The national colloquium organized by NCCT recently in Delhi had some experts drawn from reputed institutions such as IIMs as speakers. They presided over several technical sessions and expounded at length the correct approach to training, a subject close to NCUI’s heart.
Indian Cooperative intends to publish these sessions in series. To begin with, we are publishing a lecture by Prof. P. Durgaprasad, National Institute of Rural Development (NIRD), Hyderabad on Building Capacities of Trainers.
Prof. P. Durgaprasad highlighted in his speech that Capacity Building is both a process and product. He emphasized how creativity should become the bottom line in generating Human Capital. He showed a small video on “Rainwater harvesting” to make understand “how small efforts make more benefits”.
He emphasized that major intervention/instructions and even language is required for the training. “Sometimes, even a keen observation can make wonders and the right message is understood by the people” he said. He further stated that capacity building will be more effective based on the need of the people/client and suggested to come out with concrete idea to build a better organization.
He then moved towards Assessment of Training Needs in which he thoroughly highlighted the need for creation of a creative and facilitating organizational culture for the employees, who in turn, will contribute to the growth of the organization in a much better way i.e creation of good environment will generate good performance of the employees. He explained the Training Need Analysis (TNA) through an HRD Grid consisting of four quadrants ie, Work Force, Stars, Dead Wood and Problem Child against Job performance and Job Potential and rated in high and low category.
He said that Capacity building is all about identification of problem area and what is bothering one in terms of growth.
He elaborated that after identification of the problem, the need for training and the kind of training to be given has to be identified. He clarified that most importantly, the selection of the Trainer should be made after taking into account the kind of trainees and their requirements.
Prof. Durgaprasad concluded the Session by saying that the training should be the one in which ideas are valid and valued. Training should focus around Self management, Activity Focused, Time Bound with a little bit of Fun. He wrapped up the Session with a quote which says : “CHANGE IS A DOOR, THAT MUST OPEN FROM INSIDE”.