Virudhangan Muthiah Ramalingam (Ram)
(V. M. Ramalingam)
V.M.Ramalingam (Ram), a masters graduate with specialization in management and finance from Madras University (1964), has 35 years of managerial experience in organizations covering the fields of Manufacturing, Finance, Marketing and HRD. He has studied Sociology, Psychology and Law. Ram is a qualified Human Process Facilitator, Certified Coach, Psychological Counsellor, OD Consultant, Assessment Centre Facilitator and trainer. He is the Proprietor and Principal Consultant of “Vruddhi Coaching and Consulting”, Bangalore.
A Professional member of Indian Society for Applied Behavioural Science (ISABS), Ram is a qualified behavioural scientist and a facilitator of Human Process Laboratories (T-Groups). He is trained and certified for HRD Facilitation, O.D. interventions, Coaching and Assessment (Development) Centre in organisations. Ram is certified by “6 Seconds Emotional Intelligence Network, USA” as a trainer and coach in emotional Intelligence (EQ Coach). He has gone through the Residential Advanced Program on coaching of “Noble Manhattan Coaching Ltd, UK. He is certified in Facilitation of Assessment Centre (Development Centre) in National Institute of HRD (NHRD). He is experienced for three decades in administering and interpreting psychological instruments and a member of IOAC (Individual and Organisation Assessment Centre Forum).
Ram has qualified as MBTI practitioner from M/s. Otto Kroeger Associates in USA and he is licenced by Consulting Psychologists Press (USA), the owners of the intellectual property rights for MBTI and FIRO-B. He has also completed programme on MBTI Step-II with Dr.Jean Kummerow & Dr.Naomi Quenk of Association of Psychological Type (APT) and ‘Advanced Application of MBTI’ with Linda Kirby (APT). He holds Charter Certification in “MBTI” (The first batch of certification after going through Qualifying Programmes). He is also trained in Enneagram (Dr.Tom Flautt) and a member of International Enneagram Association.
Ram is certified from NTL (USA) on “Appreciative Inquiry”, “Whole System Change” by Dr.Mary Eggars of Danmiller Associates and “Preferred Futuring” by Dr.Lawrence Lippit. Ram has also been certified in the Williamsburg advanced program on “Appreciative Inquiry for Organization Development” conducted by Jane Watkins and Bernard Mohr in Tao institute, USA. During the summer of 2004, in the prestigious Cape Cod Institute in USA, he was trained in the programs facilitated by Dr.Edgar Schein on “Process Consultation”, “Organization Culture” and “Career Anchors”. There, he also studied “Systems Theory” facilitated by Dr. Margaret Wheatley and “Coaching for wholeness” by Dannemiller Associates.
Ram is an NLP Master Practitioner and International Master Trainer of NLP affiliated to Association of NLP (ANLP). He is a Certified NLP Coach and Member of Association of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) He is also a member and professional associate of Indian Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, India.
Ram is a professional life-member of the Indian Society for Applied Behavioural Science (ISABS),associated with the institution since 1986. He is a Life member of Indian Society for Training and Development (ISTD) and National HRD network. He is a Charter Governing Member of Bion Institute that is dedicated to the application of Tavistock methodology with global orientation from India. He studied in A.K.Rice Institute (AKRI), USA and has become a member of AKRI. He is a member of International OD Association (IODA).
He, along with colleagues has conducted OD programs for organizations and facilitating MBTI based workshops and programmes on Organisation Values/Vision/Mission, Appreciative Inquiry for OD and Institution Building, Strategy workshops, Creativity, Coaching, Negotiating Skills, Performance Appraisal, Assessment Centres, Team Building and Leadership for reputed Organisations, Multinationals, Banks, Non-Government Organisations and Educational Institutions. His interest is in the field of Human Process facilitation for Leadership development, Role effectiveness and whole System Change viz; small / large System Change anchored in applied behavioral science. He was a Rotary Group Study Exchange Scholar from India visiting USA in 1972 and has been honoured with “Life-title as Hon Dy Marshall” of Dodge City, Kansas, USA. He has been a consultant for more than two decades with TVS Motor Company Ltd. for HRD and has been honoured as a Mentor by the distinguished company in the first Learning Convention of their “Institute of Quality and Leadership (TVS-IQL)”. Ram is a management and Organization Development Consultant for more than two decades.
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