The World Summit intends to operate in an entirely different way, beyond the constrictions of economics. However, the current reality is that we live in a monetary world, so there will be costs involved. This will mean that individuals and groups wishing to engage will need to fund themselves. But we will not let monetary lack restrict us; we will raise funds in creative way, such as our GBI (Gift-based Income) model, to subsidise costs of the summit and provide scholarships to groups and individuals as we are able. We believe that it is possible, and necessary, to re-create the gifting culture that was part of humanity’s culture for most of our history. We intend to resurrect this approach beginning with the World Summit. In line with this, we will be graciously accepting monetary and time-based gifts and contributions, but here too, this will be done differently. Please visit our "Alternative Funding" page.
NVC is a communication process developed by Marshall Rosenberg beginning in the 1960s. It focuses on three aspects of communication: self-empathy (defined as a deep and compassionate awareness of one's own inner experience), empathy (defined as an understanding of the heart in which we see the beauty in the other person), and honest self-expression (defined as expressing oneself authentically in a way that is likely to inspire compassion in others).
Nonviolent Communication is based on the idea that all human beings have the capacity for compassion and only resort to violence or behavior that harms others when they do not recognize more effective strategies for meeting needs (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nonviolent_Communication).
The World Summit has developed an organizational structure that is a hybrid approach based on a proven model called Sociocracy and what we are calling our Pizza Pie Holarchy (A holarchy is a connection between holons, where a holon is both a part and a whole). Sociocracy is a new, socially responsible system of governance that originated in the Netherlands. Originally envisioned in 1945 by Kees Boeke, a dutch educator and pacifist, as a way to adapt Quaker egalitarian principles to secular organizations, sociocracy allows us to give and receive effective leadership while remaining peers.
More information on our organizational structure is coming soon.Next: How We Work - Event Platform >>