A five-day training workshop on stress management and emotional intelligence was held at Government College University (GCU), Lahore for the university’s young faculty members on Saturday.Addressing the concluding ceremony of the workshop, GCU Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Hassan Amir Shah said that teachers’ early career anxieties often led to students’ feeling overloaded, hence these trainings were crucial to equip them with the latest pedagogical skills.Professor Dr Hassan Amir Shah said that learning was a lifelong process, so even senior teachers should not hesitate from attending these trainings.“I learn so many new things whenever I attend such trainings, seminars or conferences,” he added.The vice chancellor believed that a teacher should be a likeable person and had to be just and fair in the classroom. He asked the young faculty to encourage questioning by their students.He also appreciated the GCU Quality Enhancement Cell for organising such a comprehensive training for the university’s young teachers who find great difficulty in coping with their stress and emotions in the beginning of their careers.Giving details of training, GCU QEC Director Iram Sohail said that topics they touched during the five days also included communication skills, critical thinking, learners’ psychology, essentials of competent English language usage and microteaching. She expressed gratitude to resource persons Dr Sonia Tahir, Malik Umair Ahmad, Amna Anwar, Dr Shahida Batool, Dr Syeda Salma Hassan, Sidra Farid and Afia Mahmood for this cascading workshop. She appreciated the coordinators of the cascading workshop. Later, the VC awarded the participants of the workshop with certificates.Published in Daily Times, October 21st 2018.