Train-the-Trainers session of the Student Development Program 2013

More than 120 Alumni took out their precious time from work to attend the Train-the-Trainers session of the Student Development Program (SDP) on 17th August and 24th August. Student Development Program, organized by Career Development Centre in collaboration with the Alumni department is aimed at enhancing, ameliorating and honing the skills of the freshmen to help them towards becoming a true ambassador of IBA. The Alumni, as coaches, would provide undergraduate and graduate students with confidential, developmental 360 degree feedback in order to enhance their overall leadership, teamwork, and interpersonal skills.

The training sessions of the coaches started at 2.30 pm sharp and were expertly conducted by mentors Jami Moiz and Lalarukh Ejaz, both having been trained at a similar exercise at Babson College (USA). Their energy and passion for the event shone through in the way the session was executed. The main purpose of the activity; to increase studentsí self-awareness, to guide them to reflect on their behavior, and to help in their personal and professional development, was reiterated throughout the session and a live mock exercise was also conducted at the end to provide a hands-on experience to the coaches (participants) of the actual exercise. The Q & A session concluded the day with the coaches actively engaging in constructive dialogue with the mentors as well as with their fellow coaches. Finally, the evening came to end with a Hi-Tea/Networking session sending the Alumni in a wave of nostalgic memories of their alma-mater as they walked the corridors of IBA once again.