Sponsor of a powerful approach based on Open Forums to address global challenges
FoundersMaurice Brasher, Sophie de Bryas, Denis Morin, Eric Rhodes, Nathalie Poirier, Matthieu Barbier, Caris Kindler, Marie-Claire Dagher, Sakeenah Ahamed, Olivier Meyer
Headquarters92300 Levallois-Perret, France
Faced with new challenges, complex and intricated, our societies have to reinvent the way they take decisions. With the support of Arnold and Amy Mindell (see http://www.aamindell.net/), we propose to organize Open Forums worldwide.
The goal of those Open Forums is to interest potential stakeholders to explore at all levels - rationally, emotionally, physically - contemporary and often conflictual situations arising from local or global issues, taking into account the full range of roles and positions involved. It enables awareness among the participants of the diversity of positions. Lines of possible consensus and shared disagreement can then emerge and pave the way to action.
This "Deep Democracy" process promotes sustainable communities where conflicts are no longer avoided or disregarded but viewed as an essential source of information.
Maison du Processwork is the new name of the French Association ADDOP (Association pour le développement et la diffusion des open forums et autres applications du Processwork), created in 2016. It promotes Open Forums in France and elsewhere in cooperation with other Processwork associations.