We are in an exciting period of transformation. The “dynamic duo” of Spirit and Action are reawakening in the consciousness of people across the globe. It’s a key moment for collaborative leadership to play a role in this new era of change and responsibility; deep exchange between our generations has never been more important.

AGNT President, Michael Beckwith, affectionately names youth participants activating the practices of New Thought spirituality, “Generation Now.”

Because these are playing such a significant role in the awakening of global consciousness for generations to come, the Association for Global New Thought convened a GEN NOW retreat in 2009 to gather these new leaders and capture their vision. These young leaders are shaping new narratives and strategies for grassroots activism on a global level. At this gathering, the AGNT Leadership Council took direction from their reports on the innovative programs, trends, and technologies in which they are engaged. AGNT is committed to promoting the work of GEN NOW in the world through its networks, connections, and partnerships.

This event has begun a powerful convergence of soul force. We are committed to supporting GEN NOW in ways in which we can catalyze our collective field of potential toward a leap in consciousness and action for the benefit of all.



QUALITIES OF LEADERSHIP DEMONSTRATED BY AGNT’S GEN NOW INITIATIVE:

HE OR SHE...



Clearly manifests a sense that there are spiritual, universal values, principles and ethics that underlie and empower the foundation of his or her intentions and actions; is evolutionary in leadership style, rather than successful in a “business-as-usual” way.

Is recognized by their peers as a leader/innovator at a national and or global level— with local action and community-building a plus.

Plays a significant role in the awakening of global consciousness for generations to come.

Work is shaping new narratives and strategies for grassroots activism on a global level.

Can present track record of leading-edge innovations now in progress.

Significant web presence and community-building and/or outreach expertise.

Has cultivated own major networks and is willing to use them in service of projects.

Collaborates with peers to expand individual work and can provide demonstration of collaborations.

Has published/distributed/recorded/documented deliverable results as a leader in field, and can submit papers, books, articles, recordings, videos, web designs/presence, reports showing evidence that those results actively support their mission.