”The Greatest Challenges of Our Democracy” with Ken Cloke (Part 1/2)
About this episode’s guest
Ken Cloke is a tireless advocate for bringing the world of conflict resolution and interest-based mediation into the world of our politics and culture to help us create change. He is the author of many books, including Mediating Dangerously, Conflict Revolution, and Politics, Dialogue and the Evolution of Democracy. He’s also the founder of Mediators Beyond Borders International and one of the founding leaders of the Democracy, Politics, and Conflict Engagement Initiative (DPACE).
Listen to my 2016 conversation with Ken on Fractal Friends podcas
In this essay I talk about “omnipartiality.” It is my guiding values system and is a word coined by Ken Cloke in his book Mediating Dangerously.
This video was inspired by the module that I co-wrote with Ken in the The Conflict Literacy Framework from the DPACE Initiative:
About The Omni-Win Project
The Omni-Win Project is a multimedia effort to raise awareness of the myriad existing and emergent opportunities to improve our democracy and heal our political culture.
Our mission: facilitating the healing and evolution of our democratic systems and political culture, so that we can co-create a future that works for everyone.
Meet The Host
I am omnipartial: I am biased in favor of the success of everyone and the whole. I believe it is possible to improve systems of communication and interaction in ways that will allow humanity to thrive and evolve through our complexity and diversity.
My purpose in life is to support an omnipartial revolution. How? By helping the world understand the fractal nature of conflict and how we can transform conflict into a positive and inspiring experience. We are all in this together. I firmly believe we can do this complex dance through life with much more grace and beauty.
I am specifically committed to transforming how we work together in teams and organizations and how we experience conflict and collaboration in our democracy.
Duncan is also the host of the Fractal Friends podcast. An exploration of our self-similary across our diversity.
Fans of the Omni-Win project podcast will enjoy this collection of episodes: https://www.fractalfriends.us/transforming-politics about Transforming Politics and Healing Democracy