The Learners Confluence is a ‘place where pieces of knowledge merge and flow together’, where ‘educators collaborate with the sole purpose of improving and sharing their personal and professional learnings’.
The genesis of the idea of TLC is the time when we felt the need to talk-to and listen-from the like-minded members of learning community and tried using the means and tools that were available there. We realised that there is no single comprehensive platform for educators to collaborate. TLC is an attempt to bridge that gap and caters to the needs of the various stake-holders in the education community to network professionally as well as personally.
Besides a networking platform the TLC does a lot of work towards the cause of learning and we invite you all to join this confluence – the sangam of learners
The vision of TLC is to be – ‘largest professional and personal networking platform for educators’
Our mission encompasses the following:
- Bring educators from across the world together
- Design and provide customized learning solutions for educators
- Communicate, debate, discuss and help implement current and emerging trends in the education sector
- Strategies for successful implementation of world class education practices in the local environments
- Benchmark collaborative practices for mutual learning and sharing
- Recognition and reward educators and Institutional best practices
With over 3 decades of experience in the educational field, Dr. Senthil has started ground breaking work in the form of the Learners Confluence, an educational service in India. The Learners Confluence is an educational program focused on developing a technology platform for Teachers with the goals of enhancing peer learning as well as knowledge sharing.
Dr. Senthil was the Principal Counsellor & Head Education Excellence Initiatives of CII Institute of Quality (CII IQ) until July 31st 2016. He joined CII IQ in April 2002 and till recently has been helping educational institutions to accelerate their journey in excellence in India and abroad. Dr. Senthil worked as a faculty member of the Strategic Core Group in Christ College (now Christ University), Bangalore for 10 years before embarking on the journey with CII IQ.
In his previous role, he was responsible for many novel educational initiatives viz. CII’s Schools Excellence Clusters (over 18), Education Excellence Programme, International Learning Missions to Singapore and Finland. Dr. Senthil cultivated Best Practices Forums, a program dedicated to mutually learn from each other viz National and Regional Summits on Quality in education, as well as School Excellence Conclaves (over 50). Most of the these have been across in government, government aided and private management schools across the Nation.
His capacity building training programme for senior leadership team and Management Committee members for educational institutions has been widely recognized within India and abroad. Some of the Institutions/ Trust/Organization/Boards have taken advantage include Central Chinmaya Mission Trust, Bhavan’s, TATA Steel, BVM Global Schools, KLE Society, NTPC Ltd, Council
Dr A Senthil Kumaran
Chief Confluencer, the Learners Confluence
For the Indian School Certificate Examinations, Central Board for Secondary Education, Calorx Foundation and Ministry of Education, Sultanate of Oman also had sent a delegation to get trained on these modules in India.
With goals of promoting the concept of Excellence in Education in every state within India and other countries Dr Senthil has travelled and presented in The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Sultanate of Oman, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, China, Finland, Japan, United states of America and Singapore.
Over 100 institutions/organizations have been assessed on various excellence frameworks i.e. EFQM, MBNQA, DSIB-KHDA, QCI-NABET, QMS, NBA, NAAC & CII Education Excellence Framework to help them to accelerate their excellence journey which includes TAFE, NTPC, BHEL, BEL, Canon, PSGIM, KIAMS, Government Schools, JSL Schools, Dr JJ Irani Award for School Excellence, to name a few.
He is also the Advisor for the Central Chinmaya Mission Trust Education Cell which manages all the Chinmaya Educational Institutions within India and Outside.
Dr. Senthil has shown himself to be a passionate teacher, a catalyst for change, persistent, and a leader with expressiveness for excellence in all fronts of his work in the education sector.