The world is our work.
World Work embraces the idea that we are continuously impacting the world, whether we are conscious of it or not. Whilst World Work can involve big acts of altruism and community spirit, it always starts with self.
In these uncertain times, while, as a Global Community, we grapple with difficult topics such as Racism and the impact of the Pandemic, it is more important than ever to explore who we want to be during this time. We, at CRR Global, as an international organization headquartered in the US, are rising to the occasion with taking a stand on our own world work.
World work in the US.
During this time of upheaval and social conflict going on in the US, CRR Global supports the stand against systemic Racism, racial bias and the history of black community oppression. We believe relationship matters regardless of race and ethnicity. We believe in letting our voice be heard using the tools and skills from our ORSC™ (Organization and Relationship Systems) training to unfold, influence and impact. This means we also aim to do our work to make a conscious and intentional effort to become an Anti-Racist company. This movement towards Anti-Racism is our world work in the US.
“Anti-racism is an active and conscious effort to work against multidimensional aspects of racism,” according to Georgetown African American studies professor Robert J. Patterson.
Ijeoma Oluo, author of “So You Want to Talk About Race,” wrote that “You don’t need to be free of Racism to be an anti-racist. Anti-racism is the commitment to fight Racism wherever you find it, including in yourself. And it’s the only way forward.” This serves as great reminder that World Work starts with self!
World Work Around the World.
At CRR Global, we hold all our ORSC students, alumni and practitioners as powerful world workers and change agents no matter where they are located. We urge our community around the world to join us on this journey towards Anti-Racism, keeping in mind cultural differences and sensitivities. On a global scale, our World Work might translate in exploring the different cultural identities we all hold and how these inform our community as a whole, whilst uncovering through essential dialogues the hot spots in our sphere of influence.
A simple place to start is to educate oneself. Read about privilege, histories of race, and oppressed voices. Join CRR Global initiatives around the topic virtually or locally to make sure our voice is heard.
The Impact of the Pandemic as World Work.
As the Pandemic challenges us all to be in relationship differently, making relationship matter consciously is more crucial than ever. Concretely, many of our Relationships are being shaped in a virtual world currently.
In response to COVID-19, this translates into CRR Global and its Partners not organizing in-person courses until further notice. As a global organization, CRR Global’s first and foremost commitment is to the health and safety of its Faculty, Course Assistants, Staff and Participants. Because of the unpredictable nature of the Pandemic, physical distancing restrictions of venues, and changing government policies, CRR Global has successfully transformed its in-person courses to virtual ones during the last couple of months. Virtual now is the recommended and preferred way of delivering CRR Global courses. We guarantee to provide the same experientially-driven learning in our virtual training.
We are also aware that contexts are different in different parts of the world with regards to local Pandemic-related measures and guidelines. If on a local level, Partners do decide to organize in-person courses, they have to comply with CRR Global’s requirement to guarantee the health and safety of all involved. This includes following strict international travel policies for both course leaders and participants. Participants are therefore advised to contact local delivery Partners for the latest course status.
We hold all our students as change agents and train them to be conscious of what impact they want to make in their world, whether it is in relationship with their local household, partner, kids, or their elderly parents. We believe that everybody’s impact –whether conscious or unconscious— sends ripples out into the world. It’s up to all of us, as world workers, to keep our communities safe and healthy.