People don’t resist technology rather they resist anticipated discomfort: L & D Global’s Mumbai Meet

Mumbai:  Learning and Development Global’s Mumbai chapter celebrated its 5th anniversary today (17 September 2016). Two sessions were lined up: key note session on Skills for Future and Buzzword session. Key note speech was delivered by Dr. D. Prasanth Nair, Managing Partner and Country Head of Inhelm Leadership Solutions, who highlighted about how core competencies help achieve business success and the impact of technology on skills transformation. Also, Dr Deepak Deshpande,  Sr VP-Human Resources & Chief Human Resource Officer Human Resources, Netmagic, extensively discussed the power and influence of “buzzword”.

Dr Nair said that technology is an enabler in skill transformation. He gave new thought to ongoing debate on Man Vs Machine by saying people don’t resist to technology rather they resist to anticipated discomfort.  In Learning and Development landscape, two changes are on the cards: Content and Delivery. L & D Professionals should re-orient themselves to take advantage of these changes, Dr Nair added.  He made it clear that in fact, most of the business organization are still depending on traditional models of delivery, which needs to change its course.


Dr Deepak Deshpande initiated the Buzzword session. Dr Deshpande talked on power of “buzzword” and its meaning.  He opined that buzzword is inside with us and its signifies positive thinking and inspires people.

Mumbai Chapter meet hosted a cake-cutting ceremony to celebrate L & D Global’s fifth anniversary.      More than 30 L & D practitioners attended the chapter meet.  The month-long anniversary journey was started on 12 September when New Delhi and Bhubaneswar chapters celebrated with arranging workshops and Learning Bash programmes.  Today, in addition to Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai and Bangalore chapters of L & D Global hosted monthly meet and celebrated birth anniversary.

Now, L & D Global has more than 25,000 members and seven chapters across cities: Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Chennai, New Delhi, Bhubaneswar, and Pune. It is the largest professional network group for   learning and development practitioners in India.

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