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Faculty Profile - Dr Nelson DSouza

Dr Nelson D’Souza

Adjunct Faculty

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  • Doctor of Philosophy in Social Sciences (Area - Organizational Behaviour) Tata Institute of Social Sciences,1991.
  • Master of Social Work (Specialization: HRM) Mangalore University, India,1984.
  • Diploma in Training and Development ISTD, India,1986.
  • Bachelor of Arts (Sociology, Political Science, Economics) Mysore University, India,1982.
  • Innovation, Decision-Making & leadership
  • World Cultures & Communication
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Human Resources Management
  • Strategic HRM
  • Employee Training and Development
  • Contemporary People Management
  • Managing People at Work
  • Developing Human Capital and Organizational Capabilities
  • Integrated Business Experience
  • Enterprise Leadership
  • Emerging Leaders
  • Entrepreneurial Teams
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Applied Project
  • Research in Business
  • Research Project ( Project Mentor)

Academic Experience

  • Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai - Sessional faculty in OD and HRD at postgrad level 1991 -1995
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai - Sessional faculty in OB and HR at Masters Level 1995- 1998
  • Xavier Institute of Management - Sessional faculty in OB at Postgraduate level 1993- 1996
  • Central Queensland University, Sydney - Casual faculty in Human Resource Management at the undergraduate level 2002- 2003
  • University of Western SydneyCasual faculty (& tutor) in Managing People at Work and International HR 2002 - 2004
  • University of Wollongong in DubaiAdjunct faculty in OB, Strategic HRM and T&D (Masters level) 2006 - 2011
  • GlobalNext UniversityExternal Examiner - Doctoral level 


  • Western Sydney University – School of Business – Sessional Academic 2017
  • Central Queensland University – School of Business & Law – Sydney Campus – Casual Lecturer 2017 -2018
  • Navitas- Australia, Sydney City Campus – Sessional Academic - 2018
  • S P Jain School of Global Management – Adjunct Faculty of Business ( HR & Management)   2023


  • Vice President & Head -Leadership & Management Development
    Apr 2008 – July 2016

    Responsible for executing the Bank’s strategy towards leadership and talent development at all levels
  • Emirates Bank International (now Emirates NBD), Dubai, UAE, Head of Talent and Organization Development
    Apr 2005 – Mar 2008

    Responsible for defining/rolling out Talent initiative and crafting/executing OD interventions.
  • Emirates Bank International (now Emirates NBD), Dubai, UAE, Manager- Management Development
    Apr 2005 - Dec 2005
    Responsible for the Management Development needs of close to 600 managers.
  • Vidya Australia – (sole trading, training consultancy) Sydney, Australia, Industry Training Consultant (Corporate Training Australia)
    Feb 2000 - Mar 2005
  • Morgan & Banks – Sydney, Australia, Workplace Assessor
    Nov 1999 – May 2000
    Conduct interviews, role-plays, and assessments for recruiting staff for the ATO Call Centre
  • Aditya Birla Group (Premium Global Conglomerate), Mumbai, India, Deputy General Manager - Human Resource Development
    Mar 1991 – Jan 2000
    Responsible for building organisational capabilities in diverse business units spread across geographies.


  • Recent Publication: A. Srinivasa Rao, Waheed Kareem Abdul, Nelson D’souza, (2017) "Perceived outcomes of action learning: study from a large public sector organisation in UAE", Measuring Business Excellence, Vol. 21 Issue: 4, pp.291-308, https://doi.org/10.1108/MBE-03-2017-0010

Research Interests

  • Impact of Training - Return on Investment
  • Relationship between Organizational Learning and Performance
  • Authentic Leadership
  • Relationship between Employee Engagement and Organizational Performance

Conference Presentations

  • Special lecture on “Cultural Intelligence – Key to succeed in a Global Environment” NSB Academy, Bengaluru, India. Jan 2023
  • Keynote speaker, International Conference on “ Minority Discourse’, Dept of English, School of Social Work, Mangalore. India Dec 2022
  • Panel speaker on “ Student Wellness – Integral Development” FDP on Global Vision for Academic Excellence, Web- Conf, July 2021
  • Expert speaker on ”Role of Communication Skills in Career Success” Online seminar, GFGC, Mangalore, India, June 2020
  • Panel speaker on ‘Talent Development for High Performance’ Asia HRD Congress, Dubai, UAE June 2015
  • Panel speaker on ‘Creating a Leadership Pipeline’ at the Partners’ Advisory Virtual Forum, Harvard Business Publishing, March 2015
  • Keynote speaker on ‘Leadership Development in a VUCA World’ at PES International conference, Bangalore, India. March 2015
  • Presented on ‘ Blended Leadership Solutions’ at a corporate event organised by Harvard Business Publishing in Dubai, UAE – May 2013
  • Presented on ‘Developing leaders for the future’ at a corporate event organised by Harvard Business in Mumbai, India – Oct 2012
  • One day workshop (2) on ‘ Understanding Self’ based on Myers Briggs Type Indicator. Dubai, UAE- May 2012
  • Presented “Leveraging competency framework for Leadership/Management Development at Emirates NBD, Dubai, UAE- Nov 2011
  • Presented co-authored research work on effectiveness of blended experiential learning at Int’l conference in Sydney – Dec 2008.
  • Presented ‘Leadership Development through Blended Learning’ at a regional conference in Dubai, UAE– Dec 2008
  • Presented Talent Management Strategy – a case study, at the IQPC Conference Dubai, UAE – Jan 2008
  • Keynote speaker at the conference on HR Strategies in Banking & Finance, Dubai, UAE- May 2007
  • Panel speaker at the Fleming Gulf Conference on Talent Management, Dubai, May 2006

Conferences & Workshops

  • ASTD Annual International Conference and Expo, Dallas, Texas, USA. May 2012
  • IESE Leadership Summit, Barcelona, Spain.   April 2014
  • Brandon Hall Group Annual Human Capital Management Conference, Orlando, USA. January, 2015
  • Brandon Hall Group Annual Human Capital Management Conference, Orlando, USA. January 2016

Awards & Recognition

  • LearnX Foundation, Australia
    o Best eLearning Model –Blended Platinum (2016)
    o Best eLearning Model –Bespoke Custom (2016)

Association for Talent Development, USA

  • Certified Associate Program (2014)
  • Certified Manager Program (2014)
  • Certified Performance Manager Program (2014)
  • Certified Coach Program (2013)

Brandon Hall Group, USA

  • Best advance in Measuring the Impact (2016)
  • Best Unique and Innovative Program (2015)
  • Best Use of Blended Learning Program (2015)
  • Best Learning Program (2014)
  • Best Leadership Development Program (2014)


  • Australian Human Resource Institute
  • Association of Talent Development USA ( in process)