PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
In the current, fast-pacing global scenario, two key competencies seem to have become critical for individuals, groups and organizations:
- The ability to cope with a high degree of ambiguity and provision of leadership amidst uncertainty.
- The ability to build work-groups or teams and facilitation of effectiveness in human systems.
The T Group Laboratory methodology, also called a Human Process Lab, L Group or Sensitivity Training, is focused on 'unstructured', experiential, non-directive processes of learning. A crucial part of the Professional Development Program(PDP) is its contribution to increased self-awareness, understanding, and development of group skills that assist in enhancement of teamwork and consensual decision-making processes.
The PDP of ISABS is aimed at development of such professionals capable of facilitating experience-based learning in groups and organisations. The journey through PDP assists in the development of Professional Members of ISABS, with human process competencies for facilitation of self-growth and the understanding of group dynamics, among people who participate in such Human Process Labs.
Through in-depth exposure to process competencies at the individual and group level as well as through practical experience, especially during the internship phase, the PDP participants are supported and expected to acquisition of competency both in the areas of personal development as well as group development. The participants develop a conceptual base in the field of Applied Behavioural Science through experiential and theory-oriented learning, commitment to human process values and professional ethics of ISABS.
The guidelines have been developed and evolved over the years. Below is an outline of the objectives and procedures of the PDP system of ISABS that is dynamically intended for self-learning and acquiring professional competencies of facilitating group processes.
- Individuals already in or wishing to take up the role as a change agent for individuals, groups and institutions.
- Individuals who would like to develop competence in T-Group facilitation and become a Professional Member of ISABS.