Government Executive Program (GEP)

Government Executive Program (GEP) is Art of Living’s flagship offering for the Indian Government organizations – Central Government, State Governments, Subordinate Departments, Autonomous Bodies, Public Sector Undertakings and various Training Institutes.

Governance in India is witnessing a paradigm shift. Most organizations today are under immense pressure to deliver their objectives, while the human resource is not always matching up. We believe change begins with the individual. Primarily it’s the stress and conflict at individual level, which adds up and impacts an organization’s performance. GEP is a facilitator for government organizations in bringing a mindset change and building a positive work environment.

To date, more than 20 Central Government Ministries have extended the benefit of the GEP Training Program to their officers and staff, including Department of Personnel & Training, Ministry of Home Affairs, External Affairs, Finance, Defence, Railways, Civil Aviation, Youth Affairs, Mines, Power, Road and others.

GEP has been designed specifically keeping in the mind the needs of government employees and daily challenges faced by them. The program makes an impact at many levels – to the individual at a personal level, to the immediate working environment, and to the organization as a whole. Our internal feedback mechanism reports that more than 90% participants feel more energetic, free from stress and achieve greater mental focus and clarity at the end of the programme. The impact on working environment is evident from the fact that more than 90% participants report higher preparedness to take new challenges as well as improved efficiency and interpersonal relationships. A significant 80% feel that the programme creates a positive work environment, is likely to lead to more ethical behavior and contributes to organizational growth.

GEP is typically of 18-20 hours duration spread over 4-6 days, but can be customized according to the needs of the organization. As an experiment, a subsidized program of shorter duration called Sri Sri Meditation Course (SSMC) has been offered to select organizations. GEP has been offered to several thousands of paramilitary troops and armed forces personnel, and has achieved great impact in terms of stress relief and reduction in suicidal tendencies.