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Prof Alarn Saunders

Published: Thursday, 10 August 2017 Written by CHINONSO

Prof Alan Saunders

Advisor Education, UNESCO Center for Global Education

Alan Saunders is President and CEO of Saunders Consultancy LLC. He conducts teacher training workshops, seminars, and courses aimed at empowering business leaders, teachers, administrators, community leaders, student leaders, social workers, and parents to implement and teach character education, leadership training, ethics, and interpersonal communication skills building. He is the chairman emeritus of the Conference of Non-Government Organizations (CoNGO) Committee on HIV/AIDS for organizations that have consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) at the United Nations. He is the educational adviser for the UNESCO Center for Global Education. Mr. Saunders has conducted workshops in ethics,

character education and communication skills training in eighty-four countries internationally. He has spoken on panels at the United Nations, and gave a presentation on moral education and HIV/AIDS prevention to the Ambassadors at the African Union Headquarters of the United Nations. He moderated a session on World AIDS Day which was convened in the ECOSOC chambers at the UN in New York City. He has given several presentations at the Commission on the Status of Women conference on the topics of conflict resolution and empowering women in leadership roles in developing countries. Mr. Saunders holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Sociology and  a Masters degree from the State University of New York(SUNY) in Albany, New York, He teaches courses in ethics and leadership training at colleges and universities internationally and is now developing courses and educational programs in the U.S. Mr. Saunders has worked extensively in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Pacific islands, in Western and Eastern Europe, in Central and South America as well as in many states in the U.S. Through these experiences, he has developed an approach to education based on Socratic dialogue and philosophical reasoning from a multicultural and multiracial perspective. Mr. Saunders has worked as a consultant for the United Nations Development Program and worked with researchers in Ethiopia, Lesotho, Uganda and Nepal to produce the report: Hoping a Coping, A Call to Action, The Capacity Challenges of HIV/AIDS in Least Developed Countries for UNDP and UN-OHRLLS.  He was the managing editor for the character education curriculum: Discovering the Real Me that has been used in schools in Africa, the Caribbean and Pacific islands and in Asia. He attained the contract for the book: Cultivating Heart and Character: Educating for Life’s Most Essential Goals that was published by the Character Development Group. He was the lead instructor for the 21st century leadership program at William Paterson University in Wayne New Jersey where he worked with college students to train middle school students to develop their skills in public speaking and debating. He is trained to teach the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People program.

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