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Impact Output NLDS 2009

  1. 1. IMPACT National Leadership Development Seminar 2009
  2. 2. Introduction Impact is an initiative of AIESEC India to connect our members to the external stakeholders like companies, NGOs and Institutions to connect to the external world and gain a perspective to identify opportunities to IMPACT. National forums like national conferences and virtual forums are used to connect the members, alumni and external stakeholders to share ideas and explore opportunities to make a relevant impact at all levels. NLDS 2009 was a pioneering forum which was used to connect the new generation of AIESEC India members to some of our supporters and discuss some of the most relevant issues that are affecting us today like climate change, entrepreneurship and education. During the 3rd block of the conference, there was participation from some of our national partners like Coke and IIIM Ahmedabad. Coke has been a constant supporter of AIESEC India in the last 5 years and have constantly supported us to develop leaders and also educate us in terms of “Corporate Responsibility”. IIM Ahmedabad is of the best MBA institutions in India and at the global level. NLDS 2009 saw an active participation from them for the first time in our national conference. AIESEC India members were enlightened in fields of entrepreneurship and role of youth in today‟s society for impact.
  3. 3. Learning Style NLDS 2009 witnessed the participation from more than 500 members from 7 countries. About 450 were new recruits from AIESEC India, who now form the new generation of AIESEC India members. The objective during this block was to use a learning methodology which will do justice to the topics under discussions and also educate the delegates in an innovative manner. The concept of open forum was used.  First brainstorming discussion – In small groups of 10-15 (Mock Departments – MDs) members  Second brainstorming discussion – At the FLC (Fictitious Local Committee) level comprising of 2 MDs and 30-35 delegates  Issue Based Panel Discussion – 5 FLCs come together and participate in an interactive panel discussion based on the issue allocated to them. The panel comprised of LCPs. 125-150 delegates participated in this.  Panel Discussion with Externals – 15 FLCs come together for a common panel discussion on all 3 issues. The panel comprised of representatives from IIM Ahmedabad, Coke and AIESEC. All delegates participated in this including the EPs.  Q&A – A question and answer forum where the delegates ask questions from the panel. At the end brainstorming questions were collected from all FLCs, which will now be discussed virtually over forums
  4. 4. IMPACT Climate Change and Sustainability Entrepreneurship in Growing India Future of Education
  5. 5. IMPACT - Agenda Day 5 830 900 830 900 900 930 Breakfast 900 930 930 1000 930 1000 Introduction to IMPACT and Allocation 1000 1030 1000 1030 1030 1100 MD Discussions 1030 1100 1100 1130 FLC Discussions 1100 1130 1130 1200 5 FLCs come together 1130 1200 1200 1230 Issue based Panel Discussion 1200 1230 1230 1300 15 FLCs come together 1230 1300 1300 1330 1300 1330 Simultaneous Panel Discussion on 3 issues 1330 1400 1330 1400 1400 1430 1400 1430 1430 1500 Lunch and Networking 1430 1500 1500 1530 1500 1530 1530 1600 Panel Discussion with Externals and Q&A 1530 1600
  7. 7. Output – Causes Irresponsible use of natural resources Deforestation Unchecked industrialization Nuclear waste Pollution from cars and Excess emission of industries carbon dioxide
  8. 8. Negative Effects  Melting polar caps – danger to coastal areas – effect on wildlife and aquatic animals  Depletion of the ozone layer  Global warming  Negative change in climate cycle  Acid rains – harming agriculture and human life  Reduction of forests  Natural disasters like floods and draughts  Health and Political issues
  9. 9. Sustainability Meaning – Making changes and developing the present without creating any hindrance for the future Some Solutions – Reforestation, Forestation, using renewable resources like wind, tides, geo-thermal, solar power, atomic Possible individual efforts – car pooling, using electric cars, avoiding unnecessary wastage of paper, water and electricity, banning use of plastic bags, using user-friendly fuel like CNG, using cycle and public transport, reducing size of toilet flush tanks, more usage of buckets than shower Some Global Efforts – Earth hour, carbon credits, use of nuclear energy
  11. 11. Output – My Impact Understanding Responsibility Opportunity and Scope Role Models Question Impact Approach and Idea Emerge India
  12. 12. Entrepreneurship – Meaning It is a practice of realizing a responsible, growing and sustainable organization based on progressive ideas, innovation and initiatives taken by an individual or a group of people directed towards meeting a demand and to create an impact.
  13. 13. Growing India - Opportunities Indians Indian Govt Infrastructure • Competitive • Supportive • Growing • Inspired and • Enterprising • Sustainable Motivated environment
  14. 14. Success stories and Legends Some Indian Govt Infrastructure Legends • LN Mittal, • Supportive • Growing Ratan Tata, • Enterprising • Sustainable Dhirubhai environment Ambani
  15. 15. Entrepreneurship and India • India is opportunity. • India is growing. • Entrepreneurship has direct impact on growth and this growth is opportunity for entrepreneurship. • We have the right success stories and legends to learn from, we have the right environment, we have the right need. • Let all be entrepreneurs and grow India! This is both responsibility and opportunity as young minds.
  17. 17. Output – Future of Education Education has been one of the most widely discussed topics in India in the recent years and unfortunately for very microscopic and not so progressive reasons. Reservations for the backward classes and the school fees have occupied most of the news headlines around education. Though several new initiatives have been taken and new institutions have come up, there are still basic flaws in the Indian education system, which is preventing it to flourish. Discussions around improving the current theory-burdened academic curriculum, innovating the learning modules and establishing a strong learning environment are still very limited and not dynamic enough. The change process has begun bit it is extremely slow due to hierarchy and bureaucracy at all levels. Some private players have now entered the scene but they are very limited in terms of impact. Most students in India are still burdened by the parents and teachers to take up conventional academic and career options like medical, engineering and management and other creative fields are ignored. Due to the excessive stress on academics, the overall growth and development of students are very restricted. The government has initiated new IITs and IIMs but the teacher-student ratio, infrastructure and quality of teachers still have a long way to go. Despite all steps taken, the current status does not look so bright yet!
  18. 18. What exists? Current Status A solid theoretical Lack of practical foundation learning modules and vocational training Lack of motivation and Most teachers not so inspired to provide a strong learning to incentives for teachers the students Most students are under a huge influence from their parents to Large gap in rural and take up conventional academic urban education quality and career options. High ratio of student drop-outs across. and infrastructure
  19. 19. What is desired? Ideal Future Updating and innovating the Including internships and current theory resources vocational training across all academic courses Progressive incentives, Lower teacher-student ratio and focus on overall growth and motivation and teacher development of every individual training programs and not just academic Students should be inspired and encouraged by parents and teachers Using technology and capital to to identify and follow their passions. improve educational infrastructure Foundation of an impactful learning in rural and urban India environment at home and in school
  20. 20. BURNING QUESTIONS Climate change and sustainability, entrepreneurship in growing India, future of education
  21. 21. Climate change and Sustainability • Considering that the damage for the sources of energy? next 50 years has already been done, what all measures can be taken to • What are the measures individuals can contain the extreme effects of global take to curb climate change warming and climate change? • What is carbon credit policy? • Instead of imposing excessive duties, why doesn‟t the government promote • Does testing of nuclear weapons the use of hybrid and other such eco- causes global warming? How serious friendly cars? can the repercussions be? • Why don‟t the developed countries compulsorily make use of renewable
  22. 22. Entrepreneurship in Growing India • How should one estimate the take more steps to improve the feasibility of a business before growth of entrepreneurs in India? establishing a firm? • How is entrepreneurship related to • To what extent is education crucial the growing economy? for entrepreneurship? • How can we know what is the right • Doe entrepreneurship reduce the time to start entrepreneurship? gap between the rich and the How can young people gain more poor? knowledge on this? • In what ways can the government
  23. 23. Future of Education • Is providing free education a solution • The Indian system of education has for removing reservations for the become very mechanic in nature. Most economic backward classes? teachers do not take much interest in teaching, this is probably because of • Shouldn‟t the reservations made by the lack of incentives, low salary, and the government be at the primary level temporary nature of their contracts. and not at the higher level? What steps can be taken to change this? • How efficient be the abolition of 10th board examinations? • What measures should the government take to increase the literacy level? • Does our education system encourage entrepreneurship and how?
  24. 24. Future of Education • How do we increase the value of the quality of education in the rural and teaching profession in India? urban areas? • What solution do you think is feasible • What steps can be taken to ensure for students who cannot seem to make that every child goes to school? up their mind or are under excessive parental influence? • Why is the government opening more IIMs and IIT if they are currently facing • Is the education system in India good a shortage of high quality teachers? for students to provide them the best education required? • How can we bridge the gap in the
  25. 25. Next Steps There are 3 separate forums created to take forward the discussions during „IMPACT‟ in NLDS. You can use the burning questions mentioned before and initiate discussions on the topics of your interest. You could also start discussions based on new questions but please restrict to the 3 topics. As and when discussions will move ahead, we will harvest the output on the wiki! So best of luck and hope you have impactful discussions.
  26. 26. “The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company... a church... a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of our Attitudes.” - Charles R. Swindoll