Introducing Stress free training idea in regular training:
It is observed that in long-term training programs, the monotony and long spells of technical sessions bring fatigue in the trainee officers and the reception level goes down with the time. Thus, Walmi has introduced this idea. The main components of this idea are:
• Leadership development
• Team building & bonding
• Capacity building
• Management skills
• Moral values and ethics
• Personality development
1. Trainings for more than one week period are included in this category.
2. Like regular trainings, these trainings also have complete coverage of the content by developing course modules.
3. In these trainings, various sessions are conducted by the participants. For this, they start lectures by giving brief introduction of the speakers of the institute/guest speakers and subjects of their lecture. They also give thanks at the end of the lecture. This action is carried out on a cyclic basis to ensure participation of all trainees.
4. After the conclusion of all lectures and sessions that take place every day, participants conduct a participatory review of the activities and lectures of that day. A participant nominated for this task on that day conducts the session playing the role of Chairman. The second participant plays the role of a rapporteur and gives a report to the training coordinator after the session. The role of training coordinator is as an observer. Necessary efforts are made to ensure participation of all trainees under participatory review. The ranking of lectures/presentations given by individuals are to be marked with as A-excellent, B-good and C-average grade. Participatory reviews are also conducted on a cyclic basis and on every day different participants play the role of chairman and rapporteur. This schedule is prepared by the coordinator.
5. Several groups of participants are formed in the first week of the training program. There are three to four participants in a group. Various subjects related to training are given for presentation to these groups. The subjects allotted to these groups are presented in the last week of the training program in front of the panel of experts. The group making outstanding presentations is also rewarded at the time of completion of the training.
6. Yoga classes are organized at the Bhoj premises or other suitable venues in training programme for the physical and mental development of the participants.
7. Sessions of soft skills like leadership development, team building, team bonding, time management, office management, stress management etc. are also organized for the personality development of the trainees.
8. Sports activities for the participants are also conducted following the systematic process. Different groups are formed to play team based sports like basketball, cricket, volleyball etc. Nominations for individual sports like Chess, Carrom, Badminton, and Table Tennis are taken and tournaments are organized. The final matches are conducted in the last week of training in the evening or on holidays. Winners are also rewarded.
9. Training activities are also selected and implemented by the participants for labour donation. Cleaning, planting, construction of soil and water structures or any other appropriate activity as labour donation is carried out, which helps in the development of the institute. Such activities also involve the officers, staff and permanent staff of the Institute.
10. Drawing competition, debate competition etc. are also organized on holidays or at appropriate time. 11. Cultural programmes are also organized by the participants in the last fortnight of the training programme for which the participants are informed at the time of commencement of training so that they get enough time for preparation. The programme is conducted entirely by the participants. Persons associated with the nodal/training provider department and other related organizations are also invited. Outstanding presenters are also rewarded. An informal dinner is also held at the end of the program to provide an opportunity in a good atmosphere for the participants to discuss with the staff of the Institute and the guests from other departments.
12. Adventure sports, tracking and other activities are organized to make the training program more interesting. The security of the participants in these activities is taken care of.
13. Field tours are kept in long-term training for at least three to four days. During this, the participants visit the nearby popular and sightseeing area.
14. Weekly evaluation and final evaluation of the participants are made during the training. Outstanding participants are rewarded at the closing ceremony.
15. Photography/videography of various activities of the entire training program such as classroom training, excursion activities, practical, group presentations, sports competitions, cultural events etc. is done and photographs and videos of these events are given to the media cell of the institute in soft and hard copies.
Benefits for participants:
• In this innovation of stress-free training academic sessions and soft skill sessions organized for the personality development of participants will lead to the development of qualities such as leadership development, team building, management skills, team bonding, capacity building, ethical development, loyalty and dedication in them.
• The inclusion of these sessions has brought changes in the approach of working in the trainees and the successful implementation of the information gained in the training.
• Yoga classes and sports competitions are organized under the concept of 'healthy body, healthy mind'. These activities have created a healthy and clean environment and had a positive impact on the participants' ability to capture the subject.
• Proper arrangements for the entertainment of the participants removed the monotony of the day-long training sessions, thereby refreshing the participants mentally and physically.
• The cultural events not only infused enthusiasm among the participants, but also gave them an opportunity to showcase their talents.
• We have very good results from task based development activities of the institute such as sanitation, horticulture, forestry, water conservation etc. Such activities have shown an increase in inter-connectivity among the trainees and to the institute.
Benefits to the institute:
• The institute does not require special efforts to keep the participants disciplined, but the participants themselves remain disciplined.
• The techniques and skills mentioned in the various lecture sessions enhance the knowledge capture ability of the participants, making it possible to learn more in a short time.
• As the officers and staff of the institute and participants are in constant touch, the process of distance learning and feedback continues.
• Effective training will be possible.
• The trainees will participate in the training programs with clear minds.
• The training institutes will have additional human resources as participants in the training period. • Participants will develop intimacy and bonding towards the training institute. • Actual feedback will be available.
• A genuine fulfillment of the training objectives will be possible.
Benefits to the Government:
• If stress free training is conducted by all governmental/non- governmental training institutes, the following benefits will definitely be achieved:
• The objective for which the participants are enrolled for training by the government will be truly met.
• After effective training, the quality of work being done by the participants will improve, which will effectively implement the schemes of the Government and also enhance the benefits to the beneficiaries.
• A positive effect will also be seen in the work efficiency by way of leadership, team work, bonding etc. development among the participants.