The Indian Society for Training & Development (ISTD), established in April 1969 is a National, level Professional & Non-profit society registered under the societies Registration Act, 1860. It has a large membership of institutions and persons involved in the training and development of human resources from government, public and private sector organisations and enterprises, educational and training institutions and other bodies. It has 40 chapters throughout the country with the National Headquarters at New Delhi. The society is affiliated to the International Federation of Training and Development Organisations (IFTDO), USA and Asian Regional Training and Development Organisations (ARTDO), Manila.
A very large number of Public and Private Sector Organisations, Training Institutions Central And State Government participate in these programs, some of which have been held in collaboration with Planning Commission, Bureau of Public Enterprises and the Training Division of Department of Personnel, Government Of India.
Mellissa had spoken on the Subject Coaching for Success during our monthly meet on the 29th of June 10. The presentation used by her is uploaded in our website, istdchennai.org. It was a well structured presentation with practical case studies on coaching people for success and improvement. As we all know, coaching is something that has not been adopted widely in Indian organizations. There are some organizations that have started adopting this methodology for leadership development. The question I would like to throw open is ‘how effective do you think coaching will be in the Indian environment and considering the kind of cost involved, is it a practical approach and do you think the returns will be attractive enough for the HR leaders to invest on coaching as an intervention in their organizations’. You may also want to share your experiences with Coaching.