Mohanakrishnan Raman is an Organizational Psychologist with Ph.D qualification. Currently he is a Dean Academics and Organization Development (Advisory role) for Mahajana Education Society, Mysore, which is a 80 year old education institution. He has 22 years of wide ranging experience in research, teaching, consulting, institution building projects and enjoys deep corporate exposure. He is passionate to contribute to higher education in India. He was a Professor and Head of HRD and OD department from SDM, IMD, Mysore from 2004 until 2008. He started an Educational Trust called Foundation for Research, Education and Development (FRED), to offer courses on Social & Behavioural Sciences including OD, OB and Leadership. He had worked in Telecom, IT and Banking sectors. His corporate consulting areas are Family Business, OD Consulting, Innovation, Coaching and Strategy. Training and Development being his forte, he has enormous interest in OD, and behavioural science- based training and interventions.
He had done Competency Mapping through Development Center for more than 1500 managers in a large private bank, as a part of major change management project in India. His strategy and OD consulting assignments include organizations in Construction, FMCG, Manufacturing, Education, Banking and IT sectors. He has been an invited speaker in various forums like CII, NIPM, IFTDO, ATDO, and IODA.
He has done more than 250 development workshops for various clients and as well open programs in the areas of Talent Management, Performance & Career Management Systems & Process and Personal Transformation Clinic to say a few. He was instrumental and offered leadership in organizing Global Organization Development Summit (GODS) in the year 2006, and was a Founder President of Asia OD Network (AODN). He had spearheaded and offered his leadership to the GODS in China in 2007 and 2008 in Thailand. Under his leadership GODS was organized again in 2009 in collaboration with Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad and Infosys Ltd at Hyderabad. He was also the conference chair for the IODA Annual conference in Mysore, India in August, 2016. He is paper was published in well reputed European journal Challenging Organizations and Society 2014, Volume 3, Issue 2, titled The Caste System in India, its Power in organizations and Politics. He also contributed articles / chapters in edited books.
He is currently the Vice President, Conferences and Events for International Organization Development Association (IODA). He serves as an Executive Board Member of IODA since 2007 to help the conference organizing teams in IODA across the world. He is a Director for Foundation for Research, Education and Development (FRED) in setting up educational institution. He has spearheaded the collaborations with Witten University, Institute of Family Business, Germany, Fielding Institute, and USA for Certification program in Appreciative Coaching and leading both the initiatives in India. He is invited to be a consultant with Integrated Consulting Group (ICG) Austria, for training in the areas of Smart Specialization and innovation for the Governments of Finland, Estonia and Slovenia. He was invited by the Ministry of European Cohesion Policy of Slovenian Government to deliver a keynote address on Smart Specialization to Improve the Economy and Entrepreneurship of Slovenia. He is an invited erasmus professor to teach in GEA College, ljubljana, Slovenia. He is a visiting professor at the School of Psychology in Zurich University of Applied Science (ZHAW). Switzerland. His other interests are travel, wildlife and Environment Conservation.
He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and +91-94483-66589