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India Youth Training Programme _ Module 1: Life Skills and Personality Development _ English Version

1 Months
Programme Area
Special event, Local Development, Other
Event Focal Point Email
Contact Number
Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (3114)
By application & selection
Mode of Delivery
People, Accelerating SDG Implementation, The Defeat NCD Partnership
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In collaboration with the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports and the Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS) programme, The Defeat-NCD Partnership at the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) is transforming the training modules of NYKS to be delivered digitally. 

The course will provide easy-to-access, interactive, and adaptable training to youth volunteers across India. The full training includes essential life skills and personality development and lifestyle modifications for the prevention and control of communicable and non-communicable diseases. 

The purpose of this event is to train 14,000 youth volunteers on the Life Skills and Personality Development module.

At the end of the module, participants will be able to:

• Define what is personality development
• List out various dimensions of personality development related to volunteers
• Explain empathy
• Describe coping, critical thinking, problem-solving, decision making and their relevance in personality development
• Define teamwork and appreciate the importance of teamwork
• Explain what is leadership
• List out qualities of a good leader
• Explain what is communication
• Define one-way and two-way communication
• List out the components of a communication loop
• Describe what is verbal and non-verbal communication and what is body language
• Practice skills for effective public speaking
• Describe the importance of writing skills
• Explain what is G-A-T-H-E-R approach for interpersonal communication (IPC)

The module consists of 5 sessions. 

Session 1: Personality Development 

Session 2: Team Building and Leadership

Session 3: Communication Skills – Part 1

Session 4: Communication Skills – Part 2

Session 5: Interpersonal Communication Skills

Final Exam

20 exercises delivered in an interactive, gamified manner. 

Youth volunteers in India