Written by: Erin Faulk
After months of project scoping, strategic visioning, and curriculum planning, our 2014 GLOBASE India classroom experience is nearly complete. Our Leadership Team’s vision is “100% Impact: Rise to the Challenge. Serve CORD. Live India.” We have worked hard to bring our vision to life in the classroom this semester, and we can’t wait to see it carried out in India…in only a matter of weeks!
|GLOBASE INDIA 2014 LEADERSHIP TEAM (Erin, Brian, Chris, Beth, Shruthi)|
During our first week in country we will work side-by-side with our client, the Chinmaya Organisation for Rural Development (CORD), a non-profit based in northern rural India. Our five project teams are tackling many of CORD’s toughest challenges – everything from helping local entrepreneurs to articulating the essence of CORD’s empowerment philosophy to the community. After a week in Sidhbari, tucked away at the base of the Himalayas in Himachal Pradesh, we will finish the trip with an exciting, fast-paced tour of Dharamsala, Amritsar, Agra, Jaipur, and Delhi by tour bus, filling the time with sing-alongs and Bollywood movie watching.
Leading this trip has been a learning experience – from aligning on a vision, to managing client expectations, and to coaching our project teams – yet, it has been a challenge I would gladly tackle again and again. Here’s to a great trip!