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1 1 Proposal by Subud Britain Presentation for Zone 3 at Jaramuza May 2014

2 2 Proposal by Subud Britain A Subud World Congress “A four year catalyst for the growth of Subud” The Challenge – Organise things to make the most of this fantastic opportunity.

3 3 Proposal by Subud Britain The recent background  From 2012: Growing enthusiasm by some members of the idea and potential value of organising the next world congress.  Early 2013: Extremely positive testing, Decision by Subud Britain to make proposal to host the world congress in  March 2014: Detailed (46 page) proposal submitted to WSA Executive, as requested.  Simplified document to be translated. Starting with the most commonly used other Subud Languages: Indonesian, Spanish and French.  This presentation is a summary of the proposal including our approach, the work we have done, and some key issues to be considered. If you don’t already know about the proposal, what is the first thing you want to know?

4 4 Proposal by Subud Britain We found Warwick University!  Our favoured venue as it “ticks all the boxes”  An outstanding campus university on a 290 hectare site.  Extensive modern conference facilities.  Enough bedroom accommodation of different types for over 3,500 of us to be on site!  Warwick Arts Centre the natural social hub of our Congress.

5 5 Proposal by Subud Britain The Subud Britain Proposal Team  Marcus Hamilton (Birmingham) – Team leader/Organiser  Leonard Hitchcock (Devon South) Chair of Subud.  Peter Hull (Manchester) – Financials, Business case  David Rose (Barnet) – Subud Britain Treasurer  Raphaella Sapir (Lewes) – Creativity, culture and use of space.  Deb Radburn (Devon North) – Foundation venue search.  Mariani Coombes (Chichester) – Venue search.  Ridwan Treacher (Maidenhead) – Website.  Marcus Bolt (Bristol Group) – logo and graphics.  David Anderson (Lewes) –coordinating the video team which includes Harlan Cockburn (Hungary), Dahlan Lassalle (Lewes), Auguste Caffrey (London Central).  Hussein Dickie – Innsbruck Congress Organiser  Laurence Shorter (London Central) – Alternative meeting processes.  Michael Van der Matten (Ascot), Pollard Blakely (Exeter) and Edward Rieu (Loudwater) – other valuable contributions.  Howard Ray (Perth) and Melinda Heathcote (Chichester) – Kejiwaan Councillors.  200 other people who also responded to the World Congress Survey giving valuable information, insight and ideas.

6 6 Proposal by Subud Britain The Proposal activity What we wanted to do  Find out what members want, to make an excellent World Congress.  Provide the ingredients to design & develop a Congress that will involve and engage the worldwide membership.  Make it large and “inclusive”, attractive to members, family & friends.  Overcome some barriers that prevent members attending.  Help achieve personal enjoyment, fulfilment and the Development of Subud.

7 7 Proposal by Subud Britain What we did  Appointed coordinators after testing by National Council.  Formed a core team and met to determine the purpose, vision and possible themes.  Maintained the wholehearted support of National Council.  Checked that our country was involved and supported us.  Used open communication, consultation and involvement.  Assessed commitment within the country & encouraged supporters to come forward.  Used a very successful online survey - a new way to have two-way communication with members. –UK Survey to raise awareness & assess attitudes towards world Congress –215 responses after a few weeks…..

8 8 Proposal by Subud Britain Survey Question 1. Which, or all, of the following express the significance or importance of a World Congress for Subud? Meeting with members & representatives from different countries & cultures, to do Latihan, socialise, share and make plans together. 86% Bringing our Subud Association closer together and fostering the development of Subud across the world. 83% Helping fulfil Bapak's vision of all nationalities and religions worshipping together. 77% Decision-making for our World Association for next 4 years - roles, responsibilities, recommendations. 70% Other (please specify): 16%

9 9 Proposal by Subud Britain Survey Question 3. How important are the different elements to make a good World Congress for you? Very Important + Important Very Important Important Not Important Kejiwaan - Big Latihans, testing, personal development. 96%78%18%3% Meeting people – old and new friends from our Subud family across the world. 97%63%34%5% Delegate / business programme for the development of Subud. 83%33%50%14% Entertainments and performances.79%15%64%20% Workshops and activities.70%11%59%17% Cultural tourism – getting around & seeing the sights as well as the people. 57%11%46%41% Other (please specify):77%47%30%10%

10 10 Proposal by Subud Britain Survey Question 3. What might prevent you going to a World Congress? The expense The time away Other priorities Uncertainties / anxiety / concern Other (Please specify)

11 11 Proposal by Subud Britain Survey Question 5. Are you booked or planning to go to the Mexico World Congress in August 2014?

12 12 Proposal by Subud Britain If we were to hold a World Congress in Britain in 2018 would you be likely to attend? Survey Question 6. If we were to hold a World Congress in Britain in 2018 would you be likely to attend? Very Likely Unsure Unlikely Very Likely Unlikely 72% 19% 5% 3% 1%

13 13 Proposal by Subud Britain Would you like to help us between now and the presentation of our proposal in August? Survey Question 8. Would you like to help us between now and the presentation of our proposal in August? Yes8% Possibly28% No64% If yes, or Possibly, in what way?

14 14 Proposal by Subud Britain Survey Question 9. If we were to win the bid to host the 2018 Congress in Britain, would you be interested in helping in some capacity? Yes21% Possibly58% No21% If yes, or Possibly, in what way?

15 15 Proposal by Subud Britain Which Subud World Congresses did you go to, or are planning to go to? Survey Question 10. Which Subud World Congresses did you go to, or are planning to go to? 1st Coombe Springs, England4% 9th Amanacer, Colombia15% 2nd Briarcliffe College, NY, USA1% 10th Spokane, Washington, USA34% 3rd Tokyo, Japan2% 11th Bali, Indonesia18% 4th Cilandak, Indonesia10% 12th Innsbruck, Austria38% 5th Wolfsburg, Germany20% 13th Christchurch, New Zealand22% 6th Toronto, Canada7% Not yet been to a Subud World Congress15% 7th Anugraha, England58% 14th Puebla, Mexico21% 8th Sydney, Australia18% 15th – 2018 (location to be decided)29%

16 16 Proposal by Subud Britain 10. Which Subud World Congresses did you go to, or are planning to go to?

17 17 Proposal by Subud Britain Choosing a host country – Criteria for the decision Fair rotation amongst countries that are able to play host Accessible to members from as many countries as possible A comfortable & safe area for Subud members, families, young & old Commitment and enthusiasm by members of the host country The necessary range of skills and experience Ability & enthusiasm to communicate & learn from past experience The necessary capacity and range of rooms and spaces A central social hub for natural mixing – “ The Heart of the Congress” Sufficient accommodation of all types close by Local Subud communities, tourist attractions & areas of interest Use of the best processes and modern technology for effectiveness, cost saving and higher quality of experience for us all.

18 18 Proposal by Subud Britain An appropriate time for Subud Britain?   57 years ago in 1957, Bapak visited Coombe Springs in England and Subud started in the west.   Britain hosted the 1 st World Congress in 1959 and 7 th in would be 35 years after the last time in the UK.   Active membership today of 1200 in 50 meeting places.   Wealth of knowledge and experience gained from big meetings and annual National Congresses   Great capability and enthusiasm from our members: –91% of those surveyed said they would attend and –79% said they would like to help in some capacity.   An opportunity to generate and spread enthusiasm and energy, helping to revitalise Subud.

19 19 Proposal by Subud Britain Subud Britain annual UK Congresses have similar effective activities …   Kejiwaan - Big Latihans, testing, personal development.   The Delegate Programme – the development of Subud.   Meeting people – old and new friends from our Subud family.   Walks, visits, local culture & tourism – a social time together.   Workshops and activities for our development and interests.   Families and Children’s programme including a Crèche.   Youth programme that enable teenagers and young members to feel welcome and involved.   Sports & outdoor activities, particularly for children & families   Arts & Crafts, entertainments & performances - also provide opportunities to express ourselves and work together.   Using volunteers and helping to make things inclusive.   Onsite accommodation, food, café etc.

20 20 Proposal by Subud Britain Our Venue Search. We looked for a Venue that could…  Accommodate 2,500 to 3,000 people, or perhaps more, that we envisage would come to Britain in  Have a large auditorium for plenary sessions and up to 2,500 for opening and closing ceremonies, Ibu Rahayu's talks, large concerts or entertainment.  Have at least 40 different sized break-out spaces, suitable for our many activities within a varied programme.  Be able to cater for a minimum of a 1000 people a day, and ideally many more than this.  Have a range and variety of suitably priced accommodation from budget self catering accommodation to good quality hotels close at hand, if not on site.

21 21 Proposal by Subud Britain Warwick University a most beautiful campus

22 22 Proposal by Subud Britain Warwick University facilities available for us Auditoria & Large Meeting SpacesCapacity Linked (Tiered) Capacities Arts Centre Butterworth Hall1365) Arts Centre Theatre570)1935 Arts Centre Woods Scawen250)2185 Arts Centre Cinema225)2410 Arts Centre Studio140)2550 Ramphal Lecture Theatre400 9 Ramphal breakout rooms flat floored (30 – 50 capacities) Sciences LT3326 Sciences LT4116 Sciences LT smaller breakout spacesMixed 1 Sports Hall Large grassed area Reception area Exhibition Area 505 m 2 Learning Grid Rootes flat floored. Panorama Suite flat floored 700 m 2 Chancellors Suite flat floored 380 m 2

23 23 Proposal by Subud Britain The Accommodation and Catering on site Bedroom TypeRoomsPeopleSingleDoubleFamily Single standard (shared bathroom) not for children.930 Single standard bedrooms set in flats. Suitable for families. 574 Single en-suite870 Twin en-suite62124 Double room (4 foot bed only) Hotel standard bedroom Total: The number and type of bedrooms that have been provisionally allocated for us are: Catering Several restaurants, cafés and bars available on site offering a wide variety of foods that we will specify. All 3,500 of us could eat in the available restaurants. We will consult with you so and then design the scheme to make it most suitable for everyone.

24 24 Proposal by Subud Britain Other facilities   Comprehensive simultaneous translation facilities   Massive AV screens for use inside and out   Stream live video around the world, or delayed for time zones   Free car parking, although the campus is walkable   Free WiFi throughout the entire campus   Extensive site includes woodland and several large lakes   The Arts Centre Cinema showing films every night.   Excellent security and naturally safe. No need for locked doors, pin codes or swipe cards during the day.   Sport facilities including tennis, swimming, fully equipped gymnasiums, badminton, table tennis, aerobics, numerous outdoor pitches, trampolines, impressive indoor climbing centre.   Abundance of areas and spaces to relax, enjoy peace & quiet, or for thoughtful / exciting conversations with new & old friends.

25 25 Proposal by Subud Britain Warwick University – in the heart of England  At the hub of the motorway network.  Close to International Airports and rails stations:  55’ to London, Euston Station.  Close to historic castles and Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace and home of William Shakespeare.

26 26 Proposal by Subud Britain Extensive range of facilities at Warwick

27 27 Proposal by Subud Britain Some tourist sights - close to Warwick

28 28 Proposal by Subud Britain Some other tourist sights in Britain

29 29 Proposal by Subud Britain The Content of our Congress  Kejiwaan to be at the core of the congress. –Large daily Latihans –Dedicated quiet room for Bapak & Ibu talks. –Video DVDs and Audio DVDs for Bapak & Ibu Rayahu talks. –Kejiwaan workshop programme –Personal testing  The delegate programme  The Wings  Families & Children  Crèche  Youth  Congress TV plus  Other Workshops

30 30 Proposal by Subud Britain The Quality of the experience  Consider the total experience of a member, e.g.: –first thoughts about going to a congress (perhaps for 1 st time) –Finding out about what it involves –Booking, preparing, travelling, arriving, –Spending time there (whatever their interests) –Departing, returning home to groups, telling the story –Connecting with others after the experience –Continuing with the development between congresses? –Let’s plan and work on many ways to improve this experience  Use modern technology to enable an improved experience and lower costs. Eg: –World Congress App –Booking and Registration system  A member – friendly congress eg for UK congress: –Getting rid of cancellation fees, big barrier to booking. –Using volunteers –Angel thinking

31 31 Proposal by Subud Britain Travel and Visas  Striving to make it an inclusive Congress  Dedicated team to assist members with Visa Applications  Direct contact with embassies concerned if needed.  Experience in previous years –challenging in some cases, –members can gain access to the UK from almost all countries. Access from Africa (e.g. Nigeria), South America (e.g. Colombia), Israel, Bangladesh and Pakistan has been easily managed.  Travel within Britain – excellent and easy – short distances  Travel to Britain –Deals with the airlines to reduce travel cost –Possibility of much larger savings by charter flights on major routes.

32 32 Proposal by Subud Britain Public Relations Plan  Goals –To be defined. Might be.... “To protect the image of Subud and help to develop external perceptions so that Subud is more widely perceived as a peaceful, tolerant, multi-faith organisation that welcomes members from all faiths who wish to follow the worship of god”.  Strategies –Establish agreed policies, goals and objectives –Produce an appropriate plan to include the following strategies: –Develop prepared material suitable for proactive and reactive communications including a pre-appointed 'Crisis Management Spokesperson'. –Communicate the forthcoming Subud World Congress in a suitable way in local and regional media. –Have a small team of suitably competent people who will be able to engage with the various media in the way that is planned. –Provide an information / visitor centre on site where anyone wanting to know more about Subud and requiring explanations etc., can visit to satisfy their curiosity and interest.

33 33 Proposal by Subud Britain Marketing a World Congress involves 4 stages: 1. 1.Finding out what members value and what they don’t value. - Use an extended online survey for all members Discovering the way to provide more elements that create value and less that provide negative value. - Use knowledge and experience, creative thinking and known techniques Communicating the new value package to members so that more will be likely to come and enjoy our Congress! - Use done traditional communication channels and also new ones - s, forums, blogs, YouTube and social media Delivering the value that has been promised so that everybody is satisfied, and hopefully delighted! - Manage, organise and run the Congress with maximum involvement and participation of members all over the world.

34 34 Proposal by Subud Britain Examples of Questions for everyone… to be pursued worldwide using an online survey 1. 1.How long should World Congress be? 2. 2.What are your catering preferences? 3. 3.Shall we keep the Cinema open or not? 4. 4.Interested in Charter flights to reduce cost? 5. 5.Should we use Congress surpluses for future Congresses? 6. 6.Financials including payment methods & Helping Hand funds How many would like to stay on after the congress to visit Subud communities, and see some of the sights? Subud members in Britain want to offer this.

35 35 Proposal by Subud Britain The business Plan  We are aiming to make it as low cost as possible to enable many more to come. Great opportunity as the venue is really big enough to manage over 4,000.  Proposal to use surplus from previous congresses to support following congresses. – Seems fair and sensible. We should check if most members what this.  Have established the low cost self catering accommodation.  Scope for more cost saving in “formal” negotiations.  Draft budget drawn up based on 12 days.  Attendance in the budget is conservative with 3100 unique visitors and average number per day of  Expenditure & income around $4m, much greater than normal because we would control the booking of accommodation as well as the food.  Needs to be tightly managed with huge savings possible with good management, negotiation, creative thinking and use of new technology.

36 36 Proposal by Subud Britain Summary of Expenditure & Income – 2014 prices EXPENDITURE BUDGET WCOT & WSC Costs$195,200 Venue - Rooms and Areas$807,665 Events$33,600 Other Costs - Venue & Ancillary$306,505 Sub total$1,342,970 Venue - Accommodation$1,722,860 Venue - Catering$664,569 Sub total$2,387,429 Total Expenditure$3,730,399 INCOME BUDGET Accommodation$1,753,097 Registration fees$1,267,886 Catering$681,511 Helping Hand Contributions$48,000 Total Income$3,750,495 SURPLUS$20,096

37 37 Proposal by Subud Britain If this proposal is chosen – what then? We would as soon as possible: 1. Liaise with the new WSA officers to develop relationships and get their inputs. 2. Conduct an online survey to find out what all members in the world would like. Direct approach to quickly reach thousands of members to get their views concerning their needs, wishes and opinions – information to guide the congress design. 3. Start planning early and let people know how the plans are developing. 4. Set up communication channels and keep them open to help grow the awareness of the 2018 congress and encourage related activity over the 4 years before the Congress, not just in the last 2 years. 5. Negotiate with Warwick to improve the value of what is on offer and bring the cost down further for members.

38 38 Proposal by Subud Britain How good is our proposal? (Assessing against the Decision Criteria) Fair rotation amongst countries that are able to play host Accessible to members from as many countries as possible A comfortable & safe area for Subud members, families, young & old Commitment and enthusiasm by members of the host country The necessary range of skills and experience Ability & enthusiasm to communicate & learn from past experience The necessary capacity and range of rooms and spaces A central social hub for natural mixing – “ The Heart of the Congress” Sufficient accommodation of all types close by Local Subud communities, tourist attractions & areas of interest Use of the best processes and modern technology for effectiveness, cost saving and higher quality of experience for us all.

39 39 Proposal by Subud BritainConclusion  Every World Congress presents a  Every World Congress presents a tremendous opportunity  We believe this is a proposal for 2018, that: –Meets all the important criteria for an excellent World Congress –Has the full support of members in Subud Britain. –Is fitting for the current situation in Subud –Encourages all members to express their views and engage –Provides a way to help unite and develop Subud in the World –Would produce an excellent World Congress, –with a direct impact on as many as 4,000 attending, –and further benefit to members Worldwide.  If this proposal is chosen: –Members in Subud Britain, would enjoy taking on the challenge, working together, preparing for the Congress and welcoming you for your extended time in Britain. Marcus Hamilton and the World Congress Bid Team For Subud Britain


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