On Wednesday 20th October, 2021 the Professional Development Center, DHA Suffa University organized a one-day training program on “Soft Skills in the 21st Century” for the benefit of the faculty & non-teaching staff of Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and the Computer Engineering Departments.
The session was led by Mr. Noor Ali who has an experience of 25 years in the Silicon Valley, working with an organization like CISCO he gained experience in New Product Launch, Supply Chain Management, Product Life cycle Management and Cost Reduction Strategies.
Mr. Ali is an educationist and a Career Counselor with a passion to mentor and coach people to achieve their career objectives.
He eloquently briefed the audience about the strategies to overcome the gap between the industry and academia. He shared his thoughts and designs on effective teaching and how an instructor can engage and motivate his/her students. He also shared his views on how the 3-Ds of teaching styles i.e Directing, Discussing and Delegating can promote learning and how this can mutually benefit the teacher and the learners.
Acquisition of time-management skills was stressed by the speaker. Prioritizing and multitasking were regarded as need of the day. Lastly, he spoke to the audience about the seven C’s of communication. He very eloquently explained the use and effectiveness of the principles of communication.
The session was concluded with a Q&A session followed by a vote of thanks and presentation of a plaque of appreciation to Mr. Noor Ali by Engr. Prof. Dr. Muhammad Afzal Haque, Vice Chancellor, DHA Suffa University.