World Federation of Nations Foundation
Global 5 Education Programs
World Federation contracts to the International Congress of Business Professionals (ICOBP) its Global 5 educational programs for the curriculum research, development, implementation, delivery and sales. Because of the five years of research and feasibility completed by ICOBP, which identified immediate need and demand globally and created an international identity for such programs, the Foundation acquired the Global 5 proprietary name and identity for all materials and programs developed by ICOBP. Also because of ICOBP establishment of a vast international member base and its web based delivery programs along with its international presence, the Foundation contracts to ICOBP, Inc. the delivery of all educational programs exclusively (for as long as ICOBP can satisfactorily deliver such programs). The Foundation shall earn its income and derive its revenues through such delivery of programs to allow self-sustainment and ongoing development. The first three courses now completed will be introduced to ICOBP’s international members and attendees at the First International Congress in November 2009.
World Federation will purchase, acquire and own total rights to these three courses and future courses as developed.
The following proposal is intended to outline the initial educational courses to be offered in conjunction with ICOBP to its global business members and associates. There will be a consulting team to design the curriculum, write the curriculum, film each course and provide preliminary technology to stream the course via internet. Live training opportunities will also be a part of the delivery system and training of trainers courses will be offered to selected qualified trainers who will travel to designated locations. To enhance the Global 5 programs and fulfill demanding need, World Federation may from time to time contract with educational curriculum providers and pay royalties versus making a large purchase requiring cash up front.
The Evolving Business Landscape
If your organization has experienced dramatic changes over the last few years then you are in good company. Intense competition in the global economy coupled with the constant pressure of evolving technologies has resulted in a dynamic environment in which companies must continually adapt to survive. The alignment of people, process and culture is a constant challenge. If you think about it, it’s like we’re trying to grow our businesses in a constant state of chaos.
What does this mean? First of all, the skills and tasks required for today’s corporate environment are dramatically different from those of 15, 10, or even 5 years ago. For example, it is no longer viable to rely solely on a top-down leadership model. The Newtonian model that sees the world as stable, predictable, and unaffected by observation, is outdated for most industries. Yet this mechanistic model of management is still the bedrock of many organizations, characterized by a focus on structure, linear thinking, direct cause and effect, and micro-management of employees. It is often driven by a negative, authoritative leadership style with the aim of increasing efficiency by controlling unpredictability.
Navigating Uncharted Waters
More and more of today’s successful companies are embracing nonhierarchical models of power and authority. Why? Because this allows companies to continually adapt to new challenges. By tapping into and encouraging ideas from the employees and other stakeholders about how to adapt to market changes, companies are better aligned to leverage and reward those who are touching the customer and experiencing the dynamics of the market on a day-to-day basis.
Success is also linked to constant innovation. Most linear processes are easily automated or out-sourced. This leaves the real competitive advantage with those companies that can master non-linear skills such as the unique design of goods and services as well as the creative blending of linear processes.
When considered in its entirety, the challenge may seem daunting. However, there are some new models emerging that leverage what some fear most: chaos!
New Models from Science and Nature
Clearly the desired outcome emerged from the group that was given the freedom to self-organize. This outcome can be explained by several recent discoveries in the physical sciences that provide innovative models for thriving in organizations. The “new sciences” all provide revolutionary ways of thinking about organizational behavior and management approaches.
Theories on crisis management also lend themselves to scenarios for successful adaptation in highly dynamic organizations. Knowledge networks and network flow models offer highly flexible, yet integrated approaches to developing adaptable organizational structures. This enables rapid responses to changing markets, new technologies and dynamic, highly skilled workforces.
Numerous models for understanding and managing business in the Information Age embrace an integrated approach that grasps the complexities of our time.
Course General Descriptions
The following three courses will build on each other. They are based on the foundational principles of Complexity Science, Chaos Theory, Emotional Intelligence and the principles of alignment between, structures, cultures, people and process. In addition new models of communication, organizational and leadership models will be presented. Resonant leadership and businesses models that allow each individual to participate in a co-creative process within their work environments will be explored.
1. Technological advances, out-sourcing, off shoring, and instant access to information have created a vibrant global economy. This levels the playing field for small and medium sized business to enter and create opportunities in markets that were previously unavailable.
2. The speed of access and dissemination of information requires the creation of new methods for connection and building relationships, especially for promoting and maintaining service. Customer service takes on a new focus for how to communicate. The engagement and satisfaction of workers is primary to ensure quality of product and delivery. Relationship become primary for virtual workers and customers alike especially in markets where language, attitudes and beliefs are different. New ways to promote and sustain alignment, of people, process and structures is needed. Ensuring success requires an ability to align and adapt the individual with themselves their environment – the organization, their customers, their community and the world.
3. Models for these relational intra and inter actions must occur that are bound more by the concepts that:
- Everyone is a leader and no one is a leader.
- Limits and boundaries become frameworks for workers to develop and learn to relegate to dependent adult child workers.
- Order and strategies emerge at different levels to form a group strategy to fulfill the mission of the organization.
- Clarity and compassion create connections.
- Credibility results from cooperation and mutual respect.
- In 30 hours of training, the combined courses will give each student the foundational concepts and tools to totally transform the way they do business.
Course Key Concepts
1. Foundational Course
- Success in a Global Economy: advantages for small and medium business
- Role of Technology
- Complexity Science and Chaos Theory
- Newtonian models
- Customer Service and Employee Engagement
- Quantum Physics
- The Quantum Organization
- Evolutionary Biology and Ecological Systems
2. Communication, Relationships and Interactions
- Alignment and adaptability:
- The Art of Dialogue
- Use of our senses
- Feedback and judgment
- Perception and stories
- Limits and boundaries
- The Art of Delegation
- Containing, Differentiating and Transforming
- The role of the individual
- Interacting with the environment
- Disagreeing and keeping a connection.
- The Adaptable Organization
- Information as a Process
- The Chaordic Age
3. Accountability and the Aligned business
- Alignment - what is it?
- Clarity, Connection, Compassion and Credibility
- Hierarchical structures
- Making a difference
- Shifting from Reactive to Proactive
- Strategies for Capturing Value
- Embracing the Power of the Network
- Discovering New Businesses Opportunities
- Morphing Current Businesses
- Motivation for Change
- The Information Evolution Model