Our Services

Advisory & Consultancy

VIDVAAN provides advising and consulting services in organizational performance, sales & marketing management, banking, leasing, manufacturing & process control, cost control & budgeting, supply chain management and human resource development etc. according to the needs and wants of the organization.

Training & Development

Train and develop the members of an organization is essestial to reach goalds sucssfully. But it is very important to ensure that the impact of improving skills and knowledge reflectrs within the organization and Return on Investment is positive. VIDVAAN, with the relavent members involved within an organization, supports them to correctly identify the areas of improvement required. It could be a small adjustment in the organizational structure or a major transformation, vidvaal will work till the objectives are achieved.

VIDVAAN collobrates with many local and foreign institutions to provide internationally accpted certificates, diplomas, degrees and postgraduate lelvel to assist and support career development programs planned by organizations and individuals.

Outbound
Activities

Most of the team members of an organization may not have the opportunity to get into a team culture and hence teams' performance may not be effective and efficient. The task of VIDVAAN's offering outobund activities is to bind the team members to work together, devekop confidence amoung the members and make the "passengers" understand the gravity of their contributions to the teams' success.

Moveing away form an office or factory culture, participants are given the challenge of fulfilling individaul commitments to the team in an environment simulating different situations which need varous strategic approches in winning as a team.

VIDVAANassociates with expericenced service providers of outbound activities offering a wide range of activities in rough but safe environment

Monitoring & Evaluation

Employee satisfaction leads them to work with a sense of responsibliity for any elployee level. Identify the factors at each level and address the issue generally and or individually is therefore a very important task. VIDVAAN undertakes such challenges with contineous monitoring and evaluating to ensure that the team / employees will give their best inputs for the betterment of the organization.

Coaching & Mentoring

If an employee found to be guided, coached or mentor, Vidvaan can take the responsibility to attend the individual requirements of the employee and direct them to the required path. One of the most important advantages of such program within the organization is the capability to develop the next generation of leadership of the organization and remove the un-efectiveness of an employee

Monitoring & Evaluation

Employee satisfaction leads them to work with a sense of responsibliity for any elployee level. Identify the factors at each level and address the issue generally and or individually is therefore a very important task. VIDVAAN undertakes such challenges with contineous monitoring and evaluating to ensure that the team / employees will give their best inputs for the betterment of the organization.

About Us

About Vidvaan

Mr Linton Fernando founded DiLiGeNT Solutions in 2012 as training and consulting organisation with a professional team who are well established and experienced in the industry and academia. DiLiGeNT Solutions conducted many organizational development programs with private and public sector companies and was specialized in small business development area. Under the guidance DiLiGeNT Solutions more than thirty micro and small businesses have blossomed and now enjoying the fruits. To cater the expanding customer base DiLiGeNT Solutions with two senior members of the DiLiGeNT team took the liberty to form a new consortium using the synergy of joining different fields together.

VIDVAAN is an effort of three professionals with diverse industry and functional exposure who enriched their general business management skills through Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM), University of Sri Jayewardenepura, wanting to make a cohesive approach to the organizational management process through Training, Development and Business Advisory programs leading towards a significant impact on the outputs produced by next generation leaders.

VIDVAAN provides a wide range of services to increase the values of individuals, organizations and products. Working with a team of highly experienced well-acceptedprofessionals, Vidvaan's co-partners offer unique solutions for any organization to be successful in achieving objectives.

VIDVAAN undertakes assignments to identify issues, provide cost effective practical ideas, implementing the suggestions, monitoring execution and evaluating for a guaranteed positive Return of Investment(ROI) in training.

VIDVAAN is flexible to adapt and work with any culture or level and ready act as a change agent for the potential customers.

VIDVAAN offers a free assessment report for the organizations who seek its services to ensure that the correct need of the organizational success is identified.



Co-Partners

Tracy
Linton Fernando
MBA (Sri J), MIIE (USA),DipIE, DipBM, DipTM (The Neth.)

Over 30 years of experience at all levels of different organizations in disciplines such as Manufacturing, Industrial Engineering, Business Development, General Management and Training & Development with relevant academic and professional qualifications. He is a certified environment management system consultant,

Mary
Ajith Perera
MBA (Sri J), BSc Mgt (Hons) FCA, ASCMA, SAT, FCAA

Over 20 years of hands on experience in multiple disciplines such as Accounting, Administration, Finance, Logistics, Legal Actions, Sales, Marketing and Business Strategy in three diverse industries namely Automobile, Pharmaceutical and FMCG in three prestigious organizations of Sri Lanka. He is backed by academic and professional qualifications.

Julia
Champal de Costa
MBA (Sri J), BSc Eng (Hons),CEng, MIE(SL)

Over 30 years of collective experience in Engineering& Banking institutions in Sri Lanka. A competent facilitator who has developed Technical, Human & Conceptual skills when functioning at lower, middle & upper managerial levels in Government & Private sectors




VISION

  • To be the visible enlightener of organizational management in the next generation.

MISSION

Impactful execution of basic principles in organizational Management viainfluential and continuous training and development programs

Offering value added and cost-effective services

Seeking opportunities to work for our communities

Creating sustainable path for our alliance partners to grow





VALUES

Be diverse

Build the trust of the clients

Provide practically implementable solutions

OUR PROGRAMMES

Identify and increase "the value"

Background:


Value is used to quantify the worth of anything. Different types of value can be applied to explain various situations. Value can also relate to how people feel about something, describing how that is regarded and its importance to the Individual. When presenting yourself / your product / your organization to "your market", it is essential to identify the market and to have a firsthand knowledge on what should be the value of all these for "your market" to accept. Therefore understanding the value of you, your product and your organization and taking it to the required levels are very important before you position and present them in order to thrive in "Your Market" forever More...

Be Future Smart OR Future Ready?

Background:


Today, we all face a technology-infused, innovation-filled world in our future. We're already looking at the possibility of widespread smart houses, autonomous cars and artificial intelligence that can talk to us and work on our behalf. Our teachers', parents' and grandparents' curricula won't be sufficient. How do we identify the trends, predict what we will need and prepare us for it? We can be future ready if we know the targets / predictions exactly. But it is the most uncertain the target is continually moving. We may not know at least the direction of the target. The only solution will be "ready to be future smart - be adaptable". Businesses may change to becoming predictive, agile, moral and innovative. Technology becomes connected faster and intuitive. New business models, new innovations, new global risks, new competitors, new markets and new powers will emerge. "Human" will have to become smarter, healthier and living longer. More..

Go Beyond Daily Numbers - Business Finance for Senior Sales Leaders

Background:


Today, we all face a technology-infused, innovation-filled world in our future. We're already looking at the possibility of widespread smart houses, autonomous cars and artificial intelligence that can talk to us and work on our behalf. Our teachers', parents' and grandparents' curricula won't be sufficient. How do we identify the trends, predict what we will need and prepare us for it? We can be future ready if we know the targets / predictions exactly. But it is the most uncertain the target is continually moving. We may not know at least the direction of the target. The only solution will be "ready to be future smart - be adaptable". Businesses may change to becoming predictive, agile, moral and innovative. Technology becomes connected faster and intuitive. New business models, new innovations, new global risks, new competitors, new markets and new powers will emerge. "Human" will have to become smarter, healthier and living longer. More


Negotiation Skills for Business Development & Performance Enhancement

Background:


"Negotiation" is a process through which two or more parties resolve an issue by arriving at a consensus. The issue may be related to job or business or family or any other societal subject, but its consequences may be disastrous if haphazardly settled. Traditional approach in handling issues varies from aggressive dominance to collective bargaining. However, at the end neither party would be satisfied with what was achieved. In contrast, "Negotiation" is viewed as one of the most promising alternatives, based on building a mutual understanding on each party's interests, in finding a solution which puts all into a psychologically comfortable situation. Hence it is understood that developing one's skills in "Negotiation" will undoubtedly bring substantial benefits to the individuals and the institution they represent. More...

One Day Common Workshops

Sales and Marketing


"Sales Orientation for Sales Starters and Junior Sales Staff"

Objective:
To motivationally orient the new and junior sales staff for the sales function, the most important role in an organization.

Program Outcome:
Develop the interest in the selling process Learn the basic sales guidelines to do a successful job Collect the initial secrets of being successful in life Learn the basic selling process Understand the basic sales tools

Target Audience:
Brand new sales staff who step in to the sales role for the first time in life New sales recruits for the organization Junior sales staff (Less than 1 Year experience) of the companies.

Finance and cost control

"Basic Finance for Junior Sales Leaders"


Sales staff is the backbone in an organization since they bring the most important top line in the organization. However, it has been witnessed that the senior sales people who has come from the field quite often struggle to explain their story to their seniors or board members in financial numbers through which the final result of any business is measured. Furthermore, this has resulted in as less people as possible from the sales fraternity ending up their careers in board rooms.

Objective:
The key objective of the program is to make junior sales leaders versed with basic financial language and basic financial calculations, reports and interpretations in order for them to work with a much broader understanding of final business goals and contribute to the organization than before.

Program Outcome:
To gain a basic understanding on the financial language To learn a Business Transaction definition To understand the overall organizational review To prepare and understand a basic Profit and Loss Statement To be able to calculate and advise on pricing to the customers and junior sales officers To calculate a Break Even point or a target profit and plan the sales accordingly To gain an understanding on the Balance sheet To be able to calculate key financial measures and interpret them To prepare and work for their own P&L for the area under purview

Target Audience:
Junior Sales Team Leaders - OT
Senior Sales Reps, Coordinators - OT
Sales Executives - OT
Area Sales Managers and Executives

Team building and motivation

Teamwork is the key to success


While there are countless benefits of building a positive team, one of the most significant is that people are most creative and productive when they're part of a happy, healthy group. The office itself could be a place that has the potential to destroy motivation and positivity. Taking steps to create a healthy workplace for your team is therefore is very essential. It is important to look at the work environment and other elements such as life balance, employee recognition, and involvement. These will play a big part in your team members' happiness (or lack thereof). It is important to make all the organization's members understand the team culture and get used work with teams in order to enhance the overall performance

Program Objective:
To remove the obstacles that could have a negative influence on your team's positivity. To manage positively by understanding mission and vision statement so that the team members know why they're there. To reinforce long-term positivity of the individuals and the team by building self-confidence To create positive teams led by positive leaders To identify yourself to start with yourself

Target audience:
Everyone one who are working as a team, who are to be working in a team, Managers who wish to develop team culture, Organizations that need performance improvements through team dynamics

Program Outcome:
Participants will be able to understand about themselves and directed to work towards common objectives, Participants will be able to work in teams and develop team working ethics and get used to a team culture Participants will be able to identify their capabilities in leadership and develop synchronizing ability within teams

Human Resource Development

How to increase your value?


Value is used to quantify the worth of something, and different types of value can be applied to explain various situations. For example, the value of a company can be described in terms of its intrinsic value, book value, actual cash value or market value. Value can be perceived, as in the way consumers perceive the ability of a good or service to meet their needs and their willingness to pay for the good or service. Value can also relate to how people feel about something, describing how something is regarded and its importance to the individual. For example, a memento may have very little monetary value but have significant sentimental value. When presenting yourself / your product / your organization to "the market", it is essential to identify the market and to have a firsthand knowledge on what should be the value of all these for "the market" to accept. Therefore proper understanding the value of you, product and organization is the important criteria before positioning and presenting to "the Market".

Program Objective:
To learn and practice the basics of management and marketing concepts
To understand and identify "what is Value?"
To work on value analysis
To understand the present value of yourself, product and organization
To be familiar with how to create value for a product, organization and for yourself
To plan for sustainability of the value analysis process and beat the competition.

Target audience
Managers, Executives, supervisors who wish to improve the total value of their activities in all areas, Entrepreneurs who wish to improve their market share by increasing the value of their products. HR personnel who want to obtain the highest performance levels form respective employees Anyone who want to improve himself or herself

Program Outcome:
Participants will be able to understand the basics in management and marketing and learn how to apply these in understanding value, Participants will be able to learn how to identify value of a person, product and organization and increase value. Participants will be able to learn how to compete in "the market" by providing more value

Credit Appraisal Techniques: "Be a Creditable Credit Officer!"




In a rapidly changing environment any organization has to redefine its operational norms, reshape its practices, revisit its strategies and reassure that its staff is well-equipped with right knowledge & skills for continuity in business. All Financial Institutions are no exception to these phenomena. Their major share of profits comes not only by selling the credit products but also by timely recoveries over the granted tenure. This is where the competent credit officer's role becomes vital. The one who haphazardly entertains all the proposals coming through "chaotic promotions" will fall prey to willful defaulters who roam around the market, capitalizing the industry rivalry. The competent credit officer uses his knowledge, skills to identify viable proposals, take precautionary measures to mitigate unexpected risks, and thereby no stringent action would be necessary for recoveries in future.

Program Objective:
This program aims at making the credit officers of a financial institution capable enough to execute methodical appraisals for each credit proposal they intend to process.

Program Outcome:
The participant will understand the importance of effective appraisal of credit proposals He will gain a knowledge on fundamentals of Credit Evaluation He will be equipped with tools & techniques to make speedy judgments on credit proposals An awareness will be given on alternatives for mitigation of associated risks

Target Audience:
Officers / Executives / Mangers involved in Business Development and Credit Evaluation in Banks, Leasing companies, Finance companies and Micro-Financing institutions

Fundamentals of Leasing

Background:


"Leasing" has been identified as a financial product which enables hazel-free procurement of vehicles, machinery & equipment for business & personal use. The product has become popular among banks, leasing & finance companies due to its distinctive advantages in comparison with other financial products. Customers of these institutions too show preferences towards this product owing to things they perceive as beneficial to them. However, both customers and financial institutions fall into difficulties when promoting & entering into lease contracts, without possessing adequate knowledge on specific features & procedures involved. Hence it is considered very important that employees of financial institutions, who are involved in product promotion & processing, acquire a good knowledge on essentials of Leasing

Program Objective:
This program aims at building up awareness on "Essentials of Leasing" among employees involved in marketing, processing & recoveries of financial products

Program Outcome:
The participant will understand the advantages of leasing to institution & customers He will gain a knowledge on specific features of the product His ability to sell the product will be strengthened His potential to penetrate into untapped market segments will be increased He will be equipped with techniques to process the lease facilities quickly & accurately

Target Audience:
Team Leaders / Officers / Executives who are currently involved (or to be involved in future) in marketing, processing & recoveries in the Leasing business of Banks, Leasing companies, Finance companies and Micro-Financing institutions

Improving Communication Skills

Background:


Communication bridges the gap between the "unknown" and the "known". It is a powerful manthra which prevents conflicts, creates relationships, dispels doubts and revitalizes one's attitude towards reaction to what he gets from his surroundings. Communication can also be regarded as a multi-directional and multifaceted process in an organizational perspective which brings many advantages if used carefully and skilfully. Therefore the individuals at each level of organization's hierarchy should acquire a clear understanding on fundamentals of communication and develop their communication skills.

Program Objective:
The aim of this program is to guide the individual participants to become competent communicators who provide optimum contribution to increase profitability of the organization that they work.

Program Outcome:
The participant will understand fundamental aspects of communication as a managerial function. He will gain a knowledge the process of communication. He will be in a position to do a self assessment on his present skill level of communication against the desirable level with respect to his job role. He will be equipped with tools & techniques to develop his communication skills for the benefit of self and organization.

Target Audience:
Officers / Executives / Mangers involved in Business Development and managing a team of subordinates involved in any kind of a job role.

Development Programs



Core program:
Management & personal development- Certificate level Each session - 03 hours with 15/20 minute break after 1 1/2 hours

Modules
How to use the basic principles of management in challenging situations Understand organizational behavior/culture and adaptation Analyzing case studies, reporting and presentation of reports Practicing the basics of marketing and sales strategies Recruitment, motivation and retaining of employees Settings KPIs, monitoring, evaluation and feedback for improvement Challenges faced with technology revolution and facing the outcome How to improve emotional intelligence and be an effective mentor Discussion of a field project, group formation and identification of a topic to start with Work life balance and work to achieve success Identification of Strategies and implementation for achieving organizational objectives Understand the financial statements and use information to improve performance Total quality management for organizational success - Lean, 5S and Kaizen principles Best practices and ethics of the Industry The blue ocean theory - how to be different and unique Entrepreneurship, business planning and forecasting Field project presentation Evaluation of assignments (individual and group) Presentation of Certifications with a guest lecture Follow up session Evaluation and monitoring progress

Implementation of the project
Guidelines for implementation | Problem solving | Research and analysis | Monitoring & evaluation of progress | Working on the personal development goals| Maximum number of participants per session - 40

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Our location

715/1C, Gonawala, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. Linton Fernando +94 712306999, +94 718306999
Ajith Perera +94 77 787 2846
Champal de Costa +94 77 291 6738
ajith@vidvaanconsultants.com
champal@vidvaanconsultants.com
linton@vidvaanconsultants.com
infor@vidvaanconsultants.com