Inaugural Conference Spirituality & Management: strangers no more?

9-10 December 2010
Hosted by WU Wien – Vienna University of Economics and Business
Venue: Location: UZA I, sector D, level 02, Großer Sitzungssaal (large conference room)
UZA I, sector D, level 01, Kleiner Sitzungssaal (small conference room) – Augasse 2-6, 1090 Vienna, Austria


Convenors: Wolfgang Mayrhofer and Yochanan Altman

Day 1: Thursday, 9  December 2010

13:00 – 13:30 Welcome reception (sponsored by JMSR)

13:30 – 13:55 Introduction to the conference (large room)

Wolfgang Mayrhofer: opening remarks
Yochanan Altman: Vienna and workplace spirituality

13:55 – 14:45 Session 1: acdemic papers (large room)

David Miller, Timothy Ewest: The Integration Box: a new tool for examining workplace spirituality
Simon Dolan, Zahra Solouki: Coaching by Value: The leadership spirituality connection

14:45 – 15:00 Mini-Break

15:00 – 16:15  Session 2: workshops (parallel  sessions)

André Habisch, Christian Loza Adaui (convenors): Sharingholders – What inspires and what limits spiritually motivated businesses? (large room)
Michael Muller-Camen (convenor) Spiritual approaches in consulting, coaching and management development: Opportunities and Limitations  (small room)

16:15 – 16:45 Break (incl. a mini Chanukah celebration (sponsored by )

16:45 – 18:25 Experiential  sessions (parallel sessions): 45 mns. each (10 mns. Interval in between)

Karen Szulakowska: Art and Heart of Leadership  (large room)
Eva Ariela Lindberg: Tulip Love (small room)

20:00 Dinner in the Inner City of Vienna

Day 2: Friday, 10 December 2010

09:00 – 10:20  Session 3: academic papers  (large conference room)

Nada Kakabadse, Isaac Mostovicz: Between Tikkum Olam and Tshuva
Thomas Thakadipuram: Leaders’ quest for wholeness: A management spirituality perspective
Nandini Shekhar: Balancing material and spiritual lives–when excellence meets ethics

10:20 – 10:45 Break

10:50 – 12:00 Session 4: academic papers  (large conference room)

Michelle French: How can Managers Encourage Spirituality in the Workplace?
Emil Inauen: Internalizing motivation: motivation in religious orders
Queralt Prat-i-Pubill: Human Quality and Construction of Axiological Projects

12:10 – 13:15 Lunch (also brief on Indian Conference and on MSR AoM)  – Restaurant „Zum Rznicek“, 1090 Vienna, Reznicekgasse 10

13:25 – 14:25 Session 5: roundtables (parallel large and small room)

Large room Judy Neal, Ralph Ellis and colleagues: Edgewalkers in practice
Small room
Nada Kakabadse, Isaac Mostovicz: From Self-Restoration to Restoring the World

14:25 – 14:40 Mini-Break

14:40 – 15:20  Session 6: academic papers  (large conference room and parallel small room)

Large room Lenette Schuijt: Leaders and paradoxes
Christina Schwabenland: Framing the Others

Small room Frans Dokman: „I am because we are“ – Sharing Spirituality at the World Council of Churches
Erna Oldenboom, David McKie, Walter Baets: Managing without spirits is an illusion

15:30 – 16:30 Session 7: academic papers (large conference room)

Judy Neal: Assesing Qualities and Skills of Those Integrating Spirituality and Management
Ramnath Narayanswamy: Interface between Management, Spirituality and Design Thinking
Jody Fry: Spiritual Leadership: taking stock & moving ahead

16:30 – 16:55 Break

17:00 – 18:00 Session 8: experiential (musical) session (large conference room)

June Boyce-Tillman: Singing the Mystery: Hildegard of Bingen

18:00 – 18:15 Closing remarks

Yochanan Altman / Wolfgang Mayrhofer