Jamshedpur: Commemorating the glorious hundred years of International Labour Organization (ILO), XLRI- Xavier School of Management organised a Seminar on ILO’s Centennial Theme – “The Future of Work” at XLRI Campus, Jamshedpur.
The seminar was graced by Dagmar Walter (Director, ILO, DWT for South Asia and Country Office for India) at the inaugural session alongside Fr. P. Christie, S.J. (Director, XLRI – Xavier School of Management) and Dr. Ashish K. Pani (Dean – Academics, XLRI – Xavier School of Management). Ms. Dagmar Walter delivered the Inaugural Address on the occasion.
In her address, Ms. Dagmar Walter, said, “I am delighted to communicate with the future generation of managers who are ardent to learn about the future of work. As we embrace the unprecedented challenges posed by technological innovations, demographic shifts, and climate change, we need investment in people through a “human-centred approach.” We need an agenda that recognizes social justice for everyone to be the ultimate aim and objective of all public policies. I am hopeful that academic organizations such as XLRI will continue promoting management practices and the organizational culture advancing decent work agenda and will capacitate future managers with the values, skills, and vision to be able to meet the challenges of the future.”
Delivering the Welcome Address, Fr. P. Christie S.J., Director, XLRI – Xavier School of Management said, “It is heartening for XLRI to participate in the Centenary Celebrations of ILO. XLRI applauds ILO for being devoted to promoting social justice and internationally recognized human and labor rights for ten long decades. We all greatly appreciate ILO’s Decent Work agenda – helping advance the economic and working conditions that give all workers, employers, and governments a stake in lasting peace, prosperity and progress.”
“XLRI’s Founding Directors – Fr.Quinn Enright and Fr.Mc Grath were members of the American Federation of Labour and had helped set up labor schools in many industrial towns in the United States in the 193Os and 1940s. In fact, in the early years of XLRI’S growth, the founding Director Fathers conducted courses for workers and executives of Jamshedpur in subjects related to Labour laws, Wages, Collective bargaining, etc. XLRI evolved to become India’s first Business School to conduct Industrial Relations and Personnel Management programs and is acknowledged as the premier institution for IR & HR studies in India and within South Asia,” Fr. Christie further said in his address.