short news from ebbf members
#rethinkmaterialism — Consumerism or fulfilling your purpose in life? That is the question! - by Gary Reusche
#rethinkmaterialism — Consumerism or fulfilling your purpose in life? That is the question!
Very relevant to ebbf’s annual conference theme is this article offered by one of the first people to join and become #ebbfmember over 20 years ago:
#ebbfmember Augusto Lopez-Claros was recently interviewed by New Zealand’s National Public Radio.
The journalist, Charlotte Graham-McLay, was interested in discussing alternative metrics of human welfare and development (a hot topic in the country at the moment), beyond GDP;
they ended up talking about gender equality as well and why it matters so much in today’s globalized world.
Achieving Moral Excellence in Business - a new course offered by #ebbfmembers Nabil Elias and Jean Parker
#ebbfmember and ebbf’s dean of education Nabil Elias will be offering together with #discoveringhow ebbf podcast producer Jean Parker a great “Achieving Moral Excellence in Business” course.
It will be offered on Wilmette Institute’s Learning Center ‘s platform and will include modules dedicated to
“Identifying and Challenging Prevalent Assumptions in Business and Management”
“Outlining a Spiritually Grounded Framework for Business and Management”
“Rethinking the Purpose of Business”
“Examining the Concepts of Leadership and Power”
“Upholding Moral Values in a Toxic Environment”
#rethinkmaterialism - take the question to your workplace and learn how start the transition 14th of January
Two questions will be at the centre of the second opportunity to meet and enjoy ebbf’s online learning experience in the run-up to the #rethinkmaterialism annual conference :
– what were the reactions of your colleagues when you asked them about the underlying reasons for materialistic goals in their workplace?
What happened when the conversation was introduced to them? And during the exchange?
– what did you learn about those underlying assumptions?
Find out more about how we can transition our workplace away from purely and only materialstic goals to a more balanced workplace.
and how you too can enjoy this online learning event on the 14th of January here : https://goo.gl/Snsdfh
YOU CAN NOW VIEW the first ebbf online learning experience in the run-up to the annual conference.
We started to rethinkmaterialism (the theme of ebbf’s next annual conference) and explored how to transition our careers and workplaces to balance our natural material needs with our spiritual essence.
How can we start to make that happen in our companies? How can we start conversations in our workplaces? How are others approaching this transition in their organizations? Those were some of the questions we addressed during the online event.
And you can click on the link below to both VOTE the topic you’d like to see covered and see the dates of the next pre-annual conference online learning sessions that you can join:
Why should we #RethinkMaterialism?
#ebbfmember Nahal Tavangar shows in the image some creative ways in which she came up with new ideas at a recent ebbf event and you can read the reasons given by people from around the world who already booked their place at ebbf’s annual international event.
Why do YOU think we should Rethink Materialism?
If you are interested in offering a keynote or a learnshop at ebbf’s next international annual event, you have until 30th of November to send your proposal.
We are looking to create a truly inspiring learning event attracting speakers and facilitators of workshops, who are able to challenge current assumptions, elevate our thinking and inspire meaningful conversations and actions using topics relevant both to ebbf and to the theme of the event.
ebbf is constantly exploring and testing new ways to accompany you and allow you a learning experience that will grow your personal and our community’s cumulative capacity and impact.
We know how much easier it is to learn and progress when you enter a mutually supportive partnership with a like minded group of individuals,
We are now offering just to ebbf members a first opportunity to test and benefit from a new way to experience ebbf accompaniment :
you can now take part in #ebbfweaccompany , but you only have until the 15th of November to enrol in this first pilot.
Together with its own range of publications, ebbf offers you the possibility to have your own (ebbf-relevant) book to be featured on ebbf’s recommended publications page.
Send us your amazon link and any supporting article to introduce it.
Equality for women = Prosperity for all
A very timely book that hashtag#ebbfmember Augusto Lopez-Claros co-wrote with Bahiyyih Nakhjavani recently featured on Stanford Social Innovation Review :
PURCHASE IT ON EBBF’s STORE HERE
You can also read on Stanford’s Social Innovation Review, the article mentioning this book:
REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN !
If you are interested in attending this 29th ebbf annual international learning event, and addressing this year’s theme “rethinking materialism” with a global, diverse group of participants, then you have just until the 16th of October to purchase a special pre-early bird rate.
We are also very interested to create the kind of program that would help you most to bring those conversations and actions into your office:
What are the topics and dynamics that you would find most useful at this event?