Dimapur, September 22: Nagaland State Rural Livelihoods Mission(NSRLM) conducted 4 days of ‘Communication and facilitation’ training from September 19 at Kohima. Participants were the new staff from 18 newly launched block mission management units.
In his keynote address, M Rollan Lotha, Chief Operating Officer, NSRLM reiterated that DAY-NRLM is a highly process oriented programme and requires intensive application of resources, both financial and human, in order to mobilize poor and the vulnerable into functionally effective institutions of poor (SHGs), promote their financial inclusion and diversify and strengthen their livelihoods. He underscored the magnitude of communication and facilitation skills to foster change in the community towards “helping the poor to engage in a process, and reach an agreement or solutions without getting directly involved yourself”. These skills will enhance personal development and impact you professionally, personally, and socially, he added.
He also reviewed the team’s ongoing ‘Community Resource Persons (CRP)’.
The focus of the 4-day training was on enhancing effective facilitation skills and techniques to encourage and support the community institutions to achieve their goal and objectives. The takeaway was enhanced active listening skills, communication skills, interpersonal skills, observation skills, analytical and problem solving, decision making in critical situation, rapport building, understanding of group dynamics, effective techniques of questioning whereby the stakeholders develops critical thinking skills and evaluating information themselves, and developing synergy amongst the group to reach consensus towards shared interests and goals.
The training was jointly facilitated by State Program Managers Imonenla Imkong Phom and Renvungo Murry along with the National Resource Persons, NIRD – Shivaji Choudhury, Pradyut Bhattacharjee, Debashis Mandal and Sulakshana Padhi.
(Page News Service)