2020 Annual Conference

Dignity at Work

Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan

Conference 20222020-03-11T15:25:07+01:00

2020 ANNUAL HUMANISTIC MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE THEME: DIGNITY AT WORK

The 2020 Eighth Annual Humanistic Management Conference will take place on the Xth and Yth of November 2020 in Kyoto, Japan, hosted by Doshisha University.

2020 marks the 10th anniversary of positioning unconditional respect for the dignity of life as the definitory foundation of Humanistic Management. It was in 2010, at the 16th International Symposium on Ethics, Business and Society at IESE Business School in Barcelona, Spain that Ernst von Kimakowitz, co-founder of the Humanistic Management Network, first presented the three stepped approach to Humanistic Management with unconditional respect for the dignity of life as its foundation.

To commemorate this anniversary and the rich and varied body of knowledge that has since emerged on the topic of Humanistic Management, the theme of our 2020 Eighth Annual Humanistic Management Conference is Dignity at Work. This theme’s wording carries different connotations. On one side it can be interpreted as focusing on the level at which dignity is respected at a workplace and is thus asking if and how unconditional respect for the dignity of life is experienced by members of an organization in the daily work life. But Dignity at Work can also be interpreted as focusing on the impact generated when respect for the dignity of life is ingrained in an organization’s DNA. This interpretation of our conference theme is looking at the inner functionings of organizations that are respectful of dignity and the outcomes they produce. In addition our 2020 conference theme also inspires reflection on our own current state of thinking on what Humanistic Management means. In summary this conference will be a catalyst for enhancing our understanding of a humanistic management paradigm whilst offering our global community the opportunity to learn from and with each other.

We are most grateful and honored to be able to have this conference at Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan which is also a most fitting location for this conference theme. Dignity, well being and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) feature prominently in Japanese business culture and the curent discourse on the role of business in society.

To provide you with a valuable conference experience we have built an interactive program spanning two and a half days to offer you keynotes, workshops, paper sessions, panels and ample networking opportunities and the festive launch of the Humanistic Management Network Japan Chapter.

Come join us at the 2020 Eighth Annual Humanistic Management Conference – together we make impact towards a more sustainable and more equitable planet.

On behalf of everyone at the Humanistic Management Network we look forward to welcoming you in Kyoto

Ernst von Kimakowitz

Mari Iizuka

SPEAKERS

Please welcome with us outstanding speakers delivering impactful messages in service of our shared endeavor to use technology for a more sustainable and more equitable planet.

Cliff Prior

Wolfgang Amann has been designing and delivering executive education seminars for more than 20 years.

Cliff Prior

Mari Iizuka is professor of management at Doshisha Universit in Kyoto, Japan.

Cliff Prior

Pauline McCharles is a lifelong social entrepreneur with an MA in Organizational Development.

Cliff Prior

Jaba Sen Menon is a global business leader and a Certified Intelligent Leadership Coach with 30 years of experience in multiple sectors.

Cliff Prior

Shiv Tripathi is dean of the School of Management at CMR University in Bengaluru, India.

Cliff Prior

Ernst von Kimakowitz is passionate about strengthening the positive impact of business.

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

The conference will run over two days commencing on October X 2019 at 9am and closing on the following day, October Y 2019, at 5pm. To provide an interesting and fruitful conference to our speakers, guests and delegates we have built an interactive programme spanning two days offering keynotes, workshops, paper sessions, panels, ample networking opportunities and the launch of the Humanistic Management Network India Chapter. You can view the full programme, the call for papers and a short introduction to Humanistic Management under the links below.

PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR MORE PROGRAMME DETAILS OVER THE COMING MONTHS

REGISTRATION AND VENUE

We are offering payed tickets for those who can afford to contribute to the cost of this conference and a free ticket option for those who do not have the funds for doing so. We trust that you select your ticket aligned to your means.

VENUE

Doshisha University,
Karasuma-higashi-iru,
Imadegawa-dori,
Kamigyo-ku,
Kyoto-shi 602-8580
Japan

REGISTRATION

To register please visit our Eventbrite registration page

For any questions related to your registration please contact

info@humanisticmanagement.events

SPONSORS AND PARTNERS

The Humanistic Management Network is most grateful to our Hosts and Sponsors who share our passion for working towards a more sustainable and more equitable planet. Without their generous support this conference would not be possible.

The University of Lucerne has its roots reaching back as far as 1600 while it has only been established as one of Switzerland’s twelve universities in the year 2000 focused on the faculties of culture and social sciences, economics, health and medicine, law and theology.

blank

The goals of the University of Tübingen’s Weltethos-Institut are to promote awareness of moral issues among international economic and political actors and to facilitate meaningful intercultural dialogue and trust.

FURTHER PARTNERS TBC

CONFERENCE TEAM

This conference enjoyed tireless engagement and support of many members of the Humanistic Management Community.

Organizing Team

  • Mari Iizuka (Doshisha University)
  • Ernst von Kimakowitz (HMN / HMC)
  • TBD

Academic Committee

  • Mari Iizuka (Doshisha University)
  • Ernst von Kimakowitz (HMN / HMC)
  • TBD
  • TBD

PREVIOUS ANNUAL CONFERENCES

Navigate to previous editions of the Annual Humanistic Management Conference.

The 2019 Seventh Annual Humanistic Management Conference took place on October, 10. – 11. in Krakow, Poland, hosted by the Jagiellonian University.

The 2018 Sixth Annual Humanistic Management Conference took place on October 1st – 2nd in Bengaluru (formerly Bangalore), India, hosted by CMR University.

The 2017 Fifth Annual Humanistic Management Conference took place on October 5th – 6th in Tübingen, Germany, hosted by the Weltethos Institut.

The 2016 Fourth Annual Humanistic Management Conference took place on October 13th – 14th in Tübingen, Germany, hosted by the Weltethos Institut.

CONTACT US

For enquiries you can contact us via the contact form below.