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Spirituality @ Work: one-day workshop and encounter

University of Hull, Tuesday, 26th January, 2016


10:00 – 10:30 Registration & Coffee

10:30 – 10:45 Welcome

10:45 – 11:45 Religion as Spiritual Resource Learning from Friends:

Developing appreciations for unknowing in reflexive practice Stephen Allen, University of Hull

Work and Life: Why Practical Theology Matters in the Quotidian Michael Wolf, Harvard University

11:45 – 12:45 Spirituality and Leadership

Spirituality, Leisure, Leadership Dermot Tredget, St Mary’s University

Spiritual Development and Leadership (presentation-led discussion) Karen Szulakowska, Light on Leadership

Respondent and Facilitator Catherine Voynnet-Fourboul, University of Paris 2

12:45 – 13:45 Lunch

13:45 – 15:00 Mindfulness

Buddhist mindfulness: Enhancing managerial adaptability in a turbulent world Marie Holm and Taran Patel, Grenoble Ecole de Management

Mindfulness, a way to metamorphose work into a self-fulfillment process: An anthropological approach Nicoleta Acatrinei, Swiss Expertise Management, Lausanne, Switzerland

Can Spirituality Open up New Horizons to Occupational Health? Michel Guillemin, University of Lausanne

15:00 – 16:00 Spirituality at Work and in Practice

Learning from Excellence: The Sacred Potential at the Heart of Everyday Paediatric Clinical Care? Simon Blake (University of Warwick), Adrian Plunkett (NHS) and Nicki Kelly (NHS)

Varieties of Spiritual Experience at Work: Institutional Trajectories of Alternative Mindsets Movements in the Workplace Gazi Islam and Marie Holm, Grenoble Ecole de Management

16:00 – 16:20 Coffee break

16:20 – 17:00 Keynote

Spiritual Performance: Meontology and Organization Stephen Linstead, University of York

17:00 Concluding Discussion

Yochanan Altman, IAMSR, Middlesex University (facilitator)

17:30 Close

18:30 Dinner (optional), venue: TBA

Please let us know if you intend to attend the dinner.


The event is free (a contribution to IAMSR of £15/20 Euro is suggested). Refreshments and lunch will be provided on behalf of the CSS. If you have not registered for the event yet, we would like to ask you to register online:

Travel Information

By train
If you travel by train, there are direct connections from London Kings Cross Station or
Manchester Piccadilly Station to Hull. For train times, please consult https://nationalrail.co.uk – we advise booking tickets in advance as tickets bought on the day are usually a lot more expensive.
If you arrive by train: taxis are just outside the station and – without traffic – a cab ride to the campus is about 10 min. Ask the driver to drop you off in front of the Business School of the University (I’ve attached a map). We will send more details about the exact location of the room sooner the time.

By airplane
If you fly into the UK, the most convenient airport for onward travel to Hull are Manchester Airport or Leeds Airport. There are connections from Manchester Airport to Manchester Piccadilly Station from where you can catch a train to Hull. Leeds Airport has connections to Leeds Station from where you can catch a train to Hull.
If you arrive at any of the London airports, please make your way to London Kings Cross
Station with regular trains to Hull.
The closest airport to Hull is Humberside Airport which offers regular flight connections to/from Amsterdam. Humberside airport is about a 40 min car drive from Hull. Onward travel to Hull is provided on an hourly basis by the HumberFlyer Bus. Please check the
website of Humberside Airport (https://www.humbersideairport.com/) if there are
transport connections that suit your travel plans.

By car
If you arrive by car and require a parking permit for the day, please get in touch and we will mail a permit to you. Permits are for car parks A on Salmon Grove, or at the North Entrance, or near the Business School. We will email you a car park map if you require a permit.

Taxi numbers

If you require a cab at any point, here are some phone numbers of cab companies: 01482 828282, 01482 353535, 01482 606060, 01482 575757.

Dietary Requirements

During the day, we’ll provide coffee, refreshment, and lunch. If you have any dietary requirements, please let us know. In the evening, the plan is to go out for an informal dinner (on a self-pay basis) to continue the discussions from during the day. To help us organize this and notify the restaurant, can you please let us know if you intend to attend and your dietary requirements.


Our 10am coffee start should allow most people to travel in the morning. If you require overnight accommodation, Hull is very affordable. There are two hotels in the vicinity of the train station, the Ibis Hull and the Holiday In Express Hull City Center: https://www.ibis.com/gb/hotel-3479-ibis-hull/index.shtml https://www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/gb/en/kingston-uponhull/huyuk/hoteldetail

Contact Information

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch:

Dr. Alexander D. Ornella: a.ornella@hull.ac.uk

Prof. Yochanan Altman: y_altman@hotmail.com

Dr. Sumona Mukhuty: s.mukhuty@hull.ac.uk