A two day YES Training Workshop was organized at Ansal University, Gurgaon on 21 and 22 of September 2012. This workshop was a joint venture taken by Ansal University as a YES Partner and the National Award Authority (NAA) which runs the Duke of Edinburgh Award known as the International Award for Young People in India. The workshop spread over two days was organized for training and developing mentors and volunteers to augment their potential as Award Leaders with enhanced skills and to help in exponential growth of the Award Programme in India. Therefore, this workshop also gave an opportunity to the Award Leaders and Managers to engage and network in further social commitments together.
The workshop spread over two days comprised various theoretical and practical sessions for the participants and unfolded many challenges and opportunities, interesting lessons and exciting activities for all the participants, mentors, volunteers and leaders alike. The participants were introduced to the Philosophy and the Frame work of the (IAYP) Award. The four sections of the Award .i.e. Service, Skill, Physical Recreation and Adventurous Journey, were very effectively explained with the plethora of activities. This also provided a hands-on learning experience to all the participants. What is a YES model? How to effectively run the Award? What is the Brand Pack? What is the role of a volunteer and an Award Leader? All these questions were very effectively answered at the end of the workshop.