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“Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself, and know that everything in life has purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn from.”

- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
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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^

15th International Conference on CSR

To be held Sept 4-6, 2016 in Melbourne Australia. Also the 6th Organisational Governance Conference.
Federation Univ website, linked 08/16
http://federation.edu.au/faculties-and-schools/federation-business-school/events/srrnet-conference

BSR 2016 Conference

Nov 1-3, 2016 in New York, NY, USA. BSR (Business for Social Responsibility).
Website, linked 08/16
http://www.bsr.org/en/events/bsr-conference

CTT International Conference 2016

To be held Sept. 28-30, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. Theme: Values-Driven Leadership in Business and Society. Every two years Barrett Values Centre holds an International Conference to bring people from around the world together with a vision for conscious human evolution.
Barrett Values Centre website, linked 08/16
http://www.valuescentre.com/resources/ctt-international-conferences

GCGI-SES Joint 2016 Conference

To be held Aug 31 - Sept 4, 2016 in Oxford, UK. Globalisation for the Common Good Initiative (GCGI) and School of Economic Science (SES) 13th GCGI International Conference and the 3rd Joint GCGI and SES Forum. Why Values Matter / The Power of Purpose and Values: The Path to a Better World
GCGI website, linked 08/16
http://www.gcgi.info/index.php/news/708-why-values-matter-first-announcement-of-13th-gcgi-international-conference-and-the-3rd-gcgi-ses-joint-forum

ICGN 2016 Conference, London

To be held Dec 6-7, 2016.
Website, linked 08/16
https://www.icgn.org/events/icgn-iirc-conference-enhancing-dialogue-between-companies-investors-longer-term-value

International Caux Conferences 2016

Beginning in June and finishing August 17, 2016. Eight conferences in total, including Trust and Integrity in the Global Economy, International Peace-Builders Forum and Seeds of Inspiration.
Caux website, linked 08/16
http://www.caux.ch/programme

International Conference on Spirituality and Psychology 2017

To be held March 13-15, 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand.
Website, linked 08/16
http://www.spirituality-conference.org/

International Symposium for Contemplative Studies

To be held Nov 10-13, 2016 in San Diego, CA, USA.
Mind and Life website, linked 08/16
https://www.mindandlife.org/international-symposium-contemplative-studies/

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 08/16
http://www.globethics.net/web/guest/about-isbee

Leadership and Management Conference, 2nd International

To be held Aug 15-17, 2016 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia "Global and Sustainable Organizations Beyond Horizon".
UTP website, linked 08/16
http://usite.utp.edu.my/iclm2016/

Leadership, Ethics, and Urban Issues 2016 International Conference

To be held Sept 15, 2016 in Washington, DC, USA.
Advenaworld website, linked 08/16
http://www.advenaworld.com/strategic-management-economic-research-conference.html

Religion & Spirituality in Society

To be held April 17-18, 2017 in London, UK. 7th international.
Website linked 08/16
http://religioninsociety.com/londonconference-2017

Seventh Annual Reflective Conference on Education to Globalize the Human Mind

To be held Sept 24-25, 2016 in Kitchener, ON, Canada. "We Are One: Living lives in All-Inclusiveness"
SHEN website, linked 08/16
http://www.spiritualeducation.org/work/conf2016

Degree and certificate programs  top^

Authentic Leadership Centre

Offering: Authentic Leadership Program 1.0, Authentic Leadership Program 2.0, Mindful Workplace Series, Summer Leadership Intensive and the Foundations Program.
Naropa U website, linked 08/16
http://www.naropa.edu/academics/alc/index.php

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 08/16
http://www.centerforleadershipstudies.com/

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 08/16
http://csr-stmikes.ca/

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 08/16
http://demo256.auto-interactive.nl/general/home%20page

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 08/16
http://www2.hull.ac.uk/FASS/css/mainspiritualitystudies.aspx

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 08/16
http://www.naropa.edu/extend/marpa/index.cfm

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 08/16
http://meridianuniversity.edu

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 08/16
http://www.soilindia.net/

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 08/16
http://www.spiritualcompetency.com/

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 08/16
http://www.centerforpeacethroughculture.org/believeitornot.asp

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 and culminated in 2013).
YU website, linked 08/16
http://spiritualcapital.yale.edu/practical-wisdom-management

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 08/16
http://www.globaldharma.org/sbw-home.htm

Schools’ Peace Week 2016

Schools’ Peace Week for 2016 will be held from Aug 8-12, 2016. The theme for 2016 will be “Dialogue for Peace”. This theme arose out of the World without War Conference 2015. Schools are to get in touch if they would like any more information or would like to register their interest in participating in this event. New Zealand.
Peace Foundation website, linked 08/16
http://www.peace.net.nz/content/schools%E2%80%99-peace-week-2016-registration

Spiritual Practices

A collection of spiritual practices and meditations.
CVL website, linked 08/16
http://www.visionarylead.org/spiritual-development.html

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 08/16
http://www.bkwsu.org/us/partnerships/callOfTheTime

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 08/16
http://in.iofc.org/centrel

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 08/16
http://www.bitc.org.uk/cr_academy/

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 08/16
http://www.globaldharma.org/hvw-home.htm

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 08/16
http://itmworld.org/

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 08/16
http://meridianuniversity.edu/public-programs/conversation-series/integral-voices

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 08/16
http://www.iitransform.com/

Journey of Transformation: From Authentic Leadership to Sacred World

To be held in 4 sessions over 2 years, dates TBA. 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 08/16
http://aliainstitute.org/masterclass/

Leadership Pilgrimage to Bhutan

To take place July-Nov 2016. For executives, CEOs, community leaders, and entrepreneurs. A Journey of Personal and Professional Transformation. Two in-depth retreats, with engaging collaborative online coursework between residencies. This program is a collaborative partnership between The Gross National Happiness Centre in Bhutan and Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado.
GNH website, linked 08/16
http://www.gnhcentrebhutan.org/programmes/leadership-pilgrimage-to-bhutan/

Spirituality, Organization and Development Studies Workshop

To be held Oct 28-29, 2016 in Gurgaon/Delhi, India.
Burgundy Microfinance website, linked 08/16
http://burgundy-microfinance.weebly.com/development-studies-workshop.html

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Friday, December 2, 2016