Connecting local responses around the world
«Sir, you have opened my eyes. For 25 years I have had what you might call a successful life. But today I can see beyond this apparent success».
This gentleman came to me after the presentation of Community Life competence in Singapore on November 24. Our proposition to people in businesses is met with enthusiasm! Let us hear a few more reactions:
“Are you operating in PNG? I want to put you in touch with the leadership of this big mining company” –
“I live in Belgium. Can I call upon you to approach communities of people dealing with obesity?”-
“I am the former Human Resource Director of this Belgian Bank. I’ll join your training”-
“We support this gentleman, whose calling is enhance the quality of care for kids in the 8000 Indonesian orphanages”.
“ I’ll join SALT visits with Beyond in Singapore. To whom do I talk? When is the next one?”.
“My boss is old style, but I want to use this approach with the 200 people I supervise. They will appreciate seeing beyond their immediate job”.
This is only a sample of reactions that day. I am so grateful to all the people who made this possible: to Luca, who connected us with the Belgian Luxemburg Business group in Singapore and Gloria who connected us with Beyond, a Singapore based NGO, to Maizy and Pascale from Beyond,who went ahead and shared her personal experience with SALT, and to all the members of the CLCP and the business sector group, who have been debating how to approach people in business. Together with Luca, Pascale, Rebecca and Maizy, we did an After Action Reflection at about 11.30 PM. Here is what we learned that day on approaching people in the business world. They are welcome to add!
And here is what we learned about format of the event