The lab is conducted in the picturesque surroundings of Khandala Hills on the outskirts of Mumbai, about a 90 minute drive from the SPJIMR campus in Mumbai. It starts with an ice breaking session to provide the right atmosphere of openness and comfort. The day starts with meditation and yoga sessions.
Team events help participants know more about each other, overcome their fears and find their social identity within the group. This builds strong camaraderie in the batch.
The course also has a rigorous self discovery mechanism built in. This is achieved through a comprehensive range of psychometric tools to assess personality, interpersonal relationships, emotional intelligence, blind spots, learning styles, unique strengths and areas of development.
Every experiential exercise is followed by relevant questions, based on the participants’ experiences which are then related to the appropriate concepts. These are done in small groups of 30 to 40 participants with at least two faculty members each.
Apart from the learning activities, informal music and dance sessions also help develop a strong sense of bonding.
The results of the psychometric instruments are mapped on to generic managerial competencies. This helps participants identify strengths and learn to leverage them. Participants also work on a personal development plan based on their areas of improvement.
On coming back to the Institute, they are to reflect and introspect on their feedback, both quantitative and qualitative, and write out a personal learning paper on their understanding of various OB concepts, and application of this knowledge to their personal and professional life. Personal counseling is provided to participants through the counseling and development cell of SPJIMR - Vishwas.
A qualified, licensed and trained psychologist leads the programme. The team consists of OB experts and faculty from other specialisations. For the outdoor activities, a team of experts guides participants.