Upcoming Speakers and Course Offerings
Dr. Sarina Chugani Molina serves as associate professor and director of the M.Ed. in TESOL, Literacy, & Culture program in the Department of Learning and Teaching at the University of San Diego. She also serves as the lead facilitator for the US Academy for Human Excellence, a public service organization dedicated to redefining education and paving the path for a new moral and spiritual revolution in the field of education through transformative, integral educational programming for teachers, children, parents and the community. She conducts teacher education seminars in both local and international contexts and has authored several books and numerous articles on teacher education and teacher development. She is currently working on a book entitled, "The conscious educator: Rediscovering the purpose of education."
Dr. Cornsweet, Ph.D. is a co-director/trustee of the Gumpert Foundation, a charitable trust founded in 2007. He has been active in the field of Counseling Psychology for over forty years. In addition to a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, he also holds board certification as a Diplomate and Fellow of the American Psychotherapeutic Association (A.P.A.) and is licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist in California. David has led workshops internationally in a number of counseling and healing modalities and has taught and facilitated classes at a number of schools including the School of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego. He has been involved in both receiving and offering training in spirituality and meditation since 1969 and has had the privilege of studying with several masters in that field.
Dr Ron and Suwanti Farmer, clinical psychologists of over 40 years, specialize in developing training programs on how to become a more Mindful Teacher and a more Mindful Parent, proficient in nurturing the growth of good character and human excellence in children. They have been directors of Toogoolawa Schools Limited in Australia for the past 25 years (see www.toogoolawa.com.au ) and are directors of the Australian Academy of Human Excellence ( see www.heacademy.org.au ). They continue to train teachers, parents, and education reformers both locally in Australia and globally in many countries around the world.
Sudha Kudva is a Registered and Licensed Counselor and a Play Therapist. She has trained in Couple Therapy, Trauma Work, Regression Therapy and neurolinguistic programming, and is the author of Childhood Matters (2016, 2017). Her first two Masters' degrees were in Biochemistry and she has brought scientific rigor to her practice, conducting over 1,000 hours of Play Therapy sessions to collect sufficient evidence of her growing belief that children need acceptance and connection before all else.
Sudha has worked with children presenting various behavioral issues including bed wetting, stealing, lying, abuse, and psychosomatic issues. She has developed and facilitated several workshops for adults to better understand and support children.
Dr. Shaun Setty is triple-board-certified in surgery, thoracic surgery, & congenital heart surgery. He began his medical education at Medical College of Ohio where he graduated with honors (AOA), and then did his general surgery residency at the renowned Oregon Health Sciences University, one of the largest general surgery training programs in the country. He then completed his cardiothoracic surgery training at the University of Minnesota, the birthplace of modern cardiac surgery. Dr. Setty went on to do additional congenital cardiac surgery training at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia and spent a year at Green Lane Hospital in New Zealand as a pediatric and adult cardiac surgery fellow.
Connie B. Shaw, communications specialist, is owner and manager of Harmony Farm Retreat Center, is an international speaker, author, visionary, workshop facilitator, healing facilitator, humanitarian and counselor. She is a TV and radio media guest and is active in community service for the poor and non-literate in the U.S., India and Africa. Ms. Shaw teaches classes in conflict resolution, relationship communications, prosperity-consciousness and spiritual awareness. She has traveled in 56 countries and has conducted lectures, workshops and/or healing work in Canada, the U.S., Italy, Mexico, India, Nepal, Singapore, Brazil and Hungary.
Kevin Sheehan is the Executive Director and co-founder of Hope Collaborative where he is a member of Hope's board of directors. Hope makes outstanding leadership development a standard for youth living in poverty around the world. He is also is the chief executive officer and co-founder of LeaderJam LLC, the first global platform for engaging corporate teams with top experts and smart content to drive global change in organizations. Mr. Sheehan's work has been featured in The New York Times, Forbes Magazine, Fortune, Billboard, National Public Radio, The Wall Street Journal and other leading publications. Mr. Sheehan has a record of success building companies in the retail, Internet, nonprofit, and education segments. He is best known for creating Hear Music—an innovative music retail company, acquired by Starbucks, that helped redefine the national retail segment for more than two decades. He received his MBA from the Harvard Business School where he was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” and received his BA from Yale University. The Ben Franklin awards said that his book A Leader Becomes A Leader "should be in every library."
Mindful Teachers in Human Values Education Modules I & II, with Dr. Ron and Suwanti Farmer, Sarina Molina and the USAHE Team (January 19 - 20, 2019)
Mindful Teachers in Human Values Education Modules III & IV, with Dr. Ron and Suwanti Farmer, Sarina Molina and the USAHE Team (January 26 - 27, 2019)
Values-Based Management: How Values Drive Great Organizations and Make you a Better Leader, with Kevin Sheehan (February 23rd, 2019)
Psychology Workshop, with Dr. David Cornsweet (March 16, 2019).
Spirituality & Meditation Workshop, with Dr. David and Jennie Cornsweet (March 17, 2019).
Childhood Matters for Grown Ups, with Sudha Kudva (April 16-19, 2019)
Heart-Fire: An Interdimensional Self-Mastery Workshop with the Ascended Masters I, with Connie Shaw and Jim Wright (May 4, 2019)
Compassionate Healthcare, with Shaun Setty (July 27th, 2019).
Self-Awareness in Early Childhood, with Sarina Molina, Bina Patel, Sheila Patel (August 24th, 2019)
Heart-Fire: An Interdimensional Self-Mastery Workshop with the Ascended Masters II, with Connie Shaw and Jim Wright (September 7th, 2019).
Values-Based Management for Adults, with Kevin Sheehan (October 19, 2019)