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Values-Conscious Business

“Learn from the mistakes of others - you can never live long enough to make them all yourself.”

- John Luther
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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^

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 12/14

EBBF Annual Conference

To be held Oct 1-4, 2015 in Barcelona, Spain
EBBF website, linked 12/14

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 12/14

European Business Ethics Forum 2015

To be held Feb 4-6, 2015 in Paris, France
EBEF website, linked 12/14

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 12/14

Hope: 7th Global Conference

To be held March 14-16, 2015 in Lisbon, Portugal.
IDN website, linked 12/14

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

To be held Aug 27, 2015 in Vienna, Austria.
Metanexus website, linked 12/14

IRAS 2015 Conference (New)

To be held August 8-15, 2015, Star Island, NH, US. Unsettling Science and Religion: Contributions & Questions from Queer Studies.
Website, linked 12/14

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 12/14

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 12/14

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 12/14

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 12/14

Social Venture Network 2015 Spring Conference

To be held April 16-19, 2015 in San Diego, CA, USA.
SVN website, linked 12/14

Summer Global Nursing Symposium

To be held July 17-18, 2015 in Riverside, CA, USA.
University of Riverside website, linked 12/14

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 12/14

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 12/14

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 12/14

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 12/14

Leadership and Social Transformation Program

Leadership and Social Transformation Program directed by Jean Houston. The program launched in February 2014.
Meridian University website, linked 12/14

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 12/14

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 12/14

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 12/14

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 12/14

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 12/14

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 12/14

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 12/14

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 12/14

Spiritual Practices

A downloadable collection of spiritual practices for applying beliefs in the business world.
CVL website, linked 12/14

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 12/14

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 12/14

Compassion Cultivation Training (New)

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 12/14

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 12/14

Emerging Wisdom 2015 (New)

To be held April 14–22, 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
SDI website, linked 12/14

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 12/14

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 12/14

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 12/14

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 12/14

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 12/14

MESP 2015 (New)

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 12/14

Reconnections@Findhorn (New)

To be held April 26-30, 2015 at Findhorn Ecovillage, near Inverness, Scotland. Values-driven leadership for transformational change.
Findhorn website, linked 12/14

More information can be found at Service Growth -
Sunday, December 21, 2014