June 21, 2011

Final Details : Communication workshop at Chandigarh

So, FINALLY everything is set for the communication workshop at Chandigarh.

Here are the Venue details -

YMCA, SECTOR 11-C CHANDIGARH 160011 U.T INDIA Phones :-+91 172-2746732; 2745644.

Rooms have been booked for the participants who have confirmed their participation.


Here is the Agenda for three days : http://www.scribd.com/doc/58090786/Chandigarh-Workshop-Agenda

One clarification - Rs 1000 is a contribution towards the Venue expenses. People will have to pay for their own bode and logde at YMCA.

Please contact the facilitator Mr Jai Prakash Sunda (9915686678 , jaiprakashsunda at the rate of gmail dot com) in case you have any queries.
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Dear all,

TISA is happy to announce its next communication workshop for people who stammer, at Chandigarh. Tentative dates are 24, 25, 26th June 2011. The participants will have to contribute Rs 1000 as a contribution towards direct expenses like rent for the venue and projector, printouts. Those who are interested can send crossed, account payee checks payable to Mr Nitin Tomer at the following address :

Mr Nitin Tomer
Phone number - 9818350799
D-152, Okhla Industrial Area, Phase-1,
New Delhi - 110020
Also along with sending out a check, please also send an email to jaiprakashsunda at the rate of gmail dot com and n.tomer at the rate of gmail dot com .

The registration fees is NON REFUNDABLE but TRANSFERABLE. The checks will be en-cashed only if we get 10 participants. In case the workshop gets cancelled, the cheques would be either sent back or destroyed.
Venue details will be updated soon.

Best,
TISA

29 comments:

Harish Usgaonker said...

I am sure people from Chandigarh and places in vicinity will participate and make the most of this opportunity... Participating in TISA workshop is a great way to break open the shell and come out of our comfort zones......

sachin said...

I wonder if some of the old boys (from previous Workshops) would care to drop in.. Everyone will benefit..
Looking forward to it..

lalit said...

great opportunity........me coming

kishore said...

Cool..nice job !!!

Certainly the attendace would easily be more than 10.

pawan sharma said...

l m also interested ....thanks

sachin said...

Great! This is becoming "state of the art" communication workshop. Congrats- Nitin, JP and all the participants. I hope people will be able to see this registration fee- not as an investment in their own fluency- but as sharing cost of knick knack, while meeting friends..an investment in the community.

Sudheendran said...

Should TISA be this much strict on refund of registration fee? I think the amount should be refunded if the person couldn't attend the workshop.

J P Sunda said...

Dear Sudheedhran, It is something that we have learnt from experience. It takes a lot of effort to organise and facilitate a workshop. Remember organisers and facilitators are not paid anything for their efforts. We may refund the money (actually that's what we have been doing till now.) We even have waived off the complete amount if someone cannot afford it but some people are taking us for granted by leaving the workshop midway for very flimsy reasons or reasons that they were already aware of! Shouldn't we expect participants to stick to their commitments. Aren't our efforts worth it? We had to wind-up herbertpur workshop because most people left midway ?

By the way if you have any better suggestions, we welcome them. Remember we too are learning and growing!

sachin said...

There are two issues here: when you book a venue, the rent has to be paid, whether one participant attends or eight do. That is a commitment which has to be honored, if we have to continue working with those partners. Secondly, most people dont get serious unless they have invested something in the process. So, the registration fee is only to make people commit themselves to their own recovery. Thirdly, Rs 1000 is nothing compared to what people contributed in Goa workshop- and they did have a very nice workshop (based on the feedback and subsequent emails).
Lastly, this fee is "transferable"- which is almost like being refundable: Suppose I fail to go at the last moment, I can ask a PWS friend to participate against the same fee. And chances are that person will pay Rs 1000 to me at some time (if he is a bonafide PWS :-)..

Sudheendran said...

If somebody leaves the workshop midway, there is no need to refund the money, though we have to find out why he left. My question was about refunding the money if a person couldn't attend the workshop at all. Findings another person to whom the registration could be transferred might not be possible.

Sudheendran said...

One suggestion is to publish the entire cost of the workshop in advance and convey to the participants that the cost will have to be borne by them. Let the organizers collect the money on the first day.

Ashish Agarwal said...

how many participants have confirmed yet???

Er. Umesh said...

i am not so much lucky to join this workshop. my final exams are running in June. i surely miss this golden opportunity. hope other candidates will surely catch this.

J P Sunda said...

two people have confirmed including you. Around 6 more people have expressed their willingness!

Ashish Agarwal said...

well come on guys (including gals too if they stammers)!!!!!!

let us complete the magical figure of 10 students........as it is a golden opportunity for all PWS in & around chandigarh to enjoy this unique experience.


i hope the final figure would be a lot more than 10...

Anonymous said...

Hi Japs, it's great to know that you and your team have decided to organize a communication workshop in Chandigarh. I am sure, everyone will take benefits attending it. You request all to take participate in the event if possible.

J P Sunda said...

@ Sudheedhran - We always share all the expenses details with the participants after every workshop. We will soon publish them on our website, which registered users will be able to check!

Ashish Agarwal said...

hello JP........

so how many guys have registered till...

mahesh aithal said...

hello guys am a resident of bangalore doing my M.tech and currently busy with project work etc so cant be there at chandigarh.. really sorry guys..

lalit said...

registered for workshop day after closing day..thanks to jp and nitin

Ashish Agarwal said...

@lalit - can u give me ur cell no. as one of my random friend from facebook hailing from faridabad also wants to join the workshop & he is seeking a companion to reach chandigarh

lalit said...

@Ashish -my no is -9911566740, u can also send me number of ur frnd so we can plan tour.

Zeshan Ahmed said...

Great Work..... Alas!! I can't come... otherwise best of luck...

Sikander said...

Nice to know that everything has finalized. I had also wanted to be part of the event but due to some unavoidable circumstances, I could not do so. I am sure, everyone attending the event is going to rock and learn a lot from each others. I convey my good wishes to JP and his team.

Sikander

sachin said...

Most of us warm up a little late- and this does cause some problem for organisers..It is like having a train ticket on long waiting list for a long long journey! Anyway, better late than never! A nice group is shaping up. JP have you given presentation assignments to participants..? Just to remind.

J P Sunda said...

Yes Sachin sir, I have given them :-)...

Ashish Agarwal said...

hi JP,

can u just guide how to reach the venue from:-

1.) Sector 17 ISBT
2.) Sector 43 ISBT

J P Sunda said...

Get down at Sector 17 main bus stand. From there, you can get a bus, rikshaw or auto. It is about 4 Kms from Sector 17 main bus stand (ISBT)

sachin said...

Best of luck, friends! Make good use of the three days and develop a network of support and friendship..