Session VIII – Partnerships and Networking
Ten Optometry School heads attended the “Partnerships and Networking” online seminar by Mr Vinod Daniel, CEO of India Vision Institute (IVI), on 14 June 2016. This final session of the IVI Online series for Institutional Development focused on recognizing the need for partnerships and networking to build an organization and take it forward.
Mr Daniel listed the factors that can reinforce networking for optometry professionals. The participants learned:
• How to connect the dots
• To go out of their way to make potentially promising connections
• Belief in the power of networking
• The dos & don’ts of networking
• The importance of “cross cultural” communication
“Cross cultural” communication in particular is the key to success in today’s age of globalization despite its unique challenges.
IVI acknowledges the support of 'Brien Holden Vision Institute Foundation' and 'Optometry Giving Sight' in funding the program.