Centre for Connection Education and Management

Purpose

Empowering participants by enabling them to map and entrain their consciousness for individual and social change.


Programmes Offered by the Centre

The Centre for Connection Education and Management (CCEM) offers dynamic, interactive and result-oriented

  • Group Programmes
  • Workshops
  • Coaching
  • Consultancy

Who can take these Programmes

  • Educators
  • Parents and Caregivers
  • Corporates

A Note on the Founder-Director

Our Team

Advisory Board:

  • Dr. Coomi S. Vevaina (Founder Director of Centre for Connection Education and Management, Former Head, Dept. of English, University of Mumbai )
  • Ms. Donna Reen (Visiting Faculty, Alkesh Dinesh Mody Institute of Management University of Mumbai)
  • Mr. Nawshir Khurody (Former Managing Director, Voltas and Corporate Consultant)
  • Dr. A. D. Sawant (Ex Pro Vice Chancellor Mumbai University)
  • Mrs. Mala Ramdorai (Chairperson – CASE Education Therapy Department)
  • Ms. Kavita Sahay (Vice President, Vibgyor High)
  • Mr. Adil Patuck (Chairman, Patuck Institute)
  • Ms. Elizabeth Mehta (Founder Director, Muktangan)
  • Dr. Mark Macleod (Professor, Charles Stuart University, Australia)
  • Ms. Josephine Vas (Educational Consultant- Global Pathways and Jamnabai Narsee School)
  • Ms. Sylvia Furtado (HDFC Mutual Fund)

Core Teaching Faculty

  • Dr. Coomi S. Vevaina (Founder Director of Centre for Connection Education and Management, Former Head, Dept. of English, University of Mumbai )
  • Ms. Donna Reen (Visiting Faculty, Alkesh Dinesh Mody Institute of Management University of Mumbai)
  • Ms. Sharlaine Mascarenhas (Faculty – Chatrabhuj Narsee School)
  • Mr. Shreepad Parkhe (IT Expert)
  • Ms. Ava Ichaporia (Counsellor)
  • Ms. Shalanta Mascarenhas (Faculty – Fazlani International School)
  • Ms. Lubna Mansuri (Teacher Educator- BTTC College)
  • Ms. Meenakshi Lath (Teacher Educator - BTTC College)
  • Ms. Meeta Seta (Principal - Patuck Gala College Of Commerce And Management)


Connection Education for Educators

Earth’s crammed with Heaven
And every common bush afire with God;
But only he who sees takes off his shoes.
The others sit around and pluck berries.
~ Elizabeth B. Browning.

Need for the Programme

Why is it that though we know what is wrong with our educational systems and have discussed solutions ad nauseum, we have not been able to radically change the systems and effect meaningful social change?

The reason for this is that though educational thinkers and planners have concentrated on important aspects of education like teaching pedagogy, teaching aids and even the psycho-socio development of learners, strangely, the development of emotional and mental skills necessary for educators themselves has been disregarded. In the corporate world, it is clearly understood that, besides the necessary educational qualifications, professional skills are vital to ensure efficacy at the work place.

Educators need to be helped develop their professional skills to evolve into great teachers who lead by example. Moreover, the skills that they learn, get passed on to the numerous students with whom they interact. In this manner, the benefits accrued from a programme such as this, are immeasurable and far-reaching.

“Connection Education for Change” (based on the books Source-full Intelligence: Understanding Uniqueness and Oneness through Education and What Children Really Want by Prof. Coomi S. Vevaina – Ph.D. Lit. & Ph.D. Edu.) addresses this lacuna. This need-based training programme seeks to make the teaching-learning process a dynamic and joyful one for both facilitators and learners. The overall aim of the programme is to help educators move from Polarity Consciousness to Unity Consciousness.

Once the necessary professional skills are acquired, educators will then be encouraged to create Technopoietic Lesson Plans (which combine technology and the sciences with myth and literature), based on a complete understanding of the principles of Natural Learning in order to make learning a life-long experience.

Learning Outcomes

  • The need for Mindfulness which helps us understand our own strengths and weaknesses as educators and those of others
  • Arriving at personal configurations of Intelligence and Personality
  • Cultural awareness to deal with learners from varied cultures and subcultures.
  • Awareness of how to change beliefs.
  • Understanding how to work with one’s own Uniqueness and Oneness
  • Understanding how to work with the Uniqueness and Oneness of others
  • Understanding the workings of the Conscious and Unconscious minds
  • Ways of encouraging Psycholiteracy and Socioliteracy in learners
  • Creating ‘whole-brained’ technopoietic lesson plans (based on the principles of Natural Learning) to make the teaching-learning process both meaningful and joyful for learners and facilitators.

Size of Group

  • Minimum size – 15 participants.
  • Maximum size – 40 participants
SR. NO. PROGRAMME TITLE DURATION
1. Enhanced Educational Management (Online) 1 academic year
2. Connection Education for Change 3 days
3. A Nodding Acquaintance with Connection Education 1 day

Nature of Services Offered:

We provide introductory and advanced programs on Connection Education to enable educators and management to put into practice the latest advances in Education, Child Psychology and Neuroscience.Allow us to bring our dynamic, interactive and result-oriented programmes to your educational institutions to empower educators to teach and learn while evolving into dynamic leaders who lead by example.

A Note on the Founder-Director

Faculty

  • Dr. Coomi S. Vevaina
  • Ms. Sharlaine Mascarenhas
  • Ms. Donna Reen

A Few of the Talks and Programmes in India and Abroad

Workshops in India

  • Principals of schools run by TATA, Jamshedpur
  • Chatrabhuj Narsee School
  • P. G. Garodia, Ghatkopar
  • Smt. Sulochanadevi Singhania School, Thane
  • AMITY University, Panvel
  • Patuck Institute, Santacruz
  • D. B. J. College, Chiplun
  • J.B.C.N School, Dahisar

Workshops Abroad

  • Hong Kong Polytechnic Institute, Hong Kong
  • University of Northampton, U.K.
  • University of Dussledorf, Germany
  • University of Waikato, New Zealand
  • University of Wellignton, New Zealand
  • University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Simon Frazer University, Canada

Connection Education for Parents and Caregivers

Your consciousness isn’t your children’s to inherit; it’s yours to excavate.
~ Shefali Tsabary

PURPOSE OF THE PROGRAMME

The widening chasm between adults and children and the confusion that both experience, is an issue that needs to be addressed.

The programme, Source-fully Intelligent Parenting / Parenting with Awareness is based on my research findings and experience as an educator and teacher trainer for over 25 years.

My book, Source-full Intelligence: Understanding Uniqueness and Oneness through Education on which this programme is based, has been rated among the eighteen best books on Education published in the United States in 2013.

TARGET AUDIENCE

The target audience of the programme is mainly:

  • Parents
  • Grandparents
  • Caregivers
  • Those who run crèches
  • Adults who are lifelong learners
SR. NO. PROGRAMME TITLE DURATION
1. Connection Education for Mindful Parenting 3 days
2. Connection Education for Intra-Caring Parenting 2 days
3. What is Connection Nurturing? 1 day

Talks and Programmes in India

  • Rustomjee Cambridge International School, Dahisar
  • Nehru Centre, Worli

Faculty

  • Dr. Coomi S. Vevaina
  • Ms. Sharlaine Mascarenhas
  • Ms. Donna Reen

A Note on the Founder-Director

Connection Education for Corporates

We all have the power we need to create all the changes we choose.
~ Gregg Braden

Purpose of the Courses:

As educationists themselves testify, we come out of school, college and even university ‘magnificently unprepared’ to meet the challenges of life for we are taught what to think and not how to think. A carefully worked out holistic programme which fills this lacuna, is the need of the hour.

Such a programme will enable us to become more self-aware and connect meaningfully with ourselves, which in turn will lead us to connect better with others and our world. In short we need to learn how to establish what Michael Lee Stallard calls ‘Connection Cultures’. We can start thinking in terms of Connection Cultures and move from being disconnectors to intentional connectors only when, like the greatest educators and teachers of all time Jiddu Krishnamurti, we start believing that right education and self-knowledge go together.

Objective

Supporting learners who reach their full potential by mapping and entraining their consciousness for change at both the individual and social levels.

Target Groups

  • Corporate Leaders
  • Managers of high potential
  • HR personnel in T & D
  • Students/Executives studying for a Degree in Management

Value of the Course

This interdisciplinary programme is geared towards promoting Personal and Professional development.

Batch Size

Minimum Participants – 20

Maximum Participants - 50

SR. NO. PROGRAMME TITLE DURATION
1. Connection Management for Change 2 days
2. Core Empowerment through Connection Management 2 days
3. From ‘Disconnectors’ to ‘Intentional Connectors’ with Shakespeare 2 days
4. Gender Sensitization for Connection Management through the Power of the Narrative 1 day
5. Culture Sensitization for Connection Management through through the Power of the Narrative 1 day

Nature of Services offered

Our team members and I could come to your organizations, institutions, cities and professional meetings to introduce and implement the concept of Connection Management.

We can customize programs to introduce Connection Management to your employees and professionals at the individual, team and organizational levels to leverage your organizational strengths and eliminate the weaknesses.

Faculty

  • Dr. Coomi S. Vevaina
  • Ms. Sharlaine Mascarenhas
  • Ms. Donna Reen

Talks and Programmes in India

  • Tata Management Training Center, Pune.
  • Chanakya Institute of Leadership Training, Mumbai.

A Note on the Founder-Director