Capacity building (or capacity development) is the process by which individuals and organizations obtain, improve, and retain the skills, knowledge, tools, equipment, and other resources needed to do their jobs competently. It allows individuals and organizations to perform at a greater capacity (larger scale, larger audience, larger impact, etc).
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Business Dictionary defines Group Discussion as “informal and voluntary gathering of individuals (in person, through a conference call, or website) to exchange ideas, information, and suggestions on needs, problems, subjects, etc., of mutual interest.”
Group discussions have been employed as an effective tool for communication and finding of solutions since ancient times.
In old times in India, sabhas, samethis, etc. were conducted for the purpose of group discussions to reach solutions that were socially acceptable to all.
These are used even today. In contemporary times, when people of diverse thoughts and opinions exist, group discussions hold particular importance.
Thus, group discussions is a tool that have been developed and used throughout human history, which has led to peaceful co-existence, sharing of ideas, resolution of conflicts, formation of community decisions based on consensus, etc.
In fact, it can even be said that modern social and political institutions are result of ideas put forward through group discussions.
Group Discussion || Introduction and Importance
People have asked me in recent years about mentorship. The biggest thing that they want to know is what the value of mentoring is. I want to share what I know about mentoring in STEM and technology fields. Throughout my career, I’ve built my own advisory board. Whether it’s in my work or outside of my career aspirations, I have created a group of go-to advisors that help me move forward. Sometimes, this is as simple as bouncing my ideas back-and-forth with these leaders so that I can see a clearer picture of what I may not have comprehended before. Other times, it’s getting encouragement and advice on how to take my next steps. This is the benefit of having a mentor: a good mentor can help you be your best self.
Now, be aware that your mentor is your confidant who gives you direction and options; however, at the end of the day, YOU have to make your own choices. Your mentor isn’t there to tell you whether you have to go into this direction or that direction. You need guidance and that guidance will only help you down the path you choose to take.
The Law of Mentorship by Bishop David Oyedepo