A guild is the time-honoured name for a group of people dedicated to excellence in their craft. More than ever, we need this sense of excellence in the practice of international relations and politics, and a community that nurtures it.
"The Guild's Forum" is a space for open-minded individuals can come together in private to share their knowledge and experiences, create new networks and become more effective at their craft by working on tangible international challenges.
Membership and participation in The Conciliators Guild's provides an opportunity to:
- Attend events focused on themes of particular importance for global affairs.
- Cooperation in developing bespoke training programmes for participating members and their organisations.
- Consulting services.
- Participate in a discrete and privileged network of colleagues with a shared interest in improving our politics, and collaborating on concrete issues.
- A powerful chance to influence affairs informally.
Guild membership is by invitation or referral, but in some cases we consider applicants where there's a good fit. If you're interested, send a CV along with a letter detailing why you'd like to join and how the mandate and principles of the Guild intersects with your work and interests. Forward applications to: email@example.com.
The Principles of the Conciliators Guild
The Guild and its members will endeavour to uphold the following principles:
1. Members support the Guild’s overall aim: by committing to focusing more accurately on improving human well-being, not just physically but emotionally. In this way, it can more effectively enrich approaches to politics, international relations and conflict resolution. Furthermore, by incorporating knowledge of innate emotional needs, public policy-making can gradually be redefined and its practice substantially improved, to the benefit of the body politic.
2. A view that we should always bring back policy making to the question of ‘how well will any action we take sensibly meet the innate needs of everyone involved?’
3. A dedication to ensuring excellence in the craft of politics and diplomacy in these increasingly challenging times, especially through involving the principles above.
4. A commitment to the Guild that it should remain an independent forum (uncorrupted by private or national agendas) in a way that allows it to address the interests and concerns of members more objectively.
5. To reach out to other individuals and organisations that recognise and support the above.