Multinational company Marico Bangladesh Limited announced partnership with Non-profit educational organization Toastmasters International to create a corporate toastmasters club in Bangladesh.
According to a press release issued on Sunday, The Marico Bangladesh Toastmasters Club will enable employees of Marico hone their leadership, public speaking and critical thinking skills in a social and experiential learning setting.
Md Altaf Hossain, Territory Manager of Marico Bangladesh Ltd said, "We believe Toastmasters International will be a game-changer platform that will enable our members to develop life-long skills at their own comfort."
HR Director of Marico Bangladesh Ashish Mane said, "The best way to ensure employee's professional learning and development is providing inclusive upskilling opportunities and enabling them to deliver positive results."
"Our affiliation with Toastmasters International is one such avenue," Ashish Mane added.
Mehedi Hossain, acting advisor and Vice President – Education of the club said, "While we have had a lot of community Toastmasters clubs, having a corporate Toastmasters club in Bangladesh FMCG sector is a first."
Meanwhile, Marico Bangladesh adopted multiple social and digital learning initiatives such as Inspire leadership Series, Blink learning app to enable their employees to grow and learn collaboratively even amid this time of social distancing, the press release said.
Humaira Afreen, AGM-HR at Marico said, "The importance of leadership, communication and critical thinking skills is paramount to keep pace with an evolving workspace."
"We are delighted to have partnered with Toastmasters International to provide the right experience and platform to our members," she further said.