GLOBAL RESEARCH ASSEMBLY PLENARY l
CHICAGO ASSEMBLY REPORTS JULY 1975
Task Force T: Consult Model
Completion of the design for a nine-day global
consult model based on an extensive case study analysis of the Majuro consult.
After evaluating the gifts of the Majuro consult and the lessons learned
from it, the task force turned its attention to the task of designing a
global consult model which could be utilized as a practical instrument
of profound social change within each of the eight designated social demonstration
sites. The task force consensed on the generalized product of its work
needing to be threefold:
1. A Leaders Guide containing practical models, constructs and rationales
2. A Practics Manual to undergird the enablement and execution of each consult on a smooth, commonized basis
3. Back up materials such as reading lists,
maps, charts, transportation scheduling and other details and instruments
necessary to the successful orchestration of a global social demonstration
1. Struggling to forge the roles, elements, functions and dynamics which make each global social demonstration consult a finely honed tool for profound social change.
2. A continuing conversation throughout our session on what was behind the consult, enabled us to create an inclusive consult design.
3. Construction of the total consult design
in a nine-day format enabled us to move quickly into the particulars of
I. LEADERS MANUAL
II. PRACTICS MANUAL
III. MATERIALS AND LISTS
1. Samples of Participant Materials
GLOBAL RESEARCH ASSEMBLY JULY 1975
Task Force T: Consult Model
I. Computer data on global guardian network by name and occupational skill, etc., needs to be assembled and stored for rapid retrieval from all the areas of the globe.
II. The 24 social demonstrations will, through the consult model, intensify Guardian relationships to the movement through the recovery of vocation and profound social engagement. The implication for the Council is to develop the training constructs needed beyond LENS and SMS to enable broader Guardian leadership to emerge within the movement around the world, and as part of this Guardian intensification, the Council needs to come to terms with substantial increases in all Guardian Consults at Centrum: Chicago Nexus this coming year,
III. The various forms of Guardian Net emerging through consults like Majuro require the Council to think through a self-conscious design and rationale for structuring these relationships into the form of a global support system rather than allowing new forms of economic tyranny to emerge and split the unity of socio-economic development.
The Role of the Consult
in Social Demonstration
Across the globe, within nations, there exist
groups of people who are cut off from resources and are often forgotten
or considered hopeless. The challenge presented by this situation is to
humanize social structures and to release the unique gifts of these people
for the world. Catalytic action at the local level has been demonstrated
in such communities, in a ghetto in Chicago, in an aboriginal village in
Australia, and in the Marshall Islands. The catalytic methods used in these
social demonstrations are an effective means by which these people can
become self sustaining, and fully human communities of awakened, trained,
and globally minded people.
The consult launches the social demonstration.
Professionals with particular experience and local leaders gather in the
community, envision what is necessary at that time and place, and begin
the practical, comprehensive planning which will bring this vision to reality.
By creating a motivated body of people with a common vision, the consult
gives birth and sustenance to the social demonstration. It also allows
people to participate as the global servant force.
The consult is a fiveday workshop using
methods of the Institute of Cultural Affairs. The participants analyze
the local situation, create a vision for the community, discern what is
blocking the realization of this vision, recommend a system of tactics,
and commit themselves to an operating time line. Through sharing the work
and a common reflective, symbolic and celebrative life, a globallocal
dynamic is experienced in the social demonstration area. This forges the
vocational decisions that enable the community's engagement in the future.
In order to have an impact on the entire globe,
a band of twentyfour social demonstrations will be established, eight
per year for the next three years. Currently operating are CITY FIVE (U.S.A.),
Oombulgurri (Australia), and Majuro (Marshall Islands). In the planning
stage and to be initiated this year are Taj Gunj (India), Isle of Dogs
(England), Jeju Do (Korea), Trastevere (Italy), and Kawangware (Kenya).
The initial consults at each demonstration site will be staffed by the
Institute of Cultural Affairs, their consultants, and concerned citizens
from various continents across the globe. The social demonstrations will
erect a sign of radical possibility illustrating the methods whereby forsaken
and forgotten people in the world become creative power. In turn, this
reconstitutes the role of present institutions in serving local man and
leads to impetus for the reconstruction of the globe being called forth
in these times.