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“The minute a person whose word means a great deal to others dares to take the open-hearted and courageous way, many others follow.”

- Marian Anderson
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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 06/16
http://federation.edu.au/faculties-and-schools/federation-business-school/events/srrnet-conference

Annual Conventions of The Parapsychological Association & The Society for Scientific Exploration

To be held June 19-24, 2016 in Boulder, CO, USA. "Accessing the Exceptional, Experiencing the Extraordinary" The first combined convention of the Parapsychological Association (PA) and the Society for Scientific Exploration (SSE). It is for anyone interested in the leading edge of science, as scientists and scholars from around the world gather for five days of presentations, workshops, and panel discussions exploring areas that are too controversial or too new to have found their way into the mainstream. This unprecedented event will be open to the public and to academics alike.
Parapsych websitew, linked 06/16
http://www.parapsych.org/section/52/2016_convention.aspx

BSR 2016 Conference

Nov 1-3, 2016 in New York, NY, USA. BSR (Business for Social Responsibility).
Website, linked 06/16
http://www.bsr.org/en/events/bsr-conference

CBE 40th Anniversary Celebration & Conference

To be held July 25-26, 2016 in Waltham, MA, USA. “Global Perspectives on Business Ethics: Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Center for Business Ethics at Bentley University”. The Center for Business Ethics (CBE) will feature works from some of the Center’s many Visiting Scholars from around the globe as well as some of the top thought leaders in the field of business ethics who have been CBE’s Verizon Visiting Professors.
CBE website, linked 06/16
http://www.bentley.edu/centers/center-for-business-ethics

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 06/16
http://www.valuescentre.com/resources/ctt-international-conferences

EBEN Annual Conference 2016

To be held in June 20-22, 2016 at Nottingham Trent University, UK. Theme: "The development of responsible and sustainable Business Practices".
EBEN website, linked 06/16
http://www.eben-net.org/?q=content/eben-annual-conference-2013

ECERP 2016

To be held July 4-6, 2016 in Brighton, UK. The European Conference on Ethics, Religion and Philosophy 2016.
iafor website, linked 06/16
http://iafor.org/conferences/ecerp2016/

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 06/16
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 7, 2016.
Website, linked 06/16
https://www.icgn.org/events

ICGN San Francisco Conference & Academic Meeting

To be held June 27-29, 2016 in San Francisco, CA, USA. Hosted by CaIPERS and CaISTRS.
ICGN website, linked 06/16
https://www.icgn.org/events/icgn-san-francisco-conference-academic-meeting

International Caux Conferences 2016

Beginning June 29 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 06/16
http://www.caux.ch/programme

International Conference on Spirituality and Psychology 2017

To be held March 13-15, 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand.
Website, linked 06/16
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 06/16
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 06/16
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 06/16
http://usite.utp.edu.my/iclm2016/

Meaning Conference 2016, 9th Biennial

To be held July 28-31, 2016 in Toronto, ON, Canada. "Spirituality, Self-Transcendence, & Second Wave Positive Psychology".
Website, linked 06/16
http://www.meaning.ca/

Religion & Spirituality in Society

To be held April 17-18, 2017 in London, UK. 7th international.
Website linked 06/16
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 06/16
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 06/16
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 06/16
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 06/16
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 06/16
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 06/16
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 06/16
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 06/16
http://meridianuniversity.edu

Pathways for Authentic Leadership in Action

Begins with the Summer Institute (June 24-July 1) and continues with a fall retreat, project coaching, and distance learning. 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 06/16
http://www.aliainstitute.org/summer-institute-2011/summer2011pathways/

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 06/16
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 06/16
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 06/16
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 06/16
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 06/16
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 06/16
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 06/16
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 06/16
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 06/16
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 06/16
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 06/16
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 06/16
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 06/16
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 06/16
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 06/16
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 06/16
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 06/16
http://burgundy-microfinance.weebly.com/development-studies-workshop.html

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Friday, June 24, 2016