At all levels of society we are encountering Monster Issues ... i.e. BIG impossible-seeming problems that MUST BE SOLVED. Nationally, for instance is the partisan divide. Globally, we are destroying the planetary basis of life.
At the Center for Wise Democracy we offer a breakthrough strategy ... by which "we" (a few of us) can facilitate "all" the people to come together as "We the People"; face these Monster Issues; reach unity through shifts and breakthroughs; and provide responsible leadership to governments, the economy and the culture. Note: if this new conversation continues as an ongoing "We the People" conversation, then a new System results (i.e. governance and economics).
The "Wisdom Council Process", already working in parts of Europe, can be applied locally, nationally and/or globally.
The social innovations we offer and teach are real and largely proven. They include:
2min video introduction to the social innovations
National 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.