A workshop was conducted for the teachers of LVISNE by Mr. Amit Agarwal, an MBA and corporate professional, on the art of building key soft skills like optimism, innovation, collaboration, future readiness and adaptability. Children, while growing up, develop a comfortable cocoon of family, close friends and playmates. While that is an intrinsic part of growing up, it can sometimes lead to hesitation in interacting with people who are not part of their social group. In order to prevent this social inhibition, children should be given opportunities to interact, communicate and collaborate as a team with people, apart from their social group. The ‘Hub and Spoke’ model advocated by him can facilitate collaboration between students of different calibre and interests. Giving them projects in which, they work and interact towards achieving a common goal can lead to better social, thinking and communication skills. The teachers talked about various collaborative learning strategies which they have been implementing in their classes and the positive results, thus, seen in many students. It was another step towards providing an enriching ecosystem for teacher empowerment.