Connecting local responses around the world
I am sharing my experience of few months back when I was invited to Hemja Youth Information Center (HYIC), Kaski for Personality Developement program as a trainer. In the program I applied SALT approach in 25 youth members of HYIC which was very effective.
People view 'personality development' as enhancing physical appearance and attributes which we see with our naked eyes. Usually they focus on these features only. For instance, from personal hygiene to clothing and make up. We know for overall personality development, we need these items but we usually overshadow internal part which is innate and more powerful. People forget to enhance internal personality and their competencies.
During training session, we started introductory session by a snow ball technique, introducing oneself and rearranging the seats by random method. Ice breaking was done by showing power point slides demonstrating various personalities within the country and around the globe. For instance, members were actively involved to name the personalities they know. It was a fun part which I always add..!
In the session, participants were encouraged to enhance and promote their internal personalities and move head in life. For instance, 'Physical attributes are just the aid to highlight the internal competencies and to show who we really are....we must focus on our own competencies because physical part will fade away eventually in our life so we must know our competencies and strengthen it....!' Also 'these are our treasure to keep and won't waste as time passes.....with this, we are strong and powerful.....!
During the session, I introduced a new game which I named 'Know your competency'. Here participants wrote the things which they believe they are able to do and enjoy. Through this, we were able to know their competencies and with that they were encouraged and motivated to continue their competencies which will help in development of their own personality.
In this way, focusing on their own competencies, strengthening it and resulting in better and unique personality was my overall theme for the training. I would like to thank Mr. Nabaraj Adhikari (former president of HYIC for this opportunity where I could apply my knowledge)
Hopefully the amalgamation of both CLC and PDT would create a wonders to the youth in building themselves and a whole community.