Dr Preethi Keerthi D'Souza among global luminaries at OD Conference in Zimbabwe in October

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Mangaluru, Sep 25: The world has become globalized and more generative spaces are available for scholars and practitioners to manifest their impact. With the varying degree of impact being recorded as a result of climate shifts, pandemics, and general economic flux, Indian academics and practitioners need exposure to different cultural contexts.

Dr Preethi Keerthi D'Souza, associate professor at Mangalore University is one of the renowned speakers at the UpLift Organization Development Conference slated for October 19-21 in Harare, Zimbabwe, Africa. As a respected scholar-practitioner, Dr D'Souza will be one of the contributors to the endeavor to define and sculpt Zimbabwe’s leadership role on regional, continental, and global landscapes. Led by renowned OD Consultant, Educator, and Author, Dr. Justine Chinoperekweyi, the conference will be a generative space for collective innovation.

Nations, particularly Zimbabwe, need a future characterized by inclusive growth, resilient health systems, and sustainable solutions. With speakers from different countries, the conference is a rich space to embrace diverse perspectives and emotions, nurturing the capacity to confront intricate social, environmental, and economic challenges.

The Uplift Conference, spanning three transformative days, invites thought leaders, change makers, policymakers, and those driven by a passion for shaping the future of Zimbabwe, Southern Africa, Africa as a whole, and the global arena. This gathering shall witness the convergence of renowned experts in change and transformation, embarking on a voyage of discovery and innovation.

At the Conference, Dr. Preethi Keerthi Dsouza will facilitate a session on ‘Humanizing Workplaces: Leading Transformation through Humane Workspaces & Leadership’. Given Zimbabwe’s focus on Education 5.0, Dr. Dsouza will lead a Public Lecture and Faculty Development Session at the Harare Institute of Technology, a technopreneurial university in Harare. The Public Lecture will focus on ‘shaping the future through innovation and industrialization’.

Conference Convenor and CEO of Centre for Organization Leadership and Development (COLD), Dr. Justine Chinoperekweyi stated that “we are privileged to be hosting Dr. Dsouza and other global luminaries in individual and collective transformation”. She will be bringing unique insights for the growth of the corporate sector in Zimbabwe and for catalysing a shift toward a “life-affirming” society.

He said, “we co-create our conferences as generative spaces for the manifestation of new, development-focused narratives. We use conference proceedings to manifest transformational consulting dimensions, enhance leadership capabilities, and inform policies. With support from The Vuka Collective, we are striving to co-create a new conference experience that prode in substance over novelty”.

Dr Chinoperekweyi stated that a new dawn beckons in Zimbabwe, Africa, and across the globe. "We will be hosting international delegates in Zimbabwe to foster a spirit of resilience and collective innovation. We are excited to be supported by The Vuka Collective, Mercedes Martin & Co., Bahamdoon Trading Company, Asia Organization Development Network, and Zimworx," she said.


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  • Mohammad Shaheryar, Hyderabad , telangana state, India.

    Tue, Sep 26 2023

    Good day !!! I congratulate all the delegates and invitees and wish them all the best to make this upcoming grand event a successful and productive for the whole world and mostly the African continent.

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  • LANCY DCOSTA, Bondel, Mangalore

    Tue, Sep 26 2023

    All the best Prethi Madam

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  • Edrina, Mangalore

    Tue, Sep 26 2023

    Congratulations Dr.Preethi!! Pride of Mangalore. Wish you all the best!

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  • Chandramma, Dharwad

    Tue, Sep 26 2023

    I am extremely happy that Dr.Preethi is going to deliver speech as resource person in Zimbabwe OD conference. I wish her success in all her work. Regards

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  • Prajwal, Mangalore

    Tue, Sep 26 2023

    Wishing you all the best Preethi!

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