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Putting People First: Legal, Ethical, Moral and Spiritual (LEMS) spaces of Corporate Decision-Making


20 Aug 2018 - 22 Aug 2018
MDP Number : 8
Area : Marketing
Venue : XLRI Jamshedpur
Programme Directors : Fr. Ozzie Mascarenhas SJ & Paramjyot Singh

Introduction & Objectives :

This MDP focuses on a new technique that looks at every corporate and national event, policy and procedure from a four-fold perspective: Legal, Ethical, Moral and Spiritual (LEMS). We apply the LEMS technique to corporate situations and public sector situations.

In general, Legality implies law abidance and compliance.

Ethicality goes beyond law and asks what is the right thing to do.

Morality asks further, how to do the right things rightly.

Spirituality goes beyond all three and ask further questions, how and why to do the right thing rightly for the right reasons and intensions.

The Dharma concept of Hinduism and Buddhism has much to offer on ethicality, morality and spirituality of any corporate decisions and actions. This MDP will also explore some LEMS applications based on Dharma. The MDP will expand and explain LEMS technique with cases. The latter half of this MDP will apply LEMS technique specifically to recent legislation on tribal land acquisition.

Next, the MDP focuses on the complex roles that law and legal institutions play in structuring social and economic life of the people experiencing development induced involuntary displacement on the one hand and the challenges project managers experience while planning and implementing the statutory compliances on rehabilitation and resettlement, during and after land acquisition for public purpose initiatives, especially in 5th schedule areas. It involves a multidisciplinary approach that stimulates learning from a wide variety of perspectives that emphasizes the role of socio legal comparisons, simulated to cause transformative change in R&R interventions as well as strategies to confront challenges to development.

The learning process involves interacting with key legal texts, case laws, including but not limited to Constitutional provisions, Statutes, Orders, Regulations and Rules, Custom and Usage that have gained the force of law in India, designed to lead participants towards development of capacities to articulate plans/arguments in oral and written communication.

Methodology :

Following the high ethical and moral standards set of JRD Tata we strive not only to do the “legal” thing (legalist decision making), but do the “right” thing (ethical decision making), do the right thing rightly (moral decision making), and do the right things rightly for the right reasons (spiritual decision making).

The pedagogy involves dialogic discourse and case based learning that involves simulations, experiential learning that develops leadership building and demonstrative competence in a dynamically evolving Indian economic environment aiming to achieving synergetic harmony between local jurisdictional legal domain and global best practices.

Expected Participant :

This three-day workshop is for senior and middle management, Members of Parliament (Heading ST and SC Cells of Political parties), State Legislators (Tribes Advisory Committee Members in 5th Schedule States), Senior and Provincial Administrative Officers, Project Managers, Land Acquisition Officers, Policy makers, Development academics, Land Acquisition Consultants, Surveyors, Researchers, Members of NGO' and CBO's.

Programme Contents :

  • The LEMS concepts and techniques.
  • The Executive Ethical and Moral Decision Making Space
  • The Executive Legal and Environmental Decision Making Workspace
  • Executive Ethical and Moral Awareness of the National Social Space
  • Actual Cases-Analysis: Group Dialog and Discussion
  • State, Business and Tribal People in 5th Schedule Areas: Development through Participation.
  • Change in Corporate Governance Norms: From Shareholders to Community Stakeholders under Companies Act, 2013.
  • Right to fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition and rehabilitation and Resettlement Act 2013.
  • Experimental Workshop: Preparing a People Friendly R&R Plan.

Programme Directors :

Fr. Ozzie Mascarenhas SJ & Paramjyot Singh

Duration :

August 20-22, 2018 (Monday - Wednesday)

Venue :

XLRI, Jamshedpur

Fee (per participant) :

Residential (Twin Sharing)
Rs. 28,500/-
Luxury Tax (for Residential) and Service Tax extra, as applicable

Non Residential
Rs. 21,000/-
Service Tax extra, as applicable