SVYM, as an organization has accumulated knowledge, experience and expertise of community development over past 26 years. TRAC is the Training, Research, Advocacy and Consultancy wing of SVYM engaged in disseminating and sharing this knowledge through various training programs for all cadres of the development sector including the community, corporates, Government and NGOs. SVYM also undertakes research of the voluntary and development sector to expand this knowledge and use it through different advocacy strategies to bring about a positive change. SVYM engages itself with the Governments, NGOs, bilateral and multilateral Organizations in providing consultancy support for the development sector.
The SVYM, Mysore activities are undertaken by three units:
1] Vivekananda Institute for Leadership Development (V-LEAD)
2] Vivekananda Institute of Indian Studies (VIIS)
3] Grassroot Research And Advocacy Movement (GRAAM)
Vivekananda Institute for Leadership Development (V-LEAD)
GOAL: “Building Leaders for Resurgent India and the potential of Institutions for the Development Sector”.
Vivekananda Institute for Leadership Development (V-LEAD) established in the year 2002 focuses on capacity building. Its purpose is to serve India by building the potential of Individuals & Institutions for the development sector.
V-LEAD has been offering training to the Youth, NGO's, the Government and the Corporate Sector customizing various programs to suit specific needs on issues of Management, Community Development and Leadership . It has also been actively involved in Action Research and has been serving as a field laboratory for innovative, interventional and pragmatic Models of Development.
V-LEAD has been pioneering professional management in the Development sector and is ready to offer its experienced based Management Programs in a structured form,. thus making available competent manpower for the development and improvement of core competencies in the management of Third Sector.
V-LEAD operates from a well equipped campus at Hebbal in Mysore. The campus includes a library, 24 hour internet facility and training halls. The institute also offers a hostel and canteen facility at its Supraja Campus located in close proximity.
The core activities of V-LEAD are: