Workshop On Organizational Development Process – 10th To 12th January 2017.

A Workshop on Organization Development Process was conducted at KROSS Resource Centre on 10th, 11th & 12th January, 2017 which was attended by 30 participants from KROSS and its 14 partner organizations representing the state of Karnataka.

The Workshop Participants were welcomed by Rev. Fr. Sebastian Fernandes, Director, KROSS who dwelt on the need of the workshop and its relevance as proper systems and structures were could be ushered in for effective functioning, fetching in positive change, garner relevance and credibility to the organization besides building mutual trust and respect among the staff and organization and create more visibility for the organizations among various stakeholders.

The first day, i.e. 10.01.2017 was devoted towards Organic Farming, Certification of Organic Produce and creating a market for the organic products so that the poor farmers who take up the change from chemical driven agriculture to organic farming could be suitable compensated through remunerative prices. Mr. Rajashekar, Project Officer, NRM, KROSS introduced the day’s Resource Persons, Dr. N. Deva Kumar, Head of Department, Organic Farming & Dr. K. M. Srinivas Reddy, Entomologist, University of Agriculture Science and Mr. K. Kantharaja, Director, APOF Organic Certification Agency. The Resource Persons spoke at length on the topic and cleared all the doubts that were raised by the participants.

The 2nd and 3rd day, i.e., 11th & 12th Jan., 2017 were devoted to Organization Development. Rev. Fr. Sebastian Fernandes welcomed the participants and Rev. Fr. Faustine Lobo, National Director, PMO, Bangalore the Resource Person. Both the days were interactive participatory sessions as every DSSSs had to present their mode of functioning in respect to the norms and conditions as stipulated and mandated by the Authorities and confirming to all legal compliances. The DSSSs which were started of late assured that all policies, systems and structures would be in place with due approval of their respective Governing Boards.

The vote of thanks was proposed by Rev. Fr. Anil Crasta, ORBIT, Mr. Ravi, Sevasangama and Rev. Fr. Binoy, DKRDS. The workshop was moderated by Mr. Clement Fernandes, KROSS.