Banjara Academy Events March-2010

Karnataka State Chartered Accountants Association (KSCAA)

At the Annual Conference of KSCAA, Dr. Ali was invited to end the day with a workshop on “Understanding your Child”, to enable busy professionals and their spouses to involve themselves and enjoy the upbringing of their children

Facing Exams

Banjara’s team conducted workshops for students and parents facing Board exams, for a wide range of institutions including Little Angels, Jain Heritage, B.M. High, Jamia Uloom, and other schools.

Defence Officers

Dr. Ali took senior Military Officers (Army and Navy) through a Stress Management Workshop as part of their training in developing quality, at the Defence Institute of Quality Assurance

M.B.A. students

Orientation programs and workshops were held for MBA students of Seshadripuram, RJS Colleges and Alliance Business Academy

Wide Variety of Training Programs

In the past two months, Banjara’s team conducted workshops and training sessions for

Rotary Club : Session on “Communication between the Generations

Spastic Society : to help their senior students understand themselves better and to decide on their career plans

M S Ramiah Hospital : A seminar on Communication with Patients, for the Doctors and staff of the hospital


Banjara Academy Events of 2009

Anniversary of Helping Hand

Helping Hand volunteers celebrated their 26th Anniversary by a very entertaining and interactive picnic-cum-workshop at Manthan on 12th December 09. Over two hundred volunteers continue to serve patients in ten hospitals and through four of our counselling centres, providing free emotional support.

Counselling Skills at Jyothi Nivas College

We completed a six month certificate program in Counselling Skills for degree students of Jyothi Nivas College, giving them insights into human relations, understanding adult life, and building up their interpersonal skills.

Workshop for School Principals

Dr. Ali conducted a workshop on 12th Dec for around 150 school Principals who are part of the Deccan Herald NIE program, on “Balancing roles as a Mentor-Teacher-Manager-Principal”, which was highly acclaimed and well appreciated.

Wide Variety of Training Programs

In the past two months, Banjara’s team conducted workshops and training sessions for Teachers, Parents or Students of Rashtrothana Vidya Kendra, Little Feat Montessori, All-India NCC Camp, Nightingales, Ghousia Polytechnic, Sudatta, Ness Technologies, Sneha Counselling Centre, Mallya Aditi International School, etc.


Banjara Academy Events January-2010

Train the Trainers at Himatsingka Linen at Hassan

Banjara Academy conducted a three day training for the trainers who are transforming the lives of over 1600 young rural girls of Hassan district, giving them opportunity to earn and learn. These girls are employed in the factory, given hostel accommodation, and enrolled for graduation in open university.

National Conference of Principals of Anglo-Indian Schools

Dr. Ali addressed the National Conference in which over 120 Principals of some of the most prestigious schools in the country participated, and took them through an experiential learning of Emotional Intelligence.

BMS Engineering College

Banjara Academy was invited to conduct a unique workshop for the senior faculty of BMS, one of the most prestigious engineering colleges in Bangalore, on the theme of “Improving student-teacher relationship with the 21st century student”. There was active participation, deep awareness, and many practical tips to adapt to the principle “if a child cannot learn the way we teach, let us teach him the way he can learn.”

Wide Variety of Training Programs

In the past two months, Banjara’s team conducted workshops and training sessions for Doctors, Teachers, Parents or Students of MSR Rahmiah Hospital, Defence Institute of Quality Assurance, Cathedral School, Don Bosco, MSR College of Hotel Management, KV Hebbal, Kidwai Hospital, VIbgyor Schools, Sophia School, IDB Scholarship students, National Entrepreneurship Network, Edu Media, etc.


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