The Diaspora Dialogues bring together leaders of all ages across the many different diasporas of the world.
This inter-generational and inter-diaspora gathering is timely and powerful. Because it is when leaders of all generations collaborate that intelligent practical action gets most traction in our modern world. And because, if the many different global diasporas learn between each other, and combine their efforts they can be ever more effective bridge builders in our complex world.
The Diaspora Dialogues are convened by Common Purpose and will take place over the coming years right across the world. Dialogues will be pop up in nature, taking place when Diaspora leaders see the need and offer to host them.
The Diaspora Dialogues emerge from Armenia home of one of the most extensive, effective and committed diasporas in the world. The small founding Diaspora Dialogue will be hosted in Armenia in October 2017.
"The process is a great gift to diaspora communities, enabling us to pool our greatest resource - ourselves".
Leaders of all ages who are familiar with operating in multiple cultures and geographies. Leaders who connect global and local, having spent their lives with their feet in multiple places. Leaders who are natural interpreters, communicators and bridge builders. Leaders who are uniquely valuable in a world that is becoming more fragmented.
We are looking for diaspora leaders:
“I am fully intending to come to Armenia for the first Diaspora Dialogues. The concept is of its time and reflects the misalignments in our world that are more than threatening if not addressed rightly.”
Through a dynamic and well tested process called ‘innoventure’ the participants will exchange ideas, strategies and inspiration. There will be no ‘speakers’ in the traditional sense because participants themselves will provide the content. They will share their knowledge and experience as part of the carefully curated process. There will be two guiding themes:
There will be two guiding themes:
The innoventure process provides balance, avoiding the intrusive while providing a thread that will weave through the discussions. This way there is a clear focus which will deliver practical actions. And of course it allows space for the unexpected so other ideas can emerge without derailing the process.
At this inaugural gathering we expect:
We hope that, as a result of this very first meeting, the impact continues to develop over time, and will be amplified by future Diaspora Dialogues.
The inaugural Diaspora Dialogues will be held in Armenia, 8–10 October 2017.