The GSW-Lab 2020 will provide a space where diverse perspectives/experiences from artists, scientists, spiritual practitioners, and political activists will inspire participants to better understand and embody global social witnessing in their mind, heart, and body. Throughout the lab, we will co-create new ideas, strategies, tools, and energy to help us become mature global citizens in our times of disruption and transformation.
The CMMi is co-sponsoring the GSW-Lab2020 with the Institute for Global Integral Competence (IfGIC) and members have a special discounted participation fee. Early bird registrations close October 31, 2019.
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Commentary and news
Call for Proposals: 2020 CMMi Fellows program We are seeking innovative proposals for projects which show or create the potential for “making better social worlds” by going beyond the polarized narratives that have served to divide, rather than unite, communities. Deadline is April 15, 2020. ... Read More
Reflecting on our year We are excited about how we have responded to significant social challenges this year. Our end-of year reflection highlights our activities and invites your contribution. ... Read More
CosmoKidz in a Whole-of-School Trial Independence Leadership Academy in Louisiana has whole-heartedly embraced the CosmoKidz ethos, implementing CosmoKidz and deliberation activities throughout the school from pre-kindergarten to 4th grade. ... Read More
CosmoTweenz D’Club kids open their hands to help others We are already starting to observe the positive impacts of using our latest educational resource kit for tweens. Read how tweens in the D’Club, an after-school deliberation club based on CosmoKidz and Tweenz practices, are putting their learning to good use by raising funds for others in need. ... Read More
Global Social Witnessing Conference.Lab 2020: “Be present, Feel what you see, Become a global witness”
Global Social Witnessing Conference.Lab 2020:
“Be present, Feel what you see, Become a global witness” Global Social Witnessing is a new development of world significance that we want to encourage you to explore. The conference offers a wonderful opportunity to do so. ... Read More
New CosmoTweenz resources We have started developing our CosmoKIdz for Tweenz educational resources. The first activity set to be released is “Three choices…and then what happens”—a resource for helping 8-11 year-olds work through difficult social choices. ... Read More
Our 2020 Learning Exchange The CMM Institute (CMMI) has been convening an annual Learning Exchange for close to 10 years. The Learning Exchange brings together practitioners, scholars and scholar-practitioners whose practice and research is informed by the Coordinated Management of Meaning (CMM). We welcome people who are curious to exchange ideas for application of CMM theory, research, practice and education. Members of our community of practice find our gatherings renewing and inspiring, as well as, wonderful opportunities to build their professional networks. We hope you consider joining us this September 12-13 in Philadelphia for the next CMMI Learning Exchange.
Meet our newest board member: Susan Steen Susan Steen has recently joined the Board of the CMM Institute. She is an Assistant Professor of Cross-Cultural Communication at the Air Force Culture and Language Center (AFCLC) and has written an introduction to herself and how she has found CMM inspiring in her work and life. ... Read More
Robyn Penman named Honorary Life Associate of the CMM Institute The CMM Institute celebrates Robyn's outstanding scholarly achievements, consulting practice, and tireless service to the CMM community. ... Read More
Making Better Social Worlds: Reviews "Probably the most important book of our era!" "Makes dense concepts and technical vocabulary accessible." "Clear, useful and written for anyone who wants to expand their horizons and develop practices for making better socials worlds." "I’d relish conversing about each chapter with a group of upper-division undergraduates, grad students, or community members." ... Read More
Reconciliation and Graffiti in Medellín Beth Fisher-Yoshida offers an inspiring account of how CMM has been used in Medellin, Columbia, to capture stories about community experiences with violence, displacement and hope for brighter futures and how an amazing mural came about. ... Read More