The much anticipated Group Dynamics and Team Building Programme was held on 9th and10th May, 2022 in the auditorium at SSW Roshni Nilaya for the first year BA and BSW students. The programme was organized by the UG Department of Criminology in association with IQAC.

The program began with a devoted prayer by Ms. Minola and team. After the prayer resource person, Mr. Emanuel Angelo, was introduced to the students by Ms. Leisha D’Souza. Dr. Kiran Prasad, Dean administration, offered flowers as a token of gratitude to the resource person.

Mr. Emmanuel Angelo is the Managing Director of Sanctuary Trust which concentrates on Development, Training, & Research among the Prison, Police, Tribal, CSWs and their children.He conducts workshops for different categories of people in India and overseas. He is a Visiting faculty member and a board member for various reputed organizations.

The first day’s program started off with the students introducing themselves formally.Their written introduction was stuck on a board.

Mr. Emanuel conducted a family tree game as an icebreaker which made the students actively run around in excitement to complete the conditions given by him during each round. The students got along well with each other during the course of the game.

Further, Mr. Emanuel instructed the students to write an introduction of their actual self, a side of themselves that is probably hidden from the world. Relating to that,he introduced the concept of the Johari Window model to the students, a technique designed to help people understand their relationship with themselves and others better.

In the afternoon session, he gave the student an insight into positive and negative emotions and their description. He then also spoke about the various degrees of managing negative emotions. Later, he conducted a probability game where the students had to guess the probability of two coins which were flipped simultaneously.He also described emotions and taught ways of coping with them.

Towards evening the participants were divided into four groups and each group had to present a chart of enhancing positive emotions. They used Physiological, Psychological, Spiritual and Recreational ways of enhancing positive emotions. The students were quick with their assignment and finished the task within ten minutes and presented their work beautifully.

Following that, Mr. Emanuel split the audience into three teams and leaders from each group were chosen and were told to walk out. When they returned back, they were asked to draw something on a chart paper and were supposed to seek help from the team. Ten minutes later, group 1 had a neat drawing which was done by the leader including the team members, while group 2 had a drawing which was done by the leader while the team members were non-cooperative, and group 3 didn’t have a drawing since the team members troubled the leader and distracted him from doing any work. The objective of this task was to represent the different environments that a person would receive at their workplace; co-operative, not co-operative and troublesome. The learning here was one should be able to face the challenges thrown at oneself.

On the second day, the students had gathered with a lot of anticipation and excitement. Mr.Emanuel began the session by focusing on the topic of understanding others. He spoke to the students on the importance and impact each and every person has as an individual, on society.

To make the session more interactive, he distributed a questionnaire to the students and grouped them according to their results. The questionnaire was directed towards personality assessment. The students were asked to score their results and the oneswith similar results were grouped together. He then examined the traits and dominant personalities possessed by the students of each group. He also gave an insight on the way people belonging to that particular group may be viewed from those who don't belong to the same group. This innovative approach to self-awareness gave students an opportunity to cherish their strengths and work on their weaknesses.

After a short break, Mr. Emanuel discussed the aspects of healthy and unhealthy relationships. Here, he encouraged students to state opinions and speak up. The students actively participated and shared their thoughts on the same. This was followed by a very insightful activity. To understand the concept better, he asked the students to draw their own "river of life" or a " life chart”,which is a graphical representation of the events in an individual's lifespan according to their memory. Through this activity he conveyed the message that life is not a monotonous line of events but rather a combination of ups and downs and these fluctuations mould an individual's personality.

Focusing on the role of each and every person as an individual, Mr. Emanuel spoke on the importance of small good deeds that each of us is entitled with. By using videos and PowerPoint presentations, he impactfully conveyed the message.

He further conducted an activity wherein he asked the students to note down one thing they would like to give to the world along with one thing they would like to remove from the world on a post it note. Students followed the instructions and later stuck those notes on the board. The sessions ended with a positive note marked by ovation and gratitude. This was followed by the vote of thanks and a photograph, as a token of memory and recognition.

The session came to an end and opened a new beginning of hope, desire and willingness amongst the students.







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