Pro­fes­sional de­vel­op­ment pro­gramme for staff mem­bers at In­dian School So­har

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MUS­CAT: In­dian School So­har had or­gan­ised a Pro­fes­sional De­vel­op­ment Pro­gramme for the teach­ers (VI – XII) and of­fice staff mem­bers on 30th Novem­ber and teach­ers (KG-V) on 1st De­cem­ber, 2018 with Fire Walk Ex­pert, Lead­er­ship Guru and Break­through Ex­pert Suhas Talwar, CEO and Trans­for­ma­tion Cat­a­lyst – In­sight Con­sult­ing, as the re­source per­son.

On the first day, the pro­gramme un­folded with the wel­come ad­dress de­liv­ered by Y. Singh fol­lowed by the in­tro­duc­tion of the speaker by Prin­ci­pal, San­chita Verma. As the pos­i­tiv­ity per­son­i­fied Suhas Talwar took over the stage, all the par­tic­i­pants spon­ta­neously started bustling with en­ergy. Talwar com­menced the ex­cit­ing in­ter­ac­tive ses­sion pri­mar­ily fo­cus­ing on ‘Team Dy­nam­ics’. Un­der­pin­ning the sig­nif­i­cance of ap­pre­ci­at­ing oth­ers and its im­pact on team per­for­mance thereon, he drew real life analo­gies to brief the au­di­ence on how a con­sis­tent man­age­rial at­ti­tude sets the stage for an en­tre­pre­neur’s at­ti­tude in a per­son. In ad­di­tion, he ar­tic­u­lated the strate­gies and com­pe­ten­cies vi­tal to ac­cel­er­ate and achieve in life by break­ing one’s lim­it­ing be­liefs. Speak­ing about Change Vs Trans­for­ma­tion, he shed light on the dif­fer­ence be­tween the two and the in­dis­pens­able need to cap­i­talise on key in­gre­di­ents such as will­ing­ness, will power and strong com­pelling rea­sons that are cru­cial for one’s af­fir­ma­tive trans­for­ma­tion. The en­tire ses­sion was in­ter­spersed with ac­tiv­i­ties that had clearly de­fined strate­gic ob­jec­tives. Adopt­ing nov­elty in each of the ac­tiv­ity or­gan­ised, Talwar en­sured that ev­ery in­di­vid­ual com­mit­ted to re­de­fine them­selves in terms of en­sur­ing ac­count­abil­ity and own­er­ship; en­hanc­ing team bond­ing and rais­ing one’s stan­dard and go­ing be­yond it. The day’s events con­cluded with a very in­spir­ing mo­ti­va­tional pep talk fol­lowed by an ac­tion packed ac­tiv­ity of fire walk for over­com­ing fear and ex­pound­ing the courage to think -‘im­pos­si­ble to pos­si­ble’ .

Fo­cus­ing on Emo­tional In­tel­li­gence, on the sec­ond day, Talwar ex­plained the key con­cepts of In­tel­li­gence Quo­tient (IQ) and Emo­tional Quo­tient (EQ) and their in­ter­play in de­ter­min­ing one’s suc­cess in life. With the aid of in­dige­nous games and ac­tiv­i­ties, he was able to es­tab­lish the con­nect with the au­di­ence in his pur­suit to en­able them com­pre­hend the im­por­tance of self-aware­ness, readi­ness, break­ing out of the com­fort zone and at­tain­ing emo­tional ma­tu­rity. This apart, by means of case stud­ies he en­abled the par­tic­i­pants to un­der­stand that one’s ex­pe­ri­ences are in­flu­enced not solely by the event but also by one’s in­ter­pre­ta­tion of the event. He ad­vo­cated that emo­tions are much with an in­di­vid­ual’s con­trol and re­it­er­ated that it is im­por­tant to re­frain from hand­ing over the power to reg­u­late one’s emo­tions to oth­ers. In or­der to be con­di­tioned to be happy, he rec­om­mended re-pro­gram­ming one­self through ver­bal pro­gram­ming and mod­el­ling con­sis­tently over a pe­riod of 60 days. He stated that prac­tic­ing it daily for 5 min­utes as soon as one wakes up and 30 min­utes at night be­fore go­ing to sleep would ac­ti­vate the sub­con­scious mind to of­fer de­sired out­comes. Fi­nally, by en­gag­ing par­tic­i­pants in two in­no­va­tive and thought pro­vok­ing games ti­tled ‘Win as Much as You Can’ and ‘Arm wrestling’ he deep­ened one’s un­der­stand­ing about the sig­nif­i­cance of role clar­ity, pre-plan­ning, metic­u­lous ex­e­cu­tion, win­ning spirit, trust, fair­ness, faith and hope which are all among the pre­req­ui­sites and crit­i­cal qual­i­ties for a suc­cess­ful life and har­mo­nious hu­man re­la­tion­ship. The Pro­fes­sional De­vel­op­ment Pro­gramme con­cluded with a vote of thanks de­liv­ered by Gauri Gadgeel.

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