Date: 12th May, 2016, 8:30 am 5:00 pm
Location: Upper T.C.V, Dharamsala
Tibetan Scholarship Program Alumni Association (TSPAA) in collaboration with the American Center of United States Embassy, New Delhi, organized a daylong workshop on “Developing Effective Communication Skills” on May 12, 2016, at the Peace and Dialogue House, Upper TCV School. Ms. Medhavi Gandhi, Director, Happy Hands Foundation led the workshop. About 30 TSP alumni 2016-18 cohort members attended the workshop.
The Chief Guest for the workshop was Ms. Dolkar Wangmo, TSP alumnus and Head of Counseling Section at the Department of Education, Central Tibetan Administration, Dharamsala. Other guests who attended this workshop included, Mr. Matthew Asada, First Secretary for Exchanges and Education, U.S. Embassy, New Delhi, Mr. JP Das, Country Exchanges Advisor, Ms. Shailey Tucker, Alumni Coordinator, and Mr. Tenzin Choephel, TSP Coordinator from The Tibet Fund.
Mr. Tsewang Rigzin, the President of TSPAA, welcomed everyone to the workshop and Chief Guest Ms. Dolkar Wangmo delivered the keynote remarks. Among other things, she spoke on TSP has helped the exiled Tibetan community by strengthening its human resource. Mr. Matthew Asada gave brief remarks about TSP and how TSP scholars are selected each year. He also mentioned how Tibetan students can take part in different educational programs of the US Embassy in India and gain further information about studying in the United States through Education USA.
Ms. Gandhi took the day forward with the workshop on developing effective communication skills. The major topics covered during her session were: effective use of social media, understanding the target audience for various messages, drafting effective communication materials and so on. In the process, some interesting practical exercises, group tasks and role-plays were conducted. At the end of workshop, many participants found this workshop interesting and helpful in enhancing their communication skills.
Ms. Shailey Tucker introduced participants to some of interesting initiatives of the American Center and encouraged involvement of TSP alumni.