In its Fifth Year of establishment, Norbuling Rigter College organised its First Rigter Conference on 16th September 2022. This platform aims to bring together scholars and academicians from different institutes to contribute and share ideas to enrich our academic world.
The highlight of the one day Rigter Conference was the presence of the Keynote Speaker, Professor T.S. Powdyel, former Minister of Education. There were eleven presenters from four institutions. The sessions were divided thematically into four.
The First session was on the theme Leadership and Values. The papers presented in this session are Leadership without entitlement mentality, Bhutanese values: A catalyst for Responsive Leadership and The Compassionate Warrior: Bhutanese Leadership Model for Turbulent Times. The second session was on the theme Leadership and Education. The papers are titled: A critical examination of educational leadership in the backdrop of a pandemic: A conceptual study from the Gedu College of Business Studies (GCBS) perspective, Impact of Responsiveness on Leadership of academicians in turbulent times and Teachers’ Adaptability to Online Teaching during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The third session was on the theme Leadership and Buddhist Perspectives and was presented in Dzongkha. འཛིན་སྐྱོང་སྤེལ་གསུམ་གྱི་ཕྱག་ལཱ་ག་ཅི་གནང་རུང་འགོ་ཁྲིདཔ་ཚུ་གིས་ཆོས་དང་མཐུན་པའི་ཆ་རྐྱེན་ཚུ་རྒྱུན་མ་ཆད་པར་ལག་ལེན་འཐབ་དགོཔ་གལ་ཆེ་བའི་སྐོར། and འགོ་ཁྲིད་པའི་ཁྱད་ཆོས། The fourth and the final session was on the theme Leadership and Responsiveness. The papers presented are Effective Leadership for Crisis Management, Handling the economic pressures due to the Covid-19 pandemic – A Case Study of Amul, Balanced Scorecard and Level-5 Leadership Approach – A Readiness towards Responsiveness and Adaptability.
In his concluding remarks, the Chair Person of the College Research Committee mentioned that Rigter Conference will be an annual academic event.
The Rigter Conference envisions to give a distinct academic character to Norbuling Rigter College.
1. Leadership without entitlement: the case of Paro College of Education during the pandemic. Dr. Lungten Wangda, Lecturer,PCE
2. Bhutanese values: A catalyst for Responsive Leadership. Tshering Wangchuk, Lecturer, NRC
3. The Compassionate Warrior: Bhutanese Leadership Model for Turbulent Times. Dr. Tandin Dorji, President, NRC
4. འཛིན་སྐྱོང་འགོ་དཔོན་ལུ་ནང་ཆོས་ཤེས་ཡོན་གྱི་ཆ་རྐྱེན་ཚང་དགོཔ་གལ་ཆེ་བའི་གནད་དོན་ལ་དཔྱད་པ། Lopen Ngawang, Sr. Lecturer, PCE
5. དོན་ཚན་ནང་པའི་ཆོས་ཀྱི་ཁ་ཐུག་ལས་འགོ་ཁྲིདཔ་གི་ཁྱད་ཆོས། Lopen Pema Tshering, Sr. Lecturer, NRC
6. Educational Leadership and Pandemic: A Conceptual Case Study of Gedu College of Business Studies (GCBS). Purnendu Basu, Sr. Lecturer, GCBS
7. Impact of Responsiveness on Academic Leadership in turbulent times. Dr. Rajnish Ratna, Associate Professor, GCBS
8. Adaptability to Online Teaching: the GCBS experience. Dr. P.Ramakrishnan, Associate Professor, GCBS
9. Effective Leadership for Crisis Management: A Cognitive-Affective Approach. Dr. Jose Mathews, Sr. Lecturer, GCBS
10. Challenges of the pandemic on the Dairy Industry: A Case Study of Amul’s responsiveness. Dr. Stephen Victor, Professor, RTC
11. Balance Scorecard and level-5 leadership approach: a readiness towards responsiveness and adaptability. Dipan Pradhan and Namrata Pradhan, Sr. Lecturers, NRC
Concluding Remarks. Karma Drukpa, Dean of Academic Affairs and Chairperson of College Research Committee, NRC