World Connections Foundation (WFC) is an academic hub with far reaching opportunities and possibilities. It is where we get to work “mining the human potential in all of us.” The inspiration for creating the World Connections Foundation came from Dr. Susan Taffer’s 30-plus years of creating and developing academic programs that not only speak to the needs of learners, but that also make a difference. From students entering university to life-long learners, the WCF joint programs are just one aspect of this unique model. We offer entrepreneurial initiatives with micro-business courses, critical life skills, leadership retreats, and more.
Founder, Dr. Susan Taffer, possesses a personal PASSION that has always been to cultivate curiosity. Curiosity ignites a learning environment that comes alive with ideas, discussion, exploration, and most of all, a genuine interest to know more. It is this state of mind that not only drives more authenticity, greater self-discovery and empowerment, but also paves the way for sustainable economic growth. Combining her passion and experience, Dr. Taffer founded WORLD CONNECTIONS FOUNDATION; A HUB FOR EDUCATION INNOVATION. Here individuals have a chance to experience multiple, ground-breaking programs from several of the best U.S. learning institutions and educators, business and science trailblazers, and spiritual leaders.
“I’ve always been awed by the core strength education offers individuals. It fuels us with an INNER POWER to forge a path and embrace a journey no matter how bumpy the road may become or where it will eventually lead us. Open a book, switch on a computer, turn on a cell phone, listen to music, sit in meditation, take a yoga class with a master; the possibilities to explore and grow are infinite. There is no end within the realm of knowledge, only new and wondrous beginnings. I know this because I’ve seen the transformation of students I’ve had the privilege to teach and I’ve felt it in my own journey of discovery which continues to this day.” Dr. Susan Taffer
I first met Susan Taffer at a Foundation for Living Medicine event. (e.g., In The Spotlight: Gladys Taylor McGarey, MD, MD(H). We immediately established a mutual respect and admiration for each other’s work and mindset. She invited me to present a program for engineering students at Mesa Community College, where I also conducted a book signing at their campus bookstore. Since then, our business relationship has grown into a special friendship. I admire her ideas, willingness to step outside the box to create something new and needed, and her dedication to helping individuals grow globally. It is with great pleasure to accept Susan’s invitation to join her Advisory Board of great minds and highly influential individuals and put her “In the Spotlight.”
Who is Dr. Susan Taffer? She is an American business and social entrepreneur, a Transition Strategist, Global Educator and a Humanitarian. She is an Intercultural Ambassador and principal founder of World Connections Foundation.
A recognized national and global educator and an authority on thought leadership, Dr. Taffer has served as an advisor to educators, learning institutions, corporations and students around the globe for more than 25 years. She is a Doctoral Chair and Professor with Grand Canyon University and a Doctoral Consultant for Acacia University’s International Educators Graduate College. Her instructional guidance and multi-course knowledge has made her a distinguished and sought-after educator and speaker in doctoral studies, women’s leadership forums, and leading national organizations. For two years Dr. Taffer has served on the Athena Valley of the Sun executive leadership team. She is an executive advisor for the recipients of the Athena Principal Woman’s Leadership Award, a program that provides recipients with the skills and knowledge to work as educational mentors and coaches.
If you are interested in Donating to or Partnering with World Connections Foundation you may do so online or contact Dr. Susan Taffer to arrange an opportunity for discussion. All donations are tax-deductible as World Connections Foundation is a 501c3 Educational Non-profit Organization. If you want to Teach with Us, or Volunteer with Us, please contact:
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