Leading in a VUCA context

An International Corporate Leadership Retreat

Praan Group and Anaadi Foundation

20-24 December 2017

Rishikesh, India


Businesses today are facing volatile and uncertain situations. Business Leaders are recognizing that a linear model of managing organizations is no more effective. Leading the organization with higher intelligence that emerges from reflection, contemplation and meditation can help to manage the complexities that leaders are facing today.

This carefully designed International Coporate retreat program, with an Indic approach, will provide entrepreneur, intrapreneur, CEO, CFO, CIO, CTO, or executive professionals with frameworks, tools and practices to Understand the purpose of their life, set clear organizational goals, handle VUCA challenges and manage their teams and organizations effectively..

The Program

The program will commence at 9.30 am on 20 December 2017 and conclude at 7.00 pm on 24 December 2017. The retreat is an experiential program that blends :

  • Talks
  • Group Activities
  • Yoga and Meditation
  • Active Discussions and Mentoring
  • Local Tours
  • Self-Reflection and QA


Understanding VUCA problems: Volatility, Uncertainity, Complexity and Ambiguity define the current business situation in the world today. Lack of proper understanding of these challenges can lead to ineffective and inefficient solutions. Hence developing a in-depth and personalized understanding of VUCA can help organizational heads design solutions that can have long-term impact.

Exposure to Yogic Practices and Meditation: Ability to deal with complex situations depends on the depth of perception one has and that depth comes through a systematic process of cultivating and developing higher intelligence. Globally people have started to recognize the importance and impact of Yogic practices and meditation in bringing the necessary physical, emotional, cognitive and spiritual transformation.

Learning from the Third-Eye: To combat VUCA challenges, a uni-dimensional approach to organizational management and leadership is no more sufficient. Leaders will have to deepen their understanding and perception of reality: what is known as the awakening of the third eye.

Program Topics

  • Understanding VUCA from an Eastern and Western Perspective
  • Personal and Organizational Self-Reliance
  • Understanding the true purpose of self and the organization
  • Indic Frameworks of Decision-Making
  • Yogic and Meditative practice for higher intelligence

Who can Attend?

  • Business Leaders
  • Organizational heads and managers
  • Entrepreneurs
  • NGO Leaders
  • Education Leaders

Praan Group

Praan Group, Netherlands, is an international consultancy. Praan Group is based in the Netherlands, Europe with subsidiary in India-India Tulip. Praan helps organizations, entrepreneurs and athletes to build, implement, revitalize and transform psychological, organizational and technological processes through Integrating Simplification and Integrative Intelligence in VUCA context. The group brings together seasoned people with background in entrepreneurship, technology, leadership and organizational management, psychological mental coaching and team dynamics, sports psychology, cultural diversity and business knowledge and experience of Netherlands, Suriname, India, China and USA. India Tulip is a initiative to Create and Expand business in India, providing a personal transformative experience in India and developing young leaders.

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Anaadi Foundation

Anaadi Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to self-unfoldment of young people and inspiring them to lead a self-reliant, successful and socially conscious life. Education, Culture, Well-being and Sustainability are the key focus areas of Anaadi Foundation. So far Anaadi Foundation has reached out to more than 50 Institutions and 10,000 people, since its inception in 2015, through its various programs that blend modern and ancient thoughts and knowledge systems.

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The program will happen at the serene and beautiful Kriya Yoga Ashram in Tapovan, Rishikesh. The Ashram is caters to the needs of people from several countries. A lot of International visitors from the Scandinavian countries and other parts of Europe frequent the Ashram. The ashram has been designed for both International and Indian people looking for a safe place to further their inner growth.

Options for Travel

  • Reaching Rishikesh on your own
  • --There are a number of trains available from Delhi to Rishikesh: www.indianrail.gov.in

    --Buses can be taken from ISBT bus terminal in New Delhi

    --You can take a flight to Dehradun from Delhi and then take a taxi/bus from Dehradun to rishikesh. Search Flights

  • Group Travel

    --Travel from Delhi with group starts at 8.00 pm on 19 December 2017. Return journey starts at 9.00 pm on 24 December.

Registration Fee and Contact

Kindly fill the application form below. You will be receive further information on registration and payment via email.

Program Fee includes Accommodation, Food, local travel in Rishikesh. Participants will receive relevant books.

Registration Fee

Indian Nationals : Rs. 40,000

International Participants: EUR 750 / 850 USD

*There would be additional charges of about Rs. 2000 / 30 EUR for travel from Delhi to Rishikesh and Back (Shared Basis).
India Tulip, a subsidiary of Praan Group can help with Visas for International delegates.


International Participants

Wim Keizer
+31 621825260

Indian Participants

Anaadi Foundation

Application Form (Further details will be sent to you via email)

Resource Persons

Dr. Sharda Nandram is the co-founder Praan Group, a Consultant, Psychologist, an Economist & Professor. She has over three decades of rich Academic, Consulting and Entrepreneurial experience across Healthcare, Accountancy, Banking & Insurance, Public Government (Ministries, Municipalities, Social Work), Education and Sports sectors. She is founder of the concept of Integrating Simplification and co-Founder of the Integrative Intelligence principle. Widely published Researcher and acclaimed Author, she has degrees in Psychology and Economics, both earned at University of Amsterdam and PhD in Social Sciences, earned at Vrije University of Amsterdam. She has been working as scholar for more than 20 years at the prestigious Nyenrode Business University.

Shri. Adinarayanan, Founder of Anaadi Foundation, is a teacher who inspires contemporary seekers by making the rich spiritual parampara of India relevant to them. He has an MS in Computer Engineering from North Carolina State University and spent more than a decade in academia teaching courses in Computer Science, Yoga and Mahabharata.The insights that he shares in his various programs come from personal realizations of the Upanishadic truths that emerged from more than 25 years of Yogic Practice, Swadhyaya of Indian spiritual literature and more than 100 days of Mouna Tapasya in complete silence and isolation.

Dr.Puneet Bindlish is the Co-Founder of Praan Group (Infogile), Consultant, Engineer and Academician. He has over 15 years of rich consulting and entrepreneurial experience across Healthcare, Telecom, Technology, Education and Banking. He has a Mining Engineering degree from Institute of Technology, BHU, Varanasi. He has published a number of papers, books and articles on diverse topics. He co-evolved the Integrative Intelligence framework based on Indian principles.

Smt. Smrithi Adinarayanan, Founder of Anaadi Foundation, inspires young people through a practical approach to life. She has an MS from State University of New York Buffalo and Amrita University. She has been a visiting faculty to the University of L'Aquila, Italy. She is a researcher of Organizational Behavior. Deeply interested in the cause of Education and having a decade of experience in academics and research, she has inspired several teachers and students through her insights on the teaching and learning process. As a yogic practitioner, technologist and story-teller, she blends these aspects to design transformative programs at Anaadi Foundation.