How you can be involved with the co-intelligence work
First, LEARN. Learn about co-intelligence.
You can begin by exploring this site and the resources it refers
to. You can purchase, read and share The
Tao of Democracy by Tom Atlee and discuss it with your friends
and family. Learn to recognize where co-intelligence flourishes
and where it is severely limited. Learn how you can help it flourish.
Learn how to recognize and deal with co-stupidity
-- the co-creation of unwanted conditions. Subscribe
to the CII's free email bulletins or visit (and subscribe to) the
Evolving Collective Intelligence weblog.
Second, PRACTICE. Spread the word to your friends
and associates. Co-intelligence and co-stupidity are things we
all exercise together. It is much easier to practice co-intelligence
with others who share this perspective. With practice, you will
become increasingly able to generate co-intelligence even in
situations where no one else has heard of it, and where a lot
of co-stupidity is going on. If you want to just get a feel for
it, try things like Listening
Circles with your friends and family.
Third, APPLY IT IN LIFE. Use co-intelligence
in your life and work. Listen well to your family, friends
and colleagues. Start dialogue circles at work, in your groups,
at your church, temple or mosque. For deeper explorations of
how to apply co-intelligence in your life, see Using
Co-Intelligence in Our Own Lives, Five
Fields of Co-intelligence. and Engaged
Fourth, ACT FOR CHANGE. Do your part in the
world to co-create a culture where co-intelligence can easily
thrive for the benefit of all. This may include community organizing,
political action, socially responsible jobs or investments, creating
co-intelligent conferences, storytelling, philosophy, organizational
development, research into co-intelligence, and any number of
other activities done with a co-intelligent spirit and intention.
Whatever you do (and don't do) is your co-creative role in what
happens next. None of us is only a spectator. The more
mindful more of us are of the many roles we are playing, the
better outcomes we can expect. See Things
to do to make a difference with co-intelligence for specific
things you can do to help create a co-intelligent wise democracy.
Ask your library and local bookstores to carry The
Tao of Democracy and start discussion groups about it. Support
powerful democratic innovations the Co-Intelligence Institute
recommends in articles like A
Call to Move Beyond Public Opinion to Public Judgment , The
Innovations in Democracy Draft Platform and especially Using Citizen Deliberative Councils
to Make Democracy More Potent and Awake. Start a citizens
Wisdom Council or other citizen
dialogues in your community.
Fifth, CONTRIBUTE. Support
our work. Write to us. Send us a fully tax-deductible donation.
We are a 501[c]3 nonprofit organization (Tax ID # 94-3247254), and
we depend on the support of people like you in order to keep researching,
creating inspiring and useful ideas, networking people together,
and catalyzing positive transformational activity. Your help really
makes a difference.
AN ASSOCIATE OF THE CO-INTELLIGENCE INSTITUTE. If you
have done some of the above, you may qualify. Just fill out the
form on this site. Associates get
listed on our website so that people can contact them, and they
can publicize their association with the CII in their work and activities.
Seventh, VOLUNTEER. If you'd like to volunteer or
do a volunteer internship, let us know. We do not currently have
paid internships, but you may be able to help -- and to learn a
lot while you do.
For more extensive explorations of how you can use and get involved
with co-intelligence see:
Using Co-Intelligence In Our Own
Five Fields of Co-intelligence
The Co-Intelligence Institute
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Eugene, OR 97440
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