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“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.”

- Maya Angelou
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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^

14th Asian Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility

To be held Sept 8-9, 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand
AIM website, linked 05/15

5th Annual Ethics Conference 2015

To be held May 18, 2015 in Midrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. "Organisational Ethics: Getting Everyone on Board."
EISA website, linked 05/15

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 05/15,-July-3---5,-2015.aspx?AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1

EBBF Annual Conference

To be held Oct 1-4, 2015 in Barcelona, Spain
EBBF website, linked 05/15

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 05/15

Ethics and Leadership in the Public Sector Conference

To be held May 7-8, 2015 in Sydney, AUS.
NSW Gov website, linked 05/15

European Conference on Conscious Action

To be held May 7, 2015 in Tallin, Estonia
Conscious Initiative website, linked 05/15


To be held Nov 17-19, 2015 in Selangor, Malaysia. "Youth As Global Leaders Today For A Better Tomorrow". 3rd International Conference.
UPM website, linked 05/15

International Conference on Management, Leadership

To be held May 27-29, 2015 in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, Caribbean. Organized and Hosted by the University of the Virgin Islands Global Institute for Leadership and Management Development.
UVI website, linked 05/15

International Conference on Spirituality, Psychology and Creative Thinking 2015

To be held July 8-10, 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand. This education conference is organized by Tomorrow People Organization.
Website, linked 05/15

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

To be held Aug 27, 2015 in Vienna, Austria.
Metanexus website, linked 05/15

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 05/15

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 05/15

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 05/15

Second Asian Education for Peace and Interfaith Conference - EPIC 2015

To be held June 3-5, 2015 in Hiroshima, Japan. With the theme Interfaith Dialogue: The Road to Peace, the three-day international, peer-reviewed event will bring together a diverse cross-section of religions, cultures, communities and nations around the world.
ESD website, linked 05/15

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 05/15

Social Responsibility, Ethics and Sustainable Business Conference

To be held Oct 8-9, 2015 in Athens, Greece.
ICSR website linked 05/15

Summer Global Nursing Symposium

To be held July 17-18, 2015 in Riverside, CA, USA.
University of Riverside website, linked 05/15

Unsettling Science and Religion: Contributions & Questions from Queer Studies

To be held Aug 8-15, 2015 in Star Island, NH, US.
IRAS website, linked 05/15

Women in Not for Profit Leadership Summit / Conference

To be held June 16-18, 2015 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Liquid Learning website, linked 05/15

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 05/15

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 05/15

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 05/15

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 05/15

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 05/15

Managing Ethics in Organizations

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 05/15

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 05/15

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 05/15

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 05/15

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 05/15

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 05/15

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 05/15

Pilgrimage to the Heart of the Sacred

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 05/15

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 05/15

Spiritual Practices

A downloadable collection of spiritual practices for applying beliefs in the business world.
CVL website, linked 05/15

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 05/15

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 05/15

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 05/15

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 05/15

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 05/15

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 05/15

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 05/15

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 05/15

Leading Together

To be held April 30-May 3, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. Responding with Multi-generational Wisdom to the Challenges of Our Time.
ALIA website, linked 05/15

Resilient Leadership

June 11-14, 2015 in Tacoma, WA, US. Transforming Self, Systems & Society. "Summer Intensive."
ALIA website, linked 05/15

SAND15 Italy

To be held May 24-28, 2015 in Orvieto, Italy.
10 Times website, linked 05/15

Summer Global Symposium on Women’s Leadership, 2015

To be held June 5-6, 2015 in Riverside, CA, USA. This symposium is designed as a seminar for presentation of papers and ideas regarding gender equity and fairness in leadership opportunities in the social and economic structures of society.
UofR website, linked 05/15

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015