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.