FSL India organised a three-day Annual Staff Training at CRI Brothers’ Institute, Bangalore. A total of 40 FSL India staff from Bangalore, Kundapur, Chennai and Mysore zones participated in this annual event. Held between 21st and 23rd May 2012, the annual staff training is an opportunity to collectively deliberate on issues pertaining to field services and intercultural learning which are the two development dimensions of FSL India. While inaugurating the event, Mr. Rohan D’Souza, the Director of FSL India emphasised that although training is one of the primary objectives of the annual event, sharing and learning from one another and creating group cohesiveness among FSL India staff is supremely important. Therefore, with lots of fun and frolic input sessions were facilitated.
Intercultural learning being one of the important dimensions of the development interventions of FSL India, the first day was spent to learn and collectively deliberate on issues pertaining to concept of culture, cultural indicators and cultural dimensions. Basic theoretical input, group work and presentations are the methodologies used for the training on cultural input.
On the second day collective deliberation on standard operating procedures vis-à-vis the LTV program was the major subject. Separate sessions were organised for Work Camp, Model Village and Home Base Project team to chalk out action plan for the next year which were being moderated by the director and joint director respectively. Mr. C. Doreswamy the Joint Director explained the vision statement and organogram of FSL India. Special input on how to write a case study is also one the sessions conducted. With an effort to exhort the staff to rededicate themselves to the cause, Mr. Rakesh S. Soans, the President of FSL India emphasized that the organisation gives opportunity to every youth of the world to experience change in oneself and in others. The program was concluded with a funfair activity at Wonder La on the third day where all the staff participated.
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