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WG PaperHeartsIn June 2010, while traveling between four countries: first Korea, then Canada, France, and Serbia; the Football World Cup was happening on daily TV from Soweto, South Africa. Moving from country to country, I watched people gathering around televisions in restaurants and stores, and celebrating through the streets. I saw rapt faces everywhere, cheering and booing, fully engaged with the various matches of National Football. What a compelling vision the teamwork provided for each country, even to the small children excitedly practicing football and soccer in the parks.

Later in the summer, I was speaking to my colleague, Dr. Charles Pellerin, who powerfully developed the NASA system of team development based on his own personal story of the Hubble Telescope Rescue. I brought up my favorite conversation about developing multiple kinds of compelling, exciting, viable World Games for human development, games with the magnetic power of a Football World Cup. "Well, I want that too," he said.

I said, "We really need games to focus the whole planet on the important life concerns we humans now share! We need to incite people to engage and to create their own human development system. We need true leadership games which are clear and compelling so people naturally want to get engaged." I added, "Where the rules make sense, and with steps that are doable. Then you have a great game!"..."Let's brainstorm," he suggested, and we made a pact to continue this conversation.

Now, I invite you to join in!

Marilyn Atkinson Founder - The World Game

I said, "We really need games to focus the whole planet on the important life concerns we humans now share! We need to incite people to engage and to create their own human development system. We need true leadership games which are clear and compelling so people naturally want to get engaged." I added, "Where the rules make sense, and with steps that are doable. Then you have a great game!"..."Let's brainstorm," he suggested, and we made a pact to continue this conversation.

Now, I invite you to join in!

Marilyn Atkinson Founder - The World Game

2010

The World Game Movement started in 2010 as an idea and now is currently five years old and expanding exponentially year by year.

2012

The first World Game Conference took place in London, UK in October 2012.

2014

Two years later, the second World Game Conference was in Istanbul April 2014.

2015

World Game Conferences happening around the World include countries such as Kasakhstan, Serbia, Brazil, Canada, China, Turkey, Indonesia, Poland, Russia, Italy, India, Estonia, and Saudi Arabia.

2016

World Game Conferences are being held in Estonia in January and in Bali, Indonesia on April 6th-7th.


It's wonderful to know that you're continuing to spread the word about the power of coaching around the world Marilyn

Sue Maitland
Victoria, BC


I can't wait to be in Bali for 2016

Susan Hogarth
Vancouver, BC