Initiatives of Change Switzerland's vision is a just, peaceful and sustainable world in which people act from a sense of global interdependence and responsibility.
Established in 1946, Initiatives of Change Switzerland (IofC Switzerland) organizes and coordinates international and local conferences, seminars and training in Switzerland, primarily in its conference centre, the former Caux-Palace, bringing together a true diversity of people.
IofC Switzerland provides 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.
IofC Switzerland operates in line with its key approach of bringing global change through personal change and with its core values of absolute respect for human dignity, of truth, solidarity and care at every level of public or personal life. IofC Switzerland recommends silent reflection as a means to access creativity and inspiration.
How to build trust and promote change - our approach
Change starts with me: IofC believes that personal and global change go hand in hand. Each individual has the power and the responsibility to self-reflect and align their actions with their values, thus ‘being the change’ they want to see in the world.
Creating a safe space: Throughout all its activities, IofC seeks to create a confidential space free from judgment, where each individual can speak freely regardless of their cultural, spiritual, social or economic background.
A values-driven approach: IofC Switzerland encourages individuals and organizations to act according to a common set of human values. Values create a strong basis for true dialogue, common decision-making and self-development. As people reflect on their values they can use them as guides for their decisions and actions. IofC Switzerland’s core values are: absolute respect for human dignity, truth, solidarity and care.