ICON 2019

7th International Conference on Spirituality beyond Repertoire: A Leadership Key to Societal Happiness and Sustained Harmony 2019

Varanasi, India
23 - 24 February 2019
The conference ended on 24 February 2019

Important Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline
15th November 2018
Abstract Acceptance Notification
20th November 2018
Final Abstract / Full Paper Deadline
30th November 2018

About ICON 2019

The 7th International Conference on Spirituality beyond Repertoire: A Leadership Key to Societal Happiness and Sustained Harmony is a cerebral endeavor of School of Management Sciences, Varanasi to bring together notable academicians, researchers and knowledge seekers to explore the esoteric nature of spirituality, exchange their experiences of spiritual happiness and engage in eloquent dialogue on creating and sustaining spiritual harmony at individual and societal levels.


Happiness, Leadership development, Spirituality, Workplace spirituality, Self-compassion, Spiritual happiness, Societal happiness, Value based higher education, Spiritual harmony, Nature and spirituality, Spiritual empowerment of women, Harmony and international relations, Spirituality and human values, Happiness and wellbeing in education

Call for Papers

Submissions are solicited for the 7th International Conference on 'Spirituality beyond Repertoire: A Leadership Key to Societal Happiness and Sustained Harmony' (ICON 2019), a multi track, interdisciplinary conference that aims at providing a premier interdisciplinary colloquy for educators, practitioners and researchers to present and pursue their perspectives about the various connotations and applications of spirituality, happiness and harmony.

The broad sub themes of ICON 2019 are as follows:

Track-1: Leadership and Spirituality

  • Leadership development through Spiritual and philosophical approach
  • Sustainable and holistic model of Happiness, harmony and well-being.
  • Leadership & organizational happiness and harmony
  • Spiritual empowerment , women and leadership
  • Spirituality and leadership effectiveness
  • Maximizing the Triple Bottom Line through Spiritual Leadership
  • Spirituality beyond repertoire
  • Self-leadership for peace and harmony
  • Developing and Demonstrating Spiritual Leadership
  • Leadership thoughts in Ancient Literature
  • Mindful leadership: Harmony of eastern and western perceptions of leader
  • Role of Spiritual Leaders in creating a happy organization

Track-2: Culture of Spirituality& Happiness at Workplace

  • Workplace Spirituality
  • Spirituality for work efficiency and decision making
  • Spirituality for work life balance and employee well-being
  • Overcoming Stress at Workplace: Spirituality helps
  • Dimensions of happiness for women at workplace
  • Role of happiness in building a meaningful life and quality of work life
  • The happiness quotient of job
  • Happy organizations, positive organizational interventions
  • Organizational culture and happiness

Track-3: Happiness & Harmony: The Boulevard to Personal & Societal Well Being

  • Behavioral and physiological indicators of happiness
  • Subjective wellbeing: The path to happiness
  • Women as source and pivot of happiness in families
  • Structural inequalities that limit happiness
  • Human development and happiness
  • Self-Compassion: The key to happiness
  • Happiness as the consonance between internal and external harmony
  • Harmony with nature: Avoiding conflicts, creating conducive eco-systems and developing environmental consciousness
  • Happiness economics
  • Psychologyof happiness: Neuroscience based wellbeing measures
  • Contemporary perspectives on societal happiness and harmony

Track-4: Spiritual Happiness: Discovering a World Within

  • The ontology of spiritual happiness
  • Synergistic blending of happiness and harmony with spirituality
  • Spiritual well-being for improving health, happiness and harmony
  • Spirituality for common man
  • Spirituality in practice
  • Crisis prevention & spirituality
  • Emotional Health: spiritual health; spiritual quotient
  • Role of spirituality in dealing with the dark side of life

Track-5:The Diverse Connotations of Happiness

  • Cultural forces that shape attitudes toward happiness
  • Social Progress, Social Capital
  • Metrics of Societal happiness
  • Measurement of happiness in different cultural context
  • Happiness in traditional media (TV, film, theatre, print), social media and the Internet
  • Happiness in literature, arts and popular culture
  • Capturing wisdom from religion and philosophy
  • Law, public policy and happiness
  • Economic and social initiatives to enhance well being
  • Inter-disciplinary approaches of professional disciplines for solving human problems
  • Developing technologies for human welfare
  • Sustainability of spirituality in the world of technology, robots and artificial intelligence

Track-6: Spiritual & Ethical Values: The Sustainability Paradigm of Business

  • Spirituality and sustainability of business environment
  • Spiritual perspective of Capitalism and Consumerism
  • Reinventing Business Ethics through spirituality
  • Global Organizational and professional ethics
  • Harmonious co-existence of materialism and spiritualism
  • Spirituality and human values
  • Happiness and Wellbeing in Education
  • Value based higher education

Track-7: Global Heritage of Happiness & Harmony

  • The Narratives of Happiness: Early eastern ideologies
  • Wisdom from West: Postmodern notions of spirituality
  • Indian spiritual foundations for modern management
  • Globalizing the Indian models of happiness and harmony
  • Role of spiritual harmony in international relations
  • Impact of cultural values on conceptualizations of happiness around the world
  • Spiritual Legacy of Kashi

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