Dharmandar Attal
Training & Consulting
Sanjay Patro
Training And Mentoring, Education Promotion,
H S Prasad
People's Person, Trainer - Indoor, Outdoor
Training Manager
Soft Skills Training,project Management,

Hello Everyone!
We are considering outbound programs as a part of our induction process. Would like some information on Outdoor programs as a part of learning and development. Team Building is only one of our objectives. We would like to focus on creativity, introspection and leadership as key learnings.
I want to know how sustainable this model of induction from a long term perspective.
Any thoughts / information, will be appreciated.
Looking forward to great responses!

From India, Vashi
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From India, Delhi
.....I Feel an Outbound program for fresher employees would not be cost effective. Reasons :
1.Outbound program would bring the participants too close to each other. Which may lead to an permanent conclusions about employee personality
2.Fresher Switch jobs very fast ( According to market studies ) …. What about the cost involved in outbound training is High.
Doing an out bound program with 6 month + old employees is better idea.

From India, Bangalore
Hi Deepa,
We are Leitmotif. We run a very innovative Team building and Creativity workshop using music.
Please send me your email id and i will forward you the programme details.
Team building for Induction has several advantages:
- An opportunity to get to know each other a little deeper, as work life later hardly gives them the time
-Getting to know each other creates some common faces to look forward to in a new job, and an alien environment
- If some company representatives are involved for a dinner or a coffee at the team building, it gives them opportunity to know, ask about the company and its people in an informal, friendly setting
-A good time to introduce work culture and ethics relevant to the organization ( it sinks in better as opposed to sitting thru a presentation)
To name a few these are some of them.

From India, Bangalore
Dear Deepa,
As Manmeet have put in, an outbound inducting session invovling participants to know each other wont be a good idea.
I am sure you would be having a induction process where in you do all the formalities of joining, clarify expectations & deliverables and make them comfortable in the role.
It would be adivasable to look at your own competency matrix and the skill sets in employees who have joined and than chart out a timebound plan to enhance their knowledge, skills and attitude post their joing (say six months).
It's been proven that for the initial 6 months employees put in their best in terms of learning the tricks of the trade/job and thereafter the learned tricks/knowledge is put to work to get results.
Hence my suggestion would be to have this kind of initiative post their successful induction and KSA gap analysis.
warm regards
Dharmandar Attal
Mindseye Consultants
eMail :
Cell : +91 9810543099

From India, New Delhi
Dharmandar ...Great Suggestion ..... First list out the KRAs,their SWOT, Technical and non- technical capabilities...let them settle down...then go for an out bound program.
From India, Bangalore
Dear Manmeet,
You are right, once they the organization and organization knows them there would be plenty of time to hone their skills from the retention perspctive as well.
Dharmandar Attal
Mindseye Consulants
Cell : +91 9810643099
eMail :

From India, New Delhi
Hello Everyone!
Thank you very much for sharing your thoughts. Points raised are very valuable.
However, for the purposes of discussions and deliberations- the idea of doing the outbound program for new joinees, is to get them to reflect on their own skills, and learn new ones, which prepares them better for the job. Also, the advantage of doing this right at the start is that people get to know each other, with no pre-conceived notions.
What is your opinion of doing an out-bound training program, immediately post joining the company and then doing an in-house follow-up session in 6 months time? Also, are there ways in which learnings can be applied in work environments?
Looking forward to more responses,

From India, Vashi
Dear Deepa,

This sounds very innovative as an idea to me.

Coming from a backgrond of heading campus recruitment initiatives for a reputed IT MNC with additional responsibilities for overall hiring from North India I fel that this move is in the right direction and moreso for freshers. I say this coz when we recruit freshers we talk a lot about how much fun there is if one joins our organization and then there is also some good and great work. I am happy to note that you have even outlined your priorities for such a venture. I dare say that you may possibly want to extend this idea for new joinees upto 4-5 years of experience. I am sure that the results would be great.

I am currently into training of various kinds. (please see my website www.trainersnmentors.com) and am also yet working very closely with campuses.

I would like to talk to you sometime.

Feel free to call me sometime at your convenience.

My contact details are:

Phone (landline) - 0120 - 4331536

Mobile: 0 - 9810120750

E mail:

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From India, Delhi
Dear Deepa,

Greetings from all @ Accord.

Just saw your post this morning and realted inputs sent to you so far.

Indeed it is a very positive and innovative idea which is fast catching up across the country for the fresh joinees, commercial trainees and similar levels.

It gives you an edge to evaluate them right from the time they join the organisation and study the change in their behavoiur pattern over the time they are with you.

We have been conducting similar programs for companies like Siemens, Mothersons, Convergys and Belimo apart from doinf an average of 3 /4 Outbound and Outdoor programs.

Attached please find our group profile along with a presentation on outbound program.

Outbound programs are more costly yet cost effective method of training at all levels.

At Accord we also offer Out Door Training which is day long.

We can give you more details the same should you be interested.

We are very keen to work with your organisation would like to meet you and take this forward at your convinience.

Please feel free to ask for more information

Thanks & regards,

H S Prasad


Accord Consultants Pvt. Ltd.


From India, Bangalore
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