Second European Managers Conference in Italy

It was one of these typical Italian spring weekends that the organisers of the ISSE Institute South Europe and of the ESSE Institute North Europe had chosen to invite for the Second European Managers Conference from the 9th until the 10th of April 2016 in Milan.

In spite of a strike in Greece and Italy 35 managers and interested came together under the motto

‘Managing Change and Growth through Human Values & Spiritual Leadership‘

in ‘Mother Sai’, the conference centre of the Italian SSIO. On both days the participants coming from Norway, Holland, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Greece, Croatia and South-Africa intensively worked in discourses und workshops on the three main topics of the conference, which in addition was attended by a representative of the Italian government in Rome and the major of the region Varallo Pombia:

  • Creating awareness for the need of a value based management
  • Exchanging experiences of implementation 
  • Establishing a platform for spiritual management

The invited CEOs and managers Manfred Müller-Gransee from Germany, Markos Lyras from the United Kingdom and Thomas Rohland from Holland spoke about their experiences in implementing a management structure based on the five Human Values Truth, Righteousness, Peace, Love and Nonviolence in their companies. In two further discourses the trainers of the ISSE Institute George Bebedelis und Vassiliki Stephanides from Greece deepened the understanding of the concepts of the two values Truth and Righteousness. Afterwards these new insights were worked out together with all participants in several workshops, before a panel discussion and a brainstorming about how to proceed in this important topic in future ended this valuable meeting in Italy.

At the end all participants were very grateful to the Italian hosts who managed to prepare a wonderful and remarkable frame with their selfless service for this conference.

Glimpses from the conference can be viewed here


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