For over 25 years, World Council has engaged people of all ages, cultures, leanings and walks of life in meaningful dialogue.
We all long to belong to something bigger than ourselves – something good and important that will make a difference to our world. World Council gatherings offer that promise and possibility.
Why it works:
By representing the vision and passion of the world’s humanitarian heroes, guests come together as equals in their greatness. They surprise themselves with their confidence and their profound contribution to the conversation.
In each gathering, guests write a New World Agreement stating what they agree they have to do to get to the best world they can imagine. The hundreds of New World Agreements penned over the last 27 years document and prove that our humanity shares the universal values of respect for all life and care for others. This gives us extraordinary hope.
It is our vision that World Council will become an action word for respectful dialogue. Every challenge – local, or global – will be ‘World Counciled’ by people representing a perspective other than their own to reach a broader, better solution to each challenge.
What we have learned:
In every World Council meeting, participants universally display:
- the ability to listen and truly consider others’ perspectives
- the insight to recognize and accept the solution that best serves the whole
- the generating and contributing of ideas that are greater than oneself
- the knowledge and attitude that there is always a solution
- the concern for all aspects of life and all living things
- the confidence to discuss mindfully – clear of personal agendas
- the capability to work in unity toward a common goal
- the grace to communicate with respect
- Businesses have used World Council to creatively integrate and align teams and new team members.
- Street Youth organizations have used World Council to build the self-esteem of their clientele.
- Schools have used World Council to stimulate meaningful dialogue and global thinking.
- Charities have used World Council for youth, community and inter-generational outreach.
- Families have used World Council to find inter-generational common ground.
- Religious groups have used World Council to identify shared beliefs and common goals.
- Friends have used World Council to enjoy purposeful, stimulating, rewarding time together.
Who we have helped:
We have reached out and helped both Canadian and International organizations to align management teams, and to inspire youth. Some of these include: Hewlett Packard, Interface, Rotary, Upper Canada College, Street Kids International, Canada’s Top 20 Under 20, Soka Gakkai International, Free The Children, Turning Point, Prime Mentors of Canada, and Indigenous Child and Family Welfare.
Your group or organization could be next!