Sri Aurobindo Centre for Advanced Research
Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam
July 29, 2017 - July 29, 2017

We happen to live in an era when the concept of globalization is under a grave threat. Post-Brexit, and post-US 2016 Elections, the world appears to be entering a phase of de-globalization. Protctionist walls are getting higher. Right wing thought is on the upswing.

Time to revisit the age old concept of 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbukam', enshrined in many of humanity's scriptures. Whether it is the Maha Upanishad, the Sangam Tamil literature, the Ahmadiyya Muslim thought, the Bahaa'i faith, or the Ubuntu philosophy - all speak of the concept of a global community.

Key take-aways:

(a)     Understanding the extent to which the world today is congruent with the vision of vasudhaiva kutumbakam

(b)    identifying the factors facilitating and hindering the movement towards the vision;

(c)     examining the role of leadership in enabling the humanity move towards the vision where our mindset is coextensive with cosmic consciousness. 

Seminar Design

To achieve its objectives, the proposed seminar shall adopt a two-fold approach: 
(a) Key addresses by subject experts in the field, and

(b) Participation by means of research papers.


Call for research papers:

Keeping in view the focus of the seminar on the role of leadership, the participants are invited to send a write up of about 400 words on the theme 'Human Values, Leadership and the vision that the world is one family' to raoparmeshwar19@gmail.com by the 15th of June, 2017. The participants whose write-ups get adjudged as top three would be participating in a panel discussion on the said theme. These three would be treated as invitee-participants in the Seminar.

The Academy of Integral Management

The Academy of Integral Management (AIM) aims to bridge the chasm between the two diverse realms of human endeavour – Management and Spirituality.

AIM’s vision is to enable businesses to run as per the tenets of spirituality, in particular the ones which can be deduced from the works of Sri Aurobindo.

AIM does not denounce the notion of profits, which represent the capacity of a business to sustain itself and to yield satisfactory returns to its investors. It endeavours to go beyond the notion of a business being run on a commercial compass alone. It advocates the use of a spiritual compass as well. It espouses the cause of sustainability. It intends to showcase the power of a holistic approach which is a collaborative effort of all stakeholders to ensure long term gains for a business.

AIM is doing this by the following means: 

1.   Highlighting the relevance of an alternative paradigm to view managerial processes;

2.   Disseminating the utility of the Four Pillars of Integral Management – Perfection, Harmony, Strength and Wisdom.

3.   Project real time examples from the field of business which demonstrate the applicability of the Four Pillars.

4.   Develop case studies which can be discussed with CEOs/owners of businesses who wish to raise the bar and leave behind a mark of their own in running businesses.

5.   Enable entrepreneurs to discover the power of the concept of Four Pillars and encourage them to use it to achieve spectacular successes in their business.

6.   Grooming practicing managers and executives to become socially responsible and value based individuals, capable of avoiding the pitfalls of excessive power and pelf, running businesses in a professional and humane manner.

7.   Reorient the thinking of management academicians and research scholars by drawing their attention to the tenets of Integral Management, thereby paving the way for reform of higher education in the field of management.

 

8.   Designing training modules, publishing research papers and books on the relevance of Integral Management.

We happen to live in an era when the concept of globalization is under a grave threat. Post-Brexit, and post-US 2016 Elections, the world appears to be entering a phase of de-globalization. Protctionist walls are getting higher. Right wing thought is on the upswing.

Time to revisit the age old concept of 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbukam', enshrined in many of humanity's scriptures. Whether it is the Maha Upanishad, the Sangam Tamil literature, the Ahmadiyya Muslim thought, the Bahaa'i faith, or the Ubuntu philosophy - all speak of the concept of a global community.

Key take-aways:

(a)     Understanding the extent to which the world today is congruent with the vision of vasudhaiva kutumbakam

(b)    identifying the factors facilitating and hindering the movement towards the vision;

(c)     examining the role of leadership in enabling the humanity move towards the vision where our mindset is coextensive with cosmic consciousness. 

Seminar Design

To achieve its objectives, the proposed seminar shall adopt a two-fold approach: 
(a) Key addresses by subject experts in the field, and

(b) Participation by means of research papers.


Call for research papers:

Keeping in view the focus of the seminar on the role of leadership, the participants are invited to send a write up of about 400 words on the theme 'Human Values, Leadership and the vision that the world is one family' to raoparmeshwar19@gmail.com by the 15th of June, 2017. The participants whose write-ups get adjudged as top three would be participating in a panel discussion on the said theme. These three would be treated as invitee-participants in the Seminar.

The Academy of Integral Management

The Academy of Integral Management (AIM) aims to bridge the chasm between the two diverse realms of human endeavour – Management and Spirituality.

AIM’s vision is to enable businesses to run as per the tenets of spirituality, in particular the ones which can be deduced from the works of Sri Aurobindo.

AIM does not denounce the notion of profits, which represent the capacity of a business to sustain itself and to yield satisfactory returns to its investors. It endeavours to go beyond the notion of a business being run on a commercial compass alone. It advocates the use of a spiritual compass as well. It espouses the cause of sustainability. It intends to showcase the power of a holistic approach which is a collaborative effort of all stakeholders to ensure long term gains for a business.

AIM is doing this by the following means: 

1.   Highlighting the relevance of an alternative paradigm to view managerial processes;

2.   Disseminating the utility of the Four Pillars of Integral Management – Perfection, Harmony, Strength and Wisdom.

3.   Project real time examples from the field of business which demonstrate the applicability of the Four Pillars.

4.   Develop case studies which can be discussed with CEOs/owners of businesses who wish to raise the bar and leave behind a mark of their own in running businesses.

5.   Enable entrepreneurs to discover the power of the concept of Four Pillars and encourage them to use it to achieve spectacular successes in their business.

6.   Grooming practicing managers and executives to become socially responsible and value based individuals, capable of avoiding the pitfalls of excessive power and pelf, running businesses in a professional and humane manner.

7.   Reorient the thinking of management academicians and research scholars by drawing their attention to the tenets of Integral Management, thereby paving the way for reform of higher education in the field of management.

8.   Designing training modules, publishing research papers and books on the relevance of Integral Management.