Muscat: A one day leadership programme was held by Indian School Wadi Kabir (ISWK) on July 29, bringing to a zenith the feelings of excitement, responsibility and pride on being selected as student council members of the academic year 2017-18.
The one day leadership programme was conducted under the guidance of Nadeem Ahmed and his team from the Khimji Training Institute. The attendees included D.N.Rao - Principal, Jayaprakash Pillai – Vice Principal, teacher-mentors of the Student Council Committee and the students representing the Student Council Committee. Total participants to the programme were in excess of 110.
The programme commenced with a warm welcome to Nadeem Ahmed and his team with a welcome speech by the Head Boy, Aayush Abraham and a floral presentation. The students were divided into five groups. They were then made to think and ponder on ways, in which they could utilize ‘what looked like paper clips’ on the screen display, made to think of people who inspire them, discuss challenges that are faced in one’s life and how to deal with them with ‘time management’ being one of the key factors cited by the students. The students were also informed about the importance of taking responsibility for ones actions, and that attitude is the responsiveness one gives to events happening around them.
The Personal Growth Pyramid, a Personality Self-test and skills required to succeed in life were also reinforced and further explained. Communication was also given its due importance and explained that communication is the action which result out of the synchronization of one’s mind, heart and soul. The qualities of a leader were highlighted, with a few of them being integrity, honesty, humility, courage, commitment, sincerity among others. The seven habits of Highly Effective Teens by S. Covey which included being proactive among other habits were discussed.
They were also given points to ponder, issues to discuss, made to watch 1-minute videos, and encouraged to discuss and present their views; all leading to the reinforcement and learning of new leadership ideas, skills as well as definitions of leadership.
The session was concluded with each group being asked to come up with two learnings from the day’s session, which had students answering confidently, thereby highlighting the fact that the days training was indeed well accepted and was a truly beneficial learning experience.
The programme came to a close with a vote of thanks by Head Girl, Raksha Patil.