To flourish, even to participate in a meaningful way, in our world today requires the cultivation of a new kind of pluralism. This pluralism is a mindset that goes far beyond tolerating diversity, to actively engaging with others to articulate shared goals and commit to working together to achieve these. This new kind of pluralism requires a new skill set, a skill set that we call The Orchestration of Commitments in Pluralistic Networks.
The WEST program enabled me to learn skills that allow me to work more efficiently on global, remote and multidisciplinary teams by breaking down the barrier of language and culture. I am now more able to generate open conversations within my teams, to create trust, and to build positive moods that help to achieve our goals more effectively. And, I am having more fun.
I highly recommend this program to other people. This is one of the most powerful and practical programs of learning I’ve ever participated in. Playing a multiplayer game as a focus of learning to coordinate and work with others was highly challenging and rewarding. I learned to build trust, assess commitments, performance and moods that led to greater accomplishments. Participating in this was a game changer.
Having spent more than 25 years in the field of training and education, both corporate and public K-12, I have never seen or participated in a learning experience more powerful than the WEST course. The course has the ability to dramatically enhance the learners ability to produce meaningful results as a team member and as a team leader. Not to mention, the course was great fun. Douglas Bissonette, Superintendent of Schools