

Strategic R& D Management for TRA Scientists (16th November 2012)

This Reach-out Programme was organized for TRA Scientists at Jorhat, Assam. The programme contents included Connecting Talent to Performance: Building Positive R & D Culture, Art of Writing Proposals and Achieving Self Sufficiency, Self Perception and Motivation: Resourcefulness and Pro-activeness in R&D, Shock Wave Technology and Its Application in Tea Sector

An Art of Serving Perfect Cup of Tea (10th October 2012)

This Special Programme for Service Sectors was organized for Planters, Service Sector Representatives and other Stakeholders at IIPM Campus, Bangalore. The programme contents included Overview: Types of Tea and Tea Tasting, Art of Blending and Brewing Perfect Tea with Domestic and International Tea Samples, Understanding Consumer Behaviour for Tea Marketing, Sourcing of Tea: Interactive Session (Thro’ Video Conferencing from Kolkata) and Specialty and Designer Tea to Delight Customers

Risk Mitigation Strategies (5th October 2012)

This Reach-out Programme was organized for Small Tea Growers at Nambar The programme contents included Relevance of Marketing & relevance of Budgets, Relevance of Marketing & relevance of Budgets, Composite farming techniques (like double cropping – pepper, pisiculture etc) and Group Work

Conservation and Effective Usage of Energy in Revenue Generation (27th September 2012)

This Reach-out Programme was organized for Small Tea Growers at Tezpur. The programme contents included Energy Usage Patter in Manufacturing Units & Townships, Energy Usage Patter in Manufacturing Units & Townships, Respective Source and Group Work & Interactive Session

Efficient and Proper Usage of Energy (26th September 2012)

This Reach-out Programme was organized for Small Tea Growers at Tupia, Sonitpur, Assam. The programme contents included Energy Usage Patter in Agri Business, Energy Usage Patter in Agri Business, Respective Source and Group Work & Interactive Session

Interpersonal Communication for High Performance (18th September 2012)

This Reach-out Programme for Estate Managers and Supervisors of Ramco Group of Cardamom Estates at Swarnabhoomi Estate, Idukki, Kerala. The programme contents included. The power of formal and informal communication, Assertiveness and Self Development, Interpersonal Communication and Team Building and Internal Control Systems for Effectiveness of Financial Records.

Institutional Building of Small Tea Growers for a Sustainable Business (14th September 2012)

This Reach-out Programme for Small Tea Growers at Hotel Majinee, Pupam Pare, Arunachal Pradesh. The programme contents included Self Help Group – A ray of Hope for STGs, ANAND Business Model, Cooperative Business Environment for STGs, Group Dynamics & Group Discussion

Labour Management and Industrial Relations (11th September 2012)

This Reach-out Programme for Small Tea Growers at Jorhat, Assam. The programme contents included Relevance of Labour Management in today’s Industrial scene and IR in Assam with special reference to Tea Sector

Strategies for Marketing of Green Leaf for STGs (10th September 2012)

This Reach-out Programme for Small Tea Growers at Jorhat, Assam. The programme contents included Relevance of Marketing, Value Enhancing Procedure and Case Study of Tupia Anchlik & its success story

New Avenues in Tea Production Management – Green Leaf to Tea Park for Small Tea Growers on (7th August 2012)

This Reach-out Programme for Small Tea Growers at Sipajhar, Darrang. The programme contents included Setting up a small tea garden and financial assistance & Govt. Subsidies

Tea Tasting and Marketing (TTM) (2nd & 4th August 2012)

This Executive Development Programme was organized for Managers of Tea Estates, Corporate Executives and Entrepreneurs at IIPM Bangalore. The programme contents included Conceptual Understanding of Tea Tasting & Marketing, Tea Tasting: Practicum with South Indian Tea Samples, Understanding Consumer Preferences: For Effective Tea Tasting and Marketing, E-Tasting: E-Nose, E-Tongue, E-Vision Challenges and Opportunities of New Tea Industry & Value Added Teas, Tea Tasting through Video Screening, Practicum on International Samples: Malawi, Kenya, Indonesian and Sri Lanka

Avenues in Tea Production Management – Green Leaf to Tea Park (18th July 2012)

This Reach-out Programme was organized for Small Tea Growers at Marigaon, Assam. The programme contents included Tea as business & life, setting up a small tea garden and financial assistance & Govt. Subsidies.

Interpersonal Communication with Special Emphasis on Listening (15th May 2012)

This Reach-out Programme was organized for Small Tea Growers at Sonitpur The programme contents included Marketing of Green Leaf, Tea – its Business and Allied Issues and Institutionalization of STG for Substantial Business

Marketing of Green Leaf and Institutionalization of STG for Substantial Business for Small Tea Growers (20th April 2012)

This Reach-out Programme was organized for Small Tea Growers at Bongaigoan. The programme contents included Tea as business & life, setting up a small tea garden and financial assistance & Govt. Subsidies.

The following STEPs, Reachout, Workshops / Seminars were organized by the faculty of the Institute during the year 2012-2011:

Positive Thinking – Instinct Motivation for High Performance (March 12-16,2012): This Short Term Executive Programme was organized for the Administrative and Accounts Personnel of Rubber Board of India at Bangalore. The programme contents included Positive Thinking, Self Motivation and Team Building, Positive Thinking for Effective Inter-personal Communication, E-Governance for Effective Administration and Management, An Art of Physio-Therapy – Positive Approach to Healthier Life, An Orientation on “Positive Thinking & Mind Concentration for Effective work Culture – Visit to Art of Living, Managing Stress to Create Synergy for Positive Thinking, The Power of Positive Thinking and Assertiveness, Positive Thinking and Motivation for High Performance and Group Work.

Strategy for Good Laboratory Management (March 5-9, 2012): This Short Term Executive Programme was organized for the Scientific and Technical Officers of RRII, Processing & Product Development & Training Departments at Bangalore. The programme contents included Emerging Trends in R&D Management: TQM Perspective, Synergic Motivation to R&D Lab Personnel Towards Commitment & High Performance in R&D, Team Development & Critical Thinking: Egg Breaking Game Perspective, Inter-Personal Communication for Organizational Performance, Field Practicum to Institute of Wood Science & Technology (IWST), Bangalore, Stress Management to Enhance Synergy in R&D Organizations, Good Laboratory Practices (GLP): GALP, LIMS, SOP, GPBP & ISO Perspectives, Scientific Staff Resource Development and R&D Organization Management, Accountability, Group Work and Presentation.

Institution Building and Business Led Extension Services (BLESS) for Mangalore Region: This Reach-out Programme was organized for the Board of Directors of RPS and RPD Officials of Rubber Board at Mangalore. The programme contents included Building & Sustaining Grassroots Institution and Business Processes for Rubber Sector, Articulating the Service Vision for Tappers and Rubber Producers to Enhance Rubber Productivity, Rural Leadership for Sustainable RPS Management, Operational Aspects of RPD Schemes, Marketing Through Collective Approach, Production Management, Field Practicum to Successful Farmers Organization, Accounting & Book-Keeping, Trends in Savings & Aligning with Rubber Business Profit, Micro-Finance & SHGs to Network RPS, Group Work, Policy Formulation and Presentation

Institution Building and Business Led Extension Services (BLESS) for Agartala Region (Febraury20-24, 2012): This Reach-out Programme was organized for the Board of Directors of RPS and RPD Officials of Rubber Board at Agartala. The programme contents included Building & Sustaining Grassroots Institution and Business Processes for Rubber Sector, Articulating the Service Vision for Tappers & Rubber Producers to Enhance Rubber Productivity, Rural Leadership for Sustainable RPS Management, Micro-Institutions, Entrepreneurship & Extra Mural Funding for Small Rubber Growers, Field Practicum to Successful Farmers Organization, Accounting & Book-Keeping, Trends in Savings & Aligning with Rubber Business Profit, Micro-Finance & SHGs to Network RPS, Registration Norms & Procedures for Formation of Grassroots Organization in Agartala Region: Issues & Problems, Operational Aspects of RPD Schemes, Group Work, Policy Formulation and Presentation.

Commercialization of Technological Innovations for the Scientists of RRIIRubber Board of India (February 13-17, 2012): This Short Term Executive Programme was organized for the Scientists of Rubber Research Institute of India, Rubber Board at Bangalore. The broad contents of the programme were Strategic R&D Approaches to Open Innovations, Technology Commercialization & Management, Creating Value Delivery in R&D Processes through Technology Life Cycle Management (TLM) & Institutionalization of TOT, Communication for Commercialization of Technology, IPR Issues, Data Search & Technical Reporting Norms, Protection of Plant Varieties & Farmer’s Right, R&D Project Planning, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation, Art of Writing Research Article, Managing Stress to Create Synergy in Organization, Policy Framework and Strategy for Research & Extension Interface.

Induction and Orientation Programme on Management (September 26-October 1, 2011): This Short Term Executive Programme was organized for the newly recruited Development Officers of Tea Board of India at Bangalore. The programme contents included Business-led Tea Extension Service and Institutionalizing Tea Producers for Business Performance, Accountability & Performance Appraisal in Extension, Finance & Cost Management: Estate Performance Assessment (EPA) Perspective, Development of Soft Skills, Interpersonal Communication for Professional Success, Tea Tasting for Marketing & Price Realization, Labour Act & HR Planning for Tea Sector, Facilitation & Management Skills (FMS) for Effective Extension Service, Innovative Extension Techniques, Cash Management for Effective Operations, Application of Information Technology for Extension Activities, Quality Management System (QMS) for Tea Sector, Group Work, Policy Formulation & Group Presentation and Field Practicum to Safal Market, Bangalore.

Strategic Administration and Management (SAM) for Rubber Board Extension Service (August 1-5, 2011): This Short Term Executive Programme was organized for the Joint & Deputy Rubber Production Commissioners and Senior Development Officers of Rubber Board of India at Bangalore. The programme contents included; The Winning Edge: From Strategies to Execution & Excellence for Effective Administration, Executing RBI Strategies: Leadership, Talent & Impression Management for High Potentials of Administration, Development Project Planning, Implementation, Monitoring & Evaluation, Time Management for Effective Administration, Visit to Infosys Leadership Institute, Mysore: Learning on Excellence of Leadership & Administration, An Assessment on the Strategic Functioning & Execution of SHGs, RPS & Federation, Inter-Personal Communication for Effective Administration, Coping Stress to Manage Synergy in Rubber Board Extension Services (RBES) and Group Work, Policy Formulation & Presentation.

Positive Thinking – Instinct Motivation for High Performance for (June 20-23,2011): This Short Term Executive Programme was organized for the research and extension personnel of Coffee Board of India at Bangalore. The broad contents of the programme were Positive Thinking as Optimistic Thought Process in Measurable Change, Positive Energy Power (PEP) for Performance, Positive Thinking, Self Motivation and Team Building, Strategic Approach to Passionate ‘YOUR’ Work Performance (An Observational Learning of Organization Environment), Team Building for High Performance: Sense of Belonging Perspective, Employee Engagement: Building Ownership within Organization (Positive-Centric-Processes), Positive Thinking for Effective Interpersonal Communication, Managing Stress to Create Synergy for Positive Thinking and An Orientation on “Positive Thinking and Mind Concentration for Effective Work Culture”: Visit to Art of Living.

The following STEPs, Reachout, Workshops / Seminars were organized by the faculty of the Institute during the year 2011-2010:

Institution Building and Business Led Extension services (BLESS) (February 21-25, 2011): This reach-out programme was organized for the Presidents, Board of Directors of RPS and Rubber Board Officials of Kozhikode Region. The programme contents included Building & Sustaining Grassroots Institution and Business Processes for Rubber Sector, Rural Leadership for Sustainable RPS Management, Articulating the Service Vision for Tappers & Rubber Producers to Enhance Rubber Productivity, Micro-Institutions, Entrepreneurship & Extra Mural Funding for Small Rubber Growers, Micro-Finance and Formation of SHGs at RPS level, Accounting & Book keeping, Trends in Savings & Aligning with Rubber Business Profit, Operational Aspects of RPD Schemes & Its Issues, Field Visit to Successful RPS/Rubber Company, Group Work, Policy Formulation and Presentation.

Institution Building and Business Led Extension Services (BLESS)(January 3-7,2011): This reach-out programme was organized for the Presidents, Board of Directors of RPS and Rubber Board Officials of Mangalore Region at Hotel Krishna Classic, Mangalore. The programme contents included Building & Sustaining Grassroots Institution and Business Processes for Rubber Sector, Articulating the Service Vision for Tappers & Rubber Producers to Enhance Rubber Productivity, Rural Leadership for sustainable RPS Management, Micro-institutions,Entrepreneurship & Extra Mural Funding for Small Rubber Growers, Accounting & Book-keeping, Trends in Savings & Aligning with Rubber Business Profit, Micro-Finance & Formation of SHGs at RPS level, Registration Norms & Procedures for Formation of Grassroots Organization in Mangalore Region: Issues & Problems, Operational Aspects of RPD Schemes, Field Visit to Successful Farmers Organization, Group Work and Presentation for Policy Formulation.

Building and Nurturing Rubber Business Excellence with RPD Schemes (December 27-31, 2010): This reach-out programme was organized for the Board of Directors of RPS/GRPS and Rubber Board Officials at IIE Campus, Guwahati. The broad contents of the programme included Institutionalizing the Rubber Grower and Business Collective for Sustainability, Impact of RPS Project: Business Perspective, Perspective Problems of RPD Schemes in NE: An Interactive Session, Finance for Non-Finance: Rubber Growers Perspective, Micro-Finance & Formation of SHGs, Operational Aspects of RPD Schemes, Procedures & Norms for Registering a Society, Business Clustering: RPS & GRPS Perspective, SCM & Materials Management in the Rubber Regions: Production to Marketing, Designing SCM and Material Management: Module for Guwahati/Assam, Trends in Savings & Aligning with Rubber Business Profit, Field Visit to Micro Business Unit and Group Work & Presentation.

Strategic Business Development for Rubber Board officials, RPS Members and Small Rubber Growers (November 22-26, 2010): This reach-out programme was organized for the Rubber Board officials, RPS members and Small Rubber Growers at Kottarakara. The programme contents included Natural Rubber Market: Opportunities and Challenges, Fundamentals of Financial Accounting - Records & Information Decision, Entrepreneurship Skills & Capacity Building for RPS, Interpersonal Communication for High Performance, Field Visit to Model RPS, Clustering of RPS and SHGs for Sustainable Agri-Business, Structural & Functional Dimensions of Producers’ Collectives, Natural Rubber Trading: Trends & Implications for Rubber Stakeholders, Schemes for RPS and Group Work.


Building and Nurturing Rubber Business Excellence with RPD Schemes and NE Resources in Tripura (March 22-26, 2010):
This Reach-out Programme was organized for the Board of Directors & Members of RPS and Rubber Board Officials of Tripura. The programme contents included Impact of RPD Schemes: Business erspective, Basics of Building and Nurturing a Business Plan for Rubber, SCM and Materials Management in the Rubber Region: roduction to Marketing Perspective, Leadership for Excellence: Attitudinal Change and Leadership Development for Effective Rubber Business, Field Visit to Micro Business Units (or) Groups, Book Keeping, Accounting, Basic Financial Management and Income Generation, Business Clustering: RPD Schemes, GRPS and Agencies Business, Micro-Finance for Competitive Business Advantage, Operational Aspects of RPD Schemes during XI Five Year Plan: 2010-12 and Group Work, Policy Formulations & Presentation.

Strategic Administration and Management with an Emphasis on Approaching New Problems (March 9-12, 2010): This Short Term Executive Programme was organized for the Junior Scientists, JLOs and newly recruited officials of Coffee Board of India at Bangalore. The broad contents of the programme were Brainstorming Session on Identifying issues in Research and Extension, Technology Life Cycle Management (TLM) and Institutionalization of TOT, Strategic Approaches to Problem Solving: HR Dimensions, Operational Dimensions of R&D and Extension Programs, Managing Stress to Create Synergy, Statistical Design for Experiments in Perennial Crops, Project Planning, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation, Interpersonal Communication, Technology Commercialization, Measuring, Monitoring, Managing R&D and Development Programs and Group Work & Presentation.

Positive Thinking, Motivation and High Performance (February 16-19, 2010): This Short Term Executive Programme was organized for the staff members of Coffee Board of India at Bangalore. The programme contents included Strategic Approach to Passionate ‘YOUR’ Work Performance, Team Building for High Performance: Egg Breaking Game Perspective, Positive Thinking, Self Motivation and Team Building, Interpersonal Communication, Employee Engagement: Building Meaning and Ownership within Organization, An Orientation on “Positive Thinking and Mind Concentration for Effective Work Culture”: Visit to Art of Living, Managing Stress to Create Synergy and Group Work and Presentation.

Strategy for Commodity Research and Extension Interface (November 24-27, 2009): This Short Term Executive Programme was organized for the Senior Scientists and Extension Officers of Coffee Board of India at Bangalore. The programme contents included Conceptual Understanding of Commodity Research & Extension: An Overview and Comparative Analysis, Prioritizing R&D and Extension Programs: Nominal Group Technique (NGT) Perspective, Technology Management and Commercialization, Measuring, Monitoring and Managing R&D and Development Programs, Technology Portal to Build Interface Mechanism between Growers, Extension and Scientific Functionaries, Impact Assessment for Effective Performance of Coffee Board Development Programs, Extension and R&D Project Planning, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation, National Research and Extension Linkage Module: ICAR Perspective, Operational Dimensions of R&D and Extension Programs, Policy Framework and Strategy for Commodity Research and Extension Interface.



STEP on Competitive Advantage for R&D Management: ICRI Perspective (July 6-10, 2009)
: This STEP was organized for the Heads of Division and Senior Scientists of Indian Cardamom Research Institute (ICRI) of Spices Board at IIPM, Bangalore. The broad contents of the program included, Competitive Advantage for Scientist Resource Development (SRD), Role and Value in Institutionalizing Stakeholders of Spices Sector for Sustainable Technology Diffusion and Development Programmes; International Commodity Derivatives for R&D; Competency Management: R&D Program Planning and Art of Scientific Article Writing; Performance & Career Management for R&D; Critical Thinking and Creativity for Innovation; Norms for Establishing IPR Cell & Patent Procedures for Spices R&D; Interpersonal Communication for Team Development; Synergic Motivation to Lab Technicians and Workforce towards Commitment; Coping Stress to Manage Synergy in R&D Organization. The scientists visited BIOCON-Bangalore and CFTRI-Mysore, as part of the field practicum. Prof. P. Balaram, Director, IISc., delivered a thought provoking Valedictory address for the benefit of scientists, faculty, students and staff on this occasion.

Induction & Orientation Training Programme on Management (March 29-April 3): This six day STEP program was organized in collaboration with Tea Board for the newly recruited Assistant Development Officers at IIPM Campus. The broad of Contents of the program included Interpersonal Communication for Professional Success, Business-led Tea Extension Service and Institutionalizing Tea Producers for Business Performance, Development of Soft Skills, Field Visit to Safal Market-Hoskote, Innovation Extension Techniques for Tea Board Officials, Finance and Cost Management: Estate Performance Assessment(EPA) Perspective, Application for Information Technology for Extension, Programme Planning, Implementation, Monitoring and Management of Development Programme, Micro-Finance for SHGs, World Class Business Management and Group Work, Policy Formulation & Presentation.



HR and Finance :
: This two day corporate reach-out program was organized in collaboration with Tea Board, ITA for Managers and Assistant Managers of Tea Gardens .The broad of Contents of the program included Interpersonal Communication for High Performance, Reorganization of Resources at Estate Level Accounting Practices, Records, Control, Estate Management: Staff Welfare Accounting & Taxation and Group Dynamics & Motivation HR Perspective.

Efficiency & Effectiveness Tools for Finance & Human Resource Management (March 18-19, 2009-Dibrugarh / March 16-17, 2009-Jorhat / ): This two day Reach-out program was organized in collaboration with Tea Board for the Members of Assam Tea Planters Association. The broad of Contents of the program included Managing Labour & Labour Productivity-Leading to Total Productivity, Understanding Financial Statements, Tools & Techniques of Total Cost Management (Group Work), Group Dynamic Motivation-Strengthening Human Value Chain: A Strategic Tip for Competitive Times-SHVC, Case Studies on Cost competitiveness (Group Work) and Profit Performance for Today, Tomorrow & Day-After: A Golden Goose Framework.

IT Enabled Administrative System (ITEAS) (March 11-12, 2009): This two day STEP program was organized in collaboration with Coffee Board for Head Quarters Staff of coffee Board at IIPM Campus. The broad of Contents of the program included Basic of New Age computers, Fundamentals of Computer Trouble Shooting and Maintenance of Computer, Practical on Hardware Maintenance, IT & Administration-A Case Study Approach, Synergizing Performance in IT Environment-Human Perspective, Managing Stress in Pervasive Computing Network, Preparing Reports, Data Management & Analysis using IT and Practical on Application Software.

Efficiency & Effective Tools for Estate Management (January 7-8, 2009-Dibrugarh / January 5-6, 2009-Jorhat): This two day reach-out program was organized in collaboration with Tea Board, ITA and Planters Association for Corporate Managers. The broad of Contents of the program included Translating Macro Challenges to Micro Opportunities: Finance & HR Dimensions, Operational Issues like: work Culture, Unit Level Changes for Efficiency, Cases on cost Management, Action Plan Failure Costs & Scope for Improvement, Group Dynamics an Motivation HR Perspective, Reorganization of Resource at Estate Level Accountability, Action Plan Strategy of Golden Goose Framework and Development of Action Plan at the Estate Level for Field and Factory.

Promotion of Growers Collectives for Sustainable Coffee Business (December 22-23, 2008): This two day reach-out program was organized in collaboration with Coffee Board for the Small C offee Growers of Tamil Nadu Region at Tamil Nadu. The broad of Contents of the program included Program Overview, Growers Collectives for Sustainable Coffee Business, Marketing Opportunities and Strategies for Small Coffee Growers, RISK: Coffee Board Perspective, NABARD Schemes for SHGs: Coffee Growers Perspective and Group Work and Panel Presentation for Policy Formulation.


Effective R&D Management Through HR (December 15-19, 2008) :
This five day STEP program was organized in collaboration with RRII for the Technical Staff of RRII and Regional Stations at IIPM Campus. T he broad contents of the program included Program Overview, Emerging Trends for R&D Performance: TQM Perspective, Synergic Motivation to R&D Support Personnel Towards Commitment and High Performance in R&D, Work Ethics and Conflict Management, Inter-Personnel Communication to Enhance Synergy in Organizations, Impression Management: From an Individual to Clients and Colleagues, Integrating WCB&D Tools for RRII and Accountability (Group Work), Team Development and Critical Thinking: Egg Breaking Game Perspective, Visit to BIOCON: Field Practicum on R&D Management, Stress Management to Enhance Synergy in R&D Organizations and Work Plan, Implications and Presentation.

Financial Growth Strategies and Synergy Building for Profitability in Coffee Business (December 15-17, 2008): :
This three day STEP program was organized in collaboration with Coffee Board for Women SHGs at IIPM Campus. T he broad contents of the program included Program Overview, Coffee Industry and Opportunities, Basic Accounting Records & Documents, Case Study & Group Work, Business Plan, Marketing Strategies, Field Visit, Group Discussion-Strategic Alliances, SHG-Bank Linkage & MFI Models and Group Presentation.




Articulating the Instinct Vision of Rubber (ARVI) Workforce for Sustainable Business in Kerala (December 10-12, 2008) :
This three day STEP program was organized in collaboration with Rubber Board for Enlightened Tappers of Rubber Sector and the Members of Group Processing Centre (GPC) at IIPM Campus. T he broad contents of the program included Brainstorming & Examining the Regenerative Process for Credible Bonds, Articulating the Vision of Tappers into Business Operation: Group Work, Work Standard and Reflections, Nutrition & Health Management for Better Performance, Tappers Performance Index, Performance Index System (PIS) Development (Score Card) and Vision Building, Drawing Performance & Measures.

Promotion of Growers Collectives for Coffee Business (December 10-11, 2008): This two day Reach-out program was organized in collaboration with Coffee Board for Small Coffee Growers of Pulneys Region at Palani Hills, Tamil Nadu. T he broad contents of the program included Introduction of Training Theme, Marketing Opportunities & Strategies for Growers Collectives, Integrating Coffee Planter into the Coffee Market through Farmer Collectives, Growers Collectives for Small Business & NABARAD Schemes, Strengthening Small Growers for Niche Market, Sustainable Coffee Production for Small Coffee Growers of Pulneys, Market Competitiveness of Pulneys Coffee and Developing Appropriate Coffee Business Model.



Business and Finance Sense & Decision Support System (December 9-13, 2008) :
This five day STEP program was organized in collaboration with Rubber Board for Rubber Board Company Managing Directors and Senior Officials at Bangalore. T he broad contents of the program included Program Overview, Business Perspective Business & Finance Sense, Understanding Financial Statements: Financial Information for Decision Making, Group Exercise, Capital Budgeting: Investments Decisions for Future, Methods of Capital Budgeting, Cost Management for Competitive Advantage & Issues in Taxation, Field Visit to Bangalore Stock Exchange: Financing & Investing in Dynamic Financial Environment:-Critical Issues on use of Financial Instruments, Tally Exercise, Decision Support System: Managing Strategy Failure Costs, International Business & Organizational Preparedness-A CEO Perspective, E-commerce, Group Exercises, Strategy Failure Costs Exercise-Group Presentations and Commodity Futures: A Learners Perspective for Decision Making.

Promotion of Growers Collectives for Coffee Business (December 4-5, 2008): This two day Reach-out program was organized in collaboration with Coffee Board for Small Coffee Growers of Wayanad Region at Wayanad, Kerala. T he broad contents of the program included Introduction of Training Theme, Integrating Coffee Planter into the Coffee Market through Farmer Collectives, Specialty & Organic Coffee Production Practices, Marketing Opportunities & Strategies for Growers Collectives, Strengthening Small Growers for Niche Market, NABARD Schemes for SHGs: Small Coffee Growers Perspective, Market Competitiveness of Wayanad Coffee and Developing Appropriate Coffee Business Model.

Labour and Risk Management (LRM) for Coffee Sector (December 4-5, 2008): This two day Reach-out program was organized in collaboration with Coffee Board for the Medium Coffee Growers of Chickmagalur at Chickmagalur, Karnataka. T he broad contents of the program included Program Overview, Legal Norms & Procedure: For Coffee Labour Management, Diversification in Coffee, An Art of Greatness: Building, Motivating & Sharing the Positive Reinforcement with Coffee Workforce for Sustainability (Presentation, Group Work & Case Analysis) and Profile of RISK Project: Coffee Board Perspective.



Promotion of Growers Collectives for Coffee Business (December 2-3, 2008) :
This two day Reach-out program was organized in collaboration with Coffee Board for Small Coffee Growers of Coorg Region at Madikeri, Karnataka. T he broad contents of the program included Introduction of Training Theme, Integrating Coffee Planter into the Coffee Market through Farmer Collectives, Specialty & Organic Coffee Production Practices, Marketing Opportunities & Strategies for Growers Collectives, Strengthening Small Growers for Niche Market, NABARD Schemes for SHGs: Small Coffee Growers Perspective, Market Competitiveness of Coorg Coffee and Developing Appropriate Coffee Business Model.

Labour and Risk Management (LRM) for Coffee Sector (December 2-3, 2008): This two day Reach-out program was organized in collaboration with Coffee Board for the Medium Coffee Growers of Sakaleshpur at Hassan, Karnataka. T he broad contents of the program included Program Overview, An Art of Greatness: Building, Motivating and Sharing the Positive Reinforcement with Coffee Workforce for Sustainability (Presentation, Group Work & Case Analysis), Diversification in Coffee, Crop Diversification: Coffee Success Story in Thandikudi, Legal Norms & Procedure: For Coffee Labour Management and Profile of RISK Project: Coffee Board Perspective.



Business Model for Coffee Growers in Non-Traditional Areas (November 28-29, 2008): :
This two day STEP program was organized in collaboration with Coffee Board for Orissa Coffee Growers at Visakapatnam. T he broad contents of the program included Program Overview, Indian Coffee Industry-Emerging Issues in Coffee in NTAs, Coffee Business Model Managing Income, Expenditure and Measurement of Profit & Loss, Assets & Liabilities Management, Coffee Marketing-Procurements & Prices, SWOT Analysis, Control Strategies for Bright Future and Support Required from Coffee Board.

Hands on Experience with Computers (November 27-28, 2008): This two day STEP program was organized in collaboration with Coffee Board for SLOs and JLOs of Coffee Board at IIPM Campus. T he broad contents of the program included Program Overview, EXCEL MIS Reports Becomes Easy (+ Lab Session), MS-Office Software Package for MIS, Data Management, Analysis & Preparation of Reports (+ Lab Session), Trouble Shooting and Maintenance of Computers (+ Lab Session), Presentation & Online Communication Tools for Effective Laisioning (+ Lab Session) and Practical Assignment on Presentation, Communication & Generating MIS Reports (Lab Session).

Business Model for Coffee Growers in Non-Traditional Areas (November 26-27, 2008): This two day STEP program was organized in collaboration with Coffee Board for Andhra Pradesh Coffee Growers at Visakapatnam. T he broad contents of the program included Program Overview, Indian Coffee Industry-Emerging Issues in Coffee in NTAs, Coffee Business Model Managing Income, Expenditure & Measurement of Profit & Loss, Assets & Liabilities Management, Coffee Marketing-Procurements & Prices, SWOT Analysis (Swadheena & Paradhina Bhadyatavalayam) and Bangaru Bhvishyttuki Chitkalu Control Strategies for Bright Future.

Promotion of Growers Collective for Coffee Business (November 25-26, 2008): This two day Reach-out program was organized in collaboration with Coffee Board for Small Coffee Growers of North East Region at Shillong. T he broad contents of the program included Introduction of Training Theme, Integrating Coffee Planter into the Coffee Market through Farmer Collectives, Sustainable Coffee Cultivation in NER, Marketing Opportunities & Strategies for Growers Collectives, Strengthening Small Growers for Niche Market, Market Competitiveness of North East Coffee, Developing Appropriate Coffee Business Model and Coffee Board Schemes for Strengthening SCG.



Competitive Advantage for R&D: CCRI Perspective (Unit II) (November 6-8, 2008) :
This three day STEP program was organized in collaboration with Coffee Board for the Deputy Directors and Senior Scientists of Central Coffee Research Institute of India (CCRI) at IIPM Campus. T he broad contents of the program included Program Overview, R&D Project Planning, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation, An Art of Writing Research Article, Technology Life Cycle Management (TLM) with Reference to Hype Cycle & Institutionalization of TOT, Ethics in R&D, Statistical Design for R&D Experiments in Perennial Crops, Effective Communication for Building Synergy & Team Development, Norms & Procedure for R&D Based Labour Management: Legal Perspective and Group Work on TLM, TOT & Presentation.

Effective R&D Management Through HR (November 24-28, 2008): This five day STEP program was organized in collaboration with RRII for the Technical Staff of RRII and Regional Stations at IIPM Campus. T he broad contents of the program included Program Overview, Emerging Trends for F&D Performance: TQM Perspective, Synergic Motivation to R&D Support Personnel Towards Commitment & High Performance in R&D, Inter-Personnel Communication to Enhance Synergy in Organizations, Team Development & Critical Thinking: Egg Breaking Game Perspective, Visit to Indian Institute of Science (IISc): Field Practicum on R&D Management (Dr. K. Muniyappa, Chairman, Department of Bio-Chemistry), Impression Management: From an Individual to Clients and Colleagues, Integrating WCB&D Tools for RRII & Accountability (Group Work), Work Ethics & Conflict Management, Stress Management to Enhance Synergy in R&D Organization and Work Plan, Implications and Presentation.

Human Resource Development (HRD) (October 20-22, 2008): This three day STEP program was organized in collaboration with Coffee Board for SLOs of Coffee Board at IIPM Campus. T he broad contents of the program included Program Overview, HRD Dimensions for Coffee Stakeholders in the Millennium, Motivation for Development, Interpersonal Communication for High Performance, Stress Management, Leadership for Organizational Development, Work Culture, Negotiation & Conflict Management and Group Work.



Strategic Administration and Management (SAM) for Coffee Board Extension & Research Service (October 15-17, 2008) :
This three day STEP program was organized in collaboration with Coffee Board for the Joint & Deputy Directors of Coffee Board Extension and CCRI at Bangalore. T he broad contents of the program included Administration: An Overview, Strategic Approach for Effective Administration & Management of Extension and R&D, Administrative Excellence & Issues of Commodity Based R&D & Extension Service: Dialogue and Discussion A Case Analysis, An Orientation on Positive Thinking & Mind Concentration for Effective Administration, Building a Team Through Games, Strategic Approach for Effective Administration & Management of Extension and R&D : Participatory Workshop, Inter-Personal Communication for Effective Administration, Procedure & Norms for Better Administration & Management: Legal Perspective, Coping Stress to Manage Synergy in Coffee Board and Leadership, Talent & Impression Management for High Potentials of Administration.

The following STEPs, Workshops / Seminars were organized by the faculty of the Institute during the year 2007-2008:

Human Process Re-engineering (March 19-20, 2008): This two-day program was organized in collaboration with Tata Coffee Ltd. For the Office Staff of Corporate Office at Bangalore. T he broad contents of the program included Interpersonal Communication for Organizational Performance, Professional Computing for Effective Office Management, Finance for Non Finance Professionals, Strategy to Build Synergy in the Organization, Stress Management and Development of Soft Skills.

Building Grassroot Institutions for Sustainable Coffee Business Performance in Tamil Nadu Region (March 12-14, 2008): This program was organized in collaboration with Coffee Board for the Small Coffee Growers of Tamil Nadu Region. T he broad contents of the program included Grassroot Institution Building for Sustainable Coffee Production, Promotion and Profitability, Micro-enterprises for Coffee & Allied Business, Strategic Business Opportunities for Small Coffee Growers in Tamil Nadu, Budgeting Norms for Small Coffee Growers, Organic/Specialty Coffee Production Practices, Extension & Development Support of Coffee Board, Coffee in other Origins and Group Work & Panel Presentation for Policy Formulation.

Marketing Opportunities and Business Development Strategies for STG (March 11-13, 2008): This program was organized in collaboration with Tea Board and UPASI-TRF for the Small Tea Growers, Association Members and TRF Officials at Gudalur of Tamil Nadu. T he broad contents of the program included Marketing of Tea: Opportunities and Strategies for STGs, Quality Tea for Market Competitiveness, Building Brand for Tea, Micro Enterprises for STGs, Team Development for SHGs: Interpersonal Communication Perspective, Field Visit to Tea Processing Unit, Warehouse and Auction Centre, NABARD Schemes for SHGs-STGs Perspective and Group Work & Panel Presentation for Policy Formulation.

Sustainable Tea Enterprise and Management (STEM) (March 6-7 and March 8-9, 2008): Two reach-out programs were organized on the above theme in collaboration with Tea Board for the Small Tea Growers and other stakeholders of the sector in Islampur (Dinajpur) and Jalpaiguri of West Bengal. T he broad contents of the program included Finance and Accounting Practices for STG, Motivation and Team Work, Economic Dimensions of Development STG, Labour Management in Small Tea Gardens, Agri-business for STG, Leadership Mantra for STG and Crafting a Successful STEM Strategy for STG: Summary of Key Learning, Action Plan, Group Presentation and Panel Discussion.

HRD & IPR for Tea Industry (February 25-26, February 27-28, February 29 - March 1 and March 3-4, 2008): 4 Reac h-out programs on the above theme was organized in collaboration with Tea Board in Dibrugarh, Jorhat, Tezpur and Dooars respectively. T he broad contents of the program included IPR issues in Tea Sector, TBT/SPS requirement for Tea Sector, Group Discussion on IPR Issues, HRM Challenges: People Management, Team Building and Conflict Management and Group Work on HR Problems & Related Issues such as Absenteeism and Alcoholism etc.



Strategic Administration and Management (SAM) for Rubber Board Extension Service (February 25-29, 2008): :
This program was organized in collaboration with Rubber Board for the Joint & Deputy Rubber Production Commissioners & Senior Development Officers of Rubber Board at Hotel Vintage Residency, Bangalore. The program was inaugurated by Shri. R.D. Nazeem, IAS, Executive Director, Tea Board of India, Coonoor and Valedictory Address was delivered by Dr. V. Veerabhadraiah, Fr. Director of Extension, UAS, Bangalore. T he broad contents of the program included High Potentials of Administration and Leadership Management: Creating Lead and Value, Accountability and Fairness in Rubber Board Extension Service for Managerial Renewal and Effectiveness, Case Analysis and Group Work: Governance for the Excellence, Finance, Cost and Behavioral Dimensions of Administration, Extension Resource Development (ERD) for Rubber Production Department, Field Visit to Administrative Training Institute, Mysore to Learn Tools & Techniques and its Application on the Excellence of Administration, Strategic Decision Making Processes in Administration, Inter-Personal Communication fir Better Administration & Management: Legal Perspective, Policy Issues and Operational Dimensions for Commodity Administration, Coping Stress to Manage Synergy in RBES and Group Work, Policy Formulation & Presentation.

Marketing Opportunities and Strategies for STG (February 20-22, 2008): This program was organized in collaboration with Tea Board for the Small Tea Growers, Association Members and TRF Officials at Kotagiri, Tamil Nadu. T he broad contents of the program included Grassroots Institution Building for STG Business, Marketing of Tea: Segmenting, Targeting and Positioning Strategies, Building Brand for Tea, Entrepreneurial Skills for Small Tea Business, Field Visit to Tea Processing Unit, Auction Centre, Warehouse and Retail Outlet, Interpersonal Communication for Group Performance, Budgeting for STGs and Group Work & Panel Presentation for Policy Formulation.

Strategy for Production and Marketing of Coffee in North East (February 5-7, 2008): This program was organized in collaboration with Coffee Board for the Coffee Growers and SHG members from Kolasib, Mizoram. The program was inaugurated by Shri. P. K. Datta, Deputy Director (Extension), Coffee Board, Jorhat. T he broad contents of the program included Crop and Enterprise Diversification for Sustainable Farm Income, Value Addition and Marketing of Coffee: Coffee Growers Agribusiness Consortium, Book Keeping and Financial Management, Preparation of Compost and Vermin Compost, Improved Agronomic/Cultural Practices: Pre and Post Harvest Management for Quality Coffee, Perceptions about Strengths and Weaknesses of Coffee Growers & Action Plan for Future, , Marketing of Coffee through SHGs and Field Visit to Coffee Demonstration Farm.



Business Led Extension Services (BLESS) (February 4-8, 2008) :
This program was organized in collaboration with Rubber Board for the Extension Officers of Rubber Board at IIPM Campus, Bangalore. T he broad contents of the program included Building & Sustaining Grassroots Institution and Business Processes for Rubber Sector, Rural Leadership for Multilinguistic, Cultural and Location Specific Regions, Articulating the Service Vision for Tappers and Rubber Producers to Enhance Rubber Productivity, Micro-Finance at RPS Level, Micro Institutions, Entrepreneurship and Extra Mural Fundings for Small Rubber Growers, Field Practicum: Understanding and Sensitizing Reforms in Co-op Marketing System for Small Growers, Rubber Marketing Opportunities and Branding, Managerial Effectiveness in Digital Era, Conflict Management: HR Perspective, Registration Norms & Procedures for the Formation of Grassroots Organizations: Issues and Problems, Extension Resource Development (ERD) for RP Department and Group Work, Policy Formulation & Presentation.

Strategy for Production and Marketing of Coffee in North East (February 1-3, 2008): This program was organized in collaboration with Coffee Board for the Coffee Growers and SHG members of from Meghalaya and Assam at Kahikuchi. The program was inaugurated by Shri. A. B. Ram Prasad, Joint Director (Extension), Coffee Board, Guwahati. T he broad contents of the program included Crop and Enterprise Diversification for Sustainable Farm Income, Coffee Based Entrepreneurship: Micro Enterprise Perspective, Value Addition and Marketing of Coffee: Coffee Growers Agribusiness Consortium, Preparation of Compost and Vermin Compost, Improved Agronomic & Cultural Practices for Producing Quality Coffee, Marketing of Coffee, Perceptions about Strengths and Weaknesses of Coffee Growers & Action Plan for Future and Field Visit to KVK.

Strategy for Production and Marketing of Coffee in North East (January 28-30, 2008): This program was organized in collaboration with Coffee Board for the Coffee Growers and SHG members of Mokokchung, Nagaland. The program was inaugurated by Shri. Langthasa, Deputy Director (Extension), Coffee Board, Jorhat. T he broad contents of the program included Crop and Enterprise Diversification for Sustainable Farm Income, Coffee Based Entrepreneurship: Micro Enterprise Perspective, Value Addition and Marketing of Coffee: Coffee Growers Agribusiness Consortium, Preparation of Compost and Vermin Compost, Marketing of Coffee, Improved Agronomic & Cultural Practices: Pre & Post Harvest Management for Quality Coffee, Perceptions about Strengths and Weaknesses of Coffee Growers & Action Plan for Future and Field Visit to Coffee Demonstration Farm/Private Farm.

Competitive Advantage for R & D Management (January 28- February 1, 2008): This program was organized in collaboration with Rubber Board for the Scientist of RRII, Rubber Board at IIPM campus, Bangalore. T he broad contents of the program included Building Competitive Advantage for R&D: Brainstorming Session, Critical Thinking & Creativity for Innovations, Performance and Career Management, Stress Management to Enhance Synergy in Organizations, Strategy for Scientist Resource Development (SRD) in R&D Organization, Norms for Establishing IPR Cell & Patent Procedures for RRII, Technology Transfer and Participatory R&D Operations Module for RRII: ICRISAT, CGIAR & Harvard Perspective (Presentation & Plan of Action for RRII), Visit to BIOCON: Practicum on Research and Development Activities, Understanding and Moduling Genesis for RRII Competitive Advantage (Group Analysis), Synergic Motivation to Scientists, Technicians and Experiments Plot Workforce towards commitment of RRII Assignments: HD-TQM Perspective and Group Discussion on Policy Implications & Planning for R&D Competitiveness: RRII Perspective.

Grassroots Institution Building for Sustainable Business Performance (January 17-19 and 22-24, 2008): These 2 reach-out programs were organized in collaboration with Coffee Board for the Small Coffee Growers of Tamil Nadu Region at Gudalur and Yercaud respectively. The programs were inaugurated by Shri. K. Annapurnaiah, Joint Director (Extension), Coffee Board, Kalpetta. T he broad contents of the programs included Self-Help Groups and Institution Building in Coffee Sector-KA Development Schemes by Coffee Board-EPR, Marketing Opportunities and Strategies for Coffee Growers, Micro-Enterprises for Coffee and Allied Business, Budgeting Norms for Coffee Estates, Organic/Speciality Coffee Production Practices and Group Work & Panel Presentation for Policy Formulation.

Sustainable STG Enterprise Management and Marketing (SEMM) (January 18-20, 2008): This program was organized in collaboration with Tea Board, All Assam Small Tea Growers' Association & Confederation of Indian Small Tea Growers Consortium for the Small Tea Growers of Udalguri, Assam. The program was inaugurated by Shri. Loken Das, DDM, NABARD, Udalguri. T he broad contents of the program included Marketing of Tea through SHGs: Experiential Learning, SHGs in Tea: NABARD Perspective, Women Self Help Groups-Experiential Learning, Establishing Business and Market Linkage: Local and Global Outlook for STGs during 2007-11, Sustainable Tea Enterprise Management, Adopting Holistic Business Practices & Sustainable Enterprise Management for STGs, Crafting Successful STG Business and E-learning Strategies for Global Linkage, Building Brands through Tea Retailing: Avenues and Opportunities for Small Tea Growers and Crafting Successful Business and Marketing Strategies: Group Presentation and Action Plan for 2007-11.

Sustainable STG Enterprise Management and Marketing (SEMM) (January 15-17, 2008): This program was organized in collaboration with Tea Board, All Assam Small Tea Growers' Association & Confederation of Indian Small Tea Growers Consortium for the Small Tea Growers of Kaliabore, Nagaon District, Assam. The program was inaugurated by Dr. J. Balaji, IAS, DC, Nagoan. T he broad contents of the program included Marketing of Tea through SHGs: Experiential Learning, Establishing Business and Market Linkage: Local and Global Outlook for STGs during 2007-11, Rural Leadership for SHGs in Tea, Sustainable Tea Enterprise Management, Adopting Holistic Business Practices and Sustainable Enterprise Management for STGs, Crafting Successful STG Business and e-learning Strategies for Global Linkage, Building Brands Through Tea Retailing: Avenues and Opportunities for Small Tea Growers and Crafting Successful Business and Marketing Strategies: Group Presentation and Action Plan for 2007-11.

Sustainable STG Enterprise Management and Marketing (SEMM) (January 11-13 and 15-17, 2008): This reach-out program was organized in collaboration with Tea Board, All Assam Small Tea Growers' Association & Confederation of Indian Small Tea Growers Consortium for the Small Tea Growers at Mothurapur, Sivasagar District, Assam. The program was inaugurated by Shri. Biswas, DDM, NABARD, Sivasagar. T he broad contents of the program included Marketing of Tea through SHGs: Experiential Learning, SHGs in Tea: NABARD Perspective, Sustainable Tea Development through SHGs: NE Perspective, Establishing Business and Market Linkage: Local and Global Outlook for STGs during 2007-11, Rural Leadership for Self Help Groups in Tea, Brand Building for Small Tea Growers, Entrepreneurship for STG, Domestic and International Marketing Strategies and Crafting Successful Business and Marketing Strategies; Group Presentation & Action Plan for 2007-11.

Building Brands, Production and Marketing Practices for Small Coffee Growers (January 3-5, 2008): This reach-out programs was organized in collaboration with Coffee Board for the Small Coffee Growers of Mananthavady in Wayanad District of Kerala. The program was inaugurated by Shri. Annapoorniah, Joint Director (Extension), Coffee Board Regional Office, Kalpetta. T he broad contents of the program included Marketing of Coffee through SHGs, Panel Discussion on Sustainable Plantation Management and Managing Competitiveness, Domestic and International Marketing Strategies, Price Forecasting and Realization of Good Prices, Improved Agronomic and Cultural Practices for Production of Quality Coffee, Organic/Speciality Coffee Production Standards, Group Exercise on Coffee Production and Marketing, Group Discussion and Presentation of SHG Action Plan for 2007-11, SCG Brand Building for Small Coffee Sector, WTO and Export Requirements of Coffee for SCG, Coffee Board’s Scheme and Programmes for SCGs, Equilibrium thinking for SCGs, SHGs in Coffee and Field Visit to Coffee Board Demonstration Farm.

Agri-Business Farm and Labour Management Focus on implementation of HD-TQM at coffee demonstration farm (CDF) to enhance profitability, accountability of staff, identifying critical factor for the performance of CDF, develop a sustainable module for the farm, labour management, budget & cost management and strategy for effective demonstration to improve skill of planters.

Business Led Extension Services (BLESS): BLESS program is concerned with creating a value and capturing returns from that value. Primary objective of BLESS program is to provide an exposure to managerial principles and concepts of Business Led Extension Services with a focus on strategy, extension service, corporate entrepreneurship, competency, grassroots governance, cash and investment decision, grassroots institution building, commodity future exchange, price risk, HR, market and business decision making processes.


Commodity Futures: Commodity Risk Management-An Overview. International and National Experiences of Commodity Exchanges and Agreements; Commodity Futures-Indian Experiences; Institutional Infrastructure for Price Stability; Single and National Commodity Exchanges-Structural, Operational and Financial Issues; Trading Strategies; Hedging and Price discovery.

Customer Led Extension Services (CESS):
Extension is often viewed as a development tool that supports all of the other functions of commodity sector. Adopting a customer focused approach in extension within management framework focused on CRM, SCM, workplace leadership, HD-TQM to delight internal customer, ISO, OHSAS 18001, SA 8001, communication, six sigma, lean management, role of branding and operations management.

Designing Estate Performance Improvement Systems (EPAS):
Performance Improvement in organizational context, Estates as organization performance units, Estate as a profit centre and a competitive business unit, Autonomy, accountability and responsibility for performance improvement, Target agreements and target achievement, Developing performance parameters. Static and dynamic performance indicators. Total profitability management, Annual assessment of achievements, Productivity, quality, profitability and cost of production as core parameters of performance, Plantation estate assessment and appraisal systems, Performance contracts as instruments of role clarity between the managers as estates and the respective corporate offices / owners.

Effective Integrative Management: Behavioural, economic, strategic and technical dimensions of estate management, Plantation ethos and the spirit of synthesis, Productivity, quality and profitability interconnections, Productivity improvement through continuous skill development, Quality consciousness through workers education, work force management, employee welfare and motivation techniques, Work effectiveness and work commitment, Conflict handling and conflict organization, Estate accounting system and funds management, Managing cost of production, production-marketing link and value addition, Performance improvement action plans through joint diagnostic analysis, Recent technological innovations in plantations, Information Technology for better estate management. Managing in adverse environment and managing the flattened hierarchies.

Enlightened Leadership for Planters: Need for enlightened leadership in the era of globalization and liberalization, Managerial leadership, Strategic leadership and the enlightened leadership, A four step model of enlightened leadership, Decision making and decision styles of the enlightened leaders, Inspirational - motivation, Human values for the leadership development, Mind liberation, mind - extension and mind - pooling mechanisms for creative solutions and synergy generation, Integrating corporate vision, Industry vision and social vision, The making of the enlightened leadership - case studies from the plantation sector, business history, organizational and social situations.

Export and Export Procedures for Plantations:
Economic liberalization, Globalization and new trade policy in India, GATT / WTO and the plantation sector, Futures markets and free trade regimes, Commodity trade profiles, Export competitiveness, Commodity trade and environmental regulations, Export procedures and documentation, Strategic plantations vision for 2005 A.D., Extending corporate frontiers through exports.

Extension Management: Vision 2005 for extension management, extension management scenario: local, national and global perspective, People centred approach for plantation and grass root institution building for coffee production, productivity and quality, Issues and problems in agricultural communication, Meaningful agricultural communication for excellence in transfer of appropriate technology: experimental learning perspective and simulation exercise, Accountability framework: stimulating readiness to meet future demands, Micro computer application and its role in diffusion and adoption of sustainable technology, Fostering indigenous and exogenous knowledge to sustain research, extension and client systems through social laboratory, Extension programme planning, co-ordination and decision making processes, Evaluation in extension.

Field Experiment & Research Methodology (FERM) for R&D:
Quantitative and qualitative technique for field experiment and laboratory analysis, Non-parametric test, participatory statistical methods in R&D with reference to entomology, soil science, breeding, etc., statistical package for perennial crop, data interpretation and writing skills for refereed journals.

Financial Management for Planters:
Financial management in the era of globalization and liberalization. Framework for plantation management , Estate accounting systems and funds management , Balance - sheet analysis, Analysis of financial status and funds flow, Ratio analysis for managerial decisions, Preparation of estate budget, Capital expenditure planning and decision making, Management control systems for better estate management, Managing cost of production, Models of market behaviour, Risk analysis and risk management, Profit optimization in multiple stake holder context, Assessing economic worth of an estate, Management of personal finances.

Food Safety Management for Plantation and Agri-business sector:
The primary objective of the programme is to facilitate the stakeholders of plantations to understand the concept of HACCP, EUREPGAP, SQF, ISO 22000, 5S, GAP, GMP, GHP and its application in plantations by identifying appropriate CCP, CL, ECA and document as per the norms of SPS aspects of WTO. This programme will also provide an opportunity to the participants on quality & safety assurance certification process and laboratory norms for safety aspects.

Grassroots Institution Building and Dimensions of Self Help Groups (SHGs):
This programme provide an exposure to the managerial principles and concepts of grassroots institution building and management with a focus on strategy for grassroots institution building, formation of federation and institution-based market mechanism, rural leadership, society registration act, agripreneurship, competency, grassroots governance, cash and investment decision, micro-finance, conflict management and agri-business decision making processes.

Industrial Relations for Union Leaders in Plantations: Trade unions in plantations, performance - linked compensation, collective bargaining, employee grievances, labour welfare and social security, HRD approaches to industrial relations - quest for change, harmonization, elevation-paradigm shift from conflict model to co-operation model, decision circles, Negotiation and communication skills, systems perspective & workers' participation in management, Workers' education.

International Marketing for Plantation :
Nature of domestic and international markets, Produce vs. Product Identity. Matching niche markets and niche products, Local production - global consumption. New trade policy and its impacts on international markets, Establishment of long term marketing relationships. Creating sustainable international markets, Marketing support and infrastructure for international, marketing efforts, improving global competitiveness of the Indian plantation products, Towards an 'India blend', Operating in futures markets, Export procedures and documentation, impact of environmental regulations on international marketing of plantation products.


Leadership, Communication and Motivation skills for Planters:
Liberalization and managerial decision - making, Effective communication, Improving inter - personal communication, Creating conditions for domination - free communication, Motivation and organization belongingness, Decision styles, Decision making and crisis management, From unionization to harmonization, Organizational processes for loyalty creation, Work - dignity and work commitment, Team - building and group synergy, Managing competition, Managing neighbourhood relationships, Integrity in management, Creating identification with organizational ethos, Leadership models based on human values, Case studies of enlightened leaders in organizational contexts, Creation and development of enlightened organizations.

Management of R & D in Plantation and associated Agri-Business:
Future scenario of R&D: National, global & competitive contexts, Systems approach for R&D - Multi - disciplinary team development, Motivation and creativity for R&D, Re-engineering the commitment of scientists, technician and workforce. Agricultural communication to link research, extension and planters, Principles and concepts of JSO 9000 / Guide 25 and HACCP for laboratory and field management, Quantitative methods for R&D, Project management in R&D environment, Accountability in R&D, Managing R&D personnel : career, problem solving and innovation, Accidental technology.

Managing Competitive Advantage:
The objective was to expose the participants to the latest concepts in Strategic Management and to generate ideas and reflection among them regarding its applicability to the tea sector and specifically to their companies. The attempt was to instill in them a mindset which constantly seeks avenues for competitive advantage by using the commonly used frameworks to analyze competition, competitive forces and competitiveness

Managing Stakeholder's Interest:
The objective of the programme was to identify key stakeholders' interests, risk and viability of the sector. The concept includes stakeholders' team building, institutionalization, partnership, identifying needs viz., felt needs, expressed needs, normative needs and comparative needs, competency analysis, etc. The programme also provided information on stakeholders' development, planning, process and impact assessment norms.

Marketing Management for Plantation Commodities: Marketing function in plantation business organizations, Impact of liberalization and globalization for marketing of plantation products, New marketing environment, Industry analysis, Market intelligence and competitor's assessment, Analyzing changing consumer preferences, Local and global brands, Brands as cultural symbols, Identifying strategies for brand building, Institutional support for brand building, Quality matrix for the domestic markets, The marketing matrix: janata product - janata market, niche product - niche market, Preparing a marketing plan, Strategies for value - addition, Management of marketing channels, Product pricing, Demand forecasting, Holistic approach to marketing of plantation commodities, Marketing extension and marketing alliances, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Effective channelling of marketing efforts, New metaphors in Indian marketing, Subaltern marketing approaches.

Marketing Strategies for Plantations:
Behaviour of markets, Marketing scanning in the new marketing environment, Global scenario in plantation products, Quality based pricing, Marketing of quality products, Value - addition techniques, The janata and the niche market matrix, Creating product identity, Producer - buyer relationship, Export markets and quality matrix, Changing trends in consumer preferences, Strategic shift from commodity orientation to market orientation, Brand building and marketing extension, Extending corporate frontiers through marketing strategies, marketing alliances and strategic networking, Cultural factors in marketing, Customer Relationship Management (CRM).

Natural Resources Management: Greening wasted natural resources, Accounting for Green Capital, Sustainable utilization traditions, Plantation hamlets and regeneration for natural resources in plantation zones, Institutional frameworks for Natural and Inter - dependant Resources Management (NIRMAN), Eco - balancing and NIRMAN Models, Gender issues in resources entitlements and resource distribution, Local action and capacity building for natural resources management, Ecological audit of Plantations.

Plantation Economics for Sustainable Management:
Operating in a market-driven environment, Micro-economic foundation of plantation enterprises, Organizations as collective property rights of stake holders, Profit Maximization in multiple stake holders context, Productivity-cost-Profitability and calculating cost of production for plantation crops, Productivity models, cost Maximization-profit Maximization, Controlling cost of production, Strategies for improving profit margins, Minimizing opportunity losses, Influence of B-E-S-T factors on cost of production, Cost and benefits analysis of plantation enterprises, Management of short-term, and long-term finances, Capital investment decisions, Planting and re-planting decisions, Assessing economic worth of an estate, Economics of value addition, Developing economic sense and finance sense for effective cost management, Globalization and expansion of business frontiers.

Plantations and Environment Management:
Towards Re-Greening, Plantations and conservation of biological diversity. Group forest management and group resources management, Local capacity building for environment protection, Technologies for sustainable development of plantations, Organic farming and pollution abatement, Environmental regulations and impact on trade in plantation commodities, R & D for sustainable development of plantations, Extension efforts for better environment management, Joint diagnostic analysis, Environmental TQM and ISO 14000, Financial resources for eco-friendly plantations, Local groups for re-greening, environment protection and management, Grass-root action and management for conservation, Plantation tourism within the framework of environment sensitivity, In-situ-bio-diversity conservation in Plantations.

Project Management and Project Implementation:
Idea exploration, Concretizing new ideas, Formulating a project around an idea, Identification of investment opportunities, Planning and evaluating capital expenditure proposals, Planting and replanting decisions, Preparation of feasibility reports, Approval of project reports including environmental appraisal, Creating small but significant projects, Project implementation and review related to small and large projects, Diversification for risk reduction, Assessing economic worth of an estate, Formulating new programs, Programmes management and decision audit, forward engineering for project gearing and programs implementation, Diversification through eco-friendly high-tech projects in plantations.

Property Improvement Instruments & Operational Management Systems:
Significance of property improvement for plantations, Productivity models and cost control systems, Estate maintenance and property improvement, HRD for sustained improvement of plantation enterprises, Financial accounting systems for property improvement strategies, Natural resources accounting and property improvement, Globalization, Competitive advantage and total systems performance in relation to property improvement.

Risk Management Systems & Strategies for Plantation Enterprises:
Profile of risks and uncertainties facing plantation managers - Typology of risks facing plantation enterprises - Natural, socio - political, economic / business, organizational factors, Risk assessment techniques, coping with risks - psychological factors in risk management, Economic diversification for risk management, Financial strategies for risk management, Role of natural resources and technology planning for risk management

Self Help Groups (SHGs) / E-Team: Self Help Groups (SHGs) offer material assistance among individual with shared concerns. The concept of SHG serves the principle "for the people, by the people and of the people". These groups should be promoted by village based organizations (VBO) such as association, producer's society, club, its sub-group for cluster based activities. E-Team is a dynamic group who create wealth for all the stakeholders. A group wants to do business in a group is called E-Team.


Sustainable Plantation Management:
Sustainable plantation management: A new paradigm, Natural resources management & property improvement systems, Estate performance agreement system, Cost control systems for plantations, Designing Environmental Management Systems for plantation industry, Long term investment strategy, Aspect - Impact exercise.

Taxation Issues in Plantation Management:
An overview of taxation policies, Taxes as social responsibility, Direct taxes and their salient features as applicable to plantations, Capital gains taxation and its implications, Taxation of agriculture income, Treatment of dividends and income from other sources, special allowance and rebates for agriculture activities, Assessment and appeal procedures, Case laws, Salient features of State indirect taxes - sales tax and appeal procedures, Guidelines for professional tax and entry tax, Advance planning for tax liability, Taxation considerations in decision making.

Technology and Operations Management in Plantations: T
his course focuses on the understanding of principles and concepts related to agri-business & plantation technology and operations management for tea, coffee, rubber, spices, biofuel plants, aromatic & medicinal, oil palm, etc. An emphasis is placed to provide managerial dimensions of science & technology of agri-plantation needed to solve problems related to field operations in south, northeast and upland regions.

Total Cost Management: Emerging Economic Scenario and Managerial Responsiveness; Strengthening Human Value Chain in Plantation Companies; A strategic tip for Competitive Times; Financial Statement Analysis Group Work; Towards Cost Competitive Edge; Cost Management Systems for Estates, New Techniques for Plantation Management: TQM perspective, Case Study of Cost Management System, Management Control Systems.

TQM & ISO 9000 for Plantations:
Towards international quality standards. Relevance of TQM & ISO in the changing economic scenario, Improving local and global competitiveness, TQM and ISO for creating niche market, Principles, ideas, tools and techniques of TQM & ISO, Bench marking, Variance analysis and variance control, Cause - effect analysis, quality costs and quality benefits, Market segmentation and the quality matrix, ISO documentation systems, quality audit, TQM for workers commitment and performance improvement.

Work Culture Development in Plantations: Work ethos & work ethics, Work activity & productivity, Developing excellence in skills, Management styles, Decision circles & team spirit, Developing self managing teams, Self awareness & self development, Work & workership, Harmonization paradigm, Work culture development through ABO (Action By Objective) approach.

Workers Empowerment Through HRD in Plantations:
Emphasis on the significance of employees - perspectives from HRD, Empowerment through enlightened leadership, Emphasis on the synergistic use of resources, Creation of different levels of competencies among workers, TASK (Techniques - Attitudes - Skills - Knowledge) model of empowerment, Empowerment through decision circles.


WTO, Trade and Environment: This course aims at bringing out the complements and trade-offs of WTO regimes with sustainable development.