Life Skills Workshop 2

Going From Here to There — Getting Unstuck and Moving Forward
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TODAY is the first day of the rest of your life.

Wake up to possibilities ahead, take the bull by the horns and move forward with all you’ve got.

This is what one participant wrote about the first workshop: 

“I was impressed with how Anil distilled the content of his life experience as well as numerous resources into a workshop that was rich in insightful content and practical steps to get unstuck and go from here to where you want to be. The interactive nature of the workshops added another dimension of richness as we all were able to benefit from 100’s of years of life experience from the other participants. It was a very interesting experience and I would definitely attend it again.”

How does this Program work?

This program is all about YOU and focuses on self-awareness and self-discoveryYou will examine your life. You’ll uncover what you’ve got and who you have become TODAY, discover the possibilities ahead, and recover your own power of choice to reshape your life as you want it going forward. You‘ll also mastermind with others and share wisdom and experiences, and gain newer perspectives.

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Give and Take

Masterminding is a ‘give’ and ‘take’ exercise even though everyone is on a personal mission. Some naturally ‘give’ more, while others tend to ‘take’ more. Just open your heart (be understanding), and keep your mind open (be non-judgmental).

Audience for this Program – Adults to Seniors

This program works best with a mix of people of all ages — adults and seniors. Seniors offer more experience and wisdom; adults tend to soak all the wisdom available. We all are on a mission to explore newer possibilities for life ahead – TODAY onward. Just bring fresh perspectives and be a sounding board for others.

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Session dates and times: The Life skills workshop “Going From Here to There – Getting Unstuck and Moving Forward” comprises four 3-hour long weekly sessions:

  • Session 1: Sunday, Jan 29 (2:00 – 5:00 PM)
    • What is happening? (Inquiry) – What have I got and who I have become?
  • Session 2: Sunday, Feb 5 (2:00 – 5:00 PM)
    • Where am I going? (Envisioning) – What are my desires and aspirations?
  • Session 3: Sunday, Feb 12, 2016 (2:00 – 5:00 PM)
    • Who is in charge? (Introspection) – What are my role and responsibility?
  • Session 4: Saturday, Feb 18 (8:30 – 11:30 AM)
    • How am I to get there? (Strategy) – Where’s my roadmap from here to there?

Location: Tanglewood Park Community Centre, 30 Woodfield Drive, Ottawa [Off Merivale Road, one block North of Hunt Club Road – Map]

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Testimonials from the Life Skills Workshop 1 participants
James and Chander Kumar Imlach

We have had few similar workshops while we were working in our professions we were engaged in professional life, but it is very nice to get this new prospective into our future. Much to ponder on.

SUGGESTIONS: May be bit more time for discussion.

VALUE: We like the session on balance life. We would take it again to absorb more, doing again ,some homework would us to get more out of it.

Premdutt Sharma

The atmosphere was positive and congenial. Attendees gave their opinions. Anil ji was very accommodating to the views expressed by others. I feel lucky to have attended it.

SUGGESTION: Hindi expression should have been used.the words and phrases used in slides should have been discussed more.

VALUE: Be positive.love thyself.bury the past and live in present. Be flexible and forgiving.

Praduman and Neelam Tandan

Got some insight on me and life. It is very informative and can be used in planning my future. nWe have missed third class and will catch when we can. Some people will get more out of it if presented in Hindi. Please see if you can plan one session in Hindi. It was a big commitment from your side. Thanks and regards. Duman and Neelam.

Anil Agrawal

What I liked most was it was an eye opener to start seeing my life as it has turned out. I admit my past choices, decisions and actions have shaped what I have and who I have become TODAY. Going forward, I am in the driver's seat. I can make choices and take appropriate action to shape the future I want.

SUGGESTIONS: Allow time for interactions in smaller groups (3-4). This exercise will enable participants to vocalize their own thoughts and feelings as well as exchange notes with others.

VALUE: I am awake, alert and active going forward. I never knew my life mattered. Now I know I am rich with all the assets I have gathered. I am ready to move forward with all I have got and who I have become.

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I liked the topics covered, the content, the value received and that snacks were provided.

SUGGESTION: the timing of the classes could be improved to be more consistent and convenient

VALUE: I was impressed with how Anil distilled the content of his life experience as well as numerous resources into a workshop that was rich in insightful content and practical steps to get unstuck and go from here to where you want to be. The interactive nature of the workshops added another dimension of richness as we all were able to benefit from 100's of years of life experience from the other participants. It was a very interesting experience and I would definitely attend it again.