AAPI’s ‘Leadership Training’ workshop focuses on “Leading From The Inside Out”

Dr. Anjana Sammader, president of AAPI, speaking at the Aug. 19, 2023, Leadership Training workshop held at the Indian Consulate. PHOTO: AAPI

The American Association of Physicians of Indian origin (AAPI) in its efforts to provide education and helping the reduce physician burnout and offer insights into effective leadership strategies, hosted a Leadership Conference for AAPI leaders at the Indian Consulate in New York on Saturday, August 19, 2023.

“Leading From The Inside Out” was the theme for the Leadership Conference which was attended by dozens of AAPI members from across the nation, a press release from the organization said. Experts from Brahma Kumaris and Point of Life Foundation presented  workshops which were aimed at providing healthcare workers with practical self-care tools for health and wellness and help build a simple daily meditation practice.

President of AAPI Dr. Anjana Samadder welcomed attendees, noting that the workshops encompassed “a wide range of skills that not only reflect one’s ability to process emotions, but even more importantly, their ability to communicate with, manage, and be true leaders in the modern world.”

India’s Consul General in New York Randhir Jaiswal speaking at the AAPI Leadership Training workshop Aug. 19, 2023. PHOTO: AAPI

In his brief remarks, Consul General of India in New York Randhir Jaiswal praised the achievements and contributions of Indian American physicians, calling them “real heroes” who risked their lives during COVID. “What is unique about AAPI is that you bring a global perspective to defeat the virus and serve the people. We are proud of your achievements, serving the people all across the United States.”

A section of the audience at the AAPI Leadership Training workshop Aug. 19, 2023. PHOTO: AAPI


Speakers at the AAPI Leadership Training workshop Aug. 19, 2023. PHOTO: AAPI

Other speakers/experts at the event were Dr. Anupama Tiwari, a Professor of Pulmonary Critical Care at the Albany Medical School and a Raja Yoga advocate for holistic healing who led the presentation along with along with Judy Rodgers, a consultant and media specialist; Dr. Neha Bungla a primary care physician, who presented her ideas On Being A Leader: Satyan Shah, an investor turned Board Certified Health Coach, turned practitioner of meditation, whose passion is promoting holistic lifestyle for the past 14 year; Self Care and Meditation were the topics presented by Dr. Anjali Grover, an Endocrinologist, and a wellness chief and trustee; and Dr. Kala Iyengar is a pediatrician turned spiritual teacher, who advocates meditation’s role in health.

Several executive committee members of AAPI, also spoke on the occasion.



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