The brainchild of Jim Rough: Part 1: The Wisdom Council & Dynamic Facilitation
Over 20 years in the making - Taught around the world.
How do we solve the big problems in society? An intro.
A few of The Wisdom Council's purpose: 1. Establishing up a new, ongoing public conversation of "We the People." Solving seemingly impossible problems. 2. Shifting the quality of thinking ... from "decision-making" to “choice-creating.” 3. Much more!
*This process has proved so successful in Austria (over 100 'W.C' meetings) that state legislators in Vorarlberg adopted the Wisdom Council Process into their constitution.* Source
DO NOT MISS THIS Inspiring first hand account of the power of the Wisdom Council Process. The last two minutes are great
Meet Jim Rough, the creator:
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Visit the website below for first hand information
Here's the two books from Jim Rough & Rosa Zubizarreta,
How did I find out about Jim Roughs methods? Through the work of Richard Moore, Escaping the Matrix, his drive to make the world a better place & his dissection of how politics work. He puts out a great book, here's the Canada & USA link:
"Addressing concerns about this process ... When people first hear about this strategy they doubt a random group can reach unity on difficult issues. They are worried that these people won’t be smart enough, or won’t have adequate information, and the results won’t be meaningful. They worry that this Council will somehow replace elected officials and expert judgments. Or that just 12 to 24 will be too small to involve the rest of us, or that the process will exclude minorities and disenfranchised people. They fear that special interests will undermine the process.
The Wisdom Council process is the solution to many of the concerns expressed above. For instance, here is a viable way to include the disenfranchised, to educate people about issues, to free up elected officials, to face the real issues and take commonsense actions, and to overcome the raw power of special interests. And in practice these concerns have largely been laid to rest.
Remember the Wisdom Council is just a new conversation added to what we already have. Twelve to 24 random voters are gathered. They are dynamically facilitated for two days. They present their perspective in a public setting. Then they disband. That’s it. They have no official power. ... But have symbolic power. They represent all of us in a creative collaborative conversation about issues that really matter. And others naturally resonate. " Source
Benefits: It educates ordinary citizens to understand, address and solve issues they care about. It overcomes the current dominance of special interest battling with a strong movement toward the public interest. And overcomes the current lose/lose gridlock with win/win collaboration. Source
This process has proved so successful in Austria (over 100 'W.C' meetings) that state legislators in Vorarlberg adopted the Wisdom Council Process into their constitution.
'This strategy is just common sense. Here’s a way to call “time out” so that all the people can step back for a moment to consider what’s happening and figure out what they want.' Source
Part 2: Switch From Representative Governance to Citizens Convention of Consent
When I first started reading about what the CPU is doing (CCC) I found it very difficult to understand the importance. But slowly I began to make sense of the puzzle pieces. It takes time to see (read) the various parts & then more time to see how they relate to one another.
I think your time will be well rewarded.
The best bet is to read the homepage, at the source, they're website is:
As far as I can tell is seems like the representative democracy we have in Canada is not designed to efficiently carry out what the people of Canada want. Some say this is how the system is designed, we vote for 'this person' to represent us, legally this gives away our decision making power, thus their is no legal requirement for politicians to follow through.
The CCC aims to solve this, legally.
Many people who have analyzed how the political system works have wrote books on this issue & have started their own groups to bring a remedy.
One of the groups (the only one?) is from myfreedom2017.com . They're called the Canadian Peoples Union, which is not a representative form of governance, but something similar to direct democracy. The website is a bit 'basic' due to the small staff (1 or 2 people?), but don't be put off too quickly, they have been in the game for a long time and have done they're research.
You will find many hours of video & the option to 'E-sign' (digitally sign) to have a legal effect of putting decision making power back in place.
Take note that the CCC is different and overcomes issues the RIC (referendum initiated by the citizens) has.
Representative Governance VS Citizens Convention of Consent (CCC)