Innovative training methods: An overview; Ice breaking techniques; Interactive lecture; Skill teaching; Experiential learning through management games; Case method; Role play and other simulated methods; e – training; Syndicate method; Management games; Team training; T – graphs and Field visits.

Water conservation techniques – Need and importance of rain water harvesting; Weather and climate influence on water crops and water management practices; Water conservation technologies for improving water productivity techniques for improving water use efficiency in rainfed areas- in-situ conservation; Water harvesting structures; Techniques for improving water use efficiency in irrigated areas; Crop water requirements, irrigation methods; Scheduling of irrigation; Micro irrigation and fertigation to improve water use efficiency; National water policy – guidelines for improving water use efficiency; Managing water resources for improving productivity in different crops and farming systems; Participatory irrigation management for minor medium and major irrigation projects; Role of water users associations; Field / Institutional visits.

Importance of values and ethics in personal development; Understanding values; Value-driven management; Values prioritization; Values conflict and resolution; Best ethical practices in extension work; Professionalism and work ethics for successful career development; Ways and means to improve work ethics; Work ethics-situationism-change management; Personal values and morals vis-a-vis professional growth and development; Institutional visits; Challenges development professionals face in respect of ethics and values.