Helen O’Grady International started out at the Helen O’Grady Drama Academy in 1979 in Perth, Australia. It was founded by Australian actor Helen O’Grady, who had developed a unique personality and communications skill programme that involved the use of speech and drama techniques to overcome the lack of soft skills training in schools.
This programme has been acknowledged for its merit, and now is taught in more than 32 countries and benefits a hundred thousand students. The programme was introduced in India by Harish Seksaria, promoter and Director of Govind Knowledge Ventures Private Limited in 2003 in the form of a franchise. It is currently available in 40 cities across India and will be launched in another 100 cities in the next three years. Govind Knowledge Ventures’ today has nearly fifty franchises of its own within India. It’s educationists and entrepreneurs conduct workshops to highlight the efficacy of Helen O’Grady’s personality and communications skill programmes in various schools and private studios across the country.
|Arpita Mittal, CEO|
|Company Name:Helen O’Grady International|
Year of Inception: 2002
Number of Employees: 20
and Tarun Seksaria
Target Verticals: Education,
Automobiles, Hospitality & Real Estate
Customer support: 044 23725453
710, Palmspring, New Link Road,
Malad West, Mumbai – 400064
Delhi, Indore, Kolkata, Indore,
Amritsar, Ludhiana, Jodhpur, Udaipur,
Ahmedabad, Surat, Lucknow, Raipur
Products and Solutions
A specially designed curriculum for personality and communication development for students of all age groups, school teachers, parents and corporates. The programme is divided into three parts or terms. It seeks to empower the students by developing their communication skills, self-confidence, self-esteem, positive outlook and social skills. Students are encouraged to take part in public speaking, creative movement, dance, drama, structured improvisation, dialogue development and miniscripts. The programme also encourages them to contribute original ideas to existing plays. The teacher controls and modulates the students’ contributions, teaching them how to incorporate the suggestions. In the third and final term, the students are able to produce fully scripted productions of their own.
Pre-schools, Schools and other educational institutions