Director, P.N.E.S. Pune.
Heading Orchid School, Pune
and NK. Orchid College of Engineering and Technology.
Pune, Maharstra, India.
Academic Coordinator and Supervisor
Academic coordinator and supervisor , Sweden –India Project, an intercultural field based training program for International Social work.
Intercultural Coach and consultant for business processes in new cultural environment
Master’s in Social Work, specialising in Medical & Psychiatric Social Work
Tata Institute of Social sciences, Mumbai, India.
Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management
Cambridge International Examinations Cambridge International.
Diploma in Educational Leadership
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Ms. Lakshmi Kumar is the Director, Pradnya Niketan Education Society, Pune. She is the Founder Director of The Orchid School, Pune. PNES has under its umbrella NK.Orchid College of Engineering and Technology, Solapur. Her role is to impact both institutions through leadership development, help develop administrative, academic and HR processes in professional management of the institutions and define ideological path to education.
Ms. Kumar is a Cross Cultural Training Consultant and coach specializing in cross cultural training for international assignees in new cultural settings. She is a certified Cross Cultural Training Consultant for Cartus Intercultural Services, Language Culture Worldwide and Global Excellence. She is a regular faculty member for J2I programme of Soft Bridge Solutions, training Japanese software technologists for cross cultural competence and communication. She has also trained International assignees from Europe, Americas, Australia, Japan and elsewhere on cross cultural competence and business processes.
Ms. Kumar has specialized in training culture workers from Sweden – teachers, social workers, lawyers, nurses and doctors – to work with multicultural communities. She has been a coordinator and academic supervisor for Sweden-India Project based in Orebro University for last fifteen years. She has been visiting Sweden twice a year regularly and also lecturing on comparative family structures, ethnicity and migration and trans cultural sensitivity for global social work.
She has set up the Orchid Learning and Development Centre, a training and development centre that provides range of training services and consultation in the areas of intercultural work, education, curriculum development and other allied field of education.
She has also been a research consultant for scholars from U.S.A and U.K. doing research in India and her main focus was to help in cultural interpretation of participants’ responses for the study. She has worked as an International coordinator for world famous Philosopher Roy Bhaskar and visited London to work with him.
Ms. Kumar has M.A. Degree in Social Work from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai & Diploma in Teacher Training from Cambridge International Education. She has also done her Post graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management.
She is Board Member of SIETAR(Society for Inter-cultural Education and Research), India Chapter; an executive committee member for a youth organization Centre For Youth Development and Activities; Member, Education committee, Maratha Chamber of commerce, Industries and Agriculture ( MCCIA, Pune); School Managing Council member for MIT Vishwashanti Gurukul Schools, Pune; Advisory Member for Saathi Haath Badhana, A Social Foundation for helping people communicate through listening post; Member, Committee for Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse, Shikshan Mandal, State Education Department , Pune.