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- Seneca
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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^

2015 Corporate Citizenship Conference (New)

To be held April 19-21, 2015 in Austin, TX, USA.
BCCCCwebsite, linked 02/15
http://ccc.bc.edu/index.cfm?pageId=2864

5th Annual Ethics Conference 2015 (New)

To be held May 18, 2015 in Midrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. "Organisational Ethics: Getting Everyone on Board."
EISA website, linkied 02/15
http://www.ethicsevents.co.za/

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 02/15
http://www.nyenrode.nl/News/agenda/Pages/SPES-Conference-Applying-Simplicity-to-Management,-July-3---5,-2015.aspx?AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1

EBBF Annual Conference

To be held Oct 1-4, 2015 in Barcelona, Spain
EBBF website, linked 02/15
http://ebbf.org/event/ebbf-annual-conference-celebrating-ebbfs-25th-anniversary/

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 02/15
http://ebentr.org/

European Business Ethics Forum 2015 (New)

To be held Feb 4-6, 2015 in Paris, France. For the 12th year, this 2-day Forum will bring together those who are responsible for the ethics, compliance or business conduct programmes within their organisations. Participants share with their peers practical information and experiences relating to current best practices and explore together some of the problems that are raised in doing business ethically around the globe.
EBEF website, linked 02/15
http://www.ebef.eu/

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 02/15
http://religioninsociety.com/

Hope: 7th Global Conference

To be held March 14-16, 2015 in Lisbon, Portugal.
IDN website, linked 02/15
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/probing-the-boundaries/persons/hope/call-for-papers/

International Congresson on Science and/or Religion: a 21st Century Debate

To be held Aug 27, 2015 in Vienna, Austria.
Metanexus website, linked 02/15
http://www.metanexus.net/events

IRAS 2015 Conference

To be held August 8-15, 2015, Star Island, NH, US. Unsettling Science and Religion: Contributions & Questions from Queer Studies.
Website, linked 02/15
http://www.iras.org/2015-conference.html

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 02/15
http://www.globethics.net/web/guest/about-isbee

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 02/15
http://www.isol2015chicago.co.in/

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 02/15
http://spiritualcapital.yale.edu/practical-wisdom-management

Sixth Annual Reflective Conference on Education to Globalize the Human Mind

To be held Sept 26-27, 2015 in Kitchener, ON, Canada. The conference is for those interested in promoting local, national and global unity through educational means. Join others interested in all-inclusive spiritual education to integrate humanity, bridging wide chasms between our hearts and minds.
SHEN website, linked 02/15
http://www.spiritualeducation.org/work/conf2015

Social Venture Network 2015 Spring Conference

To be held April 16-19, 2015 in San Diego, CA, USA.
SVN website, linked 02/15
http://svn.org/attend-an-event/2015-spring-conference

Summer Global Nursing Symposium

To be held July 17-18, 2015 in Riverside, CA, USA.
University of Riverside website, linked 02/15
http://www.uofriverside.com/conferences/global-nursing-symposium/2015-summer-global-nursing-symposium/

Degree and certificate programs  top^

Authentic Leadership Certificate Program

January 12–May 8, 2015. The certificate program spans sixteen weeks of combined classroom and online instruction. The course work blends the best of Western leadership practices with the wisdom of Eastern contemplative traditions.
Naropa U website, linked 02/15
http://www.naropa.edu/academics/extended-studies/certificate-programs/authentic-leadership-certificate-program/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 02/15
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 02/15
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 02/15
http://www.theedge.nu/en

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 02/15
http://www2.hull.ac.uk/FASS/css/mainspiritualitystudies.aspx

Managing Ethics in Organizations (New)

To be held June 8-12, 2015, at Bentley University in Waltham, Mass., USA. Managing Ethics in Organizations (MEO) is an executive development course providing practical advice and theoretical tools for creating and managing an effective ethics program.
Bentley Univ website, linked 02/15
http://www.bentley.edu/centers/center-for-business-ethics/managing-ethics-organizations

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 02/15
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 02/15
http://meridianuniversity.edu

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 02/15
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 02/15
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 02/15
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 02/15
http://www.centerforpeacethroughculture.org/believeitornot.asp

Pilgrimage to the Heart of the Sacred  (New)

To be held July 3-5, 2015 in Mansfield College, Oxford, UK. The Sacred Journeys: Pilgrimage and Beyond Project: 2nd Global Meeting.
IDN website, linked 02/15
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/probing-the-boundaries/persons/sacred-journeys/call-for-presentations/

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 02/15
http://www.globaldharma.org/sbw-home.htm

Spiritual Practices

A downloadable collection of spiritual practices for applying beliefs in the business world.
CVL website, linked 02/15
http://visionarylead.org/sp/main.htm

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 02/15
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 02/15
http://www.in.iofc.org/programmes/centrel/

Compassion Cultivation Training

To be held January 12 - March 9, 2015 in Vancouver, BC, Canada. An eight-week evening program designed to develop the qualities of compassion, empathy, and kindness for oneself and for others.
Dalai Lama Center website, linked 02/15
http://www.dalailamacenter.org/event/compassion-cultivation-training-0

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 02/15
http://www.bitc.org.uk/cr_academy/

Emerging Wisdom 2015

To be held April 14–22, 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
SDI website, linked 02/15
http://www.sdiworld.org/educational-event/2015-emerging-wisdom-educational-events

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 02/15
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 02/15
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 02/15
http://meridianuniversity.edu/index.php/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 02/15
http://www.iitransform.com/

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 02/15
http://aliainstitute.org/masterclass/

MESP 2015

To be held March 7-29, 2015 in Edinburgh, Scotland. The 12th Annual Edinburgh International Festival of Middle Eastern Spirituality and Peace.
EISCP website, linked 02/15
http://www.eicsp.org/events/event-details/233-mesp-2015-main-events

Reconnections@Findhorn

To be held April 26-30, 2015 at Findhorn Ecovillage, near Inverness, Scotland. Values-driven leadership for transformational change.
Findhorn website, linked 02/15
http://www.findhorn.org/programmes/553/#.VIc6_Wd0y70

SAND15 Italy (New)

To be held May 24-28, 2015 in Orvieto, Italy.
SAND website, linkied 02/15
http://www.scienceandnonduality.com/speakers-category/sand15-italy/

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Saturday, January 31, 2015