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2015 Jain Leadership Conference

Welcome to the 2015 Jain Leadership Conference from Jan 23-25! It is an opportunity to participate in innovative leadership sessions with some of the leading Jain entrepreneurial minds to date. It hosted by the JAINA Long Range Planning) Committee (LRP) and Jain Center of Northern California (JCNC).

1/23/2015 to 1/25/2015
When: 1/23/2015
Jan 23 – 25, 2015
Where: Jain Center of Northern California
722 South Main St
Milpitas, California  95035
United States
Contact: Yogesh Bapna / Parth Savla
650 996 2418 / 510 730 0204

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Welcome to the 2015 Jain Leadership Conference!

You are cordially invited by:
  • JAINA Long Range Planning (LRP) Committee
  • Jain Center of Northern California (JCNC)
January 23 - 25, 2015

This conference will bring together leaders from the Jain community, Jain Centers, education and business. This conference is hosted by JAINA LRP (Long Range Planning) Committee, and JCNC (Jain Center of Northern California).

Together with community leaders, noted guest speakers will provide guidance and direction in supporting the goals of the each organization.

The objective for the conference is to develop future generation of leaders that would promote and foster Jain values and principles while living and sharing a Jain Way of Life in North America.

To meet the above objective, conference attendees will collaborate on:

  1. Education – To share our vision and goals for the next 20 years
  2. Teams – New groups and partnerships to implement initiatives
  3. Tools – Access to a wealth of resources (web platform, finances, contacts, access to JAIN office/committees)for implementation of our vision
  4. Direction To nurture a Jain Way of Life that is socially responsible.

Thank you for considering your attendance to this conference. It is due to passionate individuals such as yourself that support nurturing future generations of Jain leaders and the Jain Way of Life (JWOL) in North America.


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Registration Details:

Registration Cost: $65 (includes conference and registration and meals)

Hotel Information cost: $99 / per night - double occupancy.

Group Discount: Reserve your room with the group name: Jain Leadership Conference

Note for all Young Adult Leaders
(ages 18-24)

A limited number of sponsored spaces are available. If you would like to attend and request sponsorship, please contact us immediately.

Join us to create the future we want for Jainism and JAINA in North America. Please RSVP today or contact for any questions or concerns:

Yogesh Bapna at 

Parth Savla at

Prem Jain at

Ashok Domadia at


Conference Agenda

Friday - Jan. 23, 2015

Saturday - Jan. 24, 2015

Sunday - Jan 25, 2015


Friday – January 23, 2015

Transport to JCNC

04:30pm Meet & Greet
05:00pm Dinner
06:10pm Prayer by JCNC Member
Welcome & Conference Introduction

By – Dipak Doshi, LRP Chair / Yogesh Bapna, JCNC BOT & LRP

JAINA-LRP Story - 2006 to 2013

Speakers – Yogendra Jain, JAINA Secretary & LRP / Manoj Jain, LRP

07:30pm Climate Change - Applying Jainism in our Environment

Speaker - Sudhanshu Jain
Jain Participation in Global Warming and Representation at Green Initiatives

Review of Logistics and Pre-Meeting Materials

By – Parth Savla, JAINA Manager
Kamlesh Mehta, JCNC President

Taking Care of People - Practicing Jainism in Community

Speakers – Dipak Jain, Director, Sasin

09:15pm Adjourn
09:15pm Return Transport

Saturday – January 24, 2015

Transport to JCNC
Breakfast at JCNC
07:40am Yoga/Meditation with Fun and Laughter

Moderator - Yogi Mahendra

Prayer by Local Dignitary / Artist
08:10am Opening Remarks

Moderators – Yogesh Bapna, JCNC BOT & LRP / Soha Shah, LRP

Inaugural Address - The Journey Ahead

Speaker – Prem Jain, JAINA President & LRP

Keynote Speech - Empowering the NextGen Leaders

Moderator – Prem Jain
Keynote Speaker - Mihir Meghani

09:40am Long Range Planning Part 1

Highlights and Takeaways from Feb 2014 LRP Conference in Florida
By - Yogendra Jain, JAINA Secretary & LRP

Coffee / Tea Break
Long Range Planning Part II

JAINA-LRP Present and Future
By - Chintan Shah, LRP / Dipak Doshi, LRP Chair

10:45am Sharing and Unifying Our Vision - For Jain Community / Jain Centers / JAINA

Speaker - Dipak Jain, Director, Sasin

Jain Community in 21st Century

Speaker – Shilpa Jain
+ Q&As

11:50am Lunch and Networking Forum

(with JCNC BOT-EC, JAINA EC-LRP, and Community Leaders)

  Town Hall Event - The Dream
  12:00pm - 2:00pm
  Moderator - Manoj Jain, LRP /  Jayesh Shah, EC
  12:00 - 12:30      Get lunch and be seated (worksheets at tables)
  12:30 - 12:40      Manoj Jain and Dipak Doshi to introduce and begin  

conversation to brainstorm about Future Dream for JCNC / JCSC / Sacremento / Phoenix, etc. and JAINA.  DD to present what other centers are already doing with respect to long range planning.

  12:40 - 01:00      Conversations at each table while having lunch on 


  01:00 - 01:20      Each table prepares what their dreams are - recorded on  

Cue Cards and/or PowerPoint

  01:20 - 01:55      Each table selects 3 Top Dreams and prepares  

plans on how to accomplish them.  What will it take?  What will be the timeline? How do we get there?  What would we need to reach the Finish Line?
Also consider a Wild Card Topic Entry option that people can add; above and beyond the top 3 dream categories.

  01:55 - 02:00      Closing Summary with focus on identifying 3

champions from JCNC and 3 champions for JAINA to pursue these dreams.

Leadership Sessions
  Moderator - Soha Shah, LRP
  Session 1
  02:05pm - 02:25pm       Civic Leadership in Public Service

Speaker – J. Manuel Herrera

  Session 2
  02:25pm – 02:45pm      JAINA Diaspora: Promoting Global Collaborations and Interactions

Speaker – Manish Mehta, LRP

02:45pm Panel Discussion - Shaping the NA Community Landscape

Moderator - Chintan Shah, LRP
Panelists - Dipak Jain, Pankaj Jain, Rita Sherma
JAINA Chairs at Educational Institutions and Universities

Coffee / Tea Break
Transformative Leadership - A Real Story

Speaker - Dipak Jain, Director, Sasin
A Moving Experience that Changed Everything

Open Discussion and Q&As (all attendees)

Moderators – Prem Jain, JAINA President / Dipak Doshi, LRP Chair


Fun filled Stretching Session


Mahendra Yogi

04:45pm Hearing from Our NextGen Leaders - Today's Youths and Young Adults

Moderators - Soha Shah, LRP / Parth Savla, JAINA Manager

05:25pm Parallel Sessions

Moderators - Jayesh Shah, JAINA EC / Kamlesh Mehta, JCNC President


Parallel Session 1 – Professional Success
Time      05:30pm - 06:00pm
Speaker – Sanjay Soni

Parallel Session 2 – Community Success
Time      05:30pm - 06:00pm
Speaker – Bipin Shah, JCNC Chair / Venk Shukla, TIE

  Parallel Session Summary
Time      06:00pm - 06:10pm
Moderators - Jayesh Shah, JAINA EC / Kamlesh Mehta, JCNC President

Create an Initial List of Action Items
Assign responsibility, resources, timeline, etc. 
By – Yogesh Bapna, JCNC BOT & LRP / Manoj Jain, LRP

06:20pm Aarati

06:30pm Adjourn
07:00pm Off-site Reception and Dinner
  Venue - Milan Restaurant
09:00pm Return Transport
Saturday – January 24, 2015
360 Degrees
Venue JCNC
07:00am Transport to JCNC
07:15am Breakfast at JCNC
07:50am Prayer 

07:55am Workshops 
  Moderators - Yogesh Bapna, JCNC BOT & LRP / Bipin Shah, JCNC Chair
  Workshop 1 - A fun-filled learning exercise for Leadership Development
  Time: 08:00am - 08:50am
  Speakers - Chintan Shah, LRP / Sonia Ghelani, LRP
  Workshop 2 - Story of My Life - Community Involvement
  Time: 08:50am - 09:30am
  Speakers - Girish Shah, JAINA Ratna Award Recipient
  Workshop Summary
  Time: 09:30am - 09:45am
  Moderator - Yogesh Bapna, JCNC BOT & LRP
09:45am Networking Forum and Q&As
  Moderator - Dipak Doshi, LRP Chair

10:15am Coffee / Tea Break
Venue JCNC
10:30am Closing Remarks - Takeaways and Journey Ahead
  Speakers - Prem Jain, JAINA President & LRP / Yogendra Jain, JAINA Secretary & LRP 
  Connect the dots and recap from the 3-day conference and suggest / motivate ways and reasons to finish the journey
11:00am Follow-up Action Plans
  By - Yogesh Bapna, JCNC BOT & LRP / Manoj Jain, LRP
  Assign responsibilities, resources, timeline, etc.
11:30am Thank You
  By - Dipak Doshi, LRP Chair / Bipin Shah, JCNC Chair / Kamlesh Mehta, JCNC President
11:45am Lunch in JCNC Dining Hall

12:30pm Transport to Local Airports


We look forward to seeing you at the conference!



2015 Jain Leadership Development Conference Team

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