A five-day training programme on 'Group Dynamics and Team Building' concluded at the Punjab Agricultural Management Extension and Training Institute (PAMETI), Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), on Saturday.
The programme was organised for extension officials of the state agriculture and allied departments. The training laid emphasis on improving soft skills of trainees by involving them in group exercises. Resource persons from various departments of PAU and motivational speakers from outside the university interacted with the trainees.
HS Dhaliwal, director, PAMETI, educated the trainees about emerging formats of marketing through Road-Side Display Model.
Highlighting the importance of farmers working in groups rather than individually, he said they (farmers) can share the responsibility and thus increase the productivity and profitability for their farm organisations.
This training programme was organised keeping the objective of improving group dynamics so as to improve the efficiency of the extension staff.
The introductory session on motivation was taken by Vishal Bector. The participants were explained the role of leadership in group dynamics by Pratibha Goyal. To bring a change in the mindset of the extension staff, a talk on attitude modification was delivered by Dr Sarabjit Singh from journalism department of PAU. A session on personality assessment was taken by Dr Deepika Vig from department of human development.
Besides, Gulneet Chahal provided useful tips to improve the communication skills. Working on the principle of "Learning by Doing", sessions on management games like dessert storm, line alignment were coordinated by PAMETI faculty.
Participants interacted with Kanwardeep Singh, who is running a self help group named Punjab Self Help Group that deals in honey production.