Adaptation chairman receives honorary doctoral award

New graduates told that faced with global warming the future of mankind was in their hands
By: Adaptation
Prof Colin Coulson-Thomas
Prof Colin Coulson-Thomas
PETERBOROUGH, U.K. - Dec. 5, 2018 - PRLog -- 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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