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Seven International Organizations to Receive the International Spirit at Work Award

Submitted by: Association for Spirit at Work, The

Categories: Ratings & Awards, Corporate Social Responsibility

Posted: Oct 12, 2007 – 02:50 PM EST


Conference Honors Organizations Making a Difference in the Workplace and Inspires Others to Do the Same

Oct. 12 /CSRwire/ - EAST HAVEN, CT. - October 12, 2007 - Tyson Foods, Conner Partners and Bio-Seehotel are three of the seven progressive organizations to be honored at the third annual International Spirit at Work Conference October 19-21, 2007 at the Simpsonwood Retreat and Conference Center in Norcross, Georgia (near Atlanta). "Beyond Wealth: Creating and Measuring Authentic Success" is presented by the International Center for Spirit at Work (formerly the Association for Spirit at Work) in cooperation with the World Business Academy and the European Baha'i Business Forum.

The three-day conference features workshops by the CEOs, executives and internal change agents in the organizations that have received the International Spirit at Work Awards. The honorees are recognized for specific policies, programs or practices that nurture spirituality inside their organizations. They are:

This year's honorees are:

An Cosan, a charitable organization in Dublin, Ireland that serves to educate and empower people in the community, especially women and children.They are receiving the Award for their commitment to spiritual development of all their stakeholders, including employees, and for such spiritual practices as the Opening Circle and their Days of Reflection.

The Bio-Seehotel Zeulenroda, the best conference hotel in Germany for the past four years, is committed to a corporate philosophy based on the productive interaction of human beings, society and the universe. They are receiving the award for the ways in which they have integrated ecological sustainability and spirituality for employees and guests.

The Centre for Excellence in Leadership is a national agency funded by the UK government with a remit to foster and support leadership improvement, reform, transformation, sustainability, and quality improvement. They are receiving the award for their multiple programs in spirituality in the workplace including an introductory workshop called "Spirited Leadership," their commitment to Servant Leadership, and their focus on being "reflective practitioners.

Conner Partners is a U.S. organization of highly experienced consultants who offer consulting, coaching, and mentoring services to organizations engaged in large-scale transitions, transformations, and global organizational change. They are being recognized for their focus on creating a culture of employees who are all committed to a belief in something greater than themselves and who see work as a spiritual journey. Conner Partners has developed a guiding document called the Strength of Character document that spells out their spiritual values, practices, and aspirations.

Prairie View is a non-profit, outcomes-based regional behavioral and mental health system with six locations in Kansas. Founded by Mennonites, this organization is a spiritual community that welcomes people of all paths. They are receiving the award for their "Inviting Creativity and Spirituality Into the Workplace" 14 week program, for their Spirit at Work study group, for their Pastoral Care program that includes employees, their Food for Thought speakers series, and several other initiatives.

Ternary Software, Inc. is an innovative software development service for emerging technology companies. Since its inception five years ago, Ternary has risen quickly to rank in the top 50 fastest growing companies in the Philadelphia region with more than $2 Million annual revenue. The success of Ternary Software, Inc. is due not only to the business acumen of its founders, but to its purpose to develop the healthiest possible system where enlightenment may thrive. They are being honored for their unique business approach called Holacracy, that focuses on a transpersonal space for decision making.

Tyson Foods is the world's largest processor and marketer of chicken, beef, and pork, the second-largest food production company in the Fortune 500 and a member of the S&P 500. They have been nationally recognized as a faith-friendly company, and are making dedicated efforts to serve as stewards of the animals, land, and environment. Tyson makes a public statement in their core values of "We strive to honor God and be respectful of each other, our customers, and other stakeholders." They are being honored for their Chaplain Services Program, their Clergy Appreciation Days, their corporate participation in the National Day of Prayer Observance, their sponsorship of the National Conference on Workplace Chaplaincy.

Keynote speakers are Patricia Aburdene, author of Megatrends 2010: The Rise of Conscious Capitalism, Dr. J. Robert Ouimet, Chairman of the Board of O.C.B. Holding in Montreal, and John Renesch, futurist, co-founder of the International Spirit at Work Awards, and author of Getting to the Better Future. Event sponsors include: ANZ Bank, Methodist Hospital, Zaadz.com, Motto Magazine, Embassy Digital, World Business Academy and The European Baha'i Business Forum. For more information and to register, visit www.spiritatwork.org.

The International Center for Spirit at Work (ICSW) is a worldwide non-profit organization for people who are integrating spiritual values, such as kindness, compassion and integrity, in the workplace. "The intention of these awards is to find organizations whose workplace practices help to shift the new humanistic and spiritual consciousness that is emerging worldwide," said Judi Neal, Ph.D., President and CEO of the International Center for Spirit at Work. "Our goal is to transfer the knowledge gained by these pioneering companies into the general business community so that others can learn from their examples and implement these practices within their organizations."

For more information, please contact:

Judi Neal The International Center for Spirit at Work
Phone: (203) 467-9084
Phone: (770) 565-1231


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