Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) was adjudged the Runners up in the category of'Most Innovative Industry Resource' amongst a host of organisations from across the world who participated in the 'Corporate University Best in Class (CUBIC) Awards 2007'. The award was presented to SAIL in a glittering ceremony held in Orlando, Florida, USA recently.
The awards were announced in the Corporate University Week, a large annual event for leaders of internal training and learning organisations during 4-8 November, 2007 that included workshops, benchmarking sessions, keynote addresses by leaders in various fields, case studies, site visits, networking and exhibitions to help heads of learning, training organisations and Corporate Universities envision, build and turn into mature and global training organisations that increase the productivity of individuals in a measurable way.
The presentation from SAIL, that focused on the innovative approach to learning through peers by solving real life problems in structured learning workshops called 'Learning from each other' conducted by Management Training Institute, Ranchi, the Corporate Training Centre of SAIL was appreciated by the more than 320 delegates, many of whom proposed to adopt the same methodology in the learning efforts of their organisations. The delegates appreciated the shift in focus from 'teaching' to facilitating learning' that was the core philosophy of these initiatives. On behalf of SAIL, Mr Sushim Banerjee, Executive Director (HRD) made the presentation and responded to the queries of the delegates. In the Corporate University Week, Mr Banerjee also made a presentation on a case study on Steel Melting Shop-I at SAIL's flagship unit, Bhilai Steel Plant titled 'Turnaround through HRD and Training Intervention'.