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Business Task Force: Leveraging Business Skills and Best Practices to Promote Global Engagement

  • Author(s): U.S. Summit & Initiative for Global Citizen Diplomacy
  • et al.

The work of the nine Task Forces began in the fall of 2009, each one representing a specific area of internationalactivity and citizen diplomacy. Each Task Force is led by two co-chairs and made up of members selected by thechairs themselves.These nine groups met periodically throughout the year to determine guidelines for selecting proposals fromorganizations vying for a top ten best practices slot, the format and content of their presentation at the Summit,and drafting three measurable outcomes that will allow the U.S. Center for Citizen Diplomacy to monitor each TaskForce’s progress during the ten-year Initiative for Global Citizen Diplomacy – which aims to double the number ofAmerican citizens engaging in international activity and address the global challenges of the21st Century.The co-chairs were given complete control over the Task Force, including decisions that needed to be maderegarding the process to solicit, accept and select the top ten proposals from organizations in their field.(*Note: If a Task Force member’s organization submitted a proposal, that member was removed from the selectionprocess to avoid conflict of interest.) The U.S. Center for Citizen Diplomacy has not and will not receive anycompensation, monetary or in-kind, from the organizations or individuals on the Task Forces or organizations orindividuals whose proposals were selected for the top ten. The selection of these top ten proposals was solely onmerit and is the result of work completed by the individual Task Forces, not the U.S. Center forCitizen Diplomacy.The top ten list for each Task Force was selected from a pool of applicants that submitted a two-page proposal withthe intention of being considered in the top ten. If an organization did not submit a proposal, they were not underconsideration for the top ten.

Published in conjunction with theU.S. Center for Citizen Diplomacy’s U.S. Summit & Initiative for Global Citizen DiplomacyNovember 16–19, 2010, Washington DC.Materials included in this document are the views of the submitting organization and are meant to serve as a tool for discussion.Some proposals may be edited for length. Summary content is from original submissions by theorganization, and was compiled but the U.S. Center for Citizen Diplomacy.© November 2010 | U.S. Center for Citizen DiplomacyCover: AABF fellows engage in conversation with MidAmerican Energy Company

http://www.USCenterforCitizenDiplomacy.orgtask forceprocess

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