Tuesday, 26 July 2016

HPL - Human Process Laboratory Community Session at IIHMR University

HPL is an experiential programme based on T- Group Methodology. ‘Experiential learning groups’ are wherein learning is by sharing of personal experiences generated in ‘here and now’ in small groups of around ten. The experiential methodology known as T-Group is for enhancing sensitivity or greater understanding of another person through knowing and predicting feelings, thoughts and behaviours. The goal of laboratory training is personal growth of individuals, interpersonal understanding and group development. The experiential learning in this manner is highly participant centric i.e., participant shares, receives feedback, gets insights and learnings, experiments  with new awareness and practice some of learnings and changes behaviour.

 The process oriented learning in an unstructured manner allows participants and group to encounter various unique situations, problems, dilemmas and thereby provides an opportunity to present self, appreciate different points of view and develop and emerge along  with the development of group, i.e.as the individuals discover their own identity in group, the group also becomes an identity itself.The focus of the methodology is on sharing feelings which provides an opportunity for authentic behaviour and owning self. The unique aspect is ‘here and now’ focus. The methodology is such that that for each group, though the content is unique but the process is predictable.

The HPL (Personal Effectiveness Lab) provides a learning opportunity where the participants can:
  • ·         Become aware of their own patterns of behavior
  • ·         Know the impact of their behavior on others.
  • ·         Know the impact of others’ behavior on themselves.
  • ·         Improve their effectiveness in interpersonal interactions to derive greater mutual satisfaction from them.
  • ·         Discover their potential to live more effectively and meaningfully.

Monday, 11 July 2016

World Population Day

Whenever we hear the words ‘population’ or ‘population growth’, our mind always throws back replies like ‘it’s a problem’ and that India has a huge population and limited resources. This thought of perceiving population as negative has been systematically drilled into us since childhood.
We say the reason India is still a developing country because of its population. According to current data the population of India is 1.3 billion, which is 17% (approx) of world’s total population. Out of this 1.3 billion population, about 64.9% pollution belong to the working age and 35.2% belong to dependent age. Which means India has a large workforce which when trained properly can contribute extensively to make India a developed nation
The Indian Constitution holds State Government responsible for raising the level of nutrition and the standard of living of its people and the improvement of public health in the state.

Dr. S. D. Gupta said “Indian healthcare professionals have the advantage of working in a very biologically active region exposing them to treatment regimens of various kinds of conditions. The quality and amount of experience is arguably unmatched in most other countries. Despite limited access to high end diagnostic tools in rural areas, healthcare professions rely on extensive experience in rural areas. Various NGOs and Indian Government are trying to improve the healthcare in rural areas and have by far received success. With the help of various health policies like New born action plan, Home Based New Born Care Operational Guidelines, NHM Policy Planning. India has reduced the infant mortality rate, female mortality rate and has increased the life expectancy rate, but there is still a long way to go. India has a shortage of good administrative professionals who can manage human resources, inventories or can look after supply chain management systems in hospitals. IIHMR from last 20 years has been training graduates and medical professionals to be skilled administrative professionals.”