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Citizen Journalism

Citizens First, is a one of its kind empowerment workshop in Citizen Journalism, hosted by the Engage The Citizens Foundation.

There is no age bar, no language bar nor a qualificationbar to participate.

Citizen Journalism through Citizen’s First is an effort to rekindle the spirit of Citizenship among the masses as part of the democratic fabric. it works on two fundamentals, Information and Expression. Be better informed and utilise the information ethically through appropriate expression.

The interactive sessions empower the participants in Civic laws, Police systems, Right to Information and Consumer Rights.

The participants are also taught news- gathering and fact- checking by senior journalists, as a part of the empowerment exercise. In addtion, participants are provided reading material and work sheets and helpline details.

Domain experts traditionally senior Police and Civic officials and RTI practitioners are among those who help in the mentoring. Shishir personally moderates the entire workshop and teaches the Journalism and Writing modules.

Teacher / Mentor

Shishir has been an active teacher of Journalism, eEspecially Reporting/ Investigating Journalism and Broadcast Media.

On invitation, he has taught across cities and Institutions such as Mudra Institute of Communication and Advertising (MICA) Ahmedabad, Indian Institute of Technology (I.I.T) Kharagpur, BMM program of Sophia College, Mumbai, The Post Graduate Social Communications Media (SCM) Program of Sophia Polytechnic, Mumbai, K C College.


Shishir practices the Ethical Code of Conduct of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) during his Coaching sessions.
He has groomed leaders across industries including business, finance, cinema, Indian and multinational Corporations.

These are personalized Coaching sessions.

Each individual session does not exceed 90 minutes and is a mix of Goal Setting, discussion, conversation and tasks.
From experience, these sessions are completed within a span of six to eight weeks and extended on specific / expressed needs and requirements.
Needless to say every exchange here remains strictly confidential and contractual.


Shishir’s experience in Journalism exceeds two decades with a large chunk of it having been spent with News and Broadcast Journalism, both behind and in front of the camera and as a journalist and news leader, across languages.

Shishir uses this experience to groom and coach his guests in nuances to sharpen their presentation skills for the media, which include speech, content, soft skills as well as messaging techniques.

There is a segment on media overview to acclimatize the participant on the dynamic changes which the media industry has experienced.

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Shishir is a Psychological Counselor and part of a founding team of a first of its kind walk-in counseling programme launched at St Michael’s Church in Mahim, known to have footfalls across language and faith in their thousands, every Wednesday. Shishir engages with senior leadership on counseling issues.


Shishir has been engaged by leading Indian and multinational institutions to groom their CEOs and senior management in Communication and Messaging.

The mentoring modules cover subject areas such as Effective communication and Trust building, Media Training, Crisis Communication, Communication Hygiene and Inter-personal communication skills apart from Leadership and Stake-holder Communication.

He also mentors mid management teams on communication hygiene especially in the space of SHW.


One of Shishir’s skill-sets involves engaging leadership groups through Crisis Communication scenarios.

This is a combination of class-room and real-time case studies with activities designed to train the leader in faster reaction time messaging, multi-media messaging as well as multi-stake-holder engagement.

The use of audio visual methods helps replay a performance in critique mode and review at an individual and group level. The emphasis is on constructive growth and team work to be at play and assist in creation of an SOP for crisis management.

The module is a mix of classroom and activity which includes tasks on quick-on -the-feet thinking, crisis- handling, confrontation management and trust building. It is supported by audio visual learning tools.

This session is typically of 1 to 1.5 days duration.


The challenges of work-life have increased due to too many communication tools and lesser communicationleading to improper and incomplete communication, Communicating with colleagues from different genders, combination of written,verbal and non verbal communication have all changed the way communication is used and perceived. Use of social media has been a game changer.

A half day hands- on activity driven workshop for mid management and senior management participants addresses these challenges, giving participants real-time tools and techniques in becoming effective and powerful communicators in their lives.


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