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#ebbfaward - share your story of #ebbfdiversity and win 3 free tickets to ebbf annual conference

Share here on the event’s facebook page your ideas and the three best contents will be awarded a free ticket and be featured at ebbf’s annual conference taking place 4th to 7th of May 2017 in Geneva, dedicated to the theme:
how can ethical business build the future, going beyond diversity?

We ask you:
What does diversity mean to you?
What opportunities and challenges does diversity bring to your life?
How do you go beyond diversity to create unity and why?you could win one of three free tickets to ebbf’s annual conference by posting UNTIL 22nd MARCH your ideas, articles, images about the theme of ebbf’s annual conference.

Just as importantly we hope that the ideas you will share and read will help us create dialogues and a better understanding of the many layers and possibilities of diversity.



#ebbfdiversity presenter Gijs van de Fliert : Beyond Diversity – True Diversity

Eighteen years ago, a dialogue was held among the world’s faith and the development community, hosted by the President of the World Bank and the Archbishop of Canterbury at Lambeth Palace.  Its theme was about the “Creation of Spiritually Based Indicators for Development.”  A working group of the Bahá’í Faith prepared a concept paper for this dialogue, entitled “Valuing Spirituality in Development.”  [amongst them this ebbf event speaker Arthur Dahl]

The first principle in that paper was that of “Unity in Diversity” and it noted that the idea of developing spiritually based indicators for development was timely and to have spiritual values and principles seriously considered in the development arena.  Now 18 years later much of the above dialogue outcome seemed to have been lost in the shovel.  The paper asserted that to use spiritually based indicators, it must have its foundation in the application of universal spiritual principles.

The concept paper defines the concept of “Unity in Diversity” as a way of expressing the principle of the oneness of humanity.  It further states:

“…Unity in diversity stands in contrast to uniformity.  It cherishes the natural diversity of temperament and talents

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#ebbfmember Henrik Mitsch exploring with ebbf members trust-based leadership relations for Mozilla

#ebbfmember Henrik Mitsch was looking for ideas to co-implement at Mozilla a new organizational and leadership structure based on trust rather than on old strict reporting lines.

He came to the ebbf community, interacted on this topic with the likes of Arthur Dahl, Sjoerd Luteyn and Daniel Truran on “Levels of Trust”, on how these can be built, on the necessary processes and mindsets to implement them.

From that he came up with a “brain model” which was then presented at a Mozilla All Hands session in December. 
It was remixed with other input and they arrived at the “Community Garden Metaphor”.
You can see the outcome of this Mozilla sessions in this article here

Henrik has asked :
“I would be very happy if some of you could have a look at this and let me know your thoughts.”

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