Workshop on Management Held for Congregation's Schools in India

Author: General Administration

Br Maria Suresh, CSC, at Holy Cross School, Salem

The brothers of Vicariate of India organized a seminar for principals, administrators, and superiors of the Congregation’s schools to enhance their skills in accounts, timetable, school, and personal management. Entitled “Dexterous Hands,” the three-day workshop was held September 22-24 and was the first of its kind for the Vicariate. Twenty-three people, including two representatives from the Vicariate of Tamil Nadu, participated in the workshop.

Br. Sesu Raj, C.S.C., the Superior of the Vicariate of India, gave the keynote address. He encouraged participants to make the best of this opportunity and to implement what they learned in their schools.

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The session on account management was led by Mr. Anand, who has 25 years of experience in financial management and has worked with other religious congregations in India. He is well-versed in the areas of income tax, the foreign contribution regulation act, and other related taxes.

The session on timetable management was taken by Dr. P.S. Raja, who teaches mathematics in Little Flower Higher Secondary School in Salem. A computer wizard, he gave a thorough presentation of how timetable management could enhance the mission of the Congregation’s schools.

Br. Gnanasekaran, C.S.C., handled the topic of school management. His main objective was to show how the schools could be managed more effectively and smoothly.

The final topic of personal management was presented by Mr. Thiagarajan from the computer science department at Holy Cross School in Salem. He was assisted in his presentation by Mr. Michael Gnanaraj E., who is from the same department.

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“This seminar made an impact and met its objective in promoting awareness in adding color, efficiency, and standards to dispose our work with perfection in our ministry,” said Br. Sesu Raj. “It familiarized participants with the development of new approaches in timetable management and school management software, especially in terms of databases. The vicariate made a good attempt in conducting this seminar.”