Leadership to Laddership - Talk by Nipun Mehta

WHEN: December 5, 2019, 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM
WHAT: On Dec 5th, from 4:30 PM- 5.45 PM, Jnana Prabhodini, Pune is holding a talk for the leaders of the institutions, future leaders from the schools, teachers, parents and everyone around the city. The talk will be facilitated by Nipun Mehta around the theme of "Leadership to Laddership".

Leadership to Laddership: Be Selfish, Be Generous
We imagine traditional leaders as people in charge, executing pathways and directing groups to new visions. However, as our institutions shift from predictable and mechanistic infrastructures to far more complex and emergent networks of interdependence, it is also inviting an evolution of our leadership models. We call it Laddership. From a plan-and-execute model to a search-and-amplify model, this shift invites us to consider multiple forms of wealth beyond money, pay attention to the edges in place of the center, and shift from transactional to relational frameworks. Moreover, such laddership invites us to remember, as Bill O’Brien said, that "success of an intervention depends on the interior condition of the intervenor." In this interactive session, Nipun Mehta will share insights from his laddership journey of starting a weekend project with 4 volunteers, almost 20 years ago, that has now turned into a thriving movement that touches millions globally...

About the speaker :                                        
Nipun Mehta is the founder of ServiceSpace -- an incubator of projects that support a gift culture. In his mid-twenties, Nipun quit his job to become a "full time volunteer" and over the last 20 years, his work has reached millions, and mushroomed into numerous projects like DailyGood, Awakin Circles and Karma Kitchen. Among his accolades, President Obama appointed him on a council for social change, Dalai Lama recognized him as an "Unsung Hero of Compassion", and Germany's OOOM magazine named him Top 100 Most Inspiring People of 2018. One of his most formative experiences was a walking pilgrimage across India, with his wife of six months, whose profound lessons also became the subject of his widely-read address at UPenn commencement. Nipun's mission statement in life reads: "Bring smiles in the world and stillness in my heart."

About Jnana Prabodhini :
For Jnana Prabodhini, leadership is very key aspect to bring in change in the society and country. The idea of leadership in Jnana Prabodhini is about the balance of both - inner transformation and outer manifestation. It is inspired from Swami Vivekananda's saying - 'आत्मानो मोक्षार्थम् जगदहिताय च - aatmano mokshartham jagat hitay ch'. Gandhi, Vinoba are considered as part of same process/ continuum and taken inspiration from. Also Jnana Prabodhini gives emphasize on working together and connecting bridges. Jnana Prabodhini's founder Late Shri. Appa Pendse used to say - 'We belong to the sector of dedicated - working on something on the edge which has not yet become routine'. Also Jnana Prabodhini works on nurturing leadership potential in every person working on different aspect of life. To get some idea about Jnana Prabodhini's work - one can see short film on Jnan Prabodhini -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDAnkfKx8DE, website - https://www.jnanaprabodhini.org/ 

To join, please RSVP below with your email and we'll get back to you with more details.

WHERE:Jnana Prabodhini, 510, Sadashiv Peth, Pune - 411030
HOST:Vinit Gujarathi