09-13 July 2024

Apply to register until 27 May 2024

 

The Caux IDG Forum, taking place in Caux, Switzerland from 9 to 13 July 2024, aspires to inspire, equip, and connect individuals, groups, and organisations in the pursuit of constructing a just, peaceful, and sustainable world aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The Caux IDG Forum is co-organised by Caux Initiatives of Change, Initiatives of Change International and the Inner Development Goals Foundation. Please note that you can apply to for an invitation to register until 27 May 2024.

 

About the event

Leveraging the Inner Development Goals Framework and Initiatives of Change methodologies honed over 75 years, the Caux Inner Development Goals Forum provides a platform for participants from diverse backgrounds to collectively address contemporary challenges. Embraced within an atmosphere of trust, care, solidarity, and respect, the Caux IDG Forum encourages open and deep discussions, fostering self-reflection on how personal transformation can initiate broader and collective change.

In alignment with the workstreams, the Caux IDG Forum facilitates a unique convergence of the SDGs and IDGs, addressing challenges that demand inner capacities in our complex world.

Participation in the Caux IDG Forum entails unlocking individual and collective potential, urging reflection on roles, exploration of resources, and a connection with responsibilities as change-makers—believing that every individual can contribute significantly. It involves actively embodying the Inner Development Goals Framework in daily practices. The interaction between participants will help many find inspiration, tools, courage and effective strategies for their efforts and may lead to the launch of initiatives beyond the Caux IDG Forum.

 

The Inner Development Goals Framework

Rooted in interdisciplinary research, the IDG Framework consists of 5 dimensions with 23 skills of human inner growth and development. The framework is an attempt to simplify a complex field of inner development into a framework that helps to develop, identify, understand, integrate and communicate the inner skills needed for sustainable development.

IDG Framework skills
The 5 dimensions of the IDG Framework

The Inner Development Goals Framework was developed through the belief that there is a pressing need to increase our collective abilities to face and effectively work with complex challenges. It is based on the conviction that without a foundational shift in human values and leadership capacities, external solutions to our global challenges may be limited, too slow or short-lived.

The framework offers an essential roadmap that can assist us in navigating and developing our inner lives to catalyse outer change.

Discover the full framework

 

Main Hall audience summer Caux Palace (credit HATCH 2023)

 

What practical outcomes are envisioned?

  • Bring people together around collective exploration and action.
  • First-hand experiences of a wide range of people active in the key selected issues.
  • Learn, innovate, prototype, practice and share application of tools.
  • Create opportunities to support further activities within the IDG Hubs and organisations.
  • Ally with partner organisations to scale the development of IDG.
  • Share stories, arts, event designs and presentations.

 

Who is attending the Caux IDG Forum?

We expect some 200 participants and speakers drawn from the Inner Development Goals and Initiatives of Change communities, civil society, government, youth movements, academia and business.

Participating in the Caux IDG Forum is about unlocking ones potential: it encourages individuals, groups and organizations to reflect on their roles, explore their resources, and connect with their responsibilities as changemakers, on the basis that everyone can make a difference. It is about putting in practice the Inner Development Goals Framework.

The Caux IDG Forum programme has been designed to allow participants the time to gain some perspective, retreat from the bustling routine and find a space that allows for silent reflection, creative collaboration and the exchange of ideas.

The Caux IDG Forum is on invitation only. Participants wishing to attend the forum should apply for an invitation via our online applications form. As spaces are limited, we strongly encourage you to apply early to secure your invitation. If your application is successful we will send you a link to register for the event within 14 days. 

 

The Caux IDG Forum at the Caux Palace, near Montreux

The Caux IDG Forum takes place in our centre for dialogue - the Caux Palace, a former Belle Époque Grand Hotel nestled in the mountains 1000m above sea level.  With its breathtaking view over the Léman and the Alps, it provides a unique and inspiring setting.

The Opening Ceremony will take place in Geneva on 9 July at the Maison de la Paix, close to the UN Palais des Nations. This provides the opportunity to inform and create awareness amongst the diplomatic, political, economic and academic worlds of International Geneva. In addition to the event being broadcast online, we also expect three hundred participants to attend the Opening Ceremony in person.

Registration for the Caux IDG Forum includes attendance of the Opening Ceremony in Geneva. If you are unable to attend the full forum, it is possible to register for the Opening Ceremony separately here.

 

CDLS 2018 audience

 

The Strategic Partnership

The Inner Development Goals Foundation is a non-profit organisation for inner development. The organisation researches, collects and communicates science-based skills and qualities that help us to live purposeful, sustainable, and productive lives, providing an essential framework of transformative skills for sustainable development. The Inner Development Goals Framework, open source and free for all to use, is fundamental in the work to reach the Sustainable Development Goals.

The organisation has stimulated the development of over 500 hubs and networks comprising groups of people and/or organisations supporting the Inner Development Goals Initiative.

The Caux Initiatives of Change Foundation is a Swiss private charitable foundation with its center for dialogue, the Caux Palace, in Caux, above Montreux, Switzerland. The Caux Palace has become a historic venue bringing together a diverse range of people to address the world’s political, economic and societal challenges together. 

Caux Initiatives of Change mission is to provide a safe and privileged space to inspire, equip and connect individuals, groups and organisations from around the globe to engage effectively and innovatively in the promotion of trust, ethical leadership, sustainable living and human security. 

Initiatives of Change International is a voluntary, donation- and grant-funded nonprofit association of national legal bodies (national teams) and international programmes. Registered in Caux, Switzerland, they coordinate the world-wide Initiatives of Change people’s movement, uniting a community of people of diverse cultures and backgrounds, who are committed to the transformation of society through changes in human motives and behaviour, starting with their own.

Initiatives of Change International have special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the UN (ECOSOC), participatory status at the Council of Europe as well as a seat at the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

 

Caux Palace Terrace Sunset TIP 2019

 

Programme Overview

9 July: Opening Ceremony

  • Venue: Maison de la Paix, Chemin Eugène Rigot 2, Geneva, Switzerland  
  • Time: 14:30 - 17:00 CEST 
  • Attendance: free

The Opening Ceremony for the Caux Inner Development Goals Forum will be held this year in the heart of International Geneva at the Maison de la Paix.  

Bringing together 200 participants and distinguished speakers drawn from the Inner Development Goals and Initiatives of Change communities, civil society, government, youth movements, academia and business, the ceremony promises to be a vibrant convergence of ideas and perspectives.   

Following the ceremony, attendees will have the opportunity to network and engage further during a coffee break.  

Transport will be arranged to take registered participants from Geneva to the Caux Palace for the full residential four-day event. More information will be communicated on this nearer the date.

If you only wish to attend the Opening Ceremony, please make sure to secure your place by kindly filling out the online registration form here.    

  • Stay tune for the detailed programme

  

9-13 July: Full residential Caux IDG Forum

The full residential Caux IDG Forum will take place at the Caux Palace. The Caux IDG Forum is on invitation only. Participants wishing to attend the forum should apply for an invitation via our online applications form. As spaces are limited, we strongly encourage you to apply early to secure your invitation. If your application is successful we will send you a link to register for the event within 14 days. 

 

Speakers & Contributors 

Jacqueline Coté

JACQUELINE COTÉ, President Caux Initiatives of Change Foundation

Jacqueline Coté was the Director of Public Relations and previously Head of Communications at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva from 2009 to 2021. In that role she was instrumental in building the new campus of the Institute, the Maison de la Paix, as a vibrant centre of conferences and seminars, thus solidifying the reputation and outreach of the Institute in International Geneva and beyond. Prior to that Ms Coté was the Permanent Representative to the UN of the International Chamber of Commerce and also served as Senior Advisor Advocacy & Partnerships to the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.  In the early part of her career, Ms Coté practiced as an international lawyer in Canada and Switzerland and held management positions with multinational companies SGS and DuPont. Jacqueline Coté believes that the global agenda can best be tackled by linking the public, private and non-profit sectors, and that dialogue and empathy are essential tools to achieve the sustainable development goals.  She recently trained as a mediator at Harvard Law School and joined the board of several associations to continue her engagement with International Geneva. Jacqueline Coté has Swiss, Canadian and British nationalities, is a member of the Bar of Quebec and has two grown-up children who share her passion about tackling today’s global challenges in their areas of work.

 

IGNACIO PACKER, Executive Director, Caux Initiatives of Change Foundation

Ignacio Packer was appointed as Executive Director of the Caux Initiatives of Change Foundation in May 2023. Until March 2023, he served as Executive Director of ICVA, the global consortium of humanitarian NGOs. ICVA is a global network of non-governmental organisations whose mission is to make humanitarian action more principled and effective by working collectively and independently to influence policy and practice. Ignacio has over 30 years of experience in humanitarian work and development issues. He served a five-year term as Secretary General of the Terre des Hommes International Federation, and previously worked for the Terre des Hommes Foundation, the Swiss Tropical Institute, the European Association for Development and Health, Medecins Sans Frontieres, KPMG and the European Bank for Latin America. He is an expert on human rights and social issues. He has been strongly engaged in global advocacy on protection frameworks for migrants and refugees with a particular focus on children and youth. Passionate for long-distance challenges, he is also an enthusiastic ultra-trail runner.

 

Rajmohan Gandhi

RAJMOHAN GANDHI, Historian, biographer, former President of Initiatives of Change International

  • Rajmohan Gandhi is a historian, biographer and former President of Initiatives of Change International. He was born in 1935 and has worked as a journalist, writer, politician and professor of political science. Rajmohan Gandhi is unique in that he is both one of Mahatma Gandhi's grandsons and a grandson of C. Rajagopalachari, an Indian National Congress leader and the only Indian to have served as Governor General of India (from 1948 to 1950). Like Gandhi and Rajagopalachari, Rajmohan Gandhi is committed, including in politics, to a peaceful democracy with integrity and respect for the dignity of every individual. He is the author of numerous works on the figures of the struggle for Indian independence, the drama of the partition of India and the relations between Hindus and Muslims.

 

Lewis Cardinal

LEWIS CARDINAL, Leader of the Global Indigenous Dialogue

Lewis Cardinal comes from the Woodland Cree people in northern Alberta, Canada. His long track record of public service includes founding Board Member of Alberta Aboriginal Arts, Co-Chair of the Aboriginal Commission for Human Rights and Justice, and Trustee of the Parliament of World Religions. He has received QE II’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for Public Service, the IndSpire Award for Public Service, the Province of Alberta’s Centennial Medal for his work in Human Rights and Diversity, the Distinguished Alumni Award from Grant MacEwan University, and an Honorary Degree of “Doctor of Sacred Letters” from the University of Alberta.

 

MUSIC & CONCERTS

JEAN-MARC VIGNOLI, Violonist 

Jean-Marc Vignoli is a musician and lives in France. After training as both a violinist and an engineer, and a long career in industry, he (re)discovered the path to his own creative expression. For the last ten years or so, he has been living and sharing the mysteries of sound, improvisation and creativity and has also recorded several CDs. Jean-Marc Vignoli describes himself as a 'tailor-made' violinist. The music he plays is inspired by the message, the mood and the moment in which it takes place. Having become aware of the therapeutic dimension of music, he has turned his attention to the dimension of sound that soothes, relieves and harmonises, helping to transform and heal the human being in intimate contact with nature.

 

GÖKSU SANDIKCI, Singer and Musician

Born in Istanbul, Göksu Sandıkçı's journey is a captivating blend of two worlds: the structured realm of Electronics Engineering and the soul-stirring realm of music. From her earliest days, she found herself drawn to melodies, serving as the lead singer in orchestras during her primary school years. It was there that her passion for music first took root, blossoming into a desire to explore the depths of jazz. In 2014, Göksu's jazz odyssey truly began when she attended Sibel Köse’s Jazz Workshop, marking the inception of a lifelong love affair with the genre. Fueling her ambition, she completed the Jazz Certificate Program at Bahcesehir University, solidifying her commitment and quest for musical excellence. This led her to traverse Europe, studying under the tutelage of esteemed jazz mentors. Each chord progression and improvisation became a brushstroke on the canvas of her artistry, shaping her unique voice and style. Her thirst for knowledge and artistic growth has taken her across the globe, getting various education in Poland, Italy, the UK, and the USA. Göksu had opportunities to showcase her talent not only at prestigious jazz clubs and festivals in Turkey, but also international ones such as Veneto Jazz in Italy, Mau Mau in London, San Diego Art Museum and recently in jazz clubs of Switzerland. Now residing in Switzerland, Göksu brings her eclectic music taste to the forefront, blending jazz standards with elements of funk, blues, R&B, and soul. As she takes the stage in Caux, her music will accompany the softness of the sunset. (photo: Iremnur Demir Esen)

 

ARTS & EXHIBITIONS

Sylvie Esquerré

"VOYAGE EN TERRE HUMAINE" - AN EXHIBITION OF SCULPTURES BY SYLVIE ESQUERRÉ

Sylvie Esquerré's motto is: "Life is not as it is portrayed ... it is as you colour it!" After teaching mathematics, Sylvie Esquerré has been passionately devoting herself for over 10 years to wood and stoneware sculpture, two materials she often likes to combine. She is particularly passionate about creating unique pieces, exploring both organic and abstract forms, as well as innovative textures and finishes. Her other passion is stoneware sculpture, which teaches patience, acceptance, humility and resilience - the qualities needed for harmonious human relationships. For her, this art represents a three-way connection: with nature, with herself and with others. In her demanding quest for a harmonious, poetic and original aesthetic, she relishes the meditative process as much as the final result. Driven by curiosity and her scientific training, Sylvie Esquerré enjoys taking on challenges, experimenting, persevering and deepening her understanding. Sylvie Esquerré's intention is to convey her wonder at nature by highlighting its beauty through the most subtle and seemingly insignificant details and her creations, in both wood and ceramics, invite us to contemplate with kindness the marks that dot our lives.

 

"FAIRE LA PAIRES" - PHOTO EXHIBITION

Action-Parrainages and l'association suisse PAIRES work hand in hand to promote encounters and the creation of links between people seeking refuge in Switzerland and people from the host society. When paths cross, friendships are forged and life paths can change. In 2016 and 2017, in response to the growing influx of refugees, projects were launched to link people who had been living in Switzerland for a long time with families, young people, men and women in exile. The aim was to get to know each other, overcome prejudices, support new arrivals in their integration and start to build together this part of the country that we share, be it for a short or a long time.
Action-Parrainages and PAIRES (Projet pour l'Aide à l'Inclusion des Réfugiés-e-s en Suisse) have similar goals and are working together to achieve them. As a tribute to how far they have come, the travelling exhibition "Faire la PAIRES" unveils some of these pairs - people who have known each other for 3 years, 3 months or... 3 days.

 

Conversation discussion

 

Workstreams

 

The Caux IDG Forum is organized into 4 designated workstreams (see below). Each participant is invited to select and follow one of the four workstreams for the duration of the Forum with two dedicated workshops per day. Plenaries, community groups, the evening programme and other activities bring all participants together.

We welcome applications from individuals and organisations interested in becoming Workshop Organisers. Further information on the Workstream Organiser Applications and Responsibilities can be found here: Information regarding the call for applications for workshop organisersPlease note that applications for the Workshop Organisers are now closed!

We will continue to update this page with information on speakers and workshops in the weeks to come.

 

Workstream 1: Conscious Food Systems

Regenerative agriculture calls for regenerative mindsets and cultures.

How can we change systems that negatively impact people and the planet, especially in the way we produce and consume food?

SDG 2

SDG 2, "Zero Hunger" targets ending hunger, ensuring food security, improving nutrition and promoting sustainable agriculture by 2030. It advocates holistic food systems that are environmentally friendly, socially fair, and economically viable to align with broader global sustainability goals, emphasizing the need for conscious and sustainable practices in food production and consumption.

 

WORKSTREAM COORDINATORS 

Nadene Canning

After 20 years managing large projects in industry, sustainable development, and technology in 45 countries, NADENE CANNING created a boutique consulting agency. Today her strategic foresight and laser focus supports leaders to navigate strategic imperatives that accelerate possibility and impact. In 2012 the book she wrote La force le l’Équilibre - Vie familiale, vie professionnelle which led to a decade of teaching and consulting on leadership, management, systems thinking, change and negotiation. In 2019 Nadene was one of 400 facilitators selected from 10’000 applicants to train with Dr Brené Brown and believes that the four skills sets of building courage in the Dare to Lead™ program is at the cutting edge of leadership thinking. Her continued personal leadership development journey over the past decade sparked the realization that deep change needs integration into all aspects of our being. Here the Inner Development Goals come into the mix as an activator. For the past 2 years Nadene has had the privilege to design and co-host monthly IDG Global Practitioner Network sessions. These interactive, intimate virtual sessions provide a unique deep moment of connection bringing together many of the 700 practitioners to learn, share their challenges, be inspired, and make sustainable impact. The IDG Global Practitioner Network gatherings I co-facilitate monthly nurture inspiration and activate energy within the community and I  leave feeling deep gratitude – this is the best!  Nadene is part of the IDG Global Coordination Team and a member of the core team of the IDG Lemanic Network.

 

Ignacio Packer 2024

IGNACIO PACKER is Executive Director of the Caux Initiatives of Change Foundation, a Swiss private charitable foundation with the mission to provide a safe and privileged space to inspire, equip and connect individuals, groups and organizations from around the globe to engage effectively and innovatively in the promotion of trust, ethical leadership, sustainable living and human security. Ignacio has over 30 years of experience in humanitarian work and development issues. He is an expert on human rights and social issues and has been strongly engaged in global advocacy on protection frameworks for migrants and refugees with a particular focus on children and youth.

 

 

 

Workstream 2: A more climate-friendly lifestyle

Foster a sustainable world through personal development.

How can we achieve a more integrated approach to sustainability by connecting inner and outer dimensions to facilitate collective system transformation?

SDG 13 Climate Action

SDG 13, "Climate Action" strives for urgent measures against climate change, emphasizing awareness, capacity building, and practical steps to mitigate and adapt. It promotes climate-friendly lifestyles, reducing emissions, and sustainable practices, urging individuals, communities, and businesses to embrace behaviors that foster a lower carbon footprint and enhance climate resilience.

 

WORKSTREAM COORDINATORS 

 

Siddharth Sing

SIDDHARTH SINGH is the Director of the Initiatives of Change centre Asia Plateau in Panchgani, India. He is a facilitator, coach, designer and traveler. In 2001, Siddharth co-founded ‘Paradigms Unlimited’, a business leadership-consulting firm, committed to working with people to create personal and organisational transformation. His personal vision is to see a world that works for everyone and not just a privileged few and hopes to use his life working towards this idea. He believes he is a student of life and nature, and believes that most of the important lessons lie in how nature works.

 

 

 

Ignacio Packer 2024

IGNACIO PACKER is Executive Director of the Caux Initiatives of Change Foundation, a Swiss private charitable foundation with the mission to provide a safe and privileged space to inspire, equip and connect individuals, groups and organizations from around the globe to engage effectively and innovatively in the promotion of trust, ethical leadership, sustainable living and human security. Ignacio has over 30 years of experience in humanitarian work and development issues. He is an expert on human rights and social issues and has been strongly engaged in global advocacy on protection frameworks for migrants and refugees with a particular focus on children and youth.

 

 

 

Workstream 3: Cultivating Peaceful Societies: Embracing Conscience, Peace and Love

Building peaceful societies requires a collective commitment to conscience peace, and love.

How can we collectively foster cultures of peace grounded in conscience and love?

SDG 16 Peace, Justice, Strong Institutions

Promoting a culture of peace, conscience, and love aligns with various SDGs, notably SDG 16, "Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions." SDG 16 aims for inclusive societies, justice for all, and effective institutions. Target 16.7 specifically emphasizes fostering a culture of peace and non-violence through responsive, inclusive decision-making and robust institutions. While not explicitly stated, the values of conscience and love are integral to building a peaceful and just society, fostering empathy and understanding for a more harmonious world.

 

WORKSTREAM COORDINATORS

Ines Mokdadi 2024

INES MOKDADI is a University Agrégée Professor of English at ISEAH in Tunisia and specializes in Applied Linguistics. Her research focuses on critical discourse analysis and power dynamics. She also works as a freelance translator and interpreter and has served as a Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Alumna at the University of Notre Dame, USA (2020-2021). In addition to her academic and professional pursuits, Ines is deeply passionate about civic engagement, inclusion, and cross-cultural understanding. She volunteers as the Lead Content Strategist for the Creative Leadership team, dedicating her free time to youth-based causes. Furthermore, she recently expanded her involvement by joining the faculty of IofC UK as a trainer for the Refugees for Re-Builders (RRB) programme, demonstrating her commitment to supporting refugees and promoting community rebuilding efforts on a broader scale.

 

Roweida Saleh

ROWEIDA SALEH is a Lebanese educator with a wealth of experience in conflict resolution, peace education, and fostering cross-cultural understanding. She is dedicated to building communities rooted in peace and trust. With over 20 years of volunteer and peace education experience, she has fostered dialogue, collaboration, and positive change for a more just world. Roweida is passionate about empowering others to become active peacebuilders to build bridges and nurture a culture of trust.

 

 

 

Sarah Noble no background 2024

SARAH NOBLE is the Head of Global Engagement at the Caux Initiatives of Change Foundation. She is passionate about showcasing people's stories about how we build peace with each other and the planet. She brings with her more than 20 years of experience and has held leadership positions at international organisations focused on peacebuilding, humanitarian issues, and independent media. Sarah is co-founder and curator of the Peace Talks at Interpeace and also served as Director of External Relations at The New Humanitarian, a non-profit newsroom that puts quality, independent journalism at the service of the millions of people affected by humanitarian crises around the world. In her TEDx talk, Storytelling is Our Real-Life Superpower, she invites us to embrace this ability to take on the existential issues of our time and create a better future.

 

 

Workstream 4: Partnership Accelerator

Co-creating strategies to foster meaningful alliances between various stakeholders by leveraging the leadership principles of the Inner Development Goals to accelerate the implementation of each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

SDG 17 Partnerships

SDG 17, "Partnerships for the Goals" focuses on strengthening global collaboration and support mechanisms to achieve the other 16 Sustainable Development Goals. It underscores the importance of fostering partnerships between governments, the private sector, and civil society to enhance the overall effectiveness of sustainable development initiatives worldwide.

 

WORKSTREAM COORDINATORS

Rafaela IDG

RAFAELA ROLIM aims to host safe spaces of exchange and learning that inspires people and organisations to co-create a better world. She is the founder of Brazilian Experience, with 18+ years of experience in program design, facilitating international learning journeys and human development projects. Rafaela is a IDG enthusiast and started the IDG Florianópolis HUB - Experiences in Nature. She is currently part of the Global Coordination Team for HUBs and Networks and also launched the first IDG Immersion, called ID-X I Inner Development Experiences.  Rafaela believes in the power of community to foster collaboration towards common goals, creating transformative impact beyond individual capacity. She is currently also the Co-chair of the Sustainability Interest Group of NAFSA (Association of International Educators) and Vice-President of the CANIE (Climate Action Network for International Educators) America´s Chapter.

 

Sarah Noble no background 2024

SARAH NOBLE is the Head of Global Engagement at the Caux Initiatives of Change Foundation. She is passionate about showcasing people's stories about how we build peace with each other and the planet. She brings with her more than 20 years of experience and has held leadership positions at international organisations focused on peacebuilding, humanitarian issues, and independent media. Sarah is co-founder and curator of the Peace Talks at Interpeace and also served as Director of External Relations at The New Humanitarian, a non-profit newsroom that puts quality, independent journalism at the service of the millions of people affected by humanitarian crises around the world. In her TEDx talk, Storytelling is Our Real-Life Superpower, she invites us to embrace this ability to take on the existential issues of our time and create a better future.

 

Pontus Holmgren

PONTUS HOLMGREN is a licensed psychologist and a trained UrbanTantra breath guide. He is an organsiational transformation facilitator and an actor, conductor and teacher in improvised Playback theatre. Pontus has worked with leadership, teams, cross collaboration  and transformational processes in a multitude of organisations and communities globally since the mid 1990s. Currently focusing on the need for inner development for individuals and for the collective in order deal with the current and future complex challenges of humanity. Pontus has been part of the IDG journey from the start and is a co-coordinator for the global community of Hubs and networks of the Inner Development Goals.

 

 

Workshops

Within each workstream, the intention is to cover six cross-cutting themes aligning with SDGs, IDGs, and Initiatives of Change (IofC) Caux Values:

  • Cross-cutting Theme 1 - Conflict Resolution Skills: this theme aims at using practical techniques for navigating and resolving conflicts. 
  • Cross-cutting Theme 2 - Cultural Sensitivity: this theme aims at enhancing participants' understanding of cultural diversity to foster mutual respect regardless of culture-sensitive boundaries.  
  • Cross-cutting Theme 3 - Mindfulness and Conscious Living: this theme takes aim to practice conscious living by making ethical choices daily. 
  • Cross-cutting Theme 4 - Art: This theme takes on fostering artistic expression to express one's thoughts on peace, conscience, and love. 
  • Cross-cutting Theme 5 - Storytelling for Social Change: this theme hinges on storytelling or story sharing to inspire positive change and cultivate empathy and understanding. 
  • Cross-cutting Theme 6 - Global Citizenship Education Workshop: this theme targets education to foster a sense of global citizenship by emphasizing the interconnectedness of individuals and communities.  

 

The interconnectedness of these elements is visually clarified through the flowchart below.

Caux IDG Forum Cross Cutting Themes

 

Caux Forum 2023 Summer Academy workshop group

 

WORKSHOPS

The Caux Inner Development Goals Forum will propose 24 workshops (6 for each workstream).

These workshops will take place exclusively in person at Caux, accommodating 20-30 participants each, with a duration of 90 minutes.

Led by practitioners, the workshops emphasize high interactivity, interspersed with moments of silence for introspection, encouraging participants to openly and deeply discuss how personal change catalyzes broader societal impact. The entry points for these workshops revolve around the themes of the work streams, providing a unique space for the convergence of SDGs and IDGs.

 

Envisaged Tangible Outcomes

  1. Empower the participants to reflect on their roles, leverage resources, and embrace their responsibilities as changemakers, highlighting the universal potential for impactful contributions. 
  2. Incite collective exploration and action by fostering connections among participants.
  3. Capture firsthand experiences from active contributors.
  4. Offer dynamic learning, innovation, prototyping, tool application, and knowledge exchange.
  5. Cultivate opportunities to support additional initiatives within the IDG Hubs and partner organizations.
  6. Forge alliances with partner organisations to amplify the growth of IDG on a broader scale.
  7. Facilitate the exchange of compelling stories, artistic expressions, innovative event designs, and impactful presentations.
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The Caux Palace (photo: HATCH)

 

PARTICIPATION RATES

Full Package with accommodation from 9 - 13 July, 2024, including the Opening Ceremony.

  • All inclusive | Accommodation in single occupancy room: CHF 690.- /person
  • All inclusive | Accommodation in shared occupancy room: CHF 570.-/person
  • Children from 6-14 | Accommodation shared with parents: CHF 310.-/person
  • Children from 0-5 | Accommodation shared with parents: CHF 0.-/person

 

Solidarity Fund

We have created a fund aimed at fostering true diversity of participants by providing support to those from the Global South or those facing economic challenges. Every contribution helps and we appreciate any additional amount you are able to give when paying via the registration form.

 

Prices mentioned, for single or shared accommodation, include :

  • Accommodation in either shared or single room at the Caux Palace
  • Participation in the Caux Inner Development Goals Forum
  • Transfer after the Opening Ceremony on 9 July from Geneva to Caux
  • Materials provided during the event
  • Interpretation service and technical equipment
  • Coffee and tea breaks as well as refreshments
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • VAT & City taxes

 

Event Package without accommodation

Full event package but no accommodation at the Caux Palace: CHF 350.- /person 

The package for participants without accommodation does not include breakfast nor the City Tax. It does include transfer from Geneva to Caux after the Opening Ceremony & dinner on 9 July at the Caux Palace

 

Opening Ceremony

The participation at the Opening Ceremony on 9 July at the Maison de la Paix in Geneva (14:30 - 17:00 CEST) is free! 

If you wish to attend only the Opening Ceremony, please register here on a separate registration form!

 

Arrival and Departure

The Caux IDG Forum will start with the Opening Ceremony in Geneva on Tuesday, 9 July (14:30 - 17:00 CEST). Attendees who have signed up for the full residential Caux IDG Forum are encouraged go straight to Geneva and travel up to Caux following the Opening Ceremony.

Information on transportation from Geneva to the Caux Palace will be communicated to all confirmed participants prior to the event.

For those who prefer to check in earlier or drop off luggage beforehand at the Caux Palace, our reception in Caux will be available from 10:00 CEST on 9 July, 2024. A safe luggage room will also be available at the Maison de la Paix in Geneva.

On the day of departure, the forum will end after lunch. For organisational reasons and to prepare our spaces for other events, we kindly request all participants to check out by 10:00 CEST on the day of departure and to leave the site by 14:00 CEST. Please note that a luggage room will be at your disposal until your departure after lunch.

 

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QUESTIONS?

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Initiatives of Change (IofC) is a world-wide movement of people of diverse cultures and backgrounds, who are committed to the transformation of society through changes in human motives and behaviour, starting with their own. Many of the world’s problems – and their solutions – are rooted in human nature. Fear, hate, greed and indifference perpetuate injustice, poverty, conflict and environmental destruction. Yet it is also in human nature to be compassionate, courageous and creative. People can live the change they wish to see. Each person has something unique to contribute to building a just, peaceful and sustainable world. IofC focuses on the vital link between personal change and global change, and aims to inspire, support and equip people to play their part in building a better society.

At their centre for peacebuilding and dialogue, the Caux Palace, the Caux Initiatives of Change Foundation prioritizes environmental responsibility and is committed to conscious handling of CO2 emissions, ensuring a sustainable and eco-friendly experience.

We also uphold a zero-tolerance policy to foster a safe and respectful environment for all attendees, actively working to prevent and address any inappropriate behavior during our events.

 

 


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Caux Inner Development Goals Forum 2024 - PROGRAMME

Welcome at the Caux Inner Development Goals Forum in Caux (9 - 13 July 2024). 

Please note that the announced times are based on CEST time and that this programme might be subject to change.

You can find detailed information on the event and our speakers & artists here:

Opening Ceremony Caux IDG Forum - 9 July 2024, 14:30 CEST

Full-residential Caux IDG Forum - 9 - 13 July 2024

Download the daily schedule

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Tuesday, 09 July

14:30 - 17:00
Maison de la Paix, Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2, CH-Geneva

OPENING CEREMONY

The Opening Ceremony for the Caux Inner Development Goals Forum will be held at the Maison de la Paix in Geneva. Bringing together 200 participants and distinguished speakers drawn from the Inner Development Goals and Initiatives of Change communities, civil society, government, youth movements, academia and business, the ceremony promises to be a vibrant convergence of ideas and perspectives.   

Following the ceremony, attendees will have the opportunity to network and engage further during a coffee break. For those attending the full-residential Caux IDG Forum, transport will be arranged to the Caux Palace afterwards where the evening meal will be served.

  • Venue: Maison de la Paix, Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2, Geneva, Switzerland  
  • Time: 14:30 - 17:00 CEST 
  • Attendance: free

 

Programme

Please note that this programme is still subject to change.

 

WELCOME BY THE MODERATOR

  • Sarah Noble, Head of Global Engagement, Caux Initiatives of Change Foundation

 

WELCOME ADDRESS

  • Jacqueline Coté, President Caux Initiatives of Change Foundation

 

WELCOME FROM SWITZERLAND

 

INTERVENTION

 

MUSIC 

  • Jean-Marc Vignoli, Violonist

 

KEYNOTE: Inner Change for Global Transformation

  • Jan Artem Henriksson, Executive Director of the IDG Foundation

 

MUSIC 

  • Jean-Marc Vignoli, Violonist

 

KEYNOTE:

  • Ignacio Packer, Executive Director Caux Initiatives of Change Foundation

 

MUSIC 

  • Jean-Marc Vignoli, Violonist

 

LIVING LIBRARY: VOICES OF THE MAP 

Three youth from three continents sharing testimonies of their day-to-day life and what inner development means to them.

  • Daniel Clements (UK), Teacher & Programme Manager Creative Leadership initiative for young leaders 
  • Asmaa Sleem (Egypt), Educator, Storyteller and Founder of Lifelong Learning Talks
  • Steven Lin (Canada), Community Organizer

 

MUSIC 

  • Jean-Marc Vignoli, Violonist

 

REFLECTIONS 

  • Prof. Rajmohan Gandhi, Historian, Biographer, former Member of India’s Parliament and great-grandson of Mahatma Gandhi  

 

MUSIC 

Jean-Marc Vignoli, Violonist

 

COMMEMORATION CORNELIO SOMMARUGA

  • Jacqueline Coté, President Caux Initiatives of Change Foundation
  • Andrew Stallybrass, Caux Palace Historian

 

CLOSING: WHAT'S NEXT IN CAUX? 

  • Sarah Noble, Head of Global Engagement, Caux Initiatives of Change

 

DETAILED INFORMATION & REGISTRATION

 

18:30 - 19:30
Dining Room / Caux Palace

EVENING MEAL

20:00 - 21:30
Main Hall / Caux Palace

WHO IS WHO? - GETTING TO KNOW EACH OTHER

With:

PONTUS HOLMGREN, Psychologist & Ubrain Tantra breath guide - Inner Development Goals

Wednesday, 10 July

7:00 - 7:15
Promenade

GREETING THE DAY CEREMONY

With:

LEWIS CARDINAL, Leader of the Global Indigenous Dialogue

7:30 - 8:00
Main Hall

QUIET REFLECTION & SHARING

8:00 - 9:00
Dining Room

BREAKFAST

9:15 - 10:30
Main Hall

PLENARY: CONSCIOUS FOOD SYSTEMS (SDG 2)

Coordinators: 

NADENE CANNING, Facilitator & Coach

IGNACIO PACKER, Executive Director of the Caux Initiatives of Change Foundation

10:30 - 11:00

BREAK

11:00 - 12:15
Meeting Rooms (to be announced)

COMMUNITY GROUPS

12:30 - 13:30
Dining Room

LUNCH

13:30 - 14:30

FREE TIME

14:30 - 16:00
Meeting Rooms (to be announced)

WORKSHOPS & DIALOGUES

16:00 - 17:00
Terrace

TEA & COFFEE BREAK

17:00 - 18:30
Meeting Rooms (to be announced)

WORKSHOPS & DIALOGUES

18:30 - 19:30
Dining Room

EVENING MEAL

20:00 - 21:30
Main Hall

PLAYBACK THEATRE

With:

KARIN GISLER, Playback-Theater Zürich, Switzerland, & team

Thursday, 11 July

7:00 - 7:15
Promenade

GREETING THE DAY CEREMONY

With:

LEWIS CARDINAL, Leader of the Global Indigenous Dialogue

7:30 - 8:00
Main Hall

QUIET REFLECTION & SHARING

8:00 - 9:00
Dining Room

BREAKFAST

9:15 - 10:30
Main Hall

PLENARY: A MORE CLIMATE-FRIENDLY LIFESTYLE (SDG 13)

Coordinators:

SIDDHARTH SING, Director of the Initiatives of Change centre Asia Plateau in Panchgani, India

IGNACIO PACKER, Executive Director of the Caux Initiatives of Change Foundation

10:30 - 11:00

BREAK

11:00 - 12:15
Meeting Rooms (to be announced)

COMMUNITY GROUPS

12:30 - 13:30
Dining Room

LUNCH

13:30 - 14:30

FREE TIME

14:30 - 16:00
Meeting Rooms (to be announced)

WORKSHOPS & DIALOGUES

16:00 - 17:00
Terrace

TEA & COFFEE BREAK

17:00 - 18:30
Meeting Rooms (to be announced)

WORKSHOPS & DIALOGUES

18:30 - 19:30
Dining Room

EVENING MEAL

20:00 - 21:30
Main Hall

CAUX TALENT NIGHT

Friday, 12 July

7:00 - 7:15
Promenade

GREETING THE DAY CEREMONY

With:

LEWIS CARDINAL, Leader of the Global Indigenous Dialogue

7:30 - 8:00
Main Hall

QUIET REFLECTION & SHARING

8:00 - 9:00
Dining Room

BREAKFAST

9:15 - 10:30
Main Hall

PLENARY: CULTIVATING PEACEFUL SOCIETIES - EMBRACING CONSCIENCE, PEACE & LOVE (SDG 16)

Coordinators:

 

INES MOKDADI, University Agrégée Professor of English at ISEAH in Tunisia

ROWEIDA SALEHLebanese educator with a wealth of experience in conflict resolution, peace education, and fostering cross-cultural understanding

SARAH NOBLE, Head of Global Engagement at the Caux Initiatives of Change Foundation

 

10:30 - 11:00

BREAK

11:00 - 12:15
Meeting Rooms (to be announced)

COMMUNITY GROUPS

12:30 - 13:30
Dining Room

LUNCH

13:30 - 14:30

FREE TIME

14:30 - 16:00
Meeting Rooms (to be announced)

WORKSHOPS & DIALOGUES

16:00 - 17:00
Terrace

TEA & COFFEE BREAK

17:00 - 18:30
Meeting Rooms (to be announced)

WORKSHOPS & DIALOGUES

18:30 - 19:30
Dining Room

EVENING MEAL

20:00 - 21:30
Theatre

JAZZ CONCERT WITH GÖKSU SANDICI

Saturday, 13 July

7:00 - 7:15
Promenade

GREETING THE DAY CEREMONY

With:

LEWIS CARDINAL, Leader of the Global Indigenous Dialogue

7:30 - 8:00
Main Hall

QUIET REFLECTION & SHARING

8:00 - 9:00
Dining Room

BREAKFAST

UNTIL 10:00 -

CHECK-OUT AT RECEPTION

On the day of departure, the forum will end after lunch. For organisational reasons and to prepare our spaces for other events, we kindly request all participants to check out of their rooms by 10:00 CEST on the day of departure and to leave the site by 14:00 CEST.

Please note that a luggage room will be at your disposal until your departure after lunch.

9:15 - 10:30
Main Hall

PLENARY: PARTNERSHIP ACCELERATOR (SDG 17)

Coordinators:

 

RAFAELA ROLIMFounder of Brazilian Experience and Facilitator

SARAH NOBLE, Head of Global Engagement at the Caux Initiatives of Change Foundation

PONTUS HOLMGREN, Psychologist and  trained UrbanTantra breath guide

10:30 - 11:00

BREAK

11:00 - 12:15
Main Hall

CLOSING CEREMONY

12:30 - 13:30
Dining Room

LUNCH

From 13:30 -

DEPARTURE

On the day of departure, the forum will end after lunch. For organisational reasons and to prepare the Caux Palace for the following event, we kindly request all participants to check out of their rooms by 10:00 CEST on the day of departure and to leave the site by 14:00 CEST.

Please note that a luggage room will be at your disposal until your departure after lunch.

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