pre-event, two-day ebbf consultation meeting - Lisbon

pre-event, two-day ebbf consultation meeting - Lisbon

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pre-event, two-day ebbf consultation meeting - Lisbon


Pre-international event two-day “ebbf consultation” meeting

From Thursday morning until Friday afternoon

You are invited to engage with and give a practical shape to the “ebbf way” that will mark the 25th anniversary of ebbf. Click here to email your interest in attending.

The elected ebbf governing board has been consulting and reflecting on ebbf as an organisation, and we have an ambitious goal of reaching and impacting a million people with ebbf values by 2024.

With the change in the name of the organization the board has also felt it important to revitalise our vision statement, and we are delighted to share it with you.

ebbf is a baha’i-inspired global learning community,
that accompanies mindful individuals and groups,
through daily work and discourse
to transform business and the economy,
thereby contributing to a prosperous, just and sustainable civilization

This is a very exciting time in our 25 year history, and we hope you will join us in the next step.

You are warmly invited to a two day consultation, before the international event in Lisbon, with the purpose of: 
“refining, improving, and extending the understanding of our new ebbf vision statement and foundational principles.
We will engage in a learning process, exploring together with an inspiring group of innovators, the behaviours, attitudes and actions that need to be taken at the individual and organisational level in order to achieve ebbf’s ambitious goal of reaching and impacting 1 million people by 2024 with ebbf values.”

Our invitation is for you to become engaged in a three step process, starting in March and running until September.  Our work together will be based on two important principles

The methodology we are going to use will be founded in consultation, study, and reflection. We are asking you to engage in learning, not an “executive decision making” process. This is not a top down (from the Board) or bottom up process, but one of full engagement, mutual learning, and reciprocity.

At ebbf we strive for universal participation and we all have the right to be engaged.  With this right comes the responsibility and obligation to contribute.

Step 1, March and April – Pre Work
A period of private study of selected materials and ebbf board statements, an online video conference consultation, and completion of a structured questionnaire.  This work is an essential pre-requisite for step 2.  The time commitment will be around 12 hours over 2 months.

Step 2, 28th to 29th of May – Consultation
Our face-to-face consultation will be in three parts.  Firstly we are going to build a rich picture of our personal and individual ebbf stories and experience.  We will honour and celebrate our journey to date before moving on.

The second segment will be about the future.  Using consultation, we will refine, improve and extend in the understanding of our vision for ebbf, building on our foundational principles, and in the light of the material we have studied in preparing for the consultation.

Once we have anchored all of this we will be explore the behaviours, attitudes and actions that need to be taken at the individual and organisational level in order to make the ebbf way a reality and to take us toward our goal of impacting a million people.

The last step will be the emergence of various streams of work.  Our hope is that these arise naturally and with boundless energy and enthusiasm.  Whatever we agree to do will be time limited, so that we can review progress and reflect on our learning before the October conference and AGM.

Step 3, June to September
Participation in the workstreams emerging from the Lisbon May consultation; a unique opportunity to give practical shape to the ebbf way.

We sincerely hope you will join us in undertaking this very important work, and that you feel inspired by the new ebbf vision statement, our reason for existing.

Please email your interest to be part of this milestone event.

Once you do this you will receive a detailed information pack and registration details.


Thursday, May 28th, 2015 - 07:00 am to
Friday, May 29th, 2015 - 02:00 pm CEST.


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