About Thiruvananthapuram Chapter
The activities of the Indian Society for Training and Development (ISTD) started in the city of Thiruvananthapuram during 1984. Smt Padma Ramachandran, then Director of Institute of Management in Government (IMG) was the founder Chairman. The ISTD office functioned in IMG till chapter acquired own building in 2004.
The ISTD Thiruvananthapuram chapter follows the guidelines of the ISTD byelaws for the smooth conduct of the activities of the chapter.
With the bridging-loan assistance from ISTD Headquarters, the Thiruvananthapuram Chapter could acquire a building consisting of office room and other facilities in the ground floor and an Air-conditioned Training Hall in the first floor located in the heart of the city. The premises is equipped with necessary infrastructure including Computer and Multimedia Projection facilities for its Training Programmes. The Chapter has set up a library with books and periodicals related to Management and related topics.
In 1986, XVI National Convention was hosted by this Chapter at Thiruvananthapuram from 16 to 18 January. The Theme was: 2001 TRAINING FOR TRANSFORMATION – TASKS AHEAD. Around 750 delegate attended the programme. That was a remarkable achievement done by our chapter. At the time of the Convention, a decision was taken to award a prize for the best “small” chapter of the year, the award was made to the Thiruvananthapuram Chapter. This was announced in the valedictory session of the Convention on the 18th January 1986. The BEST MEMBER Award was given to Smt Padma Ramachandran, IAS who is the First Chairperson and Patron of this Chapter.
Trivandrum Chapter conducting regularly the following training programmes in our “Training House”
1. Vision and Supervision for Supervisors
2. Communication & Interpersonal Relations
3. Planning for Retirement
4. Management Skills for Managers
5. Skill Development for Personal Secretaries
6. Women Empowerment program
7. Employee effectiveness for Supporting Staff