Through our programs on Creativity & Innovation, Conflict Resolution & Management, Diversity & Inclusion, we will explore themes such as Leadership, Impact and Personal Presence, Customer Service, Having Difficult Conversations, Presentation Skills, and other employee and management issues.
UNLEASH THE MIND
As companies become increasingly reliant on their people to give them a competitive edge they need them to be increasingly committed, motivated and resourceful. These are attributes that the arts sector enjoys in abundance.
When we think of any work environment which is rooted in competitive, product and result-oriented processes, one wonders what would have the capacity to break conventions, the usual way of thinking, to allow the development of a new vision, an idea; what would challenge the conventional, and call on the symbolic and affective to communicate; what would be spontaneous, intuitive, singular and embedded in human nature and inspire an individual?
It would have to be THE ARTS.
HOW IS THIS DIFFERENT?
No lectures. No overheads. No presentations. Tactile and fun personal learning experience. Participants are facilitated to explore and demonstrate parallels between the arts experience and their work environment on areas like:
- Creating a meaningful, respectful and enjoyable work environment
- Encourages people to think differently about issues
- Allows teams to experiment and learn from experience
- Problem Solving is all about Creative thinking.
- Inspires out of the box lateral thinking
- Improving communication through application of various mediums
- Recognizing individuality and personality while enjoying spontaneity
SOME OF THE ORGANISATIONS THAT HAVE ENGAGED WITH US AND WALKED THE PATH OF CHANGE.
Our Founder and Executive Director, Dr. Gitanjali Sarangan, was invited to be a guest speaker at the TATA Coffee Annual SPOC Meet in Bengaluru, bringing together more than 24 team leads from across the country and beyond. Dr. Gitanjali spoke about the 8 Pillars of Joy, referenced from a conversation between Archbishop Desmond Tutu and The Dalai Lama, beautifully bound up into Douglas Abraham’s “The Book of Joy”. The talk was an invitation to the group to look at the pillars of the mind- perspective, humility, humor, and acceptance, and the pillars of the heart-forgiveness, gratitude, compassion, and generosity.
Catch a glimpse of the event here.
‘Bringing Up’ Session for parents at Applied Materials
Our Executive Director, Dr. Gitanjali Sarangan was invited to give an expert session at Applied Materials as a part of the Global Inclusion Summit 2022 today. She conducted the session with a group of parents, titled “Bringing Up”, on discovering the child’s learning potential and creating holistic, inclusive, and joyful learning experiences for them! It focused on what parents need to create such experiences for our children.
Click here to catch a few glimpses of the session.
Demystifying Disability by Oracle Diverse Abilities Network
In recognition of ‘International Day of Persons with Disabilities’ today, our Founder and Executive Director, Dr. Gitanjali Sarangan, was the guest speaker at the Oracle Diverse Abilities Network’s (ODAN-India) webinar. She eloquently addressed the need to demystify disability and shed light on the stereotypes that come in the way of genuine connection with another person.
The talk not only touched upon the current situation regarding misconceptions about disability but also illuminated the ways through which we can begin building inclusive spaces that view individuals with varied needs as being differently-abled rather than disabled.
Click here to catch glimpses from the session.
Dosti Session with HP Employees and their Children
A unique team-building activity session was underway at infotech major HP on 18th February as Snehadhara Foundation helped in creating a journey of self-discovery. This programme titled Dosti, was a one-hour session for HP employees and their children to experience creative co-learning opportunities.
Click here to catch glimpses of the session.
On the occasion of International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the Accenture Procurement Team organized a session on “Enabling Change: The True Value of Inclusion”, attended by more than 80 employees. Dr. Gitanjali Sarangan was a guest speaker at the event and spoke of the meaning and importance of inclusion, and the role played by corporates in creating inclusive environments.
Snehadhara’s Creative Conenctions team was at Qwikcilver. The dance, the drums and the drama was at monumental high. The staff used the session to access deeper experiences using the Arts, and explored- breaking inhibitions, enhancing communication, celebrating differences, connecting to the self and to the other.
As part of a ‘Buddy’ program with volunteers from NetApp, 95 of us went to the Bannerghatta National Park in February and 50 people went to ‘The Farm’ in March.
Yet again, the children welcomed into their world new friends, the employees from Netapp. All of us had buddies and it was hard to say who was leading whom.
The day ended with a closure with the volunteers as they shared their experiences of the children. What each one had to share was the warmth with which the children accepted them in their lives and the appreciation and respect they had for the team.
It does take the many of us to bring about the change that we wish to see in building an empathetic society.
On the eve of International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Snehadhara Foundation was at Bharti AXA General Insurance Company Limited, Bangalore office.
We discussed Arts based therapy and its usage, understanding of disability, sensitization towards various issues concerning disabilities, creating an inclusive society and the overrating of being normal. We demonstrated usage of arts as an effective medium for specially able children.
We also gave a glimpse of our day to day session with children to the Bharti AXA team, we did dance, body jamming and songs.