Develop Leadership that Unites - Rather than Divides
The world today cries out for a unifying
leadership that serves the good of all. The
Center offers training and consulting for leaders in government, business and the
non-profit sector to develop the inner resources to deal creatively with social and
economic change. It helps leaders envision and build a positive future while encouraging a
renaissance of community spirit. It assists leaders in developing the skills to draw forth
the best in people, while providing a clear sense of direction and purpose. The Center
also empowers future leaders and helps them connect with the leader within themselves.
Promote a New, Visionary Political Process that Goes Beyond Left and Right
Recognizing there is some truth on both sides of most
polarized issues in our society today, the Center promotes non-adversarial, win/win
approaches to problem solving for mutual benefit. It offers training in conflict
resolution and consensus building, specializing in whole-systems approaches, where the
interconnectedness of issues can be seen and lasting solutions formulated. Rather than
over-dependence on government or alienation from it, the Center fosters partnerships
between ourselves as citizens and our institutions, and features citizen dialogues on how
we can contribute to the future direction of our nation.
Work to Change the World from the Inside
As Well As the Outside In
A changed person can be a more effective change
agent. The Center offers courses for individuals and organizations that build an
ethical and spiritual* foundation as the basis for true visionary leadership.
The Center is non-denominational, emphasizing the common moral and ethical
values found in all spiritual traditions. Courses are offered to help
individuals develop a deeper contact with their essence or soul, and apply their
core values in their professional lives. Programs illustrate the connection
between our collective psychological state and what we see mirrored in our
world, and provide tools for transforming both personal and social problems.
Conferences and seminars are offered on applying our spiritual vales at work -
in business and
*The term "spiritual" is
used in a universal sense to indicate that Ultimate Reality which has its source beyond
the human dimension.
Provide a Platform for Social Innovators from Around the World
Visionary leaders with proven, successful programs for
solving pressing social problems have been regularly featured at the Center's weekly
"salons." These informal and open dialogues explore the deeper roots of issues
that face us as a society, highlighting solutions based on holistic ways of seeing
problems. The Center has researched and published information on these cutting edge social
innovations in its newsletter and in a guidebook on best
practices produced for the government.
Promote Sustainable Development and Healthy Communities
As we use resources to meet present needs, we must ensure
that adequate resources are available for future generations to meet theirs. Lectures and
seminars are featured at the Center, with nationally respected policy experts as
well as hands-on practitioners who address the whole fabric of our lives and help citizens
build communities that are environmentally sound, economically prosperous and socially