Developing Leaders of Peace for a More Hopeful Future
Living closely with people we do not understand or who view the world differently than us has never been more important.
Rondine Cittadelle della Pace is an organization close to my heart. I first met Rondine at the Foundation Lavoroperlapersona Seminar over a year ago to learn more about the curriculum. It is an organization, based in Italy, thats is committed to reducing armed conflicts around the world and spreading its own method for the creative transformation of conflicts in every context.
Every year, young people, from countries experiencing conflict, are hosted at the World House to help them “discover the human being in their enemy”, and to grow them as leaders of themselves and their own communities. Rodine seeks to achieve peace by developing young leaders who build understanding and learn empathy, compassion, and conflict resolution skills with those who were once considered their rival.
Rondine is located in the ancient medieval village of Rondine in Arezzo and committed to reducing global conflicts for over twenty years. The Italian Senator for Life, Liliana Segre, who is also a survivor of the Holocaust, will give them the baton – as ideal representatives of all young Italians and the world – “to continue and spread his message of peace and overcome hatred”. They are internationally recognized and were nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. In addition, the President of Italian Republic nominated Rondine to represent the country during proceedings at the United Nations in New York.
Rodine seeks to achieve peace by developing young leaders who build understanding and learn empathy, compassion, and conflict resolution skills.
I am honored to represent SHL and our values within this very important cause; and, on October 9th, Rondine is hosting a roundtable discussion for HR professionals on how they can develop leaders for peace in and outside of their organizations. The following day, I am honored to lead a session on leadership from a human perspective, specifically from a women’s mindset.
SHL’s commitment to growing peaceful and strong leaders across the globe is evident in our involvement and support with Rondine. Knowing that so many young people are learning how to commit to learning empathy and conflict resolution skills gives me a lot of hope for the future. As a senior leader in SHL, I will continue to build support for Rondine.
To learn more about Rondine’s upcoming events here.