Dr. Sushama Chaudhari, Associate Professor (OB and HR)

Certified Professional Coach: Coaching for Transformation from Leadership that Works (USA)- Accredited Coach Training Programme of International Coaching Federation.

Qualifications: Ph. D. (Management), MSW (Gold Medallist), B.Sc.
Certified Professional Behavioural Analyst by Turning Point and Success Insight International, USA  

Area of specialization / professional interest: Human Resource Management and Organizational Behaviour

Teaching experience: 14 years in leading Academic Institutes
Subjects Taught: Individual and Group Behaviour, Organization Theory and Design, Leadership and Change Management
Organized Research Conferences and Faculty Development Programmes

Area of Interest in Training: Leadership Excellence, Performance Planning and Management, Leadership Competencies

Industry experience: 7 years as Senior Executive in HR department of leading companies

Developed HR policies and Performance Management System


Recipient of Best Performance Award declared by Matlani Group of Industries, Indore.

  • Recipient of Bryce Memorial Prize for outstanding work in research, awarded by Indore School of Social work
  • Published more than 22 articles in refereed journals
  • Published five Psychometric Instruments,edited book on Psychological Contract.
  • Presented papers at National and International Conferences
  • Consultancy Assignments: Competency Mapping, HRD Audit, Learning and Development Intervention, Impact Assessment of various Government Schemes

Current Research Area: Organization Culture, Organization Climate, Learned Helplessness, Leadership Development, Action Learning

Recognized Ph D Guide, University of Pune

Key Strength: Diagnosis of organizational issues and designing customized programmes

Select List of Publications*

  • (1998) An exploration into relationship between Managerial creativity and learned helplessness. Prestige Journal of Management and Research, 2 , pp. 67- 72.
  • (2000) Train your brain to communicate,Indian Management,39(1), pp. 48-51.
  • (2000). Occupational Self efficacy :Constituent Factors. Management & Labour Studies,.25(2), pp. 92-98.
  • (2000) Role efficacy dimensions as correlates of learned helplessness and self efficacy, Indian Journal of Industrial Relations,35(4),pp.507-518.
  • (2001) Development of Learned Optimism Scale, Indian Journal of Training and Development, vol XXXI, no. 3, pp.39-45.
  • (2002) Organizational Citizenship Behaviour: Discretionary yet Desired.
  • South Asian Journal of Management,Vol. 8, Issue 3 &4.
  • (2002). Job Attitudes and Learned Helplessness: Implications for individual and organizational competitiveness. Paradigm, Jul-Dec issue
  • (2005).An examination of impact of work values and work experiences on job stress and Learned Helplessness: Role of Self Efficacy. IBAT Journal of Management, Vol. 2 (1), pp. 35-45.
  • (2007).Leader Behaviour Assessment Profile. Irish Journal of Management,27 (2) pp 33-48.
    • (2007). Implementation of HRMS in Indian Banks. Published in proceedings ofInternational Conference on HRISorganized by ICEIS at Madeira, Portugal on June 12-13, 2007.
    • (2007).Monthly Mailers: A Unique Communication Approach to Develop Grass root Leadership in an NGO, accepted for presentation in International Conference on Leadership in a Changing Landscape, 7-8 August 2007,UNITAR, Tun Abdul Razak, Malaysia.
    • (1999). Manual for Occupational Self Efficacy Scale. Agra: National Psychological Corporation.
    • (1999). Manual for Learned Optimism Scale. Agra: National Psychological Corporation.
    • (2001). Manual for Organisational Climate Scale. Agra: National Psychological corporation.
    • (2007). Manual for Leader Behaviour Assessment Profile. Agra: National Psychological corporation.
    • (2012). Effect of Desired and Experienced Work Values, and Organization Climate on Job Satisfaction and Organization Commitment: An Exploration accepted for Oral Presentation in Conference organized by International Society for the Study of Work and Organizational Values.
    • (1999). Occupational Self Efficacy: Development and standardisation of a psychological measure. In Human Behaviour and Management Practices in 21st Century, Upinder Dhar et al. (Eds.) New Delhi: Shivshakti.
    • (2000), EQ Mapping: An Effective Instrument for Performance Management.In Dhar U, S. Dhar, Mala Shrivastav and Rangnekar S., (Eds.) People, Processes and Organizations: Emerging Realities, New Delhi: Excel
    • (2000). Employee Counselling. In Dhar U. and S. Ravishankar (Eds),Executive Skills for Global Managers. Mumbai: Himalaya. pp. 84-103.
    • (2001). Organisation based self esteem and Learned helplessness. In Dhar U, S. Dhar, Mishra, Prashant and Bhakar S., (Eds.). Organisational Challenges. New Delhi: Excel.
    • (2003). Impact of Ego States on Managerial Creativity. In C.S. Singhal (Ed.), Behavioural Management in Rural Development. Ambala: Associated



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