Background of this workshop

LAICOs mentoring engagement with its current 10 mentees under SEVA’s Global Sight Initiative (GSI) started in 2016 with SIB’s SCALE Project. In all these years’ staff training, need-based discussions and continuous mentoring in addition to LAICO faculty visits were part of mentoring. Annual performance review meeting is one such key mentoring activity that LAICO organizes, either in one the GSI mentor institute or in one of LAICO’s mentees. This has served as a learning platform for the hospitals and encouraged them to share their learning and success stories. It also allowed to make a mid-course correction to the strategic plans created.

Since 2019, due to the spread of COVID, this in-person meeting with the mentees were deferred. Now, it’s time to resume the fellowship and to have in person meeting with specific objectives. As part of October summit 2022, LAICO is proposing to conduct LAICO- GSI Partners meet at LAICO on October 12th & 13th, 2022.

To conduct a performance review on the key metrics:

Using the quarterly reports/ data shared by mentees, a performance review meeting will be done on key metrics like, demand (Direct walk-in & Outreach), quality, use of evidence (Data management), HR, Cost recovery and growth. This will provide insights and mentees will be able to identify areas for improvement or development.

Effective mentoring process:

LAICO is keen to understand from its mentees on the effectiveness of the current mentoring process followed in GSI initiative, its advantages, limitations and to the extent it has aided the mentees to achieve their goal. This brainstorming exercise will surface the strengths and challenges in the current mentoring design and will provide insights on developing a new approach (if required) to make it more beneficial for the mentees.

  • Mr.R.D. Thulasiraj
  • Mr. Kuldeep Singh
  • Mr. R. Meenakshi Sundaram
  • Mr. Suresh Kumar
  • Mr. Ganesh babu
  • Ms. Dhivya Ramasamy
  • Mr.Yesunesan
  • Mr. Syed ali
  • Mr. Mohammed Gowth
Programme Resource person
Day I (Oct 10, 2022) 09:00 am to 05:30 pm
Introduction (09:00 to 09:30 am)
Welcome ( 3 minutes) Mr.Yesunesan
Self introduction of participants (10 minutes)  
Why this review meeting? Setting the context ( 7 minutes) Mr.R.D. Thulasiraj
Workshop objectives and expected outcomes (7 minutes) Mr. Suresh Kumar
Journey so far – Presentation & discussion 9 eye hospitals – 20 min for each hospital By the hospital representatives Rapporteur: Mr. Syed ali
Benchmarking of hospitals on key metrics  
Purpose of Benchmarking and cross learning(10 mts) Mr.R.D. Thulasiraj
Direct walk-in (45 mts) Ms. Dhivya Ramasamy
Outreach (60 mts) Mr. R. Meenakshi Sundaram
Quality (60 mts) Mr. Ganesh babu
Day II (Oct 11, 2022) – Timings: 09.00 am – 6.00 pm
Guided Hospital Tour – Optional 7.30 to 8.45am  
GSI & its impact (30 mts) Mr. Kuldeep Singh
Cost Recovery (45 mts) Mr. Mohammed Gowth
Reflection & summarising success factors and cross-cutting issues. (15 mts) Mr. Yesunesan
Goal setting and strategic plan going forward (2 years) – Group work –
11.00 am- 01.00pm
In groups
Goal setting and strategic plan going forward – Presentation by the hospitals and Summarizing – 02.00 – 04.00 pm by hospital teams
Expectations of Partners from LAICO’s mentoring support to achieve the goals 4.30 – 5.30pm Facilitated by Mr. Syed Ali
D. Yesunesan, Sr. Faculty
Lions Aravind Institute of Community Ophthalmology, Kuruvikaran Salai, Gandhi Nagar, Madurai 625 020
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