Global Initiatives

Dale Carnegie Workshops

The Institute imparts workshops by Dale Carnegie Training Institute (US) on Interpersonal Skills. The syllabus of the program is set keeping the core objectives which helps the student to have an easy transfer from education world to corporate world. The students in this program are also trained to deal with Group Discussions & Personal Interviews. Six workshops (one per semester) are conducted free of cost for every student at VSIT.

The Dale Carnegie Training Program is imparted to all students in all semesters in well-defined modules. ‘Gen Next’ (Generation Next) in the First Year and ‘Step Up to Professional Excellence’ in the Third Year are examples of two such modules which emphasize on basic communication etiquette and pre-recruitment training. Such soft skill training sessions give a competitive edge to students and time and again have proved to be invaluable during campus recruitment drives. The institute is committed to nurturing not just mere graduates but well-trained professional global citizens, who will carve a niche for themselves wherever they go.

Teaching Excellence Workshop Series

Cheelan Bo-Linn, Center for Teaching Excellence and Dilip Chhajed, Business Administration University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) have conducted workshop series twice for the staff members of VSIT. The topics covered in these workshops included:

Creating Courses to Promote Significant Long-Term Learning

  • Effective Questioning Strategies to Promote Critical Thinking and Deep Learning
  • Active Learning: Ways to Improve Learning and Create Excitement in the Classroom

An Active Learning Project: Problem-Based Learning

  • Informal Early Feedback (IEF) and Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATS): Ways to Get Timely, Effective Feedback
  • Designing Effective Student Teams and Assignments Moving from Problems to Solutions in Teams