San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The future is already here! Are you ready?
Fundamental shifts have occurred over the past 50 years unlike any before in human history. Technological and cultural changes have altered almost every aspect of what we do, where we do it and how we do it. So, why are we all having so much difficulty working and living in the 21st century?
If you are an expatriate or working in a diverse or even international work place, or find your children struggling to adapt in classrooms that look like they did in your day, but resemble a mini-United Nations with more technology in each students hands than what was used to launch the first space travel to the moon, you owe it to yourself to investigate this topic.
Perhaps you sense a disconnect between the traditions and social values you grew up with and those your children are learning, from just about, well, everywhere. Or, are you just trying to make sense of the world today and your place in it. Maybe, you are just yearning for the way things used to be in the ‘good old days.’
Come and hear a refreshing new take on the state of life today and learn about exciting new skills to help you hold onto the best of your past and present and build a bridge to more positive future in work and in life. One of the major topics to be explored will be the exciting new field of Inter-Cultural Intelligence.
About Roy Craft:
Roy Craft has had a long and varied career from technical and retail fields to international corporate business to non-profit and higher education. He has simultaneously had a strong avocational interest in peace and sustainability.
For more than two decades, Craft worked in the automotive industry, where he held a number of management and executive leadership positions for Saab and General Motors both in the United States and Japan. Some of his other roles have been as an IT director, teacher of industrial engineering, financial analyst and management consultant and trainer.
Craft led the Regional Council of Churches of Atlanta, a 134-year-old Atlanta based non-profit, which played a major role in Atlanta’s response to Hurricane Katrina. The organization built a coalition, called Standing Together, assisting the 100,000 people who relocated to Atlanta during two weeks in 2005. For these efforts Craft received the Phoenix Award from the Mayor of Atlanta on behalf of the Regional Council.
During the last ten years in higher education, first at Morehouse College and then at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Craft developed programs in sustainability, vocational discernment, leadership development, and furthering STEM education in Georgia K-12 schools. In recent years he has served as one of the organizers of Maker Faire Atlanta, and annual festival that attracts 30,000 plus people in celebration of innovation, invention and learning. Currently he is working on various initiative in education, community engagement and economic empowerment in Atlanta, GA and NE Florida.
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The Atlantic Institute
The Atlantic Institute is an independent, non-profit organization whose goal is to facilitate dialogue and bridge cultures from both sides of the Atlantic. In order to reach a more understanding and accepting coexistence of cultures, it is necessary to embrace diversity and build tolerance and awareness for differing beliefs, traditions, and opinions. Through academic and educational programs dedicated to building cross-cultural and interfaith dialogue, the Atlantic Institute will help develop and maintain a more inclusive society in greater Southeast.
As an academic and educational organization, we seek to provide opportunities for growth and expansion of understanding through several educational programs. Our educational programs include leadership forums for university students, distinguished speaker series, sponsored international trips as a way to foster direct cross-cultural communication, as well as our annual Art & Essay Contest which features works of art and composition from Middle School and High School students across the Southeastern United States.
As a basis for its mission, the Atlantic Institute is influenced by the teachings and wisdom of many scholars and figures such as the poet Rumi, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Fethullah Gulen, who emphasizes the importance of dialogue and understanding in an effort to create a world in which tolerance and acceptance of differing cultures is the norm.