Coverage in Phase B

Phase B is a two-week lab, with the following objectives:

  • Diagnosing human processes in self and group, and experimenting with interventions that facilitate exploration and learning
  • Process diagnoses for systems and organisation as a whole
  • Linkage between experience and relevant concepts and theories
  • Skills of building a learning climate in the group
  • Intervention strategies focussing on individual and the group
  • Action interventions and their conceptual base

Learning agenda for candidates in Phase B:

Week 1:
  • Become aware of one’s need for influence, acceptance, recognition, etc. and their impact on stances and role
  • Diagnosing group processes (inclusion/exclusion, gender, leadership & power, authority, decision making, etc.)
  • Experientially understanding the relationship between one’s personality and one’s presence In the group
  • Experiment with articulating behavioural processes noticed in self and group • Examine consciously and unconsciously held beliefs and values and their impact on facilitation
Week 2:
  • Explore and understand conflicts between person and role
  • Develop the ability to identify conscious and unconscious group processes underlying interactions in the group
  • Reflect and examine interventions made - levels, intention & impact
  • Become aware of deeply held attitudes to learning, one’s style of facilitation & their links
  • Become aware of boundaries of role and task

Building upon the competence acquired in the Phase A, the focus in Phase B is on the candidate acquiring the following competencies:

  • Ability to distinguish T-group learning from other kinds of learning in terms of content, process and facilitation.
  • Deeper theoretical and conceptual understanding of experiential and laboratory learning; especially in context of ISABS.
  • Demonstrating courage to articulate behavioural processes in self, others and group
  • Being sensitive to the needs of self and others by:
    • a. Intervening
    • b. Confronting
    • c. Being silent
    • d. Responding
    • e. Taking a stand on whatever is happening in the group
  • Ability to distinguish between individual focussed work and group focussed work
  • Ability to pick up conscious and unconscious group processes underpinning content and nature of interactions in the group (e.g. issues of leadership, gender, attraction, competition etc.)
  • Ability to contribute to group building through one's interventions.
  • Ability to develop hypothesis about group behaviour and willingness to explore the same

The indicated requirements on the part of the candidate also determines the role, tasks and responsibilities of the facilitators of Phases A and B and of Mentors guiding the candidate through inter-phase work.

Readiness for Internship:

This would imply that the candidate has demonstrated in Phase B the above competencies to a large extent, as clearly stated by the facilitators in the candidate's feedback form. The candidate applying for entry to internship would also have completed the inter-phase work between Phase B and Internship as outlined below. The Dean PDP supervises and certifies that the candidate has fulfilled the inter-phase requirement for entering internship. A candidate starts her/ his internship only when specifically invited by Dean PDP to a national event.

  • Log on the experience and learnings in Phase B
  • Cognitive Map
  • Community work Log - a candidate is required to do a community work for a Minimum of 15 hours and write a log of his or her experience and learning)
  • A log on a research project (applying behavioural science approach) undertaken by the candidate that covers briefly the area of research, hypothesis that needed to be tested, methodology used, findings and conclusion. Candidates may contact Dean Research for assistance in their research project.


    The PDP participant may choose to make a conceptual presentation on some aspect of ABS at the regional/national events which will be assessed by a panel of professional members comprising the RC, one member of the RPDPC and one PM selected from amongst those present at the regional event or those nominated by Dean – PDP at the national event. Criteria for presentation and assessment is available here as appendix
  • A copy of the presentation (PPT), reading material and an audio/visual recording (if possible) of the presentation will be sent to the Dean PDP who will along with the NPDPC go through the assessment of the evaluation to determine the next step for the candidate.

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