We offer a set of social innovations that make it possible to ... facilitate "all the people" to come together as "We the People" and achieve breakthrough progress on society's most pressing, impossible-seeming issues.
We are facing Monster Problems in our society ... i.e. BIG impossible-seeming existential issues that must be solved. These monsters are occurring at every level of society, especially at the national (e.g partisan gridlock) and global level (e.g. climate crisis).
At the Center for Wise Democracy we offer a breakthrough strategy to solving society's biggest issues, a way that "we" (a few of us) can facilitate "all the people" to come together as "We the People"; face these Monster Issues; reach wise unity through shifts and breakthroughs; and provide responsible leadership to governments, the economy and the culture. This strategy leaves everything alone, except it adds a new "We the People" conversation. For this U.S. this simple change would transform our current "constitutional republic" into a "democracy", a real democracy that we call "Wise Democracy".
Solution strategies ...
The Social Innovations are ...
2min video introduction to the social innovations
Two possibilities for you
The social innovations described here can spark a transition to "Wise Democracy" and provide a way for us all to participate in solving society's Monster issues. Here are two ways to gain experiential understanding of the validity of these far-out claims.
1) Dynamic Facilitation and Wisdom Council Seminar ... Port Townsend WA— ***Covid*** Postponed until Feb 2022
Illustration ... for the U.S. (3.5 min video)
Currently in the United States bitter political battling obliterates the possibility of collective intelligence. Most people feel excluded from democratic participation. And elected leaders often represent moneyed interests more than their constituents. How might we (just a few of us) facilitate all the people to come together as a wise and responsible "We the People"? ... where We reach shared conclusions and provide responsible leadership to elected leaders? Below is a short video describing how this might happen within a reality TV Show. (3.5 min video):
Two Examples from Austria
Here's are two short videos showing how the state government of Voralberg in Austria is using the Wisdom Council Process to help citizens address and solve contentious issues, like the influx of refugees and land use planning.
To understand this new-paradigm approach most people find it valuable to experience it by taking a seminar. See the seminars on "Dynamic Facilitation."
Check out "Our Story" of how these social innovations and this whole-system strategy came about.