FDP on Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) in Education: Mind over Matter

Date:01-03-2018

The Department of Business Management in collaboration with Department of Management Studies, T.John College, organised an FDP on NLP on 1st March 2018.

The program started at 9.30 am with welcome address by Dr Nilanjana Basu, Executive Director, Department of Management Studies. Dr Basu gave an overview of the program. She enunciated the importance of NLP in today’s world. She also expressed her views on role of NLP in the education sector.

This was followed by first technical session by Mr Kaushik Mahapatra. Prof Sandhya introduced the speaker to the audience.

The technical session commenced at 10 AM with a very structured and methodological approach by Mr. Mohapatra who gave a synopsis on NLP and a glorious insight into the intricacies and complexities of the human brain. The scholarly introduction was replete with personal anecdotes and the opening session saw an icebreaker in the form of a journey down memory lane bringing back the beautiful childhood memories. The next five minutes put us all in a state of trance recalling the nostalgic school days. Remembering the favourite teacher and how they made an impact in our lives was a joy ride for the interactive participants.

The second part of the vocational and specialized session had a powerful presentation about the nuances of NLP, its application in our daily lives and the spell bound audience jammed well to involve themselves in role plays that brought out the positive reflections of our minds and how much we were able to conquer and anchor our relationships. There were lot of activities tailor made for the participants which made this session very lively.

The highlight of the post lunch presentation linked NLP with education and how, as teachers we play a significant role in impacting the lives of students and others. The piece de resistance of the programme was the applications of the beautiful practice of NLP in educational field which is immense. The horizon of teacher development could be broadened in a large way as suggested by the resource person with the practice of NLP.

The day long technical session stressed on the importance of communication in effective learning and teaching, and more so understands the potential of the application of NLP to achieve this, particularly in relation to language and learning, rapport, interpersonal skills and flexibility.

Faculty members from reputed colleges in Bangalore such as Dayananda Sagar College, Surana College, Garden City College, Don Bosco Institute, St. Joseph’s,

IFIM, ITM Business School, and so on participated in the program. Corporate trainers from Disciples India Group and Winstar participated in the event. Faculty members of TJC, TIMS and TJIT also participated in the program.