Workshop on the Draft Rules regarding the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016

Dear Deaf Leaders,

Greetings from the National Association of the Deaf!

We are very glad to announce that we, All India Federation of the Deaf, NAD, All India Foundation of Deaf Women are going to organise the Workshop on the Draft to Make Rules on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016 at Room No. 207, Conference Room, Indian Social Institute, 10 Institutional Area, Lodi Road, New Delhi - 110003 near Shirdi Sai Baba Mandir on 2nd April 2017, Sunday from 9.30 am to 5 pm.

We invite each of the state and district deaf associations to send two persons to participate in the Workshop. We need your inputs to make the Draft to Make Rules on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016. 

We will have only 70 seats available for our workshop. We will provide Tea and Lunch only to you. You please pay for the travelling expenses and accommodation expenses by your association/yourself.

With warm regards,

A.S.Narayanan                                    Dr Onkar Sharma                                Ms Uma kapoor
President                                             General Secretary                               General Secretary
National Association of the Deaf          All India Federation of the Deaf          All India Federation of the Deaf Women

Posted on 22 Mar 2017.

Workshop on the United Working Together for Elder & Young Deaf People

Workshop on the United Working Together for Elder & Young Deaf People

An event on “Workshop on the United Working Together for Elder and Young Deaf People was held at Auditorium, Free Church, 10 Parliament Street, New Delhi organised by National Association of the Deaf (NAD) on 22nd February, 2017. Among the participants were 35 elder and young deaf people from NCR in the Workshop. The event was chaired by Secretary, Mr. A. S. Narayanan, National Association of the Deaf (NAD) followed by one session which included:-

Leadership and the Importance of Cross-Generation Team-Building by Mr. Kevin Nolan, Director of Operations and Compliance, The Learning Centre for the Deaf, USA:-

The issues addressed during the session included:-

  1. Challenges facing the Delhi Deaf Community Education standards remain low:-
  • Job opportunities limited
  • Continued cultural discrimination and oppression
  • Language deprivation
  • Lack of unification within the Delhi Deaf community
  1. What Went Wrong Here?
  1. What is Leadership?:- "Leadership is a process whereby an individual influences a group of individuals to achieve a common goal." -Tom Northouse
  1. Your job….:-
  • Break up into small groups – no more than 7 people in each groups
  • Discuss top 5 characteristics of GOOD leaders
  • Discuss top 5 characteristics of POOR leaders
  1. Characteristics of Strong Leaders:-
  • Helps people learn
  • Has clear goals and is committed to them
  • Effective communicators***
  • Problem solvers
  • Friendly
  • Honest and trustworthy***
  • Tough, but fair
  • Good listening skills
  1. Extreme Ownership: The Boat Story (Leif Babin and Jocko Willink):-
  • US Navy SEALs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1lgHg0eLko
  • 1 boat crew keeps losing, other keeps winning
  • Switch boat crew leaders
  • Losing boat crew starts catching up – becomes lead boat crew
  • Discuss why that happened?

*THERE ARE NO BAD TEAMS, ONLY BAD LEADERS!*

  1. Crab Theory and the Deaf Community:-
  1. Generational Differences, (Harvard Business Review, Tammy Erickson, March 01, 2009):-
  • Different generations today:-
    1. Traditionalists (born between 1928-1945)
    2. Baby Boomers (born between 1946-1960)
    3. Generation X (born between 1961-1979)
    4. Generation Y (born between 1980-1995)
    5. Millennials (born between 1996-present)
  1. Working Together to Achieve Common Goals:-
  • As a leader, it is YOUR responsibility to work across generations
  • Don’t act like you know everything – each generation brings strengths and weaknesses to the team
  • Learn WHY each generation behaves the way they do
  • Learn new words – each generation has different slang words for different things
  • Be supportive of ALL members of the team
  • Learn the strengths and weaknesses of each of your team members
  • Do not be afraid of change
  1. What’s Next????:-
  • Identify the top 3 challenges the Delhi Deaf Community is facing today
  • As leaders, what will YOU do about those challenges?
  • “You may never know what results come of your actions, but if you do nothing, there will be no results.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Mr. Anuj Jain, Joint Secretary of NAD gave a vote of thanks to Mr. Kevin Nolan who was deaf excellent lecturer. The programs were of a great success and a great source of encouragement and inspiration to all our 35 deaf delegates from NCR including Delhi, Ghaziabad, Noida, Faridabad, & Gurgaon participated in the Workshop. It had benefited a lot for deaf delegates learning about it. They are very impressed by our Workshop.

Posted on 22 Feb 2017.

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