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“I think the only choice that will enable us to hold to our one that abandons the concept of naming enemies and adopts a concept familiar to the nonviolent tradition: naming behavior that is oppressive...”

- Barbara Deming
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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^

9th Annual International Conference on Spirituality and Social Work

To be held June 27-28, 2014 in Fredericton, NB, Canada. “Cultivating Mindful Practice: Integrating the Personal and Professional for Effective Practice"
CSSSW website, linked 04/14

BSR Conference 2014

To be held Nov 4-7, 2014 in New York, NY, US. For more than 21 years, the BSR Conference has provided a global platform for sharing best practices, collaborative approaches, and opportunities to advance sustainable business.
BSR website, linked 04/14

Building A Values-Driven Society

To be held June 11-13, 2014 in Stockholm. 2014 CTT International Conference / Barrett Values Centre.
BV website, linked 04/14

EBEN Annual Conference 2014

To be held June 12-24, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. Theme of the EBEN conference is "Business Ethics in a European Perspective - A Case for Unity in Diversity?"
EBEN website, linked 04/14

Ethics in A Time of Crisis

To be held Oct 9-11, 2014 in Lisbon, Portugal. This is EBEN's (European Business Ethic Network) Research Conference 2014.
EBEN website, linked 04/14

Exploring the Human Factor in Global Change

To be held June 30-August 13, 2014. Caux Conferences 2014. • June 30 –July 4 2014: Caux dialogue on land and security • July 5-10: Trust and integrity in the global economy (TIGE) • July 12-7: Just governance for human security • July 20-24: Seeds of inspiration • July 26-Aug 2: Children as actors for transforming society • Aug 3-8: Living in a multicultural world (LMW) • Aug 10-13: International peace-builder's forum
Caux website, linked 04/14


To be held July 9-11, 2014 in Oxford, UK. 7th Global Conference: Forgiveness
Website, linked 04/14

Fourth International Conference on Religion and Spirituality in Society

To be held April 29-30, 2014 in Heredia, Costa Rica.
Religion in Society website, linked 04/14

GCGI 2014 Oxford Conference

To be held Aug 31-Sept 4, 2014 in Oxford, UK. 'The Value of Values: Spiritual Wisdom in Everyday Life'. Globalisation for the Common Good Initiative (GCGI).
GCGI website, linked 04/14

Global Business Ethics Symposium

To be held May 19, 2014. The Bentley Center for Business Ethics and the Bentley Alliance for Ethics and Social Responsibility present the 2014 Bentley Global Business Ethics Symposium, sponsored by the State Street Foundation. The tenth in a multi-year partnership, the event brings together international academicians, corporate and civil society leaders, and media to explore best practices and challenges in business ethics, social responsibility and sustainability.
BGBES website, linked 04/14

Greenleaf Annual Conference

To be held Sept 22-24, 2014, in Atlanta, GA, USA. Center for Servant Leadership's 24th annual international conference.
Website, linked 04/14

Heart-Mind 2014

To be held May 8-10, 2014 in Vancouver, BC, Canada. The Science of Kindness. Heart-Mind 2014 brings together scientists, educators, parents, out-of-school care providers, health and wellness professionals, recreation and community leaders - and all those who want to help children flourish.
Dalai Lama Centre, linked 04/14

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 04/14

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 04/14

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 04/14

Religion, Spirituality and Health - 4th European Conference

To be held May 22-24, 2014 in Malta. Integrating Religion/Spirituality into Clinical Practice: Focus on Health Care Professionals.
EC RSH website, linked 04/14

Responsible Leadership - Third International Conference

To be held Nov 4-6, 2014 in Pretoria, South Africa. The Role of Responsible Leadership in Creating the Necessary Transition to a Sustainable Global Economy.
EticsSA website, linked 04/14

Science and Non-Duality Conference

To be held Oct 22-27, 2014 in San Jose, California, US. "Entanglement, Consciousness and Living".
SAND website, linked 04/14

Science and Religion in a Globalizing World: IRAS 2014 Conference

To be held Aug 2-9, 2014 in Star Island, New Hampshire, US. The 60th Anniversary Conference of The Institute on Religion in an Age of Science.
IRAS website, linked 04/14

Social Venture Network Spring Conference

To be held April 24-27, 2014 in San Diego, CA, US. Connect with like-minded business leaders.
SVN website, linked 04/14

Spiritual Care Australia

To be held May 4-7, 2014 in Adelaide, South Australia. "Inside Outside: Spirituality, Identity and Practice". The Conference will explore both the inside and the outside of our lives as spiritual care providers, and the interaction between them.
CA website, linked 04/14

Toward a Science of Consciousness

To be held April 21-26, 2014 in Tucson, AZ, USA Celebrate 20 Years!
CCS website, linked 04/14

Women & Spirituality Conference

To be held Oct 11-12, 2014 at the Minnesota State University in Mankato, US. 33rd Annual Women & Spirituality Conference.
MSU website, linked 04/14

Degree and certificate programs  top^

Authentic Leadership

An online certificate program in transformative leadership that integrates ancient wisdom with effective, modern approaches to management. Jan 13-May 2, 2014.
Naropa University, linked 04/14

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 04/14

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 04/14

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 04/14

Leadership and Social Transformation Program

Leadership and Social Transformation Program directed by Jean Houston. The program launches February 2014
Meridian University website, linked 04/14

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 04/14

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 04/14

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 04/14

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 04/14

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 04/14

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 04/14

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 04/14

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 04/14

Spiritual Practices

A downloadable collection of spiritual practices for applying beliefs in the business world.
CVL website, linked 04/14

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 04/14

CBSR 12th Annual Summit

To be held November 26, 2014 in Toronto, Canada. CBSR (Canadian Business for Social Responsibility)
Website, linked 04/14

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 04/14

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 04/14

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 04/14

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 04/14

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 04/14

Journey of Transformation: From Authentic Leadership to Sacred World

To be held in 4 sessions over 2 years, beginning April 2014 This 15-month course will be 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 04/14

Managing Ethics in Organizations

To be held June 9-13, 2014, at Bentley University in Waltham, Mass, US. Managing Ethics in Organizations (MEO) is an executive development course providing practical advice and theoretical tools for creating and managing an effective ethics program. This is the oldest and most established business ethics course of its kind. A week-long program is offered yearly at Bentley University.
CBE website, linked 04/14

Summer Leadership Intensive

To be held June 8-13, 2014 in Seattle-Tacoma area, Washington, US. At the ALIA Summer Institute you will deepen your leadership, learn from people working at the front lines of transformational change, and apply new skills that prepare you to shape the future of your own project, organization, or community.
ALIA website, linked 04/14

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Thursday, April 24, 2014