Karthik, Sairam, Avnish, Abhinav and Myself brainstormed on how to take the shg to the next level and make it more effective,
Following ideas emerged. We seek your feedback on this and after necessary tweaking and twisting these will be implemented.
SHG activities will be carried out in 3-month tenure. For
each 3-month period,
Venue and Time are freezed for 3 month duration.
A coordinator will volunteer to discharge the
activities related to coordination for 3 months.
We meet weekly, 3-month duration amounts to 12
weeks. And each session is of 3 hours.
For 3 month duration, detailed syllabus will be drawn
in advance! – Activities planned for each week in advance – For example on which dates
we will discuss on Pausing, Slow Speaking, Bouncing, Vipassana, Brahma vidya, Toast Masters, Communication, Seeking professional help etc etc.. will be decided before the commencement of 3 month period.
· A clear guideline on steps to follow when a new PWS joins the group. Coordinator to do a formal induction (Why, What, How, TISA Etc) and assign a mentor to the PWS who will keep in touch with the new member and make him comfortable.
· Coordinator will maintain Attendance Register to record the attendance for the tenure and will also keep a File tracking individual agendas.
Approximately, 1 hour of planned activity and
rest of the time for Sharing and meeting individual agenda.
Individual Agenda – Each Participant will share
his goals for the 3 month duration. For example,
How many classes he can attend in the given 3
How many talks(short-speeches) he would like to
How many sessions he would like to coordinate,
Does he want to practice reading aloud in every
Does he want to practice introduction every
session or only occasionally.
Any mock interview/ role play practice ?
Inclination towards any technique etc etc
Coordinator will request individual agenda from
each participant and will have mid-term review/assessment of it after 6 weeks.
At the end of the 6 weeks and at the end of 3
month duration, coordinator will rate/assess each participant’s
performance/involvement on the agenda shared by him –
Far Exceeded Expectation
Did not meet Expectation.
At least once in the 3 month duration, SHG shall
visit less privileged groups like Blind, Mute etc –
At the end of the 3 month period, formal
feedback will be collected from participants and next coordinator will be
At the end of 3 months. There will be a break of 1 month! – 4 weeks
before we start the next 3 month cycle – During this period, new coordinator
will collect individual agenda and set the syllabus for the upcoming 3 month
cycle. This break can also be utilized by pws to plan other activities without the guilt of missing shg!!
Please share your feedback on this.