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Prof. Dr. Claudio Senna Venzke

Doctor in Administration by PPGA/UFRGS in the area of Innovation, Technology and Sustainability research. Developed doctoral internship at Boston College. USA, with a focus on spirituality in organizations. He holds a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Administration from UFRGS. postgraduate degree in Positive Psychology at PUCRS. He has over 16 years of experience as an undergraduate professor in Administration, MBAs and Professional Masters in Management and Business at different universities. Member of the Academy of Management, USA, in the interest group Management, Spirituality and Religion. Coordinates living activities and meditation practices at scientific events, educational institutions and companies. Creator and driver of manager development programs. based on Spiritual Intelligence, meditation and Positive Psychology.

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My story

During my graduation in Administration at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), I focused on the areas of People Management and Marketing, doing my final work focused on Endomarketing (use of Marketing concepts to meet customer needs internal employees). At the end of the course I had contact with a topic that changed my way of seeing Administration, and consequently my professional trajectory, which are studies related to Environmental Management.

It was then that I defined my first purpose in the area of management, which was to help organizations reduce their negative impacts on the environment and society, improving their economic performance. For that, right after graduation I started a specialization in Cleaner Production and Eco-business, also at UFRGS. This training enabled me to work as a consultant in the environmental area, but it also motivated me to do a master's degree in the area, which opened the doors to the academic area.

Throughout my academic experience, I had the opportunity to have contact with organizations from different sectors, which showed me what they needed to achieve better results in society. However, when looking at the consolidated academic knowledge, I did not see many answers to the questions that society had. So, after almost ten years of completing my master's degree, I decided to advance in my doctoral studies, to research and propose some paths.  

During my doctorate, one of the great moments in my academic and professional journey took place, which was the opportunity to do a doctoral internship at Boston College (BC), USA, with Professor Sandra Waddock.  

With the conclusion of my doctorate, I worked for some time in graduate programs aiming to spread my ideas regarding spirituality in organizations. But the biggest space was the application in organizations, adjusting the focus to the leaders, thus seeking the development of leaders in an integral way. In order to complement my knowledge to work in organizations, I also took a specialization in Positive Psychology.

So, with this experience, I developed this program to awaken the beneficial presence in different spaces.


Boston College

Estágio Doutoral no Boston College, EUA, em 2013 com a minha orientadora Professora Sandra Waddock e minha colega Lea Stadtler

La sapienza

Universidade de Roma, La Sapienza, 2018


Politécnico de Milão, Itália

I Saloni

Salão do Móvel de Milão, Itália

Sandra Waddock

Com a minha orientadora Sandra Waddock, do Boston College, durante o Academy of Management de 2019, EUA

Machu Picchu

Viagem para Machu Picchu 2015

Beijing 2012

Intercâmbio para internacionalização acadêmica Brasil/China, 2012

Muralha da China

Muralha da China 2012

Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Intercâmbio acadêmico na Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, 2009

Concord, EUA

Concord, EUA, 2013 Local da cabana de Henry David Thoreau

Humberto Maturana

Workshop com Humberto Maturana e Ximena D'Avila em 2014

Otto Scharmer

Com pesquisador do MIT Otto Scharmer, o idealizador da Teoria U, Boston, EUA, 2019

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