Awakening Leadership: An Indic Approach

Swami Vivekananda said "Supreme value of youth period is incalculable and indescribable. The way in which you utilize this period will decide the nature of coming years that lie ahead of you. Your happiness, your success, your honor and your good name all depend upon the way in which you live now, in this present period. Remember this. This wonderful period of the first state of your life is related to you as the soft wet clay in the hands of the potter".

Young people are filled with energy and enthusiasm. This energy and enthusiasm when put to the right use can transform the lives of the individual, the society and nation at large. Adopting the right frameworks and worldviews can help them bring about this transformation. What they need are tools that help them act with dynamic and vibrant energy that is rooted in inner stability. The Indian tradition offers us frameworks and tools through its well developed philosophies, knowledge systems and integrated lifestyle practices.

This youth centric retreat, with an Indic approach, will provide young people with the mental tools to awaken their leadership potential. Leadership is not just to do with leading a team of people but developing a sense of ownership in whatever one takes up. This retreat will enable people to imbibe the qualities that make for a true leader: compassion, vision for the larger good, a sense of ownership, self-reliance, energetic action, decision-making with clarity, inspirational stewardship and self-poise.

The retreat is an experiential program that blends :
  • Talks
  • Group Activities
  • Simulations and Role Plays
  • Yoga and Meditation
  • Analysis of real world Case studies
  • Local Tours
  • Self-Reflection and QA

A wide range of frameworks, models and concepts will be discussed during the retreat. Below are listed some of the topics. A historical perspective, right from ancient India and tracing it to modern times, will be discussed.
  • Social structures in Ancient India
  • Indian Principles of Good Governance and Leadership
  • Educational Models: A Continuum from Ancient to Modern India
  • Inter and Intra Country Relations: Principles and Strategies of Peace and War
  • Indian reckoning of time and space
  • Indic principles of Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability
  • Foundational Principles of Right Action: Purushartha

Who can Attend?

  • College students
  • Aspiring Public and Professional Leaders
  • Young leaders: Business, Social and Political
  • Youth interested in Public Policy and Governance
  • People Looking to Get Involved in Nation-Building
  • People Looking to Build a Narrative for India
  • Academicians

Upcoming Vikasa

December 2018

Past Programs

22-29 December 2015

21-27 December 2016

25-31 December 2017