Conducted a 2 day workshop at the School of Management Studies, University of Hyderabad. It was the annual growth laboratory that the college organises for first year students of SMS, UoH to orient them towards their work and life in general. It is one of the assignments that I love doing because it gives me an opportunity to speak to 50 students at the same time, from all over India, and share some thoughts and experiences. Most students show a keen desire to learn, to ask and to better their understanding of their world through our experiences. For the others, I am sure that at least one idea gets through that may help later.
As always I enjoyed my interaction with the students. There were about 45 of them to start with (the numbers kept changing session to session). It was a different kind of a class, rather quiet, unlike some of the rowdy classes I have met, but very keen to do the work and to come back and learn more. Unfortunately the workshop had to be reduced to two days from the originally planned three days, owing to some issues. Of course we decided to complete the workshop sometime in January 2011 when the vacation was over.
For students who may have attended the two days and who may be wondering if they have missed out anything, I must add that it is a modular workshop and you can do well by practicing anything that you have learnt already. Working on a short term goal, doing a thing out of your comfort zone, fine tuning your plans, getting comfortable with yourselves, adding to your self worth, adding more YES factors to your life,,,,well there are enough things to do for you already. It will enable you to share your experiences with me when we conclude the workshop. Unfortunately I never had time to get the student intros which is a very interesting part of the workshop and which I normally do on the last day. So until then.
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This is Chaitaniya Das from SMS, UoH. I was great to have you for our annual growth lab.The workshop was really helpful in finding the Champion within us. Till now most of us did not know what our true potential was, what we are truly capable of. Only when we went through the various stages of knowing ourselves did we find our true self worth & direction.
It was exciting mapping our dreams to opportunities, through our skills, qualifications, strengths and competencies and creating the winning formula. Now after the whole experience, we feel different, with greater belief, determination and energy...
Thank you... :)
Dear Chaitanya, I am so glad you enjoyed it and benefited from it. Remember to practice the champion stuff so you make champion habits. Then nothing is impossible.
I am also very happy to see your comment. Keep in touch.
This is sumit kumar from sms..The growth lab with u was a great experience.we lrnd a lot n i hope in jan we will meet u again and we w'll learn more..
Now i m trying to be punctual(as u instrctd) n going fr my mrkt survey.Next time i wll meet u wid d report.
THANX A LOT SIR... :)
Great hearing from you and glad to hear that you enjoyed the growth lab. It is good that you have identified punctuality as one of the things you need to work on - once you are aware and are willing to work on anything, then things will happen. Look forward to seeing your report and listening to your other experiences during this period when we meet in January.
Gd Mrng,This is sumit from SMS its a great time what i speand with u i knew my achivement but never share it with anyone because i thought what they will think now i am feeling more confidence and more targating towards my goal i am keen to meet you again.
I'm Avinash from SMS,UoH. First of all i would like to thank you on behalf of all the first year students, SMS for sparing your time for us and giving your valuable inputs.
We have benefited immensely [i have been listening to their opinions]from the growth lab and will practice what you have taught us.
Looking eagerly for the next part of the workshop where we can tell you about our completion of short term goals, continue our discussion further.
Really glad to hear from so many of you. Also to hear that you feel that it has benefited you. I really am looking forward for our next session by which time all of you would have practiced or experienced some part of what we discussed. (Good to hear you are working on your short term goals as well.) More when we meet. Do mail me if you feel the need to discuss anything.
I am ANURADHA one of your student in the GROWTH LAB.Yes it is true to say that your two day classes had created a small difference in us.Now i feel more confident , enthusiastic to learn , i have started reading books now , i am more optimistic now because of my strengths which you realised me
Thank You Sir
waiting for your next visit
I am happy that you took the time to write, and even happier that the workshop benefited you. To feel more confident and enthusiastic about learning is a big (and welcome) change. The way to grow is that way, small changes in your area, constantly, leading to a big change in the final outcome - to you and to the world around you. Explore the best sides you have, give your 100%, take total ownership and hold your belief through it all. I am looking forward to meeting you all as well. I am sure we all will have much to share then.
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