Dr. Arulsamy is heading the department of KarmaYoga – Leadership Experiential Action Project (LEAP). He has over two decades of experience in the field of Sustainable Development and worked among various communities aspiring for a change. 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 Loyola College and 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 the students the Principles of Responsible Management Education and Servant Leadership as part of their curriculum as an affiliated Institution of PRME- United Nations. His areas of Research are Sustainable Livelihoods, Cross Cultural Management, Inter Cultural Communication and Conflict Management and Development Communication models for Sustainable Development etc.
He is also a visiting faculty in Travel and Tourism Management studies in Loyola College and a member in the board of studies in Loyola Institute of Vocational Education.
List of Publications
- “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.
List of Conferences, seminars and workshops attended:
- 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.