Mangaluru: St Aloysius Pre-University College prioritizes employee growth and development, providing meaningful opportunities to enhance skills. A recent staff enrichment programme aimed to prepare the workforce for a changing work environment, foster satisfaction, and create a motivated team.
The staff enrichment programme at St Aloysius Pre-University College featured distinguished speakers who covered a wide range of topics. These included the origin and development of the Society of Jesus and its influence on education, the virtue of discernment, the significance of Ignatian spirituality, innovative teaching techniques, understanding and engaging with Generation Z, the role of educators in a Jesuit educational institution, and fostering healthy relationships with students.
Fr. Pradeep Sequeira SJ discussed the spiritual exercises and their relevance in the present day, while Fr. Felix Victor emphasised discernment as a virtue and encouraged emotional stoicism and truth-based decision-making. Fr. Royston Madtha SJ emphasised the importance of body language and group dynamics, and Ms. Carol Coelho reiterated these points while also encouraging innovation. Dr. Ruban S spoke about innovative teaching techniques and the importance of commitment, storytelling, and technology proficiency, while Dr. Rosa Nimmy Mathew discussed the qualities and expectations of Generation Z and suggested activity-based learning methods.
Fr. Melwin Pinto, the Rector of St. Aloysius Institutions, inspired educators to be mentors, guides, and role models for students and to strive for their holistic development using Ignatian pedagogy. Finally, Sandra Lobo discussed ways to build healthy relationships with students by understanding generational qualities and effective communication.
The programme was enlightening, offering skill development, networking, improved performance, and fostering a positive work culture, demonstrating the organization’s commitment to professional development.