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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 02/16

2016 Annual European SPES Conference

To be held May 27-29, 2016, in Bodo, Norway. The topic of the conference is "Integral Ecology, Earth Spirituality and Economics”.
ESI website, linked 02/16

5th International Conference on Spirituality and Social Work in India

To be held Feb 19-21, 2016 in Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India. "Building Community Resilience for Sustainable Development".
Website, linked 02/16

ACERP 2016

To be held March 31-April 3, 2016 in Kobe, Japan. The Asian Conference on Ethics, Religion and Philosophy
Website, linked 02/16

Advances in Leadership Conference 2016

To be held in Spring 2016 in Maidenhead,UK.
Website, linked 02/16

Annual Ethics & Compliance Conference

To be held May 1-4, 2016 in Orlando, FL, USA. "Imagineering" Ethics and Compliance: Creative Strategies for Everyday Issues.
ECI website, linked 02/16

BSR 2016 Conference

Nov 1-3, 2016 in New York, NY, USA. BSR (Business for Social Responsibility).
Website, linked 02/16

CASC Conference 2016

To be held April 13-16, 2016 in Vancouver, Canada. The conference goals are to articulate through narrative and research the distinct value spiritual care professionals add to organizations, highlight examples of successful partnerships, build upon evidence-based expertise and identify opportunities for collaborations.
Website, linked 02/16

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 02/16

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 02/16

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 02/16

ECERP 2016

To be held July 4-6, 2016 in Brighton, UK. The European Conference on Ethics, Religion and Philosophy 2016.
iafor website, linked 02/16

Ethics Conference 2016, 6th Annual

To be held May 30, 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Ethics Institute of South Africa website, linked 02/16

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 02/16

GRI Global Conference 2016

To be held May 18-20, 2016 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Global Reporting website, linked 02/16


To be held March 14-16, 2016 in Budapest, Hungary. 2nd Global Meeting: The Happiness Project. website, linked 02/16

ICGN 2016 Conferences (3)

ICGN Frankfurt Conference To be held March 8-9, 2016. ICGN San Francisco Conference To be held June 27-29, 2016. ICGN London Conference To be held Dec 7, 2016.
Website, linked 02/16

ICSP 2016

To be held March 25-27, 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand. ICSP 2016 - International Conference on Spirituality and Psychology 2016
Website, linkied 02/16

International Symposium for Contemplative Studies

To be held Nov 10-13, 2016 in San Diego, CA, USA.
Mind and Life website, linked 02/16

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 02/16

Knowledge, Culture and Change in Organizations

To be held April 19-20, 2016 in Honolulu, HI, USA. 16th international conference. Special focus: “Climates of Change: Organizations in a Time of Ecological and Social Vulnerability”.
Organization Studies website, linked 02/16

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 02/16

Religion in Society, Sixth International Conference

To be held March 22-23, 2016 in Washington D.C., USA. 'Religion in the Age of the Anthropocene: Towards a Common Cause?'
RIS website, linked 02/16

Science of Consciousness Conference

To be held April 25-30, 2016 in Tucson, AZ, USA.
C for C Center, website linked 02/16

Seventh Annual Reflective Conference on Education to Globalize the Human Mind

To be held Sept 24-25, 2016 in Kitchener, Ontario.
SHEN website, linked 02/16

Sustainability, Ethics and Entrepreneurship (SEE) Conference

To be held May 15-18, 2016 in Denver, Colorado, USA.
Website, linked 02/16

Wisdom 2.0

To be held Feb 20-22, 2016 in San Francisco, CA, USA. Wisdom 2.0 is a global community of people dedicated to living with deeper wisdom, compassion, and awareness in the digital age.
Wisdom 2.0 website, linked 02/16

Degree and certificate programs  top^

Authentic Leadership Certificate Program

January 11–May 6, 2016. 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 02/16

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 02/16

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 02/16

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 02/16

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 02/16

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 02/16

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 02/16

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 02/16

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 02/16

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 02/16

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 02/16

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 02/16

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 02/16

Spiritual Practices

A collection of spiritual practices and meditations.
CVL website, linked 02/16

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 02/16

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 02/16

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 02/16

EBBF International Learning Event 2016

To be held May 12-15, 2016 in Milan, Italy. "Consultation: beyond decision making, a tool for learning." (ebbf - ethical business building the future.)
EBBF website, linked 02/16

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 02/16

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 02/16

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 02/16

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 02/16

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 02/16

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.
Naropa U website, linked 02/16

SAND 2016 @ Esalen (New)

To be held Feb 28-March 4, 2016. Big Sur, CA, USA. Continuous Awakening - Nonduality in the Midst of Life (SAND: Science and Nonduality)
SAND website, linked 02/16

More information can be found at Service Growth -
Thursday, February 11, 2016