Name of the Program: FDP
Perks: Certification provided
No. of Participants: 50
Learning mode: Offline
Learning Methodology: A blend of Audio-visuals, case studies, demonstrations, lectures, and activities
Venue: Little Flower Degree College, Uppal, Hyderabad
Duration: 5 Days
Education is one of the most basic needs for personal & professional development, the growth of a country, and a prosperous community. It enables individuals or students to understand the world around them, prepare for their future, and contribute to society. Faculty development in teaching and learning approaches is widely acknowledged as crucial in academic efforts to benefit society. Therefore, there is a demand for well-trained faculty who can assist in the improvisation of academic programs in order to create high-quality graduates.
Recognising the need to prepare the faculty involved in education for each specialisation, many universities, colleges, and academic institutions have prioritised faculty development to improve the quality of academic programs and act on emerging industry needs. One such Institution is Little Flower Degree College, Hyderabad.
We, PacketPrep, organised a faculty development program for the teaching faculty of all branches at Little Flower Degree College, Hyderabad, on the topics listed below, as per the college’s requirements.
Here are the details of the program
Program Objective: The faculty development program aims to improve the faculties' current knowledge and skills and enhance their teaching practices. The program aims to provide them with up-to-date teaching methodologies to ensure that they meet the needs of their students or Institution by providing high-quality educational services.
The five-day FDP is divided into five modules.
In this workshop, the resource person for the program explored many relevant subtopics in depth and participants were provided with expert guidance to help them experience an excellent knowledge-based session.
Training Highlights – Day-wise
Day 1: The session started with an introduction and focused on "Presentation Skills and Social & Cultural Etiquette".
The focus of the introduction was to demonstrate how every instructor can impact the lives of their students. We wanted to ensure that faculty members understand that they are responsible for their classroom instruction, support services, and interactions with their students outside the classroom. We explored some strategies that can help them improve their soft skills and make a lasting impact on their students.
“Effective Presentation Skills” was the main topic of the first part of the program. This session was aimed at helping participants understand various types of communication issues and find effective solutions to present themselves in a way that will help them stand out as technically proficient Presenters. Participants were briefed on how to create a solid and compelling speech and overcome common presentation challenges. Furthermore, the session included a brief overview of non-verbal cues, such as body language and gestures. Finally, using practical examples, the facilitator discussed how the speakers could break down a complicated presentation into smaller parts to communicate the main points at hand effectively.
Key takeaways: Body language, voice projection and delivery, overcoming fear of public speaking and confidence issues in any situation, building stronger relationships with listeners, increasing engagement, understanding, and creating an impact using presentation skills.
Social & Cultural Etiquette was the second topic of the day, which is the most important thing to consider in today's competitive market. The facilitator stated that corporate culture and work ethics should be taught to college students in order for them to improve their employment prospects. She further shared tips and best practices with the faculties to help them explore and to use them in the classroom.
Key takeaways: A deeper understanding of corporate etiquette, basics of making a professional and positive first impression, and building confidence to prevent common etiquette issues.
Day 2: Teamwork activities were conducted as a part of the session. Through the activities, the facilitator covered active listening, brainstorming, trust and collaboration, appropriate rapport-building skills and team dynamics. There was an exchange of ideas during the task, followed by a mini-presentation by the participants as practice. Finally, the facilitator discussed how faculties might carry out activities and conduct such training for students in a limited time and with limited resources.
Key takeaways: Team communication, team goals, individual goals, delegation, motivation, conflict resolution, team building, team success celebration, and other tips.
Day 3: Group Discussion: The facilitator shared insights with the participants about Group Discussion skills required by students to be competent team players and future leaders. The case-based and topic-based types were discussed. Various skills and case examples were thoroughly covered, and the skills required were elaborated. Finally, the facilitator cited the examples for making skills development in Group Discussions a priority for the students to secure jobs.
Key Takeaways: One’s contribution to the group, expected behaviours, challenging behaviours, Dos and Don'ts of Gd, and potential issues in discussions.
Day 4: Internal communication and Nonverbal communication
Internal communication and Nonverbal communication are widely used in today’s business world. To have a successful career, one need to be able to display these skills at all times. The facilitator explained the difference between verbal and nonverbal communication and provide with tips on how to master each one. She brought forth examples of how people communicate nonverbally, such as by listening and asking questions, empathetic behaviour towards one another, and being able to adapt culturally.
Key Takeaways: Understanding internal communication, promoting internal communication, monitoring and strengthening internal communication, dealing with negative feedback on effective internal communication.
Day 5: The topic of discussion was to Explore career opportunities in the present era.
Discovering a career path for students can be a daunting task. However, before we can even think about taking the necessary steps, there are some things we should know about careers in general to help the students.
The facilitator talked about the most recent trends in the job market for college graduates. She mentioned that one of the most effective options for students is to explore multiple potential options and identify which ones are a good fit for them. She stated that Gen Z students can use various options, such as internships and student jobs, to discover their skills and interests, gain practical experience, and learn about their career prospects.
Key Takeaways: Importance of exploring career options and planning, and making informed decisions about students' goals, values and expectations.
The facilitator conducted the Q&A session at the end to learn about the participants' concerns and addressed them.
The session discussed the qualities of a faculty and how to develop them. The transition from theory-based to activity-based curriculum, the many competencies needed, and the preparation needed for educators were all covered. The session ended with some suggestions for preparing educators so that they may be able to meet all the challenges they face while teaching.
All participants were extremely satisfied with the training programme. Key areas of learning were identified and commended. Participants described the training session as educational, useful, and helpful. Participants provided video feedback stating that the training was quite beneficial and provided insights into how various challenges associated have to be overcome by academicians and how innovative methods can be used to enhance teaching. Overall, they said they had a good learning experience.
Closing by CFO
The program was concluded with an inspiring presentation by the CFO of PacketPrep.
She addressed the participants and emphasised the need for faculties to take a holistic approach to provide high-quality education. She highlighted her experience as a student and how her faculty influenced her life. She said that her experience shows how much we depend on our faculties and how important their contribution is. She also stressed on the importance of continuing education to stay relevant and competitive with the academic environment. In her closing remarks, the CFO voiced the importance of incorporating an entrepreneurial spirit into students' minds by creating a "vision for success" that inspires passion and curiosity in learners.
The event concluded with certificates being distributed to all the participants by the CFO of PacketPrep and the Principal of LFDC College. Finally, one of the attendees offered the official vote of thanks, which brought the program to a close.
Because of the vital role that faculty members play in determining students' futures, PacketPrep is open to regularly conducting faculty development programs (FDPs) to train the teaching faculties to ensure that students receive the best learning experiences and acquire the skills necessary to succeed in their academic careers.
The main idea behind Faculty Development Programs (FDPs) nationwide is "upskilling." The curricula of numerous universities are frequently changed to meet the changing needs of the industry. Given how quickly things change, academic staff must adapt as needed. In addition, they should get suggestions on instructional methods and soft skills to keep informed and inspired. The FDPs give the faculty a chance to collaborate, learn from one another, and generate fresh ideas for themselves, students, and the Institution. The academic staff's interactions are also strengthened by the FDPs, which benefits the college and the community. A key component of the FDPs is continuous learning, which enables the faculty to stay current and relevant with advancements in their profession. As a result, they will be able to advance their careers and raise the standard of instruction they provide. Additionally, this will assist the Institution in meeting current market demands.
FDP programs are usually conducted by Industry experts. These professionals assist the teaching staff with understanding their roles and duties as educators. They also provide tailored information and resources for the academicians to find more effective instructional strategies.
PacketPrep is more than just a training facility. It is a centre for excellence where minds are shaped, ideas are exchanged, and curiosity is kindled.
Teachers, Lecturers, Professors, Principals, Academicians, Educators, other teaching staff and all those aspiring trainers.
Our Faculty Development Program provides opportunities for teaching staff to experience professional development events that offer guidance and support in developing their teaching skills and ability to improve student learning.
Our programs aim to provide educators with the most rigorous instruction and methods available in education today.
Our programs focus on education theory and practice through interactive lecture formats in dynamic learning environments.
Our Faculty Development Program is not just an educational experience but also a way to create a better world.
Any institution of higher learning should prioritise faculty development to create a learner-centred education.
For further information or updates on any workshops, courses, events, or job vacancies, connect with one of our admins at PacketPrep.
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