The energy and enthusiasm of youngsters is infectious – especially in a workshop setting. How does a Facilitator adapt to these attributes of a younger group?
We are often invited to conduct corporate induction programs for some of our clients like IOCL, Pepsico and IMRB amongst others. These induction programs could be to bring their core values alive through fun, experiential activities or positioned as a campus-to-corporate bridge programs.
Coming from an education system that rewards individual performances, the need for team work in corporate cultures seems alien to most of them. Our endeavor in such workshops is hence to move these youngsters from a mindset of ME – to a mindset of WE.
What makes them unique as a group, to be handled by a Facilitator are:
Our experience working with such several groups has given us some perspective of what to expect and prepare for such engagements with younger people. Here are a few:
Overall, it is always more fun for us as Facilitators to engage with younger groups – perhaps because of the level of engagement and participation that they demonstrate. However, for a Facilitator, some of these points above will serve well, as pointers in handling such groups.