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Values-Conscious Business

“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”

- Aristotle
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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^

ABEN 2015: Reflection on Ethics

To be held Dec 7-8, 2015 in Sydney, AUS. 5th Annual Australasian Business Ethics Network (ABEN) Conference
U of Sydney website, linked 10/15

ACERP 2016

To be held March 31-April 3, 2016 in Kobe, Japan. The Asian Conference on Ethics, Religion and Philosophy
Website, linked 10/15

Advances in Leadership Conference

To be held Nov 18-19, 2015 in Maidenhead, (20 mins by train from London), United Kingdom. The 4th Annual Advances in Leadership Conference aims to bring together leaders, leadership researchers, leadership authors and thinkers, and leadership developers, to share and trigger advances in leadership.
Website, linked 10/15

Bold Leadership

To be held Nov 5-8, 2015 in Baltimore, MD, USA. SVN's 2015 Fall Conference.
SVN website, linked 10/15

BSR Conference 2015

To be held Nov 3-5, 2015 in San Francisco, CA, USA. Resilient Business, Resilient World.
BSR website, linked 10/15

CASC Conference 2016 (New)

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 10/15

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 10/15

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 10/15

EBBF Annual Conference

To be held Oct 1-4, 2015 in Barcelona, Spain
EBBF website, linked 10/15

EBEN Annual Conference 2016

To be held in June 2-22, 2016 at Nottingham Trent University, UK. Theme: "The development of responsible and sustainable Business Practices".
EBEN website, linked 10/15

ECERP 2016 (New)

To be held July 4-6, 2016 in Brighton, UK. The European Conference on Ethics, Religion and Philosophy 2016.
iafor website, linked 10/15

Enterprise 2020 Summit

To be held Nov 16-17, 2015 at BOZAR, Brussels. Enterprise 2020 is the European corporate social responsibility movement’s initiative to encourage businesses to contribute to achieving the Europe 2020 goals by delivering high levels of employment, productivity and social cohesion.
CSR Europe website, linked 10/15

GCGI-SES Joint 2016 Conference (New)

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 10/15


To be held March 14-16, 2016 in Budapest, Hungary. 2nd Global Meeting: The Happiness Project. website, linked 10/15

ICSP 2016 - International Conference on Spirituality and Psychology 2016

To be held March 25-27, 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand.
Tomorrow People website, linked 10/15


POSTPONED until 2016. Was 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 10/15

International Conference on Inclusive Leadership

To be held Nov 17-19, 2015 in Selangor, Malaysia
Website, linked 10/15

International Conference on Spirituality and Psychology 2016

To be held March 25-27, 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand.
Tomorrow People Org website, linked 10/15

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 10/15

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 10/15

Meaning Conference 2016 (New)

To be held summer of 2016 in Toronto, Canada.
Website, linked 10/15

Religion in Society, Sixth International Conference

To be held March 23-24, 2016 in Washington D.C., USA. 'Religion in the Age of the Anthropocene: Towards a Common Cause?'
RIS website, linked 10/15

Science of Consciousness Conference

To be held April 25-30, 2016 in Tucson, AZ, USA.
C for C Center, website linked 10/15

Social Responsibility, Ethics and Sustainable Business Conference

To be held Oct 8-9, 2015 in Athens, Greece.
ICSR website linked 10/15

Winter Global Nursing Symposium (New)

To be held Jan. 8-9, 2016 in Los Angeles, USA
U of Riverside website, linked 10/15

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 10/15

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 10/15

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 10/15

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 10/15

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 10/15

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 10/15

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 10/15

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 10/15

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 10/15

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 10/15

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 10/15

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 10/15

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 and culminated in 2013).
YU website, linked 10/15

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 10/15

Spiritual Practices

A collection of spiritual practices and meditations.
CVL website, linked 10/15

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 10/15

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 10/15

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 10/15

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 10/15

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 10/15

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 10/15

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 10/15

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 10/15

Mindfulness Summit

To be held Oct 1-31, 2015. A free, online event. A series of interviews, practice sessions and presentations with over 30 speakers.
Website, linked 10/15

Retreat, Reflect, and Renew

To be held October 11-14, 2015 in Subiaco, Italy. "How Do We Practice Authentic Leadership in Times of Chaos and Transition?" This retreat will provide reflection and connection with a growing community of practitioners of Authentic Leadership in Action in Europe.
Naropa U website, linked 10/15

More information can be found at Service Growth -
Saturday, October 10, 2015