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BUILDING A BETTER WORLD, WITH A CULTURE OF PEACE A VISION WITH HUMANE VALUES AND PRACTICAL IMPLEMENTATION.

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1 BUILDING A BETTER WORLD, WITH A CULTURE OF PEACE A VISION WITH HUMANE VALUES AND PRACTICAL IMPLEMENTATION

2 A CONCEPTUAL MAP What is a Conceptual Map? This is a question I'm going to answer in more detail with specific peace examples – to add to our big picture perspective. What is a Conceptual Map? This is a question I'm going to answer in more detail with specific peace examples – to add to our big picture perspective. A conceptual map, broadly defined, presents the relationships among a set of connected concepts and ideas. It is a tangible way to display how your mind "sees" a particular topic. By constructing a concept map, you reflect on what you know and what you don't know. A conceptual map, broadly defined, presents the relationships among a set of connected concepts and ideas. It is a tangible way to display how your mind "sees" a particular topic. By constructing a concept map, you reflect on what you know and what you don't know.

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6 “BE THE CHANGE YOU WISH TO SEE IN OTHERS” Gandhi Note 1 – Peace Practitioners are “thwarted” when they do not act on their values (eg. By being perceived to act violently, damaging relationships, etc.). Note 1 – Peace Practitioners are “thwarted” when they do not act on their values (eg. By being perceived to act violently, damaging relationships, etc.). The burden is on Peace Practitioners to dispel confusion and communicate clearly. The burden is on Peace Practitioners to dispel confusion and communicate clearly. We do this through our behaviour. We are more successful when we ‘walk the talk’, ‘be peace’ = Peace starts with me. We do this through our behaviour. We are more successful when we ‘walk the talk’, ‘be peace’ = Peace starts with me. “Being Peace” by Thich Nhat Hanh “Being Peace” by Thich Nhat Hanh

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8 THE LEADERSHIP CRISIS: DANGER AND OPPORTUNITY Note 2 – We need a new leadership ideal: Note 2 – We need a new leadership ideal: –Corrupt, unjust, exploitative, lying, violent, cowardly leaders are to be shunned; –Replaced by honest, just, truthful, transparent, non-violent, brave, competent, committed, servant leaders = truly ‘public servants’ with a social purpose. –No more hypocrisy = ‘walk the talk’ Our responsibility for shared leadership. Our responsibility for shared leadership.

9 THE ‘AHA’ MOMENT: EDUCATION = EMPOWERMENT EDUCATION = EMPOWERMENT LEADERSHIP = EMPOWERMENT LEADERSHIP = EMPOWERMENT EDUCATION = LEADERSHIP EDUCATION = LEADERSHIP This is why it is so important to study leadership and peace psychology. This is why it is so important to study leadership and peace psychology.

10 LEADERSHIP AND PEACE RECOMMENDED READING: The Leadership Bibliography The Leadership Bibliography Servant Leadership Servant Leadership Self Leadership Self Leadership The Leader Within The Leader Within Leadership & Peace Powerpoint Leadership & Peace Powerpoint htm htm htm htm N%20TRANSFORMATION%20OF %20THE%20PEACE%20PROFESSI ON.ppt N%20TRANSFORMATION%20OF %20THE%20PEACE%20PROFESSI ON.ppt N%20TRANSFORMATION%20OF %20THE%20PEACE%20PROFESSI ON.ppt N%20TRANSFORMATION%20OF %20THE%20PEACE%20PROFESSI ON.ppt

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13 SOCIAL INTELLIGENCE: These two words succinctly and clearly capture the essence of the purpose of peace education and the Culture of Peace Program These two words succinctly and clearly capture the essence of the purpose of peace education and the Culture of Peace Program Social Intelligence by its nature works to change behaviours, forge values and incite institutional transformations from the current culture of war and violence to a Culture of Peace and Non-violence. Social Intelligence by its nature works to change behaviours, forge values and incite institutional transformations from the current culture of war and violence to a Culture of Peace and Non-violence. Social Intelligence is readily understandable, acceptable and supportable by most Canadians. Social Intelligence is readily understandable, acceptable and supportable by most Canadians. The Must Read Book: The Must Read Book:

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15 IMAGE: VALUES OF A HIGHLY DESIRABLE FUTURE CULTURE OF WAR AND VIOLENCE Belief in power that is based on force Belief in power that is based on force Having an enemy Having an enemy Authoritarian governance Authoritarian governance Secrecy and propaganda Secrecy and propaganda Armament Armament Exploitation of people Exploitation of people Exploitation of nature Exploitation of nature Male domination Male domination CULTURE OF PEACE AND NON-VIOLENCE Education for a culture of peace Education for a culture of peace Tolerance, solidarity and international understanding Tolerance, solidarity and international understanding Democratic participation Democratic participation Free flow of information Free flow of information Disarmament Disarmament Human rights Human rights Sustainable development Sustainable development Equality of women and men Equality of women and men

16 IMAGE: VALUES OF A HIGHLY DESIRABLE FUTURE (cont.) CULTURE OF WAR AND VIOLENCE Dysfunctional Dysfunctional Unjust Unjust Illogical, irresponsible Illogical, irresponsible Cognitive dissonance Cognitive dissonance No integration No integration Unethical Unethical Inequity Inequity Uncompassionate/mean Uncompassionate/mean Disrespect Disrespect CULTURE OF PEACE AND NON-VIOLENCE Functional Functional Just Just Logical, responsible Logical, responsible Inner congruence Inner congruence Integration of self with others Integration of self with others Ethical Ethical Equity Equity Compassionate Compassionate Respect Respect

17 IMAGE: VALUES OF A HIGHLY DESIRABLE FUTURE (cont.) CULTURE OF WAR AND VIOLENCE Harm Harm Selfish, individualistic Selfish, individualistic Greedy Greedy Untrustworthy/paranoid Untrustworthy/paranoid Culture of Fear Culture of Fear Culture of silence Culture of silence W.M.D. and WAR W.M.D. and WAR Etc. Etc. CULTURE OF PEACE AND NON-VIOLENCE Good Good Empathy, cooperative & service to others Empathy, cooperative & service to others Generous Generous Trust Trust Safety and security Safety and security Culture of dialogue Culture of dialogue No W.M.D. and NO WAR No W.M.D. and NO WAR Etc. Etc.

18 IMAGE: PICTURE OF A HIGHLY DESIRABLE FUTURE (cont.) CULTURE OF WAR AND VIOLENCE CULTURE OF PEACE AND NON-VIOLENCE

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20 SOURCE OF GROWTH (Social Development): "Leaders only change because they either see the light or feel the heat." Martin Luther King Jr. "Leaders only change because they either see the light or feel the heat." Martin Luther King Jr. Emphasize the positive, asset building – not the negative, criticism, divisive (needs based) Emphasize the positive, asset building – not the negative, criticism, divisive (needs based) Balance personal growth, growth in others, organizational growth, worldly growth (“Put your mask on first before helping others.”) Balance personal growth, growth in others, organizational growth, worldly growth (“Put your mask on first before helping others.”)

21 CONCLUSION The good news is that we know what to do – now we just have to do it. The good news is that we know what to do – now we just have to do it. Violence is a disease. We have the antidote – it is peace education, to raise social intelligence and development everywhere. All we have to do is inoculate all the children in the world. It is a big job, but we can do it. Violence is a disease. We have the antidote – it is peace education, to raise social intelligence and development everywhere. All we have to do is inoculate all the children in the world. It is a big job, but we can do it.

22 CONCLUSION (cont.) PARTNERS IN PEACE: Collaborative partnerships and networks among like-minded organizations and individuals will bring more power and influence to any peace and violence prevention initiatives. Collaborative partnerships and networks among like-minded organizations and individuals will bring more power and influence to any peace and violence prevention initiatives.

23 CONCLUSION (cont.) The three key success areas at the heart of the peace initiative: 1. peace education, 2. leadership for peace, and 3. modeling peace (eg. Each of us “walking the talk”). 3. modeling peace (eg. Each of us “walking the talk”).

24 CONCLUSION (cont.) Future generations need us to work together, in a much larger way, to build a significant network and effective strategy to de-escalate violence through education and prevention, at home and abroad. Future generations need us to work together, in a much larger way, to build a significant network and effective strategy to de-escalate violence through education and prevention, at home and abroad. We need you to help: We need you to help: 1.Raise your knowledge and skills, 2.Recognize yourself as a peace leader, builder and educator (effectively, you already are) 3.Do your best to bring peace to the world, beginning with yourself (modeling peace), your family, your workplace, your community, your country.

25 YOU HAVE THE POWER WITHIN YOU TO MAKE A SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCE WITH YOUR LIFE. YOU HAVE THE POWER WITHIN YOU TO MAKE A SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCE WITH YOUR LIFE.

26 Thank you Thank you Bob Stewart Bob Stewart


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