The Connection Practice can be incorporated into higher education classes or curricula. It can also be taught for credit as a week-long course. Programs that would benefit from the inclusion of a Connection Practice course include communications, elementary or secondary education, psychology, leadership, management and many more.
For several years, Rita Marie taught the Connection Practice as a 40-hour intensive for graduate credit at the United Nations University for Peace (UPeace), which is a graduate school for international leaders. The course was one of the most highly rated by UPeace students.
Rita Marie also presented the Connection Practice to rectors from thirty Latin American universities at INCAE (Instituto Centroamericano de Administración de Empresas), the “Harvard” of Latin America.
It has been offered to faculty at Collin College in Texas for three years. All reported that they “Agreed” or “Strongly Agreed” that they had a better understanding of feelings and needs and were better equipped to acknowledge feelings and needs. One professor reported, “The workshop helped me better understand how to unpack student’s emotions and to understand how to empathize.”
It has been offered for credit at Edgewood College and Vitterbo University in Wisconsin and Park College in Missouri.
The Connection Practice can also be used to mediate conflicts between staff, teachers, students, student groups/clubs and faculty associations.