The UN Sustainable Development Goals spell out a comprehensive vision of what is possible and essential for the betterment of our world. The question then becomes what are the best conditions and qualities needed to achieve those goals?

Einstein famously said, “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” We need a collective process where participants can shift beyond the ordinary mind into dimensions of higher consciousness. From that elevated standpoint, issues confronting humanity are seen from a new perspective and reveal fresh solutions.


Planning meeting for events at the United Nations at One United Nations Plaza by NGO Groups, including members of the SDG TL Circle.

The Vistar Foundation, for over thirty years, explored and refined the elements of group dialogue which obstruct or facilitate the opening of a larger field of awareness and shared intelligence called collective consciousness. We discovered that is not only the “what” and the “why” we gather, but more crucially the “HOW”. The Vistar Method offers education in the practice of conscious dialogue. The book, Evolutionary Meetings: The Vistar Method launched in July 2020.

Is evolutionary law telling us that we must find a new way of working together as a species? It is possible that this is a mandate that we cannot refuse.

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