#4 Current Efforts Of ISKCON’s Future Forward
Fulfilling Srila Prabhupada’s visionary expectations for the Krishna consciousness movement as an influential world organization takes plenty of planning, plenty of intelligence and plenty of execution. This seminar explores the initiatives already in motion – such as the work of the GBC Organizational Development, GBC Strategic Planning Team, ISKCON Online, ISKCON marketing Association, – and other steps to be taken to, in Srila Prabhupada’s words, “place this Krishna Consciousness movement at the front of all others.”
Gopal Bhatta Dasa joined ISKCON in 1972 and received initiation from His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. Gopal Bhatta became a book distributor and shortly thereafter, a sankirtan leader. He served in ISKCON as a temple president, has been instrumental in resolving several of ISKCON’s major legal issues, consults with the BBT Trustees and Directors, is the co-chair of the GBC Organizational Development Committee, and chair of the GBC Strategic Planning Team. He also runs a successful business that has provided him with insight into good management and strategic planning. Now he is using this knowledge to serve Srila Prabhupada’s ISKCON. He feels that Srila Prabhupada expects more from the devotional community and wants a better ISKCON for the future. Toward this end, Gopal Bhatta daas works for ISKCON’s future forward.