Sri Aurobindo Foundation for Integral Management (SAFIM) conducted an experiential workshop, titled ‘Corporate Governance through Consciousness – Self-Governing Leadership’ for management executives, on May 25–26, 2018, at Sri Aurobindo Bhavan Complex, J. P. Nagar, Bengaluru. National Foundation for Corporate Governance (NFCG), Ministry of Corporate Affairs, was the principal partner for the workshop.
The workshop was attended by senior executives from finance and IT backgrounds.
The programme, facilitated by Ms. Rupa S., Director, SAFIM and Mezjan Dallas, Senior Associate, SAFIM, began with an unconventional session of introduction which broke the ice and set the theme of the workshop.
The concept of Governance, its importance, and the reasons for its failure in the business world were discussed through interactive sessions and group discussions, supported by relevant video clips and case studies. The varied scenarios where human nature plays the main culprit in failing governance were also demonstrated. All the participants converged in concluding that external frameworks and regulations are effective only when aberrations in human nature do not etch out loopholes into them.
True governance starts from the self and thus the integral approach to an awakening of the ‘ethical consciousness’, the crucial steps to self-governance and the role of effective leadership in a ‘conscious’ self-governing community were deliberated in detail.
On the concluding day, the participants were ready with an action plan, to go back and implement the learning of self-governance towards governance, not only in a professional environment, but in every aspect of life.
“Very good programme. Look forward to many more such programs. Would be great if such programs are conducted frequently.”
—Jeevan Koneti, Chief Architect, 24D Technology
“The programme is very good. It helped to analyze our individual self-governance.”
—Elanahan Ula, Corporation Bank
“It was an excellent programme. Definitely recommended to others.”
—Sudarsan Sethi, Corporation Bank
“Programme was very interactive and interesting.”
—S. Sivakumar, DGM, Corporation Bank
“The program learnings will be very helpful in our individual and official life.”
—K. R. Satyanarayana, Corporation Bank
“Faculty is excellent. Workshop has given very important inputs.”
—T Annadurai, Corporation Bank
“Very effective programme. Made us introspect with special focus on self-governance.”
—Krishna Murthy, Corporation Bank