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CIPM Sri Lanka facilitates experiential learning program for People’s Insurance


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Peoples Insurance team at the outdoor experiential learning program    

CIPM Sri Lanka – the nation’s leader in Human Resource Management rolled out a series of outdoor experiential learning programs on team building for the management and executive staff of People’s Insurance PLC recently. These workshops were designed, organised and conducted by the Consultancy and Corporate Training Division of CIPM Sri Lanka.

Experienced learning facilitator and resource person Ajith Bopitiya was the Chief Learning Facilitator of these workshops. The first training workshop was specifically designed for the management team of People’s Insurance PLC with the objective of developing the contribution of leadership and teambuilding while the second workshop was specifically designed for its executive team with the objective of developing their skills. A total of over 70 members of the management and executive teams of People’s Insurance participated in these outdoor experiential learning sessions which were held at the MAS Athena premises in Thulhiriya and Dampe Village in Piliyandala. 

“We are pleased to have been selected by People’s Insurance PLC as their outdoor experiential training partner. CIPM Sri Lanka’s consultancy and training team has the unique advantage of being multi-faceted due to our ability to draw upon the expertise of our highly qualified and experienced member network to offer customised solutions,” said CIPM Sri Lanka President Dhammika Fernando.

“Enhancing teamwork and cooperation is vital to achieve corporate goals and objectives in a dynamic and competitive environment. We are confident that this training program which was designed and delivered by the experts at CIPM Sri Lanka will no doubt add value to our competencies and capabilities. The outdoor experiential learning program aims to achieve a multitude of objectives including problem solving and decision making, taking risks and innovating, demonstrating ethics and integrity, displaying drive and purpose, building and maintaining relationships, managing effective teams and work groups, etc.,” said Peoples Insurance PLC CEO Deepal Abeysekera. 

Set away from office environments in natural settings, outdoor experiential learning programs aim to enhance team performance through experiential learning and revolves around activities designed to improve leadership and communication skills, planning, change management, delegation, teamwork and motivation. The mentor/facilitator of the outbound training programme plays an important role in guiding and mentoring the participants. Each session was conducted using modern and comprehensive experiential learning methodologies.

CIPM was founded in 1959 and was subsequently incorporated by an Act of Parliament in 1976. CIPM is affiliated to the Asia Pacific Foundation of Human Resource Management and to the World Federation of People Management Associations. CIPM, being a professional institute is also a constituent member of the Organization of Professional Associations [OPA] Sri Lanka. Currently, CIPM comprises of over 1200 Professional Members who serve in both public and private organisations. It was elevated to Chartered Status by the Parliament of Sri Lanka on the 28 September 2018 by amending the original act of establishment.


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