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Dear Friends,We would like to personally invite you all for the Trainers Forum Meet at Mumbai, on Sunday, 29th May, 2011.Session I –The objective of the session is to understand how Dramatics and Theater techniques are powerful mediums to make a Trainer communicate learning concepts to his participants powerfully. Theater uses all the 3 elements i.e. visual, auditory and kinesthetic Session includes:IntroductionVarious Theatre Techniques useful in TrainingRole Plays (commonly used) ‘Improv’ (Improvisation) Forum Theatre – Trainer as a Role PlayerForum Theatre – Trainer as a Role Player and Action/Reaction as per the audienceForum Theatre – Professional Actors as Role PlayersSkills PracticeFacilitator:Mr. Ajit Kamath, Director, WizTalks. Ajit started lecturingin 1992, and has been in the space of Soft Skills Training since 1996. Since 2002 he started Training for Corporates' on topics such as Presentation Skills, Communication Skills, Team Building & Leadership. He…
One of the challenges every Facilitator / Trainer has to deal with is the learners coming in late.
If more than half of the expected learner group are in the room, I kick-off my program.
When the late-comers arrive, I acknowledge them with 'eye contact' - at times integrate them with a quick recap of what I have covered.
If less than half are in the room, then I ask the sponsor (HR / Business) what should be done? - most of them advice a wait of at least 15 mins. We then announce this to those present - so that they can have coffee or maybe catch up on a call or two. In the meantime the sponsor starts calling/texting the no-shows to find out what is happening. After the extended time lapses, we just start. I won't be harsh with penalty because in most of the India cities, traffic can be unpredictable.
In certain regions of India (where late-coming is seen as okay), I would start with a fun/intro/ice-breaker activity which takes about 15 to 20 mins. - this engage…
have for ever lived in hierarchy. We had Rajwadas, and Raja’s and Rani’s! And
then the Maha Mantri, the Mantri’s and the Peshwa’s. We lived in Hierarchy. Then
came the Queen from land-afar and this took the whole hierarchical bit 100
notches higher. And
then in spite of democracy for the about last 70 years, we still are deep-rooted
in hierarchy. Organisations are legal
entities and yet we have similar hierarchical structures that define many
aspects in an organisation from decision-making, office-cabins, cafeterias
(esp. in manufacturing) and where one is allowed to Park etc. In some places
even the Washrooms are hierarchical rules of entry. Funnily,
many curse these discriminations however the same people aspire promotions not
for the challenge of the enhanced deliverables or for the sense of leading
people, but mostly for the ‘power’ that they would enjoy in those positions. However, as Bob Dylan professed in the 60’s in
his song The Times They Are A-Changin' especially the…