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An inspirational alumni talk on ‘Unleashing leadership potential’

Dr. Jatinder J Singh, an alumnus of Apeejay Institute of Management & Engineering Technical Campus (AIMETC), shares insights into leadership, purpose, and ethics



Alumni talk series fosters a vital connection between past and present, offering valuable insights, mentorship, and networking opportunities, enriching the academic and professional growth of current students.

Understanding the importance of the above-mentioned for the holistic development of students, Apeejay Institute of Management & Engineering Technical Campus (AIMETC) in Jalandhar hosted an alumni talk session on the theme ‘Unleashing Leadership Potential to Navigate Success’.  The guest speaker was Jatinder J Singh, an alumnus of AIMETC, is currently serving as Associate Professor of Marketing & Business Ethics at EADA Business School, Barcelona, Spain.

The expert session aimed at providing an enriching platform for students to delve into the realms of leadership, purpose-driven contributions, effective communication, and ethical decision-making.

The event commenced with an invigorating introduction by the host, shedding light on the remarkable journey of Dr. Singh from AIMETC to achieving a prominent academic position at a globally recognised institution. Dr. Singh’s journey served as a beacon of inspiration, illustrating the heights that can be reached through dedication and perseverance.

Dr. Singh’s address delved into the pivotal role of purpose in shaping individual leadership journeys. He emphasised the importance of identifying one’s unique purpose and harnessing personal experiences to drive positive change in the lives of others. His motivational words resonated with attendees, encouraging them to discover their passions and leverage their strengths to create a meaningful impact on society.

The talk further explored the transition from being conventional managers to becoming agile problem solvers in a volatile business environment. Dr. Singh elaborated on the qualities that define successful leaders in today’s complex world. He emphasised adaptability, continuous learning, and the willingness to evolve as key attributes that empower leaders to navigate challenges effectively.

Effective communication emerged as another cornerstone of leadership, as highlighted by Dr. Singh. He underscored the role of communication skills in establishing strong relationships and creating a lasting impression. Attendees gained insights into the significance of persuasive communication in conveying ideas and connecting with diverse audiences.

Dr. Singh’s discourse also motivated students to step out of their comfort zones and embrace challenges as opportunities for growth. He eloquently expressed how embracing uncertainties and tackling obstacles can lead to the development of essential leadership skills and the fostering of innovation.

Ethics and sustainability took center stage in Dr. Singh’s insightful talk. He emphasised the fundamental importance of ethical values in leadership roles and urged the audience to champion responsible practices for a sustainable future. His discourse shed light on the positive impact of ethical decision-making, not only on an organisation’s long-term success but also on its reputation.

The event attracted a diverse and enthusiastic audience comprising students, faculty, and staff members. Dr. Singh’s profound wisdom and engaging speaking style captivated everyone present.

Expressing his thoughts, Dr. Rajesh Bagga, Director of AIMETC, affirmed the institution’s commitment to providing holistic education that transcends academic boundaries. He highlighted the institution’s dedication to nurturing responsible leaders who contribute positively to society. Dr. Bagga acknowledged that Dr. Singh’s journey from AIMETC to EADA Business School serves as an inspiration for all students.

Lastly, Dr. Bagga commended the efforts of the Alumni Committee, consisting of Dr. Rajneesh Arya, Mr. Amanpartap Singh Pall, and Ms. Rajinder Kaur, for orchestrating this enriching event.

The event concluded with Question & Answer session, allowing attendees to delve deeper into the topics discussed and seek personalised guidance from the distinguished speaker.

Divya is a Correspondent at Apeejay Newsroom. She has a degree of Masters in Journalism and Mass Communication. She was a former sub-editor at News 24. Her passion for writing has always contributed to her professional and personal growth.