‘Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome.’

Manav Rachna International School, Sector 46, Gurugram organised a workshop for its teachers titled Soft Skills and You.The enriching session was conducted by Wing Commander (Retd) Aroop Banerjee. He is a certified trainer from National Board of Accreditation in Education and Training (NABET) for ‘Train the Trainer’ programmes.

With soft skills being the need of the hour, the session was proposed to help the teachers understand the benefits of the same. The session stressed on the perfect amalgamation of intra-personal and inter-personal skills in life. Importance of the need to cultivate inter-personal skills like Teamwork, Adaptability, Relationship Building, Communication Skills, Friendliness and Leadership were discussed.  Through various psycho analysis tests teachers were helped to understand various dimensions of their own personalities. The session also emphasised on the need to develop Positive Personality Traits like empathy, flexibility, stability and tactfulness, Strategies for Smarter Goal Setting, Strategies for Self Motivation and Smart Time Management. The objective of this workshop was not only to pass the knowledge onto the teachers but also further to the students as part of their teaching/ learning process. The session asserted that to have a successful personal life and career, one needs to be skilled in both hard as well as soft skills.

The interactive session has helped the teachers to introspect and understand the changes they need to bring in themselves to become more effective individuals professionally and personally.