Adaptation chairman receives honorary doctoral award

New graduates told that faced with global warming the future of
mankind was in their hands

Prof Colin Coulson-Thomas, chairman of Adaptation and author of
Winning Companies; Winning People, has received an honorary doctoral
award from the Sri Sharada Institute of Indian Management-Research
(SRI SIIM) in New Delhi, India. The degree of doctoral fellowship he
received at the institute’s 2018 convocation was: Doctor of Humane
Letters (honoris causa).

The citation announced that the award was in recognition of
Coulson-Thomas’ “outstanding contribution to the world of academics
through compositions, research and developments”. In his acceptance
speech he said: “I’m just happy to be alive and do not have a long
list of awards. I have accepted this one because I have great respect
for this institution and its people.”

Coulson-Thomas offered his congratulations to all those graduating at
the convocation. He told those just completing their studies: “I
believe in your potential to make a difference. With challenges such
as global warming, the future of mankind is in your hands. You inherit
a growing range of promising technologies. Please use them, future
innovations and your time wisely.”

Recipients of awards from Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East
ranged from senior academics and music maestros to leading
politicians, international bankers and prominent industrialists and
philanthropists. The award presentations were made by the Chancellor
cum Chairman of SRI SIIM, author, scholar and diplomat Rev Dr Swami
Parthasarathy and Justice Narasimha Reddy, Chairman of India’s Central
Administrative Tribunal.

Doctoral fellows were presented with a degree certificate in a folder,
a mounted metal plaque in a display container and a medal in a
presentation case. The roots of the Institute and associated temples,
monasteries and schools go back to a centre of vedic teaching in the
ninth century. SRI SIIM aims to prepare students for a life in
responsible business underpinned by universal values.

Prof Colin Coulson-Thomas, chairman of Adaptation and author of
Winning Companies: Winning People and Developing Directors has been
involved with India for over 30 years. In addition to a variety of
public, private and professional leadership roles, he has advised
directors and boards in over 40 countries.  Details of his latest
books and reports on quicker, more affordable and less disruptive ways
of transforming performance can be obtained from:

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