Steering the course

Heading CK Consultants as its Chief Catalyst is T Chendil Kumar (CK). A Civil Engineer by training and a trainer by choice, CK brings over 20 years of experience in industrial marketing. His honed his facilitation skills while working in unison with his friend and mentor, Dr DVR Seshadri, a renowned faculty member at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore.

CK works extensively with Asia’s largest software organization, Tata Consultancy Services. Over the past four years, he has customized programs on Leadership Communication, Assertiveness, Persuasion and Negotiation for their managers across the globe from Singapore to New York attracting excellent feedback. He also provides ongoing partnership to many FORTUNE 100 organisations .

CK is a member of the guest faculty at IIMB, taking regular Management Development Programs (MDP) and open workshops.

He is an Adjunct Faculty at his Alma Mater MIT Manipal in the department of Continuing Education and regularly conducts workshops for students and faculty on Business Communication.
CK is also a much sought-after public speaker, regularly addressing various forums on topics ranging from Humor in Communication to Becoming Emotionally Intelligent. He maintains his sanity because of his sense of humor, thanks to a generous dose of Asterix Comics and PG Wodehouse.

Professional Training Attended

Harvard Law School: He has been trained on “ Teaching negotiation Skills in organizations” conducted by Prof Lawrence Susskind and Prof. Michael Wheeler of PON (Program on Negotiation), a consortium of Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Tufts University in August 2007.

Influence at Work, Phoenix Arizona: “ Principles of Persuasion” workshop conducted by Influence at work, promoted by the renowned Dr Robert Cialdini in Phoenix Arizona in March 2009.

IIM Bangalore: Communicating for Corporate Advantage conducted by Dr. DVR Seshadri and Dr. P D Jose.

NSRCEL at IIM Bangalore: Business Plan Workshop conducted by Dr. DVR Seshadri of IIMB
Professional Membership

Member of:

ASTD (American Society for Training and Development)

AMA (American Management Association)

AATH – Association of Applied and Thereaupetic Humor –

Toastmasters International

Bangalore Toastmasters Club

Founder President of Smedley Speakers Society, a Bangalore-based Toastmasters Club.
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