ebbf's 30th international annual learning event - virtual!

Rethinking Success

We enjoyed a three-day ebbf online experience to rethink success

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REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS HAD ACCESS TO 29 LIVE SESSIONS

AND TO THE RECORDINGS OF ALL SESSIONS !

 

At a time when rethinking the future of our workplaces and economic systems is an imperative, ebbf offered its first virtual annual conference in 30 years: participants chose from 29 sessions over three days, joining a global group of participants to rethink success.

At this time, we are all experiencing stress and uncertainty and in some cases fear and loss.

Consequently, we felt it more important than ever to offer this ebbf annual event to slow down and try to make sense of what is happening. To consider current and future needs for us as individuals, for our workplaces, for our communities and for the wider economic systems.

We came together to build a more resilient future that will also address our personal and collective present. It is evident that chasing the wrong kind of success has created many of the issues we are facing today.

In this specially designed 3-day online program, we enjoyed universal participation. Each participant exploring together and creating new kinds of success factors, better ways to work together, to understand what is really needed.

What does success mean to me?
What kind of success is the ideal one for my organization?
What does a successful new economic system look like?
What does success for our planet require?

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TESTIMONIAL FROM THIS EVENT:
“I want to take this moment to extend my sincere appreciation and gratitude to you and all the team for organizing and hosting such a fantastic conference. As a virtual event, you managed to create an atmosphere of closeness one might have thought not possible via a virtual conference. It’s hard to imagine how you would create a livelier, thought provoking, stimulating, and interactive conference, short of having everyone physically present.
The administrative and logistics matters were also superbly managed.”  Joe Washington.

“I come to ebbf to refresh my thinking, to create a new level of energy and to find new and much-needed ideas and processes that I can then go an implement in my organization the following week.”   François Couillard.

( View here video testimonials from past events )


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“The time has come, then, to craft new narratives of ourselves and our societies—narratives that define different standards of success and wellbeing and assist those at all levels of affluence to construct more noble patterns of living and being together. Patterns which exalt the strength of community ties over the strength of quarterly earnings reports, which reward the depth of our commitment to universal wellbeing not the depth of our pockets, and which value the spirit of service rather than charisma.”

Bahai International Community at the United Nations – A perspective


“The perpetuation of ignorance is a most grievous form of oppression; it reinforces the many walls of prejudice that stand as barriers to the realization of the oneness of humankind at once the goal and the operating principle…”

“Access to knowledge is the right of every human being, and participation in its generation, application and diffusion a responsibility that all must shoulder in the great enterprise of building a prosperous world civilization…”

“…supporting one another and advancing together, respectful of the knowledge that each one possesses at any given moment…” 

“each individual according to his or her talents and abilities. 
Justice demands universal participation.”

Universal House of Justice Letter of April 2010

Speakers & Contributors

We are bringing together some of the best speakers from past editions and new emerging faces bringing relevant innovation and questions to explore the theme of this event. Below the confirmed speakers just one part of the interactive experience we have designed for you.

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AVAH DARLING-DONNELLY

I am a 16 year old Canadian who is interested in the state of the world and how we as a society could be thriving in diversity, actively exploring the ways in which we can come together and unite towards common goals. I strive to create projects and dedicate what I do towards improving ourselves and changing our mindsets so that we can have the tools to create better communities starting from the grassroots. Recently I have been travelling around the world, interviewing people on the topic of a reform of the UN, new forms of global governance and finding out how the world works. I enjoy projects and the arts, specially music, acting, writing, trying to use all these things to explore and interest others in co-creating purposeful projects. I strongly believe that youth has a role to play in dreaming and applying new forms of success and that right now the world has not find a way to connect with the youth, to make them part of the solution.
I aim to explore and present at the conference ways to build those bridges and create common paths of understanding and action that include youth.


SHANE TEDJARATI

“Blessed and happy is he that ariseth to promote the best interests of the peoples and kindreds of the earth.”
“Success should be measured in terms of impact on our communities, our environment and our people in a spirit of selflessness and servitude. It requires the courage to introduce a new vocabulary and live it in words and action.
We must mean it.”

Shane Tedjarati is responsible for driving Honeywell’s business expansion in High Growth Regions of the world: Asia, Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe.
Tedjarati has been instrumental in engineering Honeywell’s success story, starting in China and India, and expanding globally to the High Growth Regions of the world where today Honeywell drives the majority of its growth.
Tedjarati accumulated more than 20 years of consulting experience in various industries. Before coming to Honeywell, he was the regional managing director for Deloitte Consulting (Greater China), where he worked with Chinese stated-owned enterprises and multi-national corporations to help them formulate and execute strategies for sustainable growth in China and abroad.
Tedjarati is a Henry Crown Fellow of Aspen Institute and also the co-founder of its Middle East Leadership Initiative and China Fellowship Program; special advisor to Chongqing and Wuhan Mayors; and industry Co-chair of the dual master’s degree program by MIT and Shanghai Jiao Tong University. He is a frequent guest lecturer on a broad range of topics related to globalization.
Tedjarati is an avid aviator. He has lived in China for more than 20 years and speaks six languages.


LAYLI MILLER-MURO

“The Bahá’í writings tell us that “the purpose of justice is the appearance of unity.”  I try to reflect this principle in my work as a human rights attorney but our current paradigm of success does not often support this ideal.”

Layli Miller-Muro is the founder of the Tahirih Justice Center, a non-profit organization that uses legal services and public policy to assist immigrant women and girls trying to escape situations of danger and violence through immigration. She founded the organization after a high-profile case in which she defended a woman fleeing genital mutilation and polygamous marriage. The 1997 case would go on to set a national precedent for using gender-based persecution as grounds for asylum. Miller-Muro funded the center using her share of the profits from a book she and her client co-authored, titled ‘Do They Hear You When You Cry?’ 

Over the past decade, Miller-Muro has been tirelessly working to expand the Tajirih Justice Center, helping over 14,000 women in the process.

You can see here her TEDX talk dedicated to innovation and justice.


SEAN HINTON

Sean Hinton joined the Open Society Foundations in September 2015 as Chief Executive Officer of the Soros Economic Development Fund and Director of the Economic Advancement Program

Prior to this, Hinton was principal of Terbish Partners, which he founded in 2007 to provide strategic advisory services focusing on China, Mongolia, and Africa and the social and economic impact of large-scale extractive investments. He was a long-term senior advisor to Goldman Sachs (Asia) and the Rio Tinto group. His other roles have included: deputy chairman of SouthGobi Resources; special advisor to the CEO of SOHO China; and chairman of China Networks.

Hinton has over 25 years of experience in China and Mongolia, where he lived from 1988 to 1995. He subsequently served as Mongolia’s first honorary consul-general in Australia.

Hinton began his career as a consultant at McKinsey & Company as a specialist in their media and entertainment practice. He studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, the University of Cambridge, and the MIT Sloan School of Management. He is a Henry Crown fellow of the Aspen Institute, and serves on the board of the Natural Resources Governance Institute and the international advisory board of the Baha’i Chair for World Peace at the University of Maryland.


NISHAT RUITER

“Success is typically defined by the material ability for us to acquire wealth, resources and opportunities. 
This is only one half of the formula. If we don’t develop our inner moral compass and understand what our inner voice requires spiritually, we will not be satisfied even if our material wealth has been met. “

Nishat Ruiter is General Counsel of TED conferences, a nonprofit organization that believes passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world. Through creativity, and a deep respect for TED’s mission, Nishat’s work is centered on ensuring that TED’s legal requirements are met through a combination of practical and creative solutions that meets its needs, while still retaining the authentic TED voice across every area where possible. Prior to TED she worked at software technology companies, financial services and in private practice for 20 years as corporate counsel managing legal teams, counseling on licensing and advising on intellectual property and compliance issues. Inspired by a Bahá’í perspective on things, she loves resolving the most complex problems with an elegant solution, but always with coffee on hand. She enjoys music, tennis, hosting Spiritual Cafes in her community to foster meaningful conversations, and finding connectedness with people from all walks of life.


ARASH AAZAMI

Arash Aazami is half Dutch, half Persian and grew up in Niger,
He is an entrepreneur, system innovator and free thinker. He studied jazz and rock guitar at conservatory and worked as a musician, and then founded, failed and succeeded at multiple startups in IT before he found his calling in the energy sector in 2006. He became director of an energy supplier, developed radically different business models and founded the world’s first “energy independence company” in 2010, which earned more as it sold less energy. He gained international attention when his work was awarded by MIT in 2014. In 2015 Arash founded Kamangir. His team of scientists, philosophers and creatives design the foundation for our future energy system, developing long-term visions, strategies and disruptive innovations for generations to come. His credo: Dream. Develop. Do.


DOROTHY MARCIC

Dr. Marcic is a former professor at Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management and former Director of Graduate Programs in Human Resource Development. She is the author of 12 published books on women, values-based organizations, and management. Previously, she was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Economics-Prague, teaching MBA students and practicing managers. During the past 25 years, Dorothy has conducted over 2000 keynote addresses and seminars on topics such as leadership, women and leadership, business ethics, and high-performing organizations, including topics on her book, Managing with the Wisdom of Love: Uncovering Virtue in People and Organizations. As a consultant, she has worked with executives at Ford Motor Company, Coca-Cola Corp, AT&T Bell Labs; the Governor and Cabinet of North Dakota; the US Department of State; and Hallmark Corporation. She has worked with health care organizations in the US and Latin America and served as a faculty member in Health Administration. While in Europe, she served as advisor to the US Ambassador of the Czech Republic and was a delegate to the UN Economic and Social Develop Summit in Copenhagen. In 2008 she will be delegate to the UN Commission on the Status on Women.


Beppe Robiati ebbf speakerBEPPE ROBIATI

“Success for me can only happen when everyone is successful” 

President and CEO in the last twenty-two years of an industrial group based in Milan, Italy.
Currently he is a manager of industrial corporations. He was one of the original co-founders of ebbf back in 1990.
Since 1992 he has been teaching “Ethics and Economics Towards a New World Order” and collaborating with the Faculty of Economics at Bari University.
He is the author of several articles and publications about faith, economy and world order. Together with a team of collaborators he worked out a wide programme of studies including many issues of the business world.
His strong point is the concept and definition of the ethical behaviour, both as a vision of a new world order, and as a practical tool in the business and socio-political world.  More info on his website www.bepperobiati.it


ARTHUR DAHL

“Success is coherence between our values and our actions in harmony between science and spirituality, navigating difficult times with constructive forms of service and hope for the future.”

Arthur Lyon Dahl is a board member of ebbf, President of the International Environment Forum, and a retired Deputy Assistant Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), where he was Deputy Director of the Oceans and Coastal Areas Programme, Coordinator of the UN System-wide Earthwatch, and founding Director of the Coral Reef Unit. He is a frequent consultant on sustainability, environmental assessment and indicators to the World Bank, the World Economic Forum, UNESCO and UNEP. He was Visiting Professor, University of Brighton, and for 13 years has taught in advanced studies courses in sustainable development and environmental diplomacy at the University of Geneva and other universities. He has published over 200 papers and reports, and books including “The Eco Principle: Ecology and Economics in Symbiosis”, and more recently “In Pursuit of Hope”.


JAMES JENNINGS

“Success for my whole career has been helping good people succeed. The more years I work, the broader the scope of success and deeper its foundation.”

For over 25 years, James Jennings has been helping companies grow faster. With half his career as a consultant and half in executive roles, James has seen and addressed the same problems in company after company and observed that they never stay fixed. This led him to believe the problems have deeper roots in mistakes and omissions in the underlying assumptions of organization, business, economics, and human nature. Interspersed with client work, he has been exploring new insights and perspectives that have practical application to improve organizational and business performance and make life better for people.

Recently, he took a break from other people’s business to make maple syrup at his sugarhouse in Vermont and import it to Switzerland, where he lives most of the year.

James has worked in coffee, renewable energy, weight management, telecommunications, automotive, financial services, hospitality, business machines, retail energy utilities, healthcare, supercomputers, food service, and market research. He coaches humanitarian hackathon teams on renewable energy, the global obesity epidemic, and reforestation. James lives in Lausanne Switzerland. He degrees from Grinnell College and Cornell University and has studied at the University of Freiburg and the University of St Gallen.


FOO CHUEN YONG

Foo Chuen Yong has been working with people of all levels. With over 30 years in IT industry, he led the Regional (ASEAN & India) Operations for a US based MNC software company. Foo is a 12 time “Presidents Club Award” Winner for excellence in Sales and was voted “Asia Pacific Regional Manager of the Year” in 2009.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Toronto, Canada with a double major in Economics and Political Science.

Yong is a certified coach and achieved the Associated Certified Coach (ACC) credential from the International Coach Federation (ICF)

A Certified and Licensed NLP Practitioner, Yong is kept busy designing and facilitating workshops for leadership skills development with both large and small medium enterprises.

A team member of the SocialEnterprise Academy Malaysia, he recently participated in their 6 weeks business accelerator program for Social Enterprise startups, coaching & supporting startups through their accreditation by the Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Center as Impact Driven Enterprises.

Using drumming and rhythms, Yong also facilitates teambuilding and leadership development programs. He has facilitated rhythmic circles in Malaysia, Pakistan and Switzerland.

Flow of the Expedition to Rethink Success

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Before we can start to Rethink Success, we need to first open our minds to perhaps never thought before concept of success, opening our minds and deepening our understanding of success, its underlying assumptions, and the outcomes it creates and that we wish it to create.
We don’t want to limit ourselves to creating a definition of what is, but rather open our minds to new ways of seeing this term and its consequent attitudes and actions. This fundamental part of the program is where we start to break down assumptions and create new thinking.


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ONLINE SESSION 1 : 18:00 to 19:30 (UTC +2 = CET)

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18:00 – Start of the Conference: Welcome and opening introduction to the event by ebbf Chair Wendi Momen
Introducing the event’s “Rethink Success Expedition Manifesto”
We then ask the fundamental starting questions Why are we all here? What do we aim for in this three-day expedition?
Setting the scene for an immersive learning experience.
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18:20  – Extending our horizons opening Keynote: Arthur Dahl, “Rethinking success – Unity: Indicator of True Success”.
Exploring both global conditions for success in responding to the climate catastrophe and the biodiversity crisis, and their implications for a responsible lifestyle. Success is coherence between our values and our actions in a harmony between science and spirituality, navigating difficult times with constructive forms of service and hope in the future.
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18:50 – breakout triad conversations: our personal highlights of success over the last 30 years
Learning from each other, what have been some of the most defining moments of “success” in our last 30 years?
Personal reflections connected to the world’s evolution around us.
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19:15 Sharing a global view of success over a 30 year horizon 
A plenary dynamic to visualise what kinds of success highlights have emerged in our first conversations.
Creating a broad overview and a deeper understanding of our, our organizations’ and society’s descriptions of success.

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19:30 – Close of first intro session:

a quote, a question, a quest to take with you
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ONLINE SESSION 2 : 21:00 to 22:30 (UTC +2 = CET)

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First three parallel keynotes, choose one of the three and then interact: first with the speaker then with the other participants from around the world.
(keynoters will repeat their session a second time Friday / Saturday to allow you to enjoy that keynote you thought you had missed and wished you could have attended)


1. Avah Darling – Success depends on our ability to bridge the inter-generational gap

What are the views of a 16 year old and of her school friends on success, and on how we can achieve it together?How can we progress from a dualistic and often conflicting vision of whose responsibility it is to create a better future, Avah will share her insights into a new way to integrate experience, passion, joy and effectiveness to create new models of exploration, learning and action.Moving from divided and divisive assignment of blames and responsibility to a new model of integrated action and reflection.

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2. Layli Miller-Muro – Reexamining Justice
What does success look like in the context of pursuing justice?
Is the goal to punish someone or is the goal unity?

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3. Shane Tedjarati – rethinking success in the context of globalization

Globalization has been a major force over the past 30+ years and multinational companies have played a key role in responding to the global mega trends and shaping policy, technology and the capital markets. What was the recipe for “success” here and do the same assumptions still hold?
What are some of the big questions facing humanity against the backdrop of the recent decades? How has COVID-19 changed these questions?

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(see their bios here)

Each 90 minute keynote track you choose will include:

. 20 minute presentation by the speaker
. 30 minute open interaction with the speaker
. 30 minute interaction with other participants, deepening with the sub-group of participants and questions that are most relevant to you
. 10 minute back in the plenary to share the key take away – key insights for you and for others

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ONLINE
SESSION 3 : 09:00 to 10:00 (UTC +2 = CET)

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09:00 – Morning Inspirationals
We start by helping you to stop, breathe, reconnect to what is important and creating the right energy for the day.

Then we take you into an immersive experience to elevate our minds and start meaningful conversations in a new direction.

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09:15 – Feed Forward and Opening 
We start DAY 2, reflecting on what emerged yesterday and setting the scene for the key elements that you can take part in today.

Triad experiences allowing us to think deeply of our learning question for the day and of learn from what others are learning
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09:40 – Inspirational close universal participation through music: 
With the concept of universal participation, understanding it and fostering it, we have created a participatory experience that will create the right energy for the rest of the day.

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10:00 – CLOSE.

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ONLINE SESSION 4 : 11:00 to 12:30 (UTC +2 = CET)

Second group of three parallel keynotes, choose one of the three and then interact: first with the speaker then with the other participants from around the world.
(keynoters will repeat their session a second time Saturday (previous keynotes recorded for viewing) to allow you to enjoy that keynote you thought you had missed and wished you could have attended)


1. Arthur Dahl  – Rethinking what will create a successful Global Governance 

We seem to be teetering on the brink of several catastrophic global failures, whether in preventing the re-arming of states for military conflict, failing to respond adequately to the accelerating climate crisis, watching helplessly as a potential global pandemic advances, or allowing new information technologies to be used for political interference and manipulation of the public to fragment societies and undermine confidence in governments, among others.

Our present mechanisms for global governance in the United Nations system and other international organizations and agreements have obviously failed to address these risks adequately, yet hardly anyone considers seriously that multilateral action can be improved in the near future. Too many countries are against it.

There is a clear need to rethink success in global governance.Based on our new book “Global Governance and the Emergence of Global Institutions for the 21st Century”, we shall explore a number of questions:

Is there any reasonable prospect of reforming the United Nations?

What would need to be done to make the UN fit for purpose today?

What roles can businesses, civil society organizations and individuals play in working for better global governance?

What values and spiritual principles will we need to inspire and facilitate global governance reform?

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2. Arash Aazami – Rethink success? Rethink energy

When we zoom out of our daily realities we realize that not money, but matter and energy make the world go round. Can we find a way for economic growth that is aligned with the eternal laws of nature? Might energy be the currency of the economy of nature? During this session we explore a fascinating and solid view on energy as the principal currency behind our economy and society. Also, we deep dive into how today’s technologies –artificial intelligence, IoT, blockchain- finally make it possible for every human being to become more independent through becoming energy “prosumers”, and are actively invited to partake and contribute to an ever-advancing society. A compelling session combining vision and realism that inspires to ask the big questions and make the big change.

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3. Sean Hinton – Redefining success, improving the world by justice & unity

Success is making decisions that contribute to the betterment of the world by advancing justice and promoting unity, that coherently integrate our ideals and our actions, and that leave positive traces for future generations to build on.
How can we successfully make the link between success, justice and unity?

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(see their bios here)

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Each 90 minute keynote track you choose will include:

. 20 minute presentation by the speaker
. 30 minute open interaction with the speaker
. 30 minute interaction with other participants, deepening with the sub-group of participants and questions that are most relevant to you
. 10 minute back in the plenary to share the key take away – key insights for you and for others

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ONLINE SESSION 5 : 13:30 to 15:00 (UTC +2 = CET)

If you are in a time zone that means you just woke up, you can enjoy the recorded morning inspirational session and / or join in one of the meaningful conversations slots to learn, understand, and find paths of action and new ideas.

You can choose from the conversation layer most suitable to you:

. Personal level  ( you and other individuals ) 

. Organizational level  ( your company and other companies / organisations )

. Systemic ( what connects at a global wider level )

Each 90 minute meaningful conversation that you choose will include:

. a plenary introduction
Then breaking in groups:

. reading short inspirational Writings
. moment of pause to assimilate and digest the inspiration
. create an emerging question, relevant to the group at that moment
. a circle conversation where we deepen and learn from each other
. a closing where we can either choose a smaller group or rejoin the plenary
. a final plenary harvesting of all the groups and ideas that emerged

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ONLINE SESSION 6 : 16:30 to 18:00 (UTC +2 = CET)

Third group of three parallel keynotes, choose one of the three and then interact: first with the speaker then with the other participants from around the world.
(keynoters will repeat their session a second time Saturday (previous keynotes recorded for viewing) to allow you to enjoy that keynote you thought you had missed and wished you could have attended)

 

1. Avah Darling – Success depends on our ability to bridge the inter-generational gap

What are the views of a 16 year old and of her school friends on success, and on how we can achieve it together?How can we progress from a dualistic and often conflicting vision of whose responsibility it is to create a better future, Avah will share her insights into a new way to integrate experience, passion, joy and effectiveness to create new models of exploration, learning and action.Moving from divided and divisive assignment of blames and responsibility to a new model of integrated action and reflection.

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2. Layli Miller-Muro – Reexamining Justice
What does success look like in the context of pursuing justice?
Is the goal to punish someone or is the goal unity?

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3. Nishat Ruiter – Rethinking Success: Debate vs. Consultation
What are current models of decision making and advocacy missing in business settings, organizations and community gatherings?
Is there a way to ensure respect, truthfulness and diversity, and how is that possible?
An exploration of why consultation is needed in today’s decision making environments to ensure a clearer, concise and unifying level of engagement that employs the heart and mind in the process.

(see their bios here)

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Each 90 minute keynote track you choose will include:

. 20 minute presentation by the speaker
. 30 minute open interaction with the speaker
. 30 minute interaction with other participants, deepening with the sub-group of participants and questions that are most relevant to you
. 10 minute back in the plenary to share the key take away – key insights for you and for others

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ONLINE SESSION 7 : 19:00 to 20:30 (UTC +2 = CET)

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Expert Panel Answers Your Questions

You have at your disposal a panel of three experts, available for you to ask them to help you / us understand , act, find new ideas and means to act in the present and the future the plenary interaction will be followed by a 30 minute break out into smaller groups to allow you to deepen understanding and teams of collaborators.

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Plenary interactive session with

Dorothy Marcic
Arthur Dahl
Nishat Ruiter

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ONLINE SESSION 8 : 21:30 to 22:30 (UTC +2 = CET)

Daily wrap up and harvesting visualization with interactions and the highlight of key session recordings that you can refer back to.
Opening a new round of interactions for people who did not take part in the earlier part of the program

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ONLINE SESSION 9 : 09:00 to 10:00 (UTC +2 = CET)

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09:00 – Morning Inspirationals
We start by helping you to stop, breathe, reconnect to what is important and creating the right energy for the day.

Then we take you into an immersive experience to elevate our minds and start meaningful conversations in a new direction.

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09:15 – Feed Forward and Opening 
We start DAY 2, reflecting on what emerged yesterday and setting the scene for the key elements that you can take part in today.

Triad experiences allowing us to think deeply of our learning question for the day and of learn from what others are learning
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09:40 – Inspirational close universal participation through music: 
With the concept of universal participation, understanding it and fostering it, we have created a participatory experience that will create the right energy for the rest of the day.

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10:00 – CLOSE.

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ONLINE SESSION 10 : 11:00 to 12:30 (UTC +2 = CET)

Second group of three parallel keynotes, choose one of the three and then interact: first with the speaker then with the other participants from around the world.
(keynoters will repeat their session a second time Saturday (previous keynotes recorded for viewing) to allow you to enjoy that keynote you thought you had missed and wished you could have attended)


1. Arthur Dahl  – Rethinking what will create a successful Global Governance 

We seem to be teetering on the brink of several catastrophic global failures, whether in preventing the re-arming of states for military conflict, failing to respond adequately to the accelerating climate crisis, watching helplessly as a potential global pandemic advances, or allowing new information technologies to be used for political interference and manipulation of the public to fragment societies and undermine confidence in governments, among others. Our present mechanisms for global governance in the United Nations system and other international organizations and agreements have obviously failed to address these risks adequately, yet hardly anyone considers seriously that multilateral action can be improved in the near future. Too many countries are against it. There is a clear need to rethink success in global governance.

Based on our new book “Global Governance and the Emergence of Global Institutions for the 21st Century”, we shall explore a number of questions:

Is there any reasonable prospect of reforming the United Nations?

What would need to be done to make the UN fit for purpose today?

What roles can businesses, civil society organizations and individuals play in working for better global governance?

What values and spiritual principles will we need to inspire and facilitate global governance reform?

.

2. Arash Aazami – Rethink success? Rethink energy

When we zoom out of our daily realities we realize that not money, but matter and energy make the world go round. Can we find a way for economic growth that is aligned with the eternal laws of nature? Might energy be the currency of the economy of nature? During this session we explore a fascinating and solid view on energy as the principal currency behind our economy and society. Also, we deep dive into how today’s technologies –artificial intelligence, IoT, blockchain- finally make it possible for every human being to become more independent through becoming energy “prosumers”, and are actively invited to partake and contribute to an ever-advancing society. A compelling session combining vision and realism that inspires to ask the big questions and make the big change.

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3. Sean Hinton – Redefining success, improving the world by justice & unity

Success is making decisions that contribute to the betterment of the world by advancing justice and promoting unity, that coherently integrate our ideals and our actions, and that leave positive traces for future generations to build on.
How can we successfully make the link between success, justice and unity?

.

(see their bios here)

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Each 90 minute keynote track you choose will include:

. 20 minute presentation by the speaker
. 30 minute open interaction with the speaker
. 30 minute interaction with other participants, deepening with the sub-group of participants and questions that are most relevant to you
. 10 minute back in the plenary to share the key take away – key insights for you and for others

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ONLINE SESSION 11 : 13:30 to 15:00 (UTC +2 = CET)

If you are in a time zone that means you just woke up, you can enjoy the recorded morning inspirational session and / or join in one of the meaningful conversations slots to learn, understand, and find paths of action and new ideas.

You can choose from the conversation layer most suitable to you:

. Personal level  ( you and other individuals ) 

. Organizational level  ( your company and other companies / organisations )

. Systemic ( what connects at a global wider level )

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Each 90 minute meaningful conversation that you choose will include:

. a plenary introduction
Then breaking in groups:

. reading short inspirational Writings
. moment of pause to assimilate and digest the inspiration
. create an emerging question, relevant to the group at that moment
. a circle conversation where we deepen and learn from each other
. a closing where we can either choose a smaller group or rejoin the plenary
. a final plenary harvesting of all the groups and ideas that emerged

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ONLINE SESSION 12 : 16:30 to 18:00 (UTC +2 = CET)

Third group of three parallel keynotes, choose one of the three and then interact: first with the speaker then with the other participants from around the world.
(keynoters will repeat their session a second time Saturday (previous keynotes recorded for viewing) to allow you to enjoy that keynote you thought you had missed and wished you could have attended)


1. Dorothy Marcic – The evolution of the concept of success over the last 30 years

How has success and our understanding of what success means, what success we should be aiming for evolved over the last 30 years since the first day of ebbf’s foundation back in 1990 to today?

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2. Shane Tedjarati – rethinking success in the context of globalization

Globalization has been a major force over the past 30+ years and multinational companies have played a key role in responding to the global mega trends and shaping policy, technology and the capital markets. What was the recipe for “success” here and do the same assumptions still hold?
What are some of the big questions facing humanity against the backdrop of the recent decades? How has COVID-19 changed these questions?

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3. Nishat Ruiter – Rethinking Success: Debate vs. Consultation
What are current models of decision making and advocacy missing in business settings, organizations and community gatherings?
Is there a way to ensure respect, truthfulness and diversity, and how is that possible?
An exploration of why consultation is needed in today’s decision making environments to ensure a clearer, concise and unifying level of engagement that employs the heart and mind in the process.

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Each 90 minute keynote track you choose will include:

. 20 minute presentation by the speaker
. 30 minute open interaction with the speaker
. 30 minute interaction with other participants, deepening with the sub-group of participants and questions that are most relevant to you
. 10 minute back in the plenary to share the key take away – key insights for you and for others

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ONLINE SESSION 13 : 19:00 to 20:30 (UTC +2 = CET)

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Expert Panel Answer your questions

You have at your disposal a panel of three experts, available for you to ask them to help you / us understand , act, find new ideas and means to act in the present and the future the plenary interaction will be followed by a 30 minute break out into smaller groups to allow you to deepen understanding and teams of collaborators.

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Plenary interactive session with

Shane Tedjarati
Sean Hinton
Layli Miller-Muro

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ONLINE SESSION 14 : 21:30 to 22:30 (UTC +2 = CET)

Daily wrap up and harvesting visualization with interactions and the highlight of key session recordings that you can refer back to.
Opening a new round of interactions for people who did not take part in the earlier part of the program

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ONLINE SESSION 15 : 18:00 to 20:00 (UTC +2 = CET)

We want to move away from thinking of “what actions am I going to take next week” to instead bring about an awareness of a new time horizon, of new capacities and awareness, of a fresh desire to start experiments, not alone but accompanied by this global community.
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18:00 – What have we learnt about success?
Sharing the collective harvest from the previous three days,
allowing new insights to emerge,
selecting the experiments we wish to start

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18:30 – Interactive universal participation session – changing horizons from tomorrow, to life, starting experiments with a new frame of mind.
A highly designed session aimed to bring into focus my next actions and to multiply the opportunities to bring my learning to my workplace
Deciding on the experiments and new ideas we want to explore next.

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19:00 – Move into groups to find the accompaniment companions for today and maybe for the future
A session to do deeper and understand with others what are some of the best ways to move forward,
hearing and sharing what people have learnt over the years and in these special times about ways to move forward with others,
best ways to find like minded people to walk the path with and how to encourage others to join us.
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19:30 – Final inspirational keynote

SURPRISE KEYNOTER WILL OFFER A FINAL INSPIRATIONAL CLOSING TO THIS 1st EBBF VIRTUAL EVENT !

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NEXT OPPORTUNITY TO DIALOGUE WITH EVENT SPEAKERS

View Interaction with conference speakers Maja Groff and Arthur Dahl, click here or on the image to see the video recording


WHAT WE LEARNT SO FAR

If you missed the interaction  with conference speaker Nishat Ruiter, we will soon be posting here a video summary of her ideas and dialogue opportunity created for you.


In case you missed your opportunity to interact withe event speaker Shane Tedjarati, click on the image to watch  video summary and article highlights from his mind opening dialogue.