Staff Retreat 2022
LIBA organized a three-day Staff Retreat for the supporting staff from 1st to 3rd June 2022. The annual staff retreat is an important part of the institution’s strategy to promote staff bonding and generate new ideas for the year. This is pivotal to the staff’s harmony and productivity. Rev. Fr. Joe Arun, SJ – Director, encouraged staff to adopt the agile mode of working. He stressed that Innovation and Expansion were the goals for this academic year and explained how it could be achieved by implementing the 3 R’s – RRR- Review, Reflection and Re-organization. Prof. P.C. Lakshmi Narayanan, Dean-Academics spoke about the value of the work and the workers, while Rev. Fr. Louie Albert, SJ, Dean-Administration touched upon how to align with the Vision and assess the progress and motivated the staff to work in the cross-functional method. The session continued with presentations by representatives of each department. On day two, Rev. Fr. Jacob, SJ, presided over the programme as guest speaker and gave inputs on how staff could improve the workplace and upskill themselves and focus on having cordial professional relationships which would result in mission excellence. Wellness activities by the Centre for Wellbeing were also included to promote team spirit and create an awareness of holistic wellness. On day three a day out to MGM Dizzee World theme park, concluded the exercise giving the staff a totally refreshing and rejuvenating experience.
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.
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.