Innovative Development to Empower Authentic Leadership (IDEAL)
November 2021 – February 2022
Everyone wants to make an impact. Few know how to transform their vision into reality.
Here at IDEAL we will empower you to be a positive change-maker by giving you the tools and support necessary to deliver your dream project to the world.
One of the most ambitious and universal purposes Srila Prabhupada set for ISKCON is the first of the seven
"To systematically propagate spiritual knowledge to society at large and to educate all peoples in the techniques of spiritual life in order to check the imbalance of values in life and to achieve real unity and peace in the world".
So who is it for
Anyone who wants to create a positive change project
Anyone who wants to scale up an existing project or wants to pivot and be more socially conscious
Anyone who possesses leadership skills and capacity to make quality investments in one’s business
In the program you will get answers to these questions:
How to grow spiritually in my professional and business projects and at the same time earn be financially successful?
How can I create a project that adresses global contemporary issues of the society with spiritual methods?
How to use my talents and skills in serving God, people and the environment?
How can I live a deeply meaningful life and feel inspired by what I do every day?
Active member of the 'ISKCON Global Devotee Care Committee' and Director for "The Institute For Applied Spiritual Technology".
She travels world-wide, teaching seminars, workshops and trainings on 'Compassionate Leadership: Nurturing and Sustaining Relationships'. Her areas of focus is Conflict Resolution, Mediation, Relationship Counseling and Communication tools. She, recently co-authored a GBC approved course for 'ISKCON Devotee Care'
Urmila Devi Mataji (Dr Edith Best) has served ISKCON continuously since her initiation by Srila Prabhupada in 1973 ...
She is a PhD in Educational Leadership and a Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, a counseling and teaching system. She is also a certified in the Prepare system of pre-marital counseling
Independent entrepreneur and one of the best devotee specialists in the human development field ...
He was a former Temple President of the Bhaktivedanta Manor and a National Representative of Steven Covey in the UK, who helped many famed corporations to achieve great heights
The aim of this course is to explore various dimensions of dialogue as ways of fostering cultures of sharing across various boundaries, especially but not limited to real or imagined boundaries of religious identities and practices. Our driving question will be how each student can incorporate a dialogical, interreligious component in her or his current project development and as a component of one's personal spiritual practice.
About the teacher:
Active ISKCON missionary since 1972; received PhD from University of Oxford in the Study of Religion in 2004; Research Fellow, Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies (www.ochs.org.uk) and Fellow, Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics (www.oxfordanimalethics.com); has studied, taught, and written on comparative religion and comparative theology; has participated in interreligious dialogue events including the Parliament of the World's Religions and ISKCON-sponsored Vaishnava-Christian dialogues. His academic website: www.kennethvalpey.com
Tony trains and coaches in behavioural competencies, in the principles and techniques of interpersonal communication and public speaking. Facilitation of role-plays for private and public entities
Where and when
Online. From November 2021 to February 2022
Thanks to the online format, you can participate in training without interfearing with your projects, business and family. At the same time the training will be quite intense, so you should be sure you have enough time and energy for it.
These are the components of your IDEAL education:
About 3-4 hours per week of video lecture on Saturday and Sunday (which will be available as recordings)
2 zoom-meetings per week in small project groups (1,5-2 hours each)
1 online broadcast (1-1,5 hour) per week with the teacher to discuss the results of the course
Individual work on your project
Online chat with the students and teachers during the course
How to enroll:
Click "Join" and fill in the form.
You will receive a letter with instructions for your entry task (you will be asked to write an essay).
You will receive an email indicating whether you have been accepted or not.
If you are accepted you will receive further information on how to pay the tuition fee.
Our program has been designed to provide the best quality of learning experience, so we are limiting the number of people to 30 for this course. To enroll, you will need to successfully complete an essay and pay the course fee. The selection will be on a first come first serve basis.
Cost of education
We use modern and convenient educational online platforms and attract the very best teachers and developers to provide you with first-class training.
1. Do I have to take all courses to complete the curriculum?
You can choose to take as many courses as you like, however, to receive the IDEAL diploma you will need to complete a minimum of 8 courses. Please note that regardless of how many courses you end up taking, you will be charged a full fee.
2. Can I get my money back if I change my mind?
If you decide to no longer take the course, you can get your tuition fee back. Please note that you will get your money back minus any associated bank transaction commission (approx. 10%).
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One of India’s most sacred places of worship, where time stops: the most spiritual tales took place once upon a long time ago.
Nestled between the sacred river Ganges, the whispering rice fields and the adjacent Radha Madhava Temple.
Two hours and a half from the airport, 5 minutes from the temple, 10 mins from the famously breathtaking Srila Prabhupada Samadhi.
The staff take care of guests with the exceptional grace, charm and attention to detail for which Asian hospitality is known.