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Values-Conscious Business

“I have found that, among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.”

- Maya Angelou
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Bridging the business-spirituality gap

Conferences & Programs

Below are links to conferences and events, academic programs, and international project networks.

Conferences  top^

12th Annual GCGI International Conference

To be held Aug 31- Sept 4,2014 in Oxford, UK. 12th Annual GCGI International Conference and the 2nd Joint GCGI and SES Forum “The Value of Values: Spiritual Wisdom in Everyday Life”
GCGI , linked 08/14

Applying Simplicity to Management

To be held July 3-5, 2015 at Nyenrode Business University in Nyenrode, The Netherlands. International SPES Conference.
ESPES website, linked 08/14

BSR Conference 2014

To be held Nov 4-6, 2014 in New York, NY, US. For more than 21 years, the BSR Conference has provided a global platform for sharing best practices, collaborative approaches, and opportunities to advance sustainable business.
BSR website, linked 08/14

EBEN Annual Conference 2015

To be held June 26-28, 2015 in Istanbul, Turkey. Theme of the EBEN conference will be "Business Ethics, Peace and Environmental Issues".
EBEN website, linked 08/14

Education for Peace and Interfaith Congress in Asia

To be held Oct 26-28, 2014 in Hiroshima, Japan. Theme: Interfaith Dialogue-The Road to Peace.
EPIC website, linked 08/14

Ethics in A Time of Crisis

To be held Oct 9-11, 2014 in Lisbon, Portugal. This is EBEN's (European Business Ethic Network) Research Conference 2014.
EBEN website, linked 08/14

Exploring the Human Factor in Global Change

To be held June 30-August 13, 2014. Caux Conferences 2014. • July 5-10: Trust and integrity in the global economy (TIGE) • July 12-7: Just governance for human security • July 20-24: Seeds of inspiration • July 26-Aug 2: Children as actors for transforming society • Aug 3-8: Living in a multicultural world (LMW) • Aug 10-13: International peace-builder's forum
Caux website, linked 08/14

Fifth International Conference on Religion and Spirituality in Society

To be held April 16-17, 2015 at the University of California, Berkeley, USA.
Website, linked 08/14

GCGI 2014 Oxford Conference

To be held Aug 31-Sept 4, 2014 in Oxford, UK. 'The Value of Values: Spiritual Wisdom in Everyday Life'. Globalisation for the Common Good Initiative (GCGI).
GCGI website, linked 08/14

Greenleaf Annual Conference

To be held Sept 24-26, 2014, in Atlanta, GA, USA. Center for Servant Leadership's 24th annual international conference.
Website, linked 08/14

ISBEE World Congress

To be held in Shanghai, China in 2016. 6th Annual International Society of Business, Economics, and Ethics (ISBEE) World Congress.
ISBEE website, linked 08/14

ISOL 2015 - Integrating Spirituality and Organizational Leadership

To be held Sept 10-15, 2015 in Chicago, IL, USA. "Spirituality for Global Economic Development"
Website, linked 08/14

Journey Within: A Garden of Possibilities

To be held Aug 14-17, 2014 in Chicago, IL, USA. 2014 Healing Touch Worldwide Conference. This year's conference offers a total of 16.75 Continuing Education Credits for nursing* and massage** if all sessions are attended.
HTP website, linked 08/14

Power To Change, The

To be held Oct 23-26, 2014 in Greenwich, CT, USA. Social Venture Fall Conference.
SVN website, linked 08/14

Practical Wisdom for Management

The Spiritual Capital Initiative and the European Academy of Business in Society, supported by the European Foundation for Management Development, are organising an international series of conferences on practical wisdom for management from the world’s spiritual and philosophical traditions, addressing the central question: How can we bring back the value of wisdom in management and management education? Conferences over multiple years (began in 2009).
YU website, linked 08/14

Responsible Leadership - Third International Conference

To be held Nov 4-6, 2014 in Pretoria, South Africa. The Role of Responsible Leadership in Creating the Necessary Transition to a Sustainable Global Economy.
EticsSA website, linked 08/14

Science and Non-Duality Conference

To be held Oct 22-27, 2014 in San Jose, California, US. "Entanglement, Consciousness and Living".
SAND website, linked 08/14

Science and Religion in a Globalizing World: IRAS 2014 Conference

To be held Aug 2-9, 2014 in Star Island, New Hampshire, US. The 60th Anniversary Conference of The Institute on Religion in an Age of Science.
IRAS website, linked 08/14

Social Enterprise World Forum 2014

To be held Oct 12-16, 2014 in Seoul, Republic of Korea. “Social Change through Social Enterprise”.
Website, linked 08/14

Spirituality: The Essence of Ethical Leadership and Management

3rd International Conference To be held Nov 22-24, 2014 in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India. Organized by: School of Management Sciences, Varanasi
SMS website, linked 08/14

Summer Global Nursing Symposium

To be held July 17-18, 2015 in Riverside, CA, USA.
University of Riverside website, linked 08/14

Women & Spirituality Conference

To be held Oct 11-12, 2014 at the Minnesota State University in Mankato, US. 33rd Annual Women & Spirituality Conference.
MSU website, linked 08/14

Degree and certificate programs  top^

Center for Leadership Studies

The Center for Leadership Studies honors the study of the human systems within organizations as pivotal to innovation, discovery and creativity in business growth. The Center is located at The Graduate Institute, an accredited, degree-granting institution established through the Department of Higher Education for the State of Connecticut, US.
Website, linked 08/14

Certificate in Corporate Social Responsibility

Presented by the University of St. Michael's College, Continuing Education Division in the University of Toronto in partnership with The Conference Board of Canada. Designed for: Executives, managers, consultants and other key individuals involved in strategic planning, public affairs, community investment, environmental sustainability, human resources, compliance and ethics; directors of not for profit agencies and foundations; public sector leaders and managers.
SMC, UofT website, linked 08/14

Edge: International School for Leadership and Spirituality

An international school for leadership and spirituality - established in the Netherlands in the tradition of the ancient mystery schools- in which teachers and students from all over the world work together.
Website, linked 08/14

Leadership and Social Transformation Program

Leadership and Social Transformation Program directed by Jean Houston. The program launches February 2014
Meridian University website, linked 08/14

MA in Spirituality Studies, University of Hull, UK

Designed to meet the needs of professionals working in areas such as health, education, and social work who wish to extend their knowledge and understanding of spirituality.
University of Hull, linked 08/14

Marpa Center for Business and Economics

Nurtures the growing convergence between for-profit and nonprofit realms by offering programs in authentic leadership, money and values, and business sustainability in a context of contemplative education.
Naropa University, linked 08/14

Meridian University, CA

An integrated curriculum focuses on personal and cultural transformation within organizations, communities, and societies so as to transform the professions of psychology, business, and education.
Website, linked 08/14

Pathways for Authentic Leadership in Action

A uniquely experiential and integrative certificate course, combining personal and interpersonal learning with the broad palette of skills needed to create the conditions for systemic innovation.
ALIA Institute website, linked 08/14

Soil: School Of Inspired Leadership

SOIL is a business school that aims to build competent, compassionate and inspiring leaders. Ethics, Mindfulness, Compassion, Sustainability and Diversity are the 5 pillars of Inspired leadership.
Website, linked 08/14

Spiritual Competency Resource Center

Spirituality is now accepted as an important component of cultural competence for mental health professionals. SCRC is an approved CE provider, offering online courses, guides to internet resources, and articles.
SCRC website, linked 08/14

Projects  top^

Believe It or Not: A Workshop on Beliefs That Separate People

An free online workshop for individual or group participation to explore how beliefs dictate words and actions.
CPC website, linked 08/14

Put Your Spirituality to Work: Work as a Spiritual Practice

A downloadable booklet with a collection of 30 articles in each book, which are aimed at starting conversations about spirituality at work with a focus on how to bring alive in your work the words of spiritual masters, teachers, and leaders from various cultures worldwide.
Global Dharma Center, linked 08/14

Spiritual Practices

A downloadable collection of spiritual practices for applying beliefs in the business world.
CVL website, linked 08/14

Workshops and seminars  top^

Call of the Time (COTT)

An initiative of the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University to convene leaders from all continents in retreat settings that allow for conversation, meditation, and extended periods of silence.
BKWSU Website, linked 08/14

CBSR 12th Annual Summit

To be held November 26, 2014 in Toronto, Canada. CBSR (Canadian Business for Social Responsibility)
Website, linked 08/14

Centre for Training in Ethical Leadership

Established to provide training to highlight the importance of using ethics and values in business and to demonstrate that ethical and value-based business can and is competitive.
Initiatives of Change website, linked 08/14

Corporate Responsibility (CR) Academy

A learning resource that helps companies integrate responsible business practices into their operations. Courses include: Peer Learning Network, One Day Introduction to Corporate Responsibility, and Stakeholder Engagement.
BITC website, linked 08/14

Eastern Arrernte Leadership Experience

To be held Sept 5-8, 2014 in Australia. On this leadership experience, time will be spent away from charts and lists and the boardroom to fully immerse yourself in Eastern Arrernte country and the beliefs and cultural practices of indigenous Australians.
GLF website, linked 08/14

ES&G Forum 2014

To be held Sept 23, 2014 in Calgary, AB, Canada. "Non-financial performance... A missed opportunity?" Canadian Business for Social Responsibility (CBSR)
CBSR website, linked 08/14

European Employers' Forum for Work-Life Balance

To be held Sept 9, 2014 in Helsinki, Finland. The European Employers’ Forum will bring together employers from the private, public and third sectors, as well as trade unions to discuss family friendly workplace measures for offering a better work-life balance for their employees. The core focus of the Forum will be on sharing knowledge, developing good practices and identifying ways to take action and drive change on work-life balance strategies as well as programmes.
CSR Europe website, linked 08/14

How To Create A Just Workplace

To be held Oct 2-5, 2014 in Barcelona, Spain. Part of the 'make it meaningful' series.
EBBF website, linked 08/14

Human Values at Work: Making Spirituality the Inner Context for Your Work

A free self-guided workbook program, to be used individually or in a group, that focuses on how to work in accordance with your own spiritual view of life and five human values that are found cross-culturally in all spiritual traditions: Truth, Righteousness, Peace, Love and Non-violence.
GDC website, linked 08/14

Institute of Traditional Medicine Events & Seminars

ITM hosts a number of events, ceremonies, conferences, seminars and workshops aimed at bringing the teachings and wisdom of local and international teachers to Toronto, Canada and providing a forum for the exploration of themes related to health and spirituality.
ITM website, linked 08/14

Integral Voices: Evolutionary Conversations on Culture and Consciousness

The initial conversations in this series were launched from the 2014 Integral European Conference in Budapest. These conversations will continue in a variety of formats in the months to follow. Speakers in this conversation series include Jean Houston, Aftab Omer, Terry Patten, Duane Elgin, Roger Walsh, Don Beck, Allan Leslie Combs, Marc Gafni, Bence Gánti, Lakia Green, Gary Hampson, Joel Kreisberg, Frederic Laloux, Terri O'Fallon, Bert Parlee, Beena Sharma, Linda Sussman and many others. Each occasion will feature live conversations or panel discussions, including live Q&A. You can listen to the conversation live by webcast, or you can listen to the recordings at a later date.
Meridian University website, linked 08/14

International Institute for Transformation

Provides retreats, study groups, workshops, and walking pilgrimages to help persons become conscious creators who work with the spiritual laws that govern our world and to create ongoing communities for transformation.
Website, linked 08/14

Journey of Transformation: From Authentic Leadership to Sacred World

To be held in 4 sessions over 2 years, which began in April 2014. This 15-month course is a personal and shared journey of uncovering and practicing authenticity (connecting with fundamental human nature or “awakened heart”) in a way that leads to a more aligned and complete experience of the social and natural environment (the experience of sacred world).
Alia Institute website, linked 08/14

Leadership Academy for Corporate Citizenship Professionals

An intensive five-month program. Begins Nov 17-21, 2014 with a workshop in Boston, MA. The Corporate Citizenship Leadership Academy is an intensive five-month program for developing leaders with strategic responsibilities within the corporate citizenship spectrum. The program is a comprehensive blend of on-campus instructor-led classes and off-campus, facilitated distance learning.
BCCCC website, linked 08/14

Radical Compassion Symposium

To be held Oct 16-19, 2014 in Boulder, CO, USA.
Naropa University website, linked 08/14

Spiritual Care in Every Encounter

To be held Aug 19, 2014 at the The Janki Foundation for Global Health Care in London, UK. An event supporting health professionals, caregivers & patients
Janki Foundation, linked 08/14

Tranquility and Well-being

To be held Oct 19-21, 2014 in Montreal, PQ, Canada. Inaugural Global Symposium.
IDN website, linked 08/14

Wisdom of the Heart

To be held Nov 15, 2014 in Cleveland, OH, USA. With Joan Borysenko. The Wisdom of the Heart: Where Psychology, Health, and Spirituality Meet.
River's Edge website, linked 08/14

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Thursday, August 21, 2014