KB 35 Theatre Based Learning

Issue No 35 | JUNE2011

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OD CONNOISSEUR’S ORATE

Nitten Mahadik

LEARNING THROUGH THE MEDIUM OF THEATRE Nitten is a freelance trainer with work experience of more than 10 years. He has worked in the area of customer service, voice and accent, kinesics, spoken English, team building and motivation. He is a certified personality development trainer. A theatre amateur, he has worked in the area of voice culture and body language and communication skills for more than 5 years. He has been a coach to many employees in building and shaping their personality and career. Nitten has had a stint as the speaker on motivation and spirituality at Oneness University. Training with drama can be very effective. It allows people to experience new ways of thinking and behaving. It is the best way to implement adult learning process as it is experiential and thus easy to apply the learning. Theatre can be best utilized in training topics like interpersonal communication, team-building, creative problem solving, leadership, critical thinking, group decision-making and self-expression. It helps people to develop lateral thinking. This further helps in dealing with conflict situation where one starts taking into consideration different perspectives and is not rigid on self-opinions. Theatre can also help people to discover their behaviour styles while working in a group and then to further adapt and collaborate with behaviours’ exuded by others. It is a very powerful medium to find own style of expression. It also helps to develop the confidence while dealing and interacting with people from varied backgrounds.

HIGHLIGHTSOF THIS ISSUE - Nitten Mahadik throws light on theatre based workshops - Maithily Bhupatkar focuses on movement based training - Niket Karajagi emphasizes on reality workshops - Neha Kamat opines on unconventional unique training solutions

THE EDITOR’S COLUMN Deeksha Jawa Deeksha Jawa, Head – Project Management, Atyaasaa Consulting Private Limited, is a post graduate in Management HR and Green Belt in Six Sigma with a background in Psychology. She is also a DISC certified behavior analyst with a passion for behavioral sciences and combines her knowledge of psychometric testing with her

management expertise to manage projects end to end and design & develop workshops in order to meet the changing needs of businesses. With this issue of Knowledge Beans, discover the world’s most unconventional training methodologies that will guarantee you success in training effectiveness leading to self discovery and complete behavioral shifts.

NOTES FROM SUB-EDITOR Khushnawaz Munshi Khushnawaz Munshi is presently pursuing her Masters in Business Administration, majoring in HR, and working for Atyaasaa Consulting Pvt. Ltd. She is a keen observer of human behavior and loves to explore the dynamics of interpersonal relations. She is passionate about literary and oratory forums.

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