In these monthly conversations, we speak with some of the leading figures in creating a healthy, thriving, and socially just business world.
We learn about their work, and we ask them: What needs to change, at the deepest level, to bring about the transformations we need?
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Webinar: Saturday, September 24th, 2022, 12 pm EST / 11 am CST / 9 am PST
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Rajrajeshwari Candace Badgett
Body, Mind, Soul- The Business & Practice of Ayurveda
Webinar: Saturday, June 11, 2022, 12 pm EST / 11 am CST / 9 am PST
In 1990, Candace Badgett and her husband, Rogers Badgett, built a 36,000 sq ft health facility, The Raj, in Fairfield, Iowa, pioneering the use of Ayur-Vedic medicine in North America. They are the owners and operators of this facility, as well as international consultants to those who wish to open Ayur-Vedic clinics in their countries.
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She has been a teacher of the TM program for almost 50 years and has taught TM worldwide.
She is on the Board of Trustees of the women’s university, Maharishi University of Enlightenment, as well as a Board member of the World Association of Vedic Science (WAVES), a leading International organization sponsoring yearly academic Conferences on Vedic Science. In 2014 she organized for the WAVES conference to be held at MUM.
She is also a Board member of the World Health Foundation that supports international projects to provide sustainable health programs, and to protect the culture of indigenous peoples.
Candace and her husband, who is the current mayor, are founding members of Maharishi Vedic City – Iowa’s newest city created to uphold Vedic principles including organic agriculture, natural medicine, sustainable architecture, and Consciousness-based Education.
Alternative Dispute Resolution: Stories of a Mediator
Webinar: Saturday, May 14, 2022, 12 pm EST / 11 am CST / 9 am PST
Internationally known as both a mediator and trainer of mediators, Zena D. Zumeta is president of the Mediation Training & Consultation Institute, Zena Zumeta Mediation Services, and The Collaborative Workplace in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
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She received her Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School. Ms. Zumeta is a former board member and president of the Academy of Family Mediators (now merged into the Association for Conflict Resolution), past president of the Michigan Council for Family and Divorce Mediation, and past Regional Vice President of the Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution. She is a member of the Editorial Board of the American Bar Association’s Dispute Resolution Magazine.
Ms. Zumeta has extensive experience as a trainer, mediator, facilitator and consultant. She has been providing mediation services since 1981.
She is an approved civil and family mediator in Michigan, and an approved mediation trainer for Michigan and many other states. She has taught at Hamline University School of Law, and is an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University School of Law’s Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, and Cooley Law School.
Ms. Zumeta is the recipient of the the Family Mediation Council-Michigan Liftetime Achievement in Mediation Award; the National Education Association/Saturn Corporation Award for Union-Management Collaboration; the John Haynes Distinguished Mediator Award from the Association for Conflict Resolution; and the Kumba Award from the National Conference on Minorities in ADR.
Shri Ajay Prakash Shrivastava
Conscious Business: Lessons from Maharishi
Webinar: Saturday, April 16, 2022, 12 pm EST / 11 am CST / 9 am PST
In this presentation Shri Ajay Prakash Shrivastava shared about Maharishi’s lessons on conscious business.
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Ajay Prakash Shrivastava is a long time practitioner of Maharishi’s Transcendental Meditation program and a TM teacher. He was personally trained by Maharishi and worked under his guidance for various projects, connected with various social, educational and charitable organizations in India and internationally.
Ajay Prakash Shrivastava is the Chancellor of Maharishi University of Information Technology and the President of Maharishi Institute of Creative Intelligence.
He is also the President of Maharishi Shiksha Sansthan since its inception. This Society is managing more than 125 Schools under the name “Maharishi Vidya Mandir” and consciousness based education all over the country.
Dr Andy Bargerstock
How to utilize information about the company to develop an enterprise valuation for a small business
Webinar: Saturday, March 12, 2022, 12 pm EST / 11 am CST / 9 am PST
In this presentation, Dr. B will discuss a recent consulting project where he helped a 20-year privately-held small business to determine its fair market value. The model chosen for the evaluation is based on a well-known private equity firm’s version of the Earnings Multiple Model.
There are seven (7) factors that affect the valuations of small businesses:
- EBITDA size
- Revenue Trends
- Profit Margins
- Customer Concentration
- Industry Concentration
- Strength and Depth of Management
- Sustainable Competitive Advantages
Dr. B will show how to utilize information about the company to develop an enterprise valuation.
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Andrew Bargerstock, M.B.A., C.P.A., Ph.D. Management (MIU) is a former Fortune 500 executive, auditor of publicly traded companies, Lean Management consultant, published author of numerous peer-reviewed articles in the fields of accounting, finance, lean management, and human resources management. He is the former Director of the MBA program at MIU. Over the past ten years, his attention has been in the field of investment management where he teaches online courses in long-term investing and short-term options trading with RuleOneInvesting.com. In addition, during the past several years, Dr. B has been an Adjunct Finance Professor with Norwich University in Vermont.
President of LIM – Leadership in Motion: Being the Transformational Coach
Webinar: Saturday, November 13, 12 pm EST / 11 am CST / 9 am PST
Ernie Turner is the President of LIM, Leadership in Motion, a global consulting firm focused on development – people and business – simultaneously using Action Reflection Learning™ principles. Ernie has a BA in English Literature from Wheaton College, Illinois, and an MA in Educational Administration from City College, NYC.
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Early in his career, over a 10-year period, Ernie worked and lived in Sarawak, Malaysia (with the US Peace Corps), then in Angola, Brazil, Italy and Kenya as a teacher and principal with International Schools Services. Subsequently, he co-led a major organizational change project with the New York City school system, working with the New York Urban Coalition, a consortium of corporations investing in major urban change.
For the last 32 years, Ernie has been leading LIM. In this capacity, he has been building LIM as an organization and working on a variety of change initiatives within multinational corporations around the world including merger integration, leadership development, team development, culture change, organizational alignment, human resource development and team coach development. Some of the organizations he has personally worked with include: AMA, Amex, Apple, AstraZeneca, AT&T, Bayer, Berlex, BMS, Boskalis, Boston School System, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Chase, Coca-Cola, Concepcion, CPR, EDC, Ferring, Himont, HSBC, IQVIA, Juniper Networks, Lufthansa, mClinica, Menarini, Merck (MSD), Motorola, ON Semiconductor, OOCL, Pfizer, Prudential, Roche, Romanian School System, Save Sarawak Rivers, Shire, SKF, Standard Chartered Bank, StenaLine, Stroypolymer, Stryker, Syngenta, Tekra, UNDP and Volvo.
Ernie has coached many executives from all kinds of industries and over 120 leadership teams. He has written numerous articles on leadership, teamwork, peer group coaching and learning and contributed to several books including Earning While Learning in Global Leadership, recounting Volvo’s 10-year experience using Action Reflection Learning principles and practices. He led a cross-functional team of AstraZeneca professionals in writing The Little Book on Teamwork. Ernie and Isabel Rimanoczy, co-authored Action Reflection Learning: Solving Real Business Problems by Connecting Learning with Earning. He has written another book, Gentle Interventions for Team Coaching: Little things that make a BIG difference. He is currently writing another book on Shared Leadership Disciplines. He is a frequent conference speaker.
President, Pax Natura Foundation (USA)
Webinar: Saturday, October 16, 12 pm EST / 11 am CST / 9 am PST
Randall Tolpinrud is president of Pax Natura Foundation and the Bosque Lluvioso..
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Randall was involved in the early stages of the Sustainable Development movement in the early 1990’s and was the author of a popular book on the principles of Green Building. As a Broker and Instructor in sustainable development with the State of Utah Department of Commerce, he partnered with Utah State University to build the most energy-efficient and healthy demonstration home of its time at the University’s Botanical Center. Randall taught philosophy, mysticism, and environmental ethics at a small college in Utah. He is the principle author of the Pax Natura Declaration and Charter and has participated and spoken at numerous environment conferences in the U.S., Europe and Central America. He, along with other Pax Natura Trustees, represented Costa Rican forest conservation programs at the United Nations Framework on Climate Change (UNFCCC), within the Conference of the Parties (COP), and at Carbon Market Conferences throughout the world.
Randall is President of Groupwest Corporation that promotes energy and resource-efficient building design and has earned several awards for its residential and commercial development. As a member of the American Solar Energy Society (ASES), Groupwest has developed several solar-photovoltaic generating plants. Randall serves on the board of directors for Round River Conservation Studies and is a member of the Organic Consumers Association and an advocate for non-GMO agriculture and agro-ecology. He has also served as a director of the Environmental Humanities Graduate program at the University of Utah College of Humanities. Randall received a BA in Philosophy and a MS in Environmental Studies from the University of Utah.
William R. Torbert
Renowned senior member of the adult development, leadership, and organization transformation fields, award-winning researcher, consultant, and teacher
Webinar: Saturday, September 18, 11 am CST
As a civilization and for personal well-being, we need to practice a kind of philosophy, social science, and social action that leads us toward, not just general theoretical truths, but (more importantly and more difficultly) timely action in the unique circumstances we face now.
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William Torbert is currently a founding board member of Global Leadership Associates and Amara Collaborative, as well as Leadership Professor Emeritus at Boston College. Recent recognitions include: the 2010 Outstanding Scholar Award from the Western Academy of Management; the 2012 re-publication of his 2005 HBR article “Seven Transformations of Leadership” as one of the Harvard Business Review’s top ten leadership reads ever; the 2013 Center for Creative Leadership Walter F. Ulmer Jr. Award for Career Contributions to Applied Leadership Research; and the 2014 Chris Argyris Career Achievement Award from the Academy of Management.
He recently published his book “Numbskull in the Theatre of Inquiry: Transforming Self, Friends, Organizations, and Social Science”.
May 21–23, 2021
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About the conference
This conference aimed to bring together leading voices from around the world to discuss broad approaches and proven techniques for promoting a consciousness-based view of leadership and management for a more blissful and peaceful world.