The Goa Project is an annual “unconference” that brings together a diverse set of people from various fields – to converse, collaborate and co-create. Attendees learn, share, and exchange ideas in a range of different formats.
If you have a topic, skill or insight that you believe is worth conducting a debate, discussion, talk, workshop on, go on and use the Funnel to propose a session for it. If you are a performer - be it a solo act, a band, a magician, or an artist, nominate your performance under the section performance. Performers will be given a slot in the evenings once the session wraps up.
We encourage attendees to vote on the proposed topics. The opinion of our event participants is a key factor while curating the sessions that make it into the final agenda.
We have a framework of tracks - Society, Design, Interactive Media & Cinema, Fringe, Music, Performing Arts, etc. and a separate track for workshops. These are defined as sections in the submission form, we may refine these tracks/sections in the next step of the funnel with YOUR contributions.
- Topics related to religion and politics are not accepted.
- For your proposal to be considered you need to complete the Delegate Application form here https://goo.gl/forms/gXMi5hPmjWEfq8fz1.
AEIOU - A Self Development Framework
A key challenge facing our society today is the job paradox. We have graduates being churned out by universities, and yet employability remains a challenge. Even if people do get employed, organizations struggle to find the “stars” to fill key positions. Occasionally, there are people who appear to have an “X factor” - they are able to get jobs of their choice, and zoom up the career graph. What is the secret to their success? What do they do differently? Can we simplify what such people do into a simple repeatable approach or methodology that anybody can learn and practice? AEIOU, a self development framework, addresses these questions. The target audience is anybody from a college student or graduate looking for a job, to somebody in a job and looking to move up the career path, to a senior executive / CXO. The key takeaway for the audience is an understanding of a systematic, structured approach to self-development and self-transformation - applicable to any person in any walk of life.
- Introduction: Why is self-development important?
- Self development: does not happen in isolation, but in a team context
- Easy to understand the importance of self development, but how and where does one start? How does one proceed?
- AEIOU: A simple, systematic, structured methodology for self development
- An individual exercise that can be practiced by anybody
- Understanding the Five steps to climbing the “AEIOU Ladder”
- Practical examples and applications
- Key takeaways
Pen and Paper
Shantanu is fascinated with the subject of “Unlocking human potential”. During his career spanning over two decades, he has played roles across the spectrum: from Strategy, P&L, sales and client relationships; to project delivery and execution; to technology innovation and IP development. He has authored 130+ articles on business strategy, self develpment, leadership and innovation; is a regular speaker and panelist at events; a guest lecturer at MBA institutions; and a startup advisor. He holds a Masters’ Degree from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics & Telecommunications Engineering from Goa University.