Wednesday, July 19, 2017

GUYANA VICE PRESIDENT SYDNEY ALLICOCK RECEIVES GLOBAL AWARD

Vice President of Guyana, the Honorable Sydney Allicock


The Vice President of Guyana, the Honorable Sydney Allicock, was honored with the iChange Nations™ Person of the Year award for South America in early June 2017. The award was received in Honorable Allicock's absence, by Errol Ross. Recognition of Honorable Allicock was brought to Dr. Clyde Rivers by iChange Nations™ Representative, Astell Collins.

Honorable Allicock was given this award for his commitment to empower the indigenous people in Guyana. He’s created an institute called Bina Hill Institute. It’s a skills development education that’s training the indigenous community in skills so they can produce jobs and make a better life for themselves and others. This is considered, by iChange Nations™, a “heroic institute” that the Honorable Sydney Allicock has put in place for his country. “The work that the Vice President of Indigenous People Affairs for Guyana, Sydney Allicock, is the type of work that is needed to help eradicate poverty from the world,” says Dr. Clyde Rivers.


Dr. Rivers continued to say, “To have such a leader in the country of Guyana and the world that is caring for the next generations is deserving of special recognition. iChange Nations™ has seen the fruit of this man’s labors for his country and believes he is worthy of being recognized as the iChange Nations™ Person of the Year Award, South America.”

In addition to this prestigious award, iChange Nations™ Person of the Year Award - South America, Honorable Allicock also received the iChange Nations Challenged Champions and Heroes™ Award for being a champion of the indigenous people of his nation. This award is given to men and women that are championing those with challenges in life. Rivers said, “Honorable Allicock is a strong example of a role model that is working hard to help such people in his nation and around the world by creating solutions to answer challenges.”

Golden Rule Dialogue Expert, Dr. Clyde Rivers, has put out a plea to every leader of the world. He asks, “Please, let us treat others the way we want to be treated, even as the Vice President of Guyana, Honorable Sydney Allicock, is doing for his nation and the world. We will only succeed in bringing peace and hope to this world when every individual born is able to bring their skills as a solution to the problems of the world.”

Dr. Clyde Rivers, Founder and President of iChange Nations™ said, “We have set our focus to thank the great people of the world that are preserving humanity, serving others, and making the world a better place. We had no idea how fast this Culture of Honor would grow but today we have reached 120 nations of the world through our honor systems. Everywhere we go we find people doing good things to help mankind and people that are living the Golden Rule, ‘Treat others the way you want to be treated.’ The combined efforts of the iChange Nations™ Honor System, the Golden Rule International Award System and others organizations and institutions we work with, have catapulted iChange Nations’™ Culture of Honor to the top. Giving us the ability to say we are the World’s Largest Honoring Network Establishing Cultures of Honor in the World.”

Dr. Clyde Rivers is the Founder and President of iChange Nationsa professional institution that builds Statesmen by equipping, mentoring and training highly esteemed individuals who have the desire to change nations throughout the world. The organization is seeking to bring global awareness by strategically helping nations to educate, train and support the Nation Building Process designed to improve the dignity and betterment of human life. This international platform focuses on establishing effective relationships to help people understand the value of honor and basic human rights.

Monday, May 15, 2017

WORLD CIVILITY SPOKESPERSON RECEIVES GARY CHAMBER AMBASSADOR OF THE YEAR AWARD

Chuck Hughes, Donella Pitzl, Clyde Rivers,
Gordon Bradshaw
In Hammond, Indiana in April 2017, the Gary Chamber of Commerce Leadership Dr. Chuck Hughes and Dr. Gordon Bradshaw presented Dr. Clyde Rivers with Gary Chamber of Commerce Community Civility Counts Ambassador of the Year Award. Dr. Rivers was presented this award as a valuable contributor to the World Civility Day for his global work in the promoting of Community Civility Counts World Civility Day.

Dr. Clyde Rivers had been appointed Spokesperson for World Civility Day because of his global influence. Dr. Clyde Rivers and Dr. Donella Pitzl traveled to Africa and awarded the first iChange Nations™ World Civility Ambassador Award to Dr. Kenneth Kaunda Former President of Zambia Africa. He is one of the last living freedom fighters that helped Nelson Mandala and fought to liberate Africa from colonialism.

World Peace Ambassador Rivers commented, “It is a great privilege to receive this award from this honorable organization that has initiated a worldwide movement from the ingenuity of the Gary Chamber of Commerce. I’m truly honored. Thank you Dr. Chuck Hughes and Dr. Gordon Bradshaw.”

Dr. Rivers is the President and Founder of iChange Nations™, his organization that is dedicated to Bringing Back the Lost Art of Honor, training Statesman and propagating Golden Rule Dialogue and Golden Rule People Treatment around the world. It only seems appropriate that he would receive the first Gary Chamber of Commerce Community Civility Counts Ambassador of the Year Award, given by Dr. Chuck Hughes and Dr. Gordon Bradshaw of the Gary Indiana Chamber of Commerce.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

NORTHERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS WORLD CIVILITY AWARD


Ambassador Clyde Rivers with Prof. Jackson and Dr. Donella Pitzl

On the campus of Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights, Kentucky in February 2017, Prof. Eric Jackson received the World Civility Award for his work in bringing Black History Studies to life around the world through his curriculum development and published works and bringing healthy civil dialogue to histories of different cultures. He’s worked with the NAACP and different cultural groups to help bring civil dialogue to historic issues. Prof. Jackson is highly esteemed by his students and colleagues alike. According to many he has a way of talking straight while bringing life and hope to people. Prof. Eric is a fine example of a true World Civility Awardee. The award was presented by Ambassador Clyde Rivers and Dr. Donella Pitzl in the company of friends and colleagues on the NKU campus.

Ambassador Clyde Rivers is the Spokesperson for World Civility Day. This was launched in 2016. Ambassador Rivers brought the Community Civility Counts resolution to a global stage. One of the first renowned recipients of the World Civility Award being, Former President of Zambia Africa, Dr. Kenneth Kaunda, one of the last living freedom fighters and an Icon for the continent of Africa. Chuck Hughes, Executive Director of the Gary Chamber of Commerce and Gordon Bradshaw, the Chambers Public Policy Chairman along with The Times Media Co. have been the biggest supporter of World Civility Day and Community Civility Counts Resolution.

Ambassador Rivers said, “To honor a man like Prof. Jackson with this award brings the level of the award to a new height. It is men like him that make a difference in this world and it is an honor to continue to search out and find people with a deep seated commitment to Civil Dialogue in helping mankind dwell in peace.”

Thursday, February 2, 2017

WORLD PEACE AMBASSADOR, DR. CLYDE RIVERS, SETTING THE PACE FOR PEACEFUL COMMUNITIES IN SOUTH CAROLINA, AMERICA

Dr. Clyde Rivers stands with PACE Summit representatives: Aiken Chief of Police, Charles Barranco, Mayor Rick Osborn, C. Ashley Finch of South Carolina Probation, Lance Crick from the U.S. Attorney's Office, Marty Summer, former Chief of Police in High Point, North Carolina, Cynthia Griffin Mitchell, PACE Summit host.


World Peace Ambassador and Golden Rule Dialogue expert, Dr. Clyde Rivers, was in Aiken, South Carolina on the last weekend in January, to facilitate a Law Enforcement and community conciliatory conversation.

In what was billed as the 2017 South Carolina PACE (Police and Community Engagement) Summit, Dr. Rivers helped navigate the attendees through three challenging topics: 1.) Unraveling the Criminal Justice System: Rights, Roles and Rhetoric, 2.) Building Mutual Trust and Legitimacy with Law Enforcement and Community, and 3.) Developing Tools to Effectively Engage Diverse Communities.

The Summit, which was attended by about 80 people, included the mayor of Aiken, police chiefs, other representatives from law enforcement, fire and safety officials, the U.S. Attorney's office, and various community and religious leaders.

Dr . Rivers opened the Summit by speaking to the group about what he has seen all over the world. He explained the value and benefit of having law enforcement by describing what it is like in places that don't have it.
Dr. Clyde Rivers facilitates "Listen for Change."

"At the beginning of the sessions the questions and comments were filled with fear, suspicion and accusation," observed Professor, Dr. Donni Pitzl  who is a Golden Rule Dialogue Chamber Leader. "But, by the end of the Summit, the conversation was filled with understanding and intentional efforts to honor one another."

That drastic change was due largely to Dr. Rivers' strategy through an exercise he calls, Listening for Change, wherein all parties are asked to genuinely listen to one another.  For example, in response to the accusation that police officers target minorities, the officers were able to explain that they are responding to calls. They don't have control over where the calls are coming from. Through that simple exchange, understanding was able to come to the surface.

World Peace Ambassador and
Golden Rule Dialogue expert, Dr. Clyde Rivers
"Even though we have hosted this type of Golden Rule dialogue around the world," said Dr. Rivers "I learned something new today. I saw that each side was approaching the issues from their own histories. I saw that if your history is the only history, then you will miss the history of others."

Dr. River's final assessment was that the Summit produced great talks. Even though it was very difficult conversation, there was great participation from all sides.

"Everyone wants the same goal," concluded Dr. Rivers. "We all want peaceful community. I believe America, through Golden Rule dialogue, has a great starting point to cultivate safe communities."

Dr. Clyde Rivers, is the Founder and President of iChange Nations™ and he is the global expert on Golden Rule Dialogue.  Dr. Rivers travels the world promoting Golden Rule Dialogue and honoring people who live the Golden Rule everyday. The Golden Rule is simply, “Treat others the way you want to be treated.” Dr. Rivers believes every life is valuable and created for a contribution to our world and that without peace, that contribution can be lost. If that contribution is lost, our entire world loses.

"As I travel around the world," observes Dr. Rivers "I see many people who are doing or have done amazing things, but they are often under the radar and out of the spotlight. They are the unsung heroes of our world. I want to honor their service to humanity and inspire others to also strive for something greater than themselves."

iChange Nations™ is the World’s Largest Honoring Network, establishing Cultures of Honor around the world.  ICN has fostered a movement that is bringing back honor to the world.  They look to honor people at global, national, state and community levels, who have made positive contributions in helping mankind.  Golden Rule Dialogue and honoring others are working hand-in-hand to change the world.

iChange Nations™ is also a professional institution that builds international Statesmen by equipping, mentoring and training highly esteemed individuals who have the desire to change nations throughout the world.  This organization is seeking to bring global awareness by strategically helping countries educate, train and support a nation-building process that is designed to improve the dignity and betterment of human life. This international platform focuses on establishing effective relationships; while helping people understand the value of honor and basic human rights.

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Written by Dr. Christopher G. Green
Dr. Christopher Green is an international columnist/writer with the Global Journalism Award winning team of Dr. Clyde Rivers and iChange Nations Social Media News™.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

WORLD PEACE AMBASSADOR, DR. CLYDE RIVERS, HONORS FORMER PRESIDENT OF ZAMBIA, AFRICA

World Peace Ambassador, Dr. Clyde Rivers and iChange Nations™ work with the top leaders of the world to bring peace to all of mankind.  In keeping with this mandate, Dr. Rivers was in Zambia, Africa during the first weekend of 2017, where he acknowledged and honored the leading voice of peace on the continent of Africa, the former President of Zambia and former head of the African Union, Dr. Kenneth Kaunda, for his many years of service to humanity.

In presenting the former president of Zambia a World Civility Award, Dr. Rivers announced, "We are humbled to work with such a remarkable man, whose life has been dedicated to father peace efforts in the world."

Dr. Kenneth Kaunda was able to unite the more than 75 tribes of his country and was one of the negotiators who helped free the late Nelson Mandela.

"Dr. Kaunda is truly a one of a kind leader," remarked Dr. Rivers "I'm humbled by this great man. We will establish an ICN Golden Rule Award in the name of Dr. Kenneth Kaunda for the entire world to know of and appreciate his accomplishments."

Dr. Clyde Rivers, is the Founder and President of iChange Nations™ and he is the global expert on Golden Rule Dialogue.  Dr. Rivers travels the world promoting Golden Rule Dialogue and honoring people who live the Golden Rule everyday. The Golden Rule is simply, “Treat others the way you want to be treated.” Dr. Rivers believes every life is valuable and created for a contribution to our world and that without peace, that contribution can be lost. If that contribution is lost, our entire world loses.

"As I travel around the world," observes Dr. Rivers "I see many people who are doing or have done amazing things, but they are often under the radar and out of the spotlight. They are the unsung heroes of our world. I want to honor their service to humanity and inspire others to also strive for something greater than themselves."

iChange Nations™ is the World’s Largest Honoring Network, establishing Cultures of Honor around the world.  ICN has fostered a movement that is bringing back honor to the world.  They look to honor people at global, national, state and community levels, who have made positive contributions in helping mankind.  Golden Rule Dialogue and honoring others are working hand-in-hand to change the world.

iChange Nations™ is also a professional institution that builds international Statesmen by equipping, mentoring and training highly esteemed individuals who have the desire to change nations throughout the world.  This organization is seeking to bring global awareness by strategically helping countries educate, train and support a nation-building process that is designed to improve the dignity and betterment of human life. This international platform focuses on establishing effective relationships; while helping people understand the value of honor and basic human rights.

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Written by Dr. Christopher G. Green
Dr. Christopher Green is an international columnist/writer with the Global Journalism Award winning team of Dr. Clyde Rivers and iChange Nations Social Media News™.