Advancing with Certainty in a VUCA world

Leadership Development Programme
From Friday, August 23, 2024 1:00 PM (IST)
To Sunday, August 25, 2024 1:00 PM (IST)

Welcome to our Leaders’ Programme, Advancing with certainty in a VUCA world! This programme is designed for Christian corporate leaders and professionals who are looking to navigate the current volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous business and social environment while staying true to their faith. 

The programme aims to provide you with insights, tools and strategies to help you succeed and thrive in these challenging times. Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with and learn from fellow Christian professionals and industry experts who will help and encourage you on your work and faith journey.

Speakers & Panellists

Rajiv Chelladurai

Rajiv Chelladurai is a sought-after speaker and has spoken in many forums and radio stations besides educational institutions. He has close to three decades of corporate experience, having worked for some of the leading business entities, which include Tata's, Birla's, Max New York Life Insurance, and BPL to name a few. In his last assignment, Rajiv was the Chief Distribution Excellence Officer at Tata AIA Life Insurance Co. Ltd. and a key member of the Executive Committee. His organisation 'ERGOS MIND’ seeks to add value to corporate organisations and educational institutions through Business Consulting, Interventions, Workshops and Coaching. Rajiv’s recent venture, "The Purpose Project”, helps individuals discover and live out their unique purpose in life. He has authored four books. Rajiv has a devotional series on Right Now Media and many devotions on YouVersion, which has a very good viewership from a global audience and has also attained a good rating.

Natchi Lazarus

Natchi Lazarus is a digital & social media marketing consultant, specially working with nonprofits, churches and faith-based ventures. He is the author of The Connected Church, a best-seller on Amazon. He is the co-founder of Open Minds Digital Agency & Connected Church Academy. He has more than 20 years of experience in marketing. He is a keynote speaker who regularly speaks at various international events, conferences, and seminars.

Dr Ashok Chacko

Dr Ashok is a Community Health Physician who was attracted to Biblical Counselling while attending a seminar by David Powlison & Paul Tripp in the late 90s. He and his wife Vinita subsequently participated in the basic and advanced courses in Biblical Counseling in 2005-6 at the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation (CCEF), attached to Westminster Seminary, Philadelphia, USA. Ashok is currently the Director of the Biblical Counseling Trust of India ( New Delhi) and oversees the ministry along with being a trainer and counsellor ( marriage and family). He has been married to Vinita for 35 years and they have three sons and four grandchildren. Ashok and Vinita are located in Dehradun and are both keen on encouraging families to develop strong marriages and parenting children based on biblical values.

Pramod Chandrasekhar

Pramod has a rich experience of over two decades in various positions in corporate leadership. He is currently serving as a Vice President in a leading multinational company in Hyderabad involved in learning and leadership development. Pramod and his wife Sheila contribute their time to several Christian ministries.

Sharmila B. Livingston

Delhi based musician, composer, and Director, Sharmila is also fondly called the Singing Baker due to her dual professions in music and food. With a music degree from Wheaton College, near Chicago, Illinois, she has conceptualized, composed, and directed several musicals, commissioned in celebration of major milestone events, with casts ranging from 350-1000 members. She has had the opportunity to sing and conduct before Indian Presidents, Prime Ministers, Chief Ministers, and Ambassadors from several different countries. She has been a soloist and conductor of Delhi’s choir, “The Capital City Minstrels”, touring with them, and helping organise performances in Hungary, Germany, and France. She has been a vocal coach, voice teacher and voice-over artist for over three decades in the capital. Sharmila currently serves on the Board of BCTI (Biblical Counselling Trust of India), and together with her husband, engages in relationship counselling and marriage enrichment for married couples.

Nathan Andrews

He has been involved in the hospitality and real estate development industry for over 30 years. From setting up the first training offices for the Oberoi Hotels in Egypt and Iraq to heading India’s first privately developed city, Lavasa, his roles have been diverse, spanning four continents and over twenty countries. Nathan is an alumnus of the Said Business School, Oxford University and a Member of the Institute of Directors. He has an honorary doctorate in Hospitality Management and is a Colson Fellow. He serves on the Boards of various ministries. Currently, he leads Life Focus Society as Management Consultant and Interim CEO. Nathan is an accomplished leader with a great mix of leadership, an innovative approach and a passion for ministry.

Selina Ajay

With over two decades of experience in the talent enablement space, Selina is a driven L&D change leader focused on enterprise-wide talent transformation solutions yielding business outcomes for talent serving clients from the Global Fortune 100 and 500 league. She currently serves as Director, Global Talent Enablement for Hitachi Digital. Selina is a recipient of several industry awards and is certified on several industry-accredited certifications including Design Thinking from MIT Sloan. She is a seasoned speaker at various national and international forums. Selina serves as a bi-vocational minister and has been in Christian ministry for over 30 years. She enjoys ministering to all age groups. Street Evangelism, Counselling, Intercession, Teaching and Preaching are some of her areas of calling. Selina is married to Ajay David and they have one daughter. She lives in Hyderabad with her family.

Christopher Simpson

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Christopher C. Simpson focuses on fostering a bold and triumphant Christian faith within the global marketplace, fuelled by a deep conviction in the Gospel’s ability to transform lives. Before CBMC, Chris had a distinguished 28-year career that began in the public sector. His leadership skills were honed as a Commanding Officer in the U.S. Marine Corps, guiding dynamic supply and logistics operations. His career path led him to the United States Secret Service in 1999, where he built a notable track record of leading elite teams and coordinating complex missions internationally while nurturing cross- cultural collaboration. Chris is grounded in both leadership and theology. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Operational Leadership and History and a Master’s Degree in Christian Ministry. He and his wife Ana, along with their three children, live in Boca Raton, Florida.

Neil Vimalkumar Boniface

Neil Vimalkumar is a Speaker & Ministry Director, LFS. Neil’s lifelong passion is sharing and engaging with others with reference to the reasonableness of the Christian faith.This pursuit has taken him to many places and innumerable campuses over the last 20 years. He believes education needs to be wholistic and transformative. Apart from his engineering degree, he also holds a Master of Arts (Honours) in Theology from SAIACS, Bengaluru, and another Masters in Science and Religion from the University of Edinburgh. He is currently pursuing a part-time PhD in Christian Studies.

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Lynette Johnson

Lynette Johnson serves as Ministry Director of Communication and Training at Life Focus Society. Prior to her work here, she worked for over a decade with two International Banks. Lynette holds a Masters in Economics and has completed specialised courses in Christian apologetics. She is also commissioned as a Colson Fellow. Lynette regularly contributes to podcast devotionals for FEBA and writes Bible Plans for YouVersion.

Jacob Cheriyan

Jacob Cheriyan serves as a Speaker and Ministry Director at Life Focus Society. After completing his Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering, he went on to do an M.A. in Biblical Studies, after which he pursued an M.Div. in Theology and Apologetics from SAIACS, Bengaluru. Jacob received his Certificate of Theological Studies from Oxford University (Wycliffe Hall) and was trained at The OCCA (The Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics).Through the Culture Unravelled project, Jacob looks to engage theologically with the deeper themes that emerge from movies, music, social media trends and current events.

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Registration charges 

Registration Rs 17,500 per head (includes all meals and conference sessions)*

*Special June Offer – Rs. 2,000 off on your registration

Family Registration for two –  Rs.22,000/- 

Group registration for four and above –  Rs.9500/- per person

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  • Upon receipt of your application, we will send you a confirmation email with details on how you can make a payment.  
  • The Registration Fee does not include your hotel stay. We have negotiated a special rate for participants who wish to stay at the Renaissance Bengaluru Race Course Hotel. The details will be sent to you via email when your application is confirmed.

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Accommodation

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Location

Renaissance Bengaluru Race Course Hotel

Address: No 17 And 17, 1, Race Course Rd, Madhava Nagar, Extension, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001

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Chennai – 600 037, India

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