Key Managerial & Strategic Meetings Commence
ISKCON Juhu shall play host to several key managerial meetings from 21 October to 5 November 2010.
The meetings shall open with the Bureau Meeting on 21 October, followed by the Indian Regional Governing Body(IRGB) Meeting from 22 – 24 October. The above meetings shall be followed by the GBC Meetings dedicated to Strategic Planning from 26 Oct – 4 Nov at Hare Krishna Land, Mumbai.
ISKCON's GBC (Governing Body Commission) and was founded by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada since 1970 to manage the movement with the aim to help its members to factually become conscious of Krishna and love for Him. The GBC meeting is held annually in Mayapur during the Gaura Purnima festival.
The meetings in Mumbai are specifically dedicated to Strategic Planning, in other words, planning for the future direction and management of ISKCON, beyond the life span of any person or group of persons.
While Strategic Planning was always an integral part of GBC agenda, it was rejuvenated in 2006 when the then GBC Chairman Bhakti Vaibhava Swami felt the urgency to plan for ISKCON's future and called a meeting in Prabhupadadesh, Italy. Thereafter, the GBC body meets at least twice a year to discuss the future vision and has set up the several sub committees which oversee significant aspects of strategic planning.