Unification News for March 2002

World CARP Symposium - Tradition, Ownership and Big, Big Dreams

by Tony Devine

The tradition of living for the sake of others, inherited from God, True Parents and True Family. The World CARP culture of ownership and teamwork. The chance to dream big dreams and believe completely in their realization. These were the key "take home ideas" learned by the four hundred members lucky enough to attend the World CARP Symposium this February in Seoul.

In more than 24 sessions, the CARP members were treated to a rich variety of educational experiences. In the "root" session of core principles, Young Jun Kim explained about current providential developments and True Parents’ recent victories. Ken Bates spoke about the culture of ownership, responsibility, accountability and initiative.

The ‘trunk’ session focused on case studies and the best practices from around the world. These included the Philippine model of successful Convention management, and the USA example of intense and victorious fundraising. Kazushi Mito from Russia explained how the CARP movement there has developed a winning formula for the continuous education and care of new members.

In the ‘branch’ session, the choices were many. Tom McDevitt of the Washington Times Foundation demonstrated the world famous Franklin Covey Time Management system, and then showed his rapt audience how to improve on it by fully incorporating Principle values into daily life making sure that we give enough time to what is truly important to us. "How many of you use any kind of planner?" he asked. Only 10% said yes. "And how many feel they are overworked and have no time?" 100% said yes to that! "Well," he said, "Do you think you might need to learn about this?"

In Seok Yoo, the World CARP webmaster, explained how to register and use the powerful capabilities of the new website, which is in continuous development. Later, the webmasters from different chapters got together to discuss how to continuously develop the site and bring it to the first rank.

Kent Trabing of the UVG gave a powerful talk on "Buzz Marketing," a great strategy for getting a new organization known worldwide in a short space of time. "If Starbucks can do it with something like coffee, why not us with a great vision like Service for Peace?" he said.

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