CBD provides a variety of programs focused on concepts, applications and implications of a balanced development model.

 

PATH OF SUCCESS for Innovators of Tomorrow

Path of Success is a mentoring program focused on nurturing children, teenagers and youth to innovate and create. The program is designed and organized by our center to help participants develop their capacities, relations and aspirations in today's multi-faceted and fast-paced global community. Path of Success works in collaboration with parents, teachers and community members acting as mentors who want to nurture the next generation in becoming innovators through exposure to the latest research, innovations and development practices worldwide. The program is designed to help participants develop a better understanding of their talents and a deeper awareness of the need for social, economic and ecological balance as they pursue their path of success in life.

 

Children learn quickly and their proper education is of the utmost importance. Childhood is the most significant and consequential period of one's life. What happens at this stage will set the tone for the rest of one's life. This is where the foundation of human development and patterns of behavior are formed. Childhood is the orientation stage of human development. Therefore, a comprehensive and integrated education model which include character education and capacity-building is critical to their development. Path of Success mentoring program for Children focuses on this critical stage of human development by helping children build their capacities through actively studying and practicing human virtues as well as developing their interests, talents and aspirations. The ideal mentors for this stage of development are the parents while all members of community do have a responsibility to serve the needs of the new generation.  

 

Teenagers are highly receptive to role models and sensitive to how things are done. Having received love and attention during childhood, they are now ready to enter a new stage of development. Teenage years are the most critical time for understanding and recognition of the concept of service which in turn can lead to self-recognition. Here, the building blocks of one's future career can be identified while pursuing the process of capacity-building. This is the recognition stage of human development. Therefore, learning about of the various fields of service as well as exploring the needs of the global community is crucial for the success and fulfillment of teenagers.

Path of Success mentoring program for teenagers focuses on this key stage of human development by helping teenagers develop their capacities through systematically introducing innovative initiatives, inspiring stories, self-assessments and service opportunities. Through this visionary approach, teenagers can have a better understanding of self, their interests and aspirations while planning their path of success in serving the needs of the community. The ideal mentor for this stage would be college-age youth while parents and community members could act as support.

 

Youth are the vanguards of change in the advancement of civilization. Having been nurtured with love, education and care through childhood and teenage years, now they are ready to serve the needs of society. They have the greatest potential to initiate innovation, create opportunities and lead the world. With proper support they can take the community to new heights of achievement. This is the Initiation stage of human development. Youth are essentially the potential agents of change. Their ideas and innovations form the foundation of global leadership. However, they do need the support of the community and institutions to reach their potential.

Path of Success mentoring program for youth focuses on this stage of human development by helping youth develop their understanding of self, the ability to evaluate the needs of the community and the skills to initiate specific lines of action to serve needs of the global community for social, economic and ecological balance. The program mentors work closely with the youth to charter their path of success through innovation and creativity that could lead to social enterprise, public service, artistic creativity, scientific inventions and environmental initiatives.

Path of Success Innovators

 

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THE BALANCE INDEX
The Balance Index is an evaluation program to measure social, economic and ecological balance in the process of development. The index is designed to give a general idea about whether individuals, communities or institutions are balanced in terms of their contributions to the development process. The Balance Index is used in our programs to measure progress and to make sure that we are achieving higher levels of balance. Eventually, the program can be used to measure the true value of products and services in a value-based economic model.  

 

THE NEXT STAGE ..... Social Enterprise & Public Programs

The Next Stage is a consulting program designed for individuals, communities and institutions and focused on optimization of social, economic and ecological balance in the development process. Here the goal is to help individuals, communities and institutions strive for balance and more advanced stages of social harmony, economic prosperity and ecological sustainability. THE NEXT STAGE consulting program primarily offers guidance to individuals and groups that would like to start or expand a Social Enterprise to address the needs of the community for social, economic and ecological balance. The following articles explore the concepts, applications and implications of Social Enterprise in various industries.

Water   Food   Shelter   Resources   Energy   Transportation   Communication   Information   Commerce

THE NEXT STAGE program also offers assistance to public institutions such as schools, organizations, media and government agencies in terms of identifying the needs, improving public relations and striving for efficiency in administering Public Programs.


For more information or an introductory presentation of our programs, please contact: info@cbdus.org

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