Rationale 

The negative effects of stress have considerable damage on the learning, work performance and wellbeing of an employee. The loss of productivity due to stress alone runs into hundreds of billions of dollars across the world. Active research is going on to understand and establish stress dynamics and prudent management interventions. Since stress has proven impact on productivity, it is no more an individual concern, there is a dire need to address stress subject by the organisations comprehensively and professionally. Stress management interventions will ensure safety, wellbeing and performance of workforce. 
 

Against the above backdrop, ISMAIND   and GPA  jointly proposed to organize a 4th International Conference on Stress Management (ICSM 2017) on 3rd and 4th November 2017 at Hotel Mandovi, Goa. The overall theme of the ICSM 2017 conference is “ Stress Safety Net for Organisational Excellence

 
Methodology of Conference
More participatory methodology, like, Presentations, panel discussions, case experiences, Paper presentations etc. is being used in the conference. Delegates will have an opportunity to participate in the micro sessions on the topic/theme of their interest. They can have informal get-togethers and interaction with leading scientists and practitioners which may provide an exciting forum for learning about the latest developments on the translation of research into practice and workplace programs, policies, practices and other efforts to prevent stress in today's competitive environment.
 
Who can participate?  
The conference invites faculty members, researchers, human resource professionals, healthcare professionals, business and organizational representatives, labor leaders, industry representatives, general public administrators, medical, para-medical, alternative therapists and practitioners of psychology from all disciplines who are involved in practice and/or research in areas related to stress and performance from India and abroad.
 
Benefits of attending the conference
Participants will get insight about stress dynamics and coping methods at various working conditions.
Participants can build good professional network. 
Participants will get an opportunity to understand various techniques and strategies. 
Professional contribution in enhancing wellbeing and performance will result into productivity.