Sunday, 24 June 2012

June 24, 2012: At the request of the Principal, Sr.Stella John, the AVEC team conducted a Value Orientation Program for forty five teachers in the school auditorium. The theme for the Orientation was “Management By Values” (MBV). It was a novel presentation for many. Sr. Stella, Principal, welcomed the guest speakers to the school and invited the teachers to take full advantage of the opportunity offered. This was a first-of-its-kind seminar in the school
 “Go Light Your World” was a beautiful prayer song that set the tone for the program. “Make a significant contribution to the world around you by the values that you live in your lifestyle” was an underlying invitation to all. Mr. Rochwyn Fernandes, AVEC Coordinator, welcomed the participants on behalf of AVEC. He conducted a fantasy meditation and focused on the quality of a rhythmic breathing technique to calm one’s self. He then briefed the participants about the Objectives and projects of the AVEC across the ABE schools of Mumbai, through the Twelve Diamond Values.
Fr. Glenford Lowe, Director of AVEC, then took the participants on a ‘roller-coaster’ adventure through three sessions that mainly focused on: ‘Having a Better Perspective of Life by Clarifying One’s Assumptions’, ‘Aligning One’s Personal Values with that of the Institution’s Values’ and finally, ‘Discovering One’s Level of Value Consciousness on the Hall-Tonna Value Map’. The session was very intense, practical and challenging to one and all. The numerous personal examples gave an added touch of truth to the whole session on MBV.
 Ms. Sheela Simon, proposed the vote of thanks on behalf of all the participants.

The following comments were made by the teachers in the AVEC appreciation log book:

“This session was very enlightening – we will definitely change our world by changing our words. We will look at things differently and find solutions to problems around us. We will accept new things and change accordingly” ­­­Cheryl Pereira
 “A very motivating session, world will change for better if we change our words too. Shall begin anew with an optimistic view, finding value based solutions to the problems.”Ms. Anju Seth (MMC)

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