Staff Retreat 2021
The Staff Retreat happened on July 9 and 10, 2021 for the Staff at LIBA.
The Retreat started with Rev. Fr. Joe Arun, SJ – Director, LIBA addressing the staff and urging everyone to become Agile. He also expressed his gratitude to each staff member. Fr. Jacob SJ, was the guest speaker, he led the gathering on how to empower ourselves and others resulting in mission excellence. Fr. Louie Albert, SJ – Dean Administration briefed on cross-functional team functioning and asked everyone to adapt to this working style. The session continued with presentations from each department representative. All the staff were taken on a tour to the new building by Administrator, Mr. Janardhanan Menon. Games and wellness activities were also included in the retreat that promoted team spirit and recreation among staff.
Staff Development Programme (SDP)
Rev. Fr. Joe Arun, SJ, Director, inaugurated the first Staff Development Programme (SDP) on 22nd October 2020 at 2:30pm. In his inaugural address, father emphasised on the importance of up-skilling. He also pointed out the importance of having the right mind-set and skill-set to learn and grow in one’s career and thereby contribute towards the growth of the institution. Prof. Chitraa Venkataachalam was the speaker for the day. She spoke on the topic ‘Attitude and Aptitude determine one’s Altitude’. She highlighted the importance of spreading positivity and how vital it is to love yourselves and make a connection with your inner-self. When one has the right attitude, it becomes easier for us to form a bigger and happier LIBA family.
Coffee Break with Staff
Rev. Fr. Joe Arun, SJ, Director initiated the first informal session of coffee break with staff on 15th October 2020. During his address, he appreciated the staff for their contribution to LIBA, especially during these testing times and advised to continue the good work. He shared his plans regarding staff engagement and development programmes. He also emphasized on doing a self-evaluation, on a daily basis, which is a Jesuit practice. Finally, he assured that sincere and honest employees will be honoured during LIBA Day.
LIBA family joins for celebrating birthdays
LIBA family came together on September 22, 2021, at the Inigo Courtyard to wish and pray for all the members who celebrate their birthdays in September. Six members including one faculty and five staff had their birthdays celebrated. Rev. Fr. C. Joe Arun, SJ, led the prayer and wished all of them, following which the birthday cake was cut and distributed to the gathering.
Dr. C. Joe Arun, envisions creating spirited teams and cultures at work. Regularly coming together through these occasions, breathes life into the Institute by keeping everyone aligned to the mission and values. Doing so, our value of Cura Personalis, care of the individual will be realized in this process.