A new journey begins this weekend, August 1, when the first of the ten planned SPJIMR alumni meets takes off in Mumbai. On this occasion, I want to share the progress we’ve made so far and seek your inputs and support as we prepare to move to the next level.
In the last two months, we have co-created a vision statement with our faculty, and identified a set of proactive and innovative initiatives that will help us move faster. We have set for ourselves an agenda that will drive deeper connections with all our stakeholders, and particularly with our alumni. We are listening better, taking quick decisions, making many correct moves, and through open feedback, rapidly correcting the decisions that we do not get right the first time.
As an immediate next step, we will be socialising our vision statement to the staff, the students and the alumni, beginning with the first alumni meet today. We have unprecedented turnout for this event, more than double any previous alumni meet (We had to change the hotel because the signups exceeded even our expectations). We see this as a sign of the deep desire of our alumni to participate in, and contribute to, our growth journey in multiple ways.
Subsequently, we will launch what we have called ‘Mission 100’, a proactive initiative to reach out to leaders of corporate India and identify and align on substantive areas of partnership. We have begun the journey to create an energised community of employees and alumni who will work together to take us to the next level.
Throughout this journey, we look forward to feedback from all our stakeholders to help us get better as we attempt to move faster. We can move mountains if we continue to work together on multiple fronts.