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LIFE 2012 From Citizenship to Leadership

The world has never faced such a daunting set of challenges as it does today. As we have moved into a new millennium, the future looks even more uncertain. It is time to empower the young to be able to think in new ways and be ready to take bold decisions, and to develop creative leadership traits for a better understanding of a multi- faceted and interconnected world.

SMS Convention Center, Jaipur , 3-5 August 2012

Leadership Initiatives For Excellence

The global economy faces significant regional and global headwinds with a sharp rise in global risk aversion. Indias quarterly GDP growth has dropped to a 9 year low of 5.3% creating new short term challenges in its fight against poverty even as long term risks such as climate change continue to loom large. The global economic and political landscape will largely depend on how we manage many of these issues over the next decade and beyond.

Will the global financial system & its economic institutions ultimately ensure healthier, quality growth in the long term? Can these global risks be transformed into business opportunities? Does technology hold the key to mitigating risks and mobilizing community?

It is in this context that TGELF convenes LIFE this year under the theme From Citizenship to Leadership. Over three days participants will immerse themselves in workshops to deliberate issues, generate insight and guide action to mitigate and eventually overcome global risks.



Where will the summit take place? What is the working language of the The summit takes place at the SMS summit? Convention Center at the Rambagh Palace Sessions will be held in English Hotel in Jaipur Where will I stay? A block reservation has been done at the Jai Mahal Palace Hotel, Jaipur. You will receive a booking form upon confirmation of your registration. What does participation include? This includes access to all sessions, plenaries, workshops, lunches & dinner. Do I need a visa? Please check with the Indian embassy or consulate nearest you for visa requirements. Where do I find additional information about the programme? Basic information on the programme can be found on our web site at http://www.tgelf.org. Whom do I contact for more information? Dinu Raheja Tel: +91-124-3961300 Fax: +91-124-3961301 Email: draheja@tgelf.org

LIFE 2012 Roadmap

Jaipur, 3-5 August
From Citizenship to Leadership
Prepare your mind for the challenges of leadership and experience positive action Self awareness workshop NGO visits Whole brain thinking Understand global and regional challenges facing todays leaders with a youth perspective Poverty Governance Sustainability Demographics Peace & Conflict Explore the tools of leadership and prepare to Lead the change Technology Social Entrepreneurship Catalyzing Action


Day 2



Programme at a Glance
Friday 3 August
09.00 10.00 Briefing Session 10.00 13.00 Self Awareness Workshop Facilitated by One World Academy

Saturday 4 August
08.00 09.00 Breakfast 09.00 10.00 Keynote Address by Dr Kobus Neethling, Whole Brain Thinking 10.00 11.00 Plenary Session Meeting Global Challenges 11.10 11.15 Tea Break

Sunday 5 August
07.30 08.30 Breakfast 08.30 10.00 Plenary session Being Indian by Mr Pavan Verma

10.00 11.00 Plenary session Technology & Society 11.00 11.15 Tea Break 11.15 12.45 Workshop Envision the change

Program for tGELF scholars only

11.15 12.45 Workshops in parallel Strengthening tGELF 13.00 14.00 Lunch 14.00 16.00 Media Interaction 12.45 14.00 Lunch 14.00-15.30 Sessions in parallel Poverty & Inequity Governance & Corruption Embracing Leadership

12.45 14.00 Lunch 14.00 15.00 Workshop Lead the change 15.00 15.30 Cosmic Conciousness Dance Choreographed by Rama Vaidyanathan

16.00 18.00 Visit to SOS Villages

15.30 15.45 Tea Break 15.45 17.15 Sessions in parallel Environment & Sustainability Demographic Challenges

15.30 15.45 Tea Break 15.45 17.00 Closing Ceremony

17.15 18.00 Tea Break 19.00 19.30 Welcome Address by Mr Shiv Khemka, Chairman, tGELF 19.30 20.00 Opening Keynote by Mr Rajendra S. Pawar, Chairman, NIIT 20.00 22.00 Opening Reception & Dinner 20.00 21.00 GALA Soiree Sufi Gospel Project by Sonam Kalra Dinner 18.00 20.00 Workshop Peace and Conflict Facilitated by Dr Daniel Shapiro, Harvard Law School

Preliminary program subject to change

LIFE 2012
From Citizenship to Leadership

Jaipur, 3-5 August

Friday 3 August 10.00 - 18.00 SMS Convention Center Lobby 10.00 - 18.00 Jaimahal Palace Hotel Lobby 10.00 12.30 Outdoor Registration at the SMS Convention Center Briefing session Participants will receive a briefing on the program agenda so that they may can derive full value from the various sessions planned Self Awareness Workshop Spiritual traditions from across the world have long held that true knowledge is that of the self. Awareness transforms conflict into joy, resentment into forgiveness, pain into peace. Developing self-awareness helps focus the mind and channels your actions for the good of all. Understanding global risks can be an overwhelming. However, equipped with greater self-awareness you can improve your perspective and approach solutions with love and compassion. Facilitated by Samadarshiniji, OneWorld Academy 12.30 14.00 Jaimahal Palace Hotel 14.00 16.00 SMS Convention Center 16.00 18.00 Outdoor Welcome Luncheon Media Interaction Participants share their view on leadership and the tGELF program on camera. This content will then be distributed through the web and other media. Visit to SOS Village Founded in 1949 in Austria SOS Villages has created a unique model to provide abandoned, destitute and orphaned children family-based child care. Present in over 100 countries, SOS provides about 50,000 such children and 15,000 young adults with a permanent new family, with a '24 hours a day' new SOS mother. Participants will interact with the local administration to understand their model and then interact with the residents. 18.00 19.00 Jaimahal Palace Hotel 18.00 19.00 Jaimahal Palace Hotel 20.00 22.00 Jaimahal Palace Hotel Welcome address by Mr Shiv Khemka, Chairman, The Global Education and Leadership Foundation Mr Rajendra S. Pawar, Chairman, NIIT Keynote address by

Opening Reception and Dinner

Preliminary Agenda Awaiting speakers confirmations

Saturday 4 August 08.00 09.00 SMS Convention Center Jaigarh Hall 09.00 10.00 SMS Convention Center Jaigarh Hall Breakfast

Opening Keynote by Dr Kobus Neithling, Founder, Whole Brain Thinking Your brain is very unique, and decades of study on creativity have shown that we all share common traits with millions of people over the world. Whole brain thinking has been gaining popularity and has been embraced by several leading psychologists with tremendous implications for society. Dr Kobus will share his insights on this subject and share with us his unique new brain profiling technique.

10.00 11.00 SMS Convention Center Jaigarh Hall

Plenary Session Meeting Global Challenges The planet is bracing itself for an explosion of human presence with the population expected to reach 10 billion by 2050 and possibly 15 billion by 2100. The world is also more interconnected, more complex and possibly more fragile than ever before. How can we stem the rise of global protectionism? What is the future of multilateral global and regional institutions? What will be the role of civil society in this changing scenario?

11.00 11.15 SMS Convention Center Jaigarh Hall 11.15 12.45 SMS Convention Center Jaigarh Hall

Tea break

Workshops in parallel Embracing Leadership This session is guaranteed to sweep you off your feet as motivational speaker Anand Chulani weaves his magic and energizes you to commit yourself to your goals and make a difference. Facilitated by Anand Chulani, Founder, LOL World

11.15 12.45 SMS Convention Center Ranthambhore Hall

Workshops in parallel Strengthening TGELF As the TGELF community grows so does its potential to transform the world. As its scholars begin their journey into the real world, TGELF will embark on an ambitious new journey to expand its presence and strengthen the program. We invite you to contribute your ideas as we co-create this future with you. Introductory remarks by Mr Shiv Khemka, Chairman, The Global Education & Leadership Foundation Facilitated by Ms Gowri Ishwaran, CEO, The Global Education & Leadership Foundation

12.30 - 14.00


Preliminary Agenda Awaiting speakers confirmations

Saturday 4 August

14.00 - 15.30 SMS Convention Center Ranthambhore Hall

Sessions in Parallel Poverty & Inequity Indias economic growth over the last decade has helped lift many out of poverty. These gains are now being threatened by the challenges of a slowing economic growth and increasing inequity in the distribution of wealth. This is evident across the globe now, spanning all continents. This constitutes one of the biggest global risks in terms of unrest and suffering. We need to debate on ways and means of creating systems which can help peoples withstand economic shocks, cope with the digital world, and be able to protect and preserve our environment. In what direction should government move: should they focus on education as the chief component to spur on growth or will schemes like NREGA be better? Why have the microfinance initiatives not been as successful as expected? What is the role that Global corporations and wealthy individuals can play in addressing and resolving these issues?

14.00 - 15.30 SMS Convention Center Ranthambhore Hall

Sessions in parallel Governance & Corruption Corruption is a deep-rooted malady, which can destabilise the economy of nations. India has had its share, with recent 3G and other scams. It is an issue that cannot be swept under the carpet and it needs to be addressed with urgency. If corruption is Global, why is India singled out? Would the right kind of education, rooted in ethics be the answer? What role does governance play here? How can civil society approach this problem? Why is black money such a destabilising economic factor?

15.00-15.45 15.45 - 17.15 SMS Convention Center Jaigarh Hall

Tea Break Sessions in parallel Environment & Sustainability We are now face to face with the stark reality of how much growth can this planet sustain. The emerging economies obviously look at great investment in industrialisation. Depleting ground water and loss of bio diversity pose a grave threat to the very existence of the human race. India is particularly vulnerable with its teeming population. What new approaches are being adopted in India and the world at large? Are investments in clean technology paying off? Are conferences and promises enough? Is it not time to put words into action?

15.45 17.15 SMS Convention Center Jaigarh Hall

Sessions in Parallel Demographics: Dividend or Liability? The demographic compositions vary across countries. Some, like Japan and many western countries have the problem of an aging population. But, in India, there are 350 million children in the K 12 segment alone, the largest in any nation. But a bare 12% find their way through any kind of education system. Nearly 1 million enter the job market every month, but there are not enough jobs to go around. Will this demographic statistic be our advantage or will it turn into a liability? What are the areas that can be looked at as employment intensive sectors, and what

Preliminary Agenda Awaiting speakers confirmations

Saturday 4 August can the government do to create more jobs? Why has vocational education proved to be a non-starter in India? Will liberalising the education sector help in bridging this skill deficit? 18.00-20.00 Video Conference with Dr Daniel Shapiro, Founder & Director, Harvard International Negotiation Program, Harvard Law School The session will discuss conflict management and its crucial role in resolving the vexing issues we face in forging solutions to todays problems. 19.00 - 22.00 Gala Soiree Sufi Gospel Project The Sufi Gospel Project is a blend of Gopsel hymns and Sufi verses set to Indian Classical music. The Sufi Gospel Project puts together prayer, poetry and music from different religions and beliefs to transcend the barriers of faith and language through music, with the message of secularity and acceptance of all faiths Dinner

Preliminary Agenda Awaiting speakers confirmations

Sunday 5 August 08.00 - 09.00 09.00 - 10.00 SMS Convention Center - Jaigrarh Hall Breakfast Plenary session Being Indian Conversation with Mr Pavan Varma, Author His insightful analysis of the Indian personality and the culture that has created it reaches startling new conclusions on the paradoxes and contradictions that characterize Indian attitudes towards issues such as power, wealth and spirituality. Plenary session Technology & Society The role of technology in various civil society movements across the world including last years summer of discontent has been widely written about. An era of ubiquitous technology is upon us and is changing every aspect of life. How does communications technology change traditional loyalties and individual identity such as citizenship & religion? How can the development sector exploit the possibilities thrown open by the proliferation of mobile computing? 11.00-11.15 11.15 - 12.45 SMS Convention Center - Jaigarh Hall Tea Break Workshop session Envision the change There will be a report-back from initiatives that were launched by TGELF scholars at LIFE 2011. After that, participants will form groups on the four key risks discussed on the previous day of the summit and develop action plans to mitigate these risks. They will be facilitated by social entrepreneurs who will help them develop their ideas in a time bound and sustainable manner. 12.30 - 14.00 14.00 - 15.00 SMS Convention Center - Jaigarh Hall 15.00 - 15.30 SMS Convention Center - Jaigarh Hall Lunch Workshop session Lead the change tGELF scholars will present to the audience their action plans for the year ahead developed at LIFE 2012. Teams from each of the four risk areas will have 15 minutes each to present. Dance Cosmic Consciousness Choreographed by Rama Vaidyanthan Rama Vaidyanathan is one of India's leading classical dancers. She is considered as one of the best interpreters of the ancient art form of Bharata Natyam. She brings to her dance a rare sense of devotion and dedication, which leaves the audience with a sense of spiritual fulfilment. 15.30 - 15.45 15.45 - 17.00 SMS Convention Center - Jaigarh Hall Tea Break Closing Plenary Closing Ceremony School educators work tirelessly to help shape and nurture the leaders of our society with the right values and a sound ethical framework. TGELF will felicitate its founding partner schools to recognize their vital contribution to the program.

10.00 - 11.00 SMS Convention Center - Jaigarh Hall

Preliminary Agenda Awaiting speakers confirmations