Executive Development Program – Oriental Bank of Commerce.

The Executive Development Programme (EDP), spread across 6 days, was attended by 69 Executives comprising of Astt. General Managers & Dy. General Managers of Oriental Bank of Commerce. The Programme not just happened to be an opportunity to learn and reflect on the current and emerging challenges confronting the Bank but also provided a platform to the leadership team to interact, network and share experiences with the industry leaders and domain experts to get a better perspective on their role as change agents in the organization.


The Programme aimed at

  • Sensitizing the participants to the challenges of the fast changing business environment characterized by intense competition, technology revolution and the emergence of a class of new generation customers with high aspirations
  • Helping them to re-orient their business strategies in alignment with the new realities of the marketplace
  • Re-orienting their approach towards the Bank’s change management initiatives to spearhead the transformation process across the organization


As a prelude to the program, a pre-dinner brain-storming session with an HR expert was organized on a day before the actual commencement of EDP. The discussions in an informal setting gave an opportunity to the participants to break the ice and get to know each other intimately which helped in forming cohesive teams for group assignments.

Over the next 5 days, the participants were treated to a series of interactive sessions with some of the best practitioners and speakers in the areas of Macro Economics, Strategic Planning and Execution, Credit, Digital Banking and Human Resources Management. A list of key speakers who addressed the participants is furnished alongside.


On the first day of the program, the participants of both EDPs were informed about the Five Key Challenges the Bank is facing on which they would be required to give presentations to ED/MD & CEO on the valedictory session. These key challenges were communicated by the Corporate Office of OBC before the start of EDP. Participants were divided into five groups each with 6/7 members to debate and discuss on one of the key challenges and to come out with executable recommendations to meet these challenges.

The participants were told to add up new ideas in their list of executable strategies based on the daily sessions of industry experts on these subjects.

The Group Presentations were made on the concluding day to the Executive Director and Managing Director and CEO of the Bank who chaired the presentation sessions.”