Arulswamy

Assistant Professor
Great Lakes Institute of Management

Area of Expertise: Sustainable Livelihoods, Cross Cultural Management, Inter Cultural Communication, Conflict Management and Development Communication Models for Sustainable Development and the like.

Dr. Arulsamy is heading Karma Yoga - the Leadership Experiential Action Project (LEAP) at Great Lakes. He has over two decades of experience in the field of Sustainable Development and worked with various communities aspiring for change and betterment. As a Development Consultant, he has been in the boards of several civil society organizations.Dr. Arulsamy holds three Masters in Public Administration, Sociology and Mass Communication & Journalism. He also has Post Graduate Diploma in Travel & Tourism Management of the University of Madras and done an Executive Program in Leadership and Change Management from XLRI. He has completed advance Training in Folkloristic - International Workshop Series – sponsored by Ford Foundation and also advanced Training in Community Video Production Techniques – WACC – London. At Great Lakes, he guides and teaches students on the Principles of Responsible Management Education as a signatory of PRME - United Nations. He also is a visiting faculty in Travel and Tourism Management Studies at Loyola College and a member of the board of studies in Loyola Institute of Vocational Education.  

Research Interests

Transformational Leadership, Social Entrepreneurship, Cross Cultural Studies, Sustainable Development, Cultural Tourism and Rural Marketing.

Books

  • "The use of Indigenous medicine among the slum dwellers of Madras" in Bernard Bel et al., (Eds): The Social and the Symbolic, Sage Publications, 2007 - ISBN -978-0-7619-3446-2(HB).
  • Presented a paper titled: "Cultural sensitivities of fishing community as experienced by an NGO in Keezamoovar Karai and Poompohar Villages of Tamilnadu in the Post-Rehabilitation". 18-1-2006 in the International Conference on Marine and Terrene Ecology held at St.Xaviers College, Palyamkottai, India 0n January 18, 2006.
  • "A Rehabilitation Outline for Fisher Folk Who Survived the Tsunami" published in Wave Length, Communication Journal – October 2005.
  • 'For a program of development rooted in local cultures’ - Paper presented in UN World Social Forum held in Copenhagen (Denmark) - March 1995.

Book chapter(s)

  • "The use of Indigenous medicine among the slum dwellers of Madras" in Bernard Bel et al., (Eds): The Social and the Symbolic, Sage Publications, 2007 - ISBN -978-0-7619-3446-2(HB).

Academic conference

  • Global Climate Change and Eco System Management –ISOL FOUNDATION- second International Conference- New Delhi- March 10-2018
  • Fireflies Intercultural dialogues - PIPAL Tree –Bangalore 2016
  • Conducted Workshop on Development communication –Monash University .Sunway . Malaysia. 2013.
  • Taize – International Youth Conference – France & Italy – 1988;
  • World Social Forum (United Nations Organization) held in Copenhagen (Denmark) – 1995;
  • Ecologically Appropriate Technology for Rural Development – Auroville – Max Muller Bhavan, Chenai – 1996;
  • International Workshop Series in Folkloristics Organized by Ford Foundation at Palayamkottai, Tamil Nadu – 1998;
  • Popular Cultures and Socio Cultural Action – International Workshop - Pune, 1998;
  • Cross Cultural Learning Techniques - Workshop held at Munster University Germany – 2004;
  • International Conference on Marine and Terrene Ecology held at St.Xaviers College, Palyamkottai.India – 2006;
  • Livelihood Challenges and Opportunities for the Rural Poor and Marginalized Communities in India -- New Zealand - Jan 2010;
  • Food Production and Sustainable Agriculture Practices. Seminar. Great Malvern. London - 2011;
  • Family Farming in Asia – Workshop at Cipanas, Indonesia – 2013. Participated in PRME Asia forum Goa in a national seminar on together we can make difference -2015
  • Roof Gardening Training conducted by Tamil Nadu Agricultural University – 2011;
  • Terrace Gardening Training conducted by Karnataka Agricultural University -2009;
  • LFA (Logical Frame Work Analysis): A Tool for Planning Projects Workshop - Karl Kubel Development Institute, Coimbatore – 2008;
  • Non-Violent Communication Workshop at Bhaja, Pune – 2006;
  • Indian Social Forum held at New Delhi – 2006;
  • Signis National Seminar on Children and Television – New Delhi – 2004;
  • Conference on Folklore Organized by Department of Telugu and South Indian Languages, (Fossils1992) at University of Hydrabad;
  • Theatre Workshop Organized by Mr. Badalsircar of Calcutta at Chennai in 1992.

Consulting Projects

  • The Impact Study of KarmaYoga in 27 villages.
  • The Vasantham Self -Help groups in Thirukaliukundram revenue block villages.
  • Ancient Sea Routes of Tamils in South East Asia.
  • Livelihood Enhancement of Farmers through Organic Farming methods in Tamilnadu

Session chair/Program chair for conference

Session Chair:

  • Global Climate Change and Eco System Management –ISOL FOUNDATION- second International Conference- New Delhi- March 10-2018

Working papers

  • Sustainable Development: Local Roots and Global Impacts. PRME ASIA FORUM December .2018
  • Retailing: Narrowing Gaps between Rural and Urban Consumers – A Empirical Study on Food and Grocery Retail in select districts of Tamil Nadu

Associations

  • IIT Stuart School of Business
  • Babson
  • Bauer
  • Universite De Bordeaux
  • Hkust
  • UMKC
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