The Global Presence is the community service arm of Parenting 2.0.
Apolitical and a-religious, the three-pronged goals of The Global Presence include:
Illuminating the centrality of Life Skills for individuals and the communities they construct thriving.
Unifying and supporting Life Skills Educators.
Promoting a more proactive and professional Life Skills educational process for all persons.
The Global Presence
Formally registered as an educational non-profit and 501(c)3 organization in the United States, The Global Presence shares Parenting 2.0’s advocacy for a more dynamic educational process for Life Skills in regions around the globe.
Life Skills, as defined by Parenting 2.0 are: “Skills every human being learns in some measure”. Life Skills include but are not limited to personal care, safety, interpersonal communication, conflict resolution, and resource management/finance.
Life Skills educators began aggregating in the Parenting 2.0 group on LinkedIn in 2009. Today, Parenting 2.0 is LinkedIn’s top ranked parenting group, unifying over 9,000 Life Skills educators in more than 100 countries, and host of the world’s only professional conference for Life Skills educators – P20 Talks. Global Presence Ambassador is an honorary designation that recognizes the contributions of pioneers in the life skills arena working around the globe. Global Presence Communities declare their shared commitment to supporting a more proactive Life Skills educational process for the welfare of their citizenry and the world at large.
I pledge to support 21st-century education for 21st century Life Skills.
I pledge compassion, patience and optimism with myself and others
as we learn Life Skills necessary to thrive individually and commune optimally.
I pledge to respect every level of Life Skills education equally.
I pledge humility in my role as a Global Presence Humanitarian.
I pledge gratitude for the opportunity to link loving arms with others
in service to humanity.
The Global Presence Board of Directors and Founding Members
The Global Presence Founding Members
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed that’s all that ever has. Margaret Mead.
Every humanitarian organization, regardless how large, began with a handful of visionaries who were willing to think outside the box and invest time, faith, and resources in a new course of action to serve the greater good. The following individuals focused passionately on the proactive development of children’s life skills in their professional lives and collaborated to seed the formation of The Global Presence. We recognize their contributions here, with gratitude and for eternity, as Founding Members of The Global Presence.
Adam Dolgin • Anat Baniel • Anthony Delmedico • Arnie Benn • Barbara Thomas •Bill Dwight • Bobbi DePorter • Catherine Mattice • Croft Castrell • Deborah King • Deborah McNelis • Devin C. Hughes • Diana Sterling • Dione Becker • Dr. Deborah Gilboa • Dr. Donna Volpitta • Dr. Jeannine Zoppi • Dr. Lynne Kenney • Dr. Pilar Placone • Dr. Raelynn Maloney • Dr. Roger Frame • Dr. Rosina McAlpine • Dr. Samantha Madhosingh • Dr. Shirin Sherkat • Dr. Yvonne Sum • Etay Gafni • Etel Leit • Gayle Rodgers • Gloria Antonelli • Janet Bray Attwood • Jean Harris • Jeff Everage • Jill Starishevsky • Karen Shaw • Kristie Bjorklund Davidson • Larry Wilcox • Lynne L. Finch • Mark Romero • Marlaine Cover • Mary O’Donohue • Melissa Pazen • Mitzi Weinman • Neville Billimoria • Paul Rosengard • Ray Erickson • Renee Walker • Rhonda Sciortino • Rick Ackerly • Rob Broyles • Robin Sax • Roya Kravetz • Sherlyn Pang Luedtke • Sheryl Stoller • Susie Walton • Tami Walsh • Tara Kennedy-Kline •Tom Scales • Tshaka Armstrong • Wendy Joy Hart • Ezechiel Bambola
The Global Presence Ambassadors
“Global Presence Ambassador” is an honorary designation awarded passionate Life Skills pioneers around the world. Ambassadors come from a broad array of backgrounds and professions, reflecting the diversity of Life Skills employed in the twenty-first century and a glimpse of future vibrancy.
The anchoring event for The Global Presence public advocacy is Global Life Skills Day – held annually the third Thursday in October.
WHAT? Shine a bright light on Life Skills
WHEN? Third Thursday in October
WHY? Highlight the role of Life Skills for individuals and the communities they construct thriving.
1. Life Skills Professionals: Share Life Skills related articles and shout out Global Life Skills Day. Plan Global Life Skills Day events for your schools/ community groups.
2. Teachers/PTA’s: Reserve Global Life Skills Day on your school calendar. Be creative! Include Life Skills related topics in your academic curriculum.
3. Businesses: Sponsor a Global Life Skills Day event. If your business is focused on Life Skills (Fitness, finance, safety, communication, environment etc.) this IS your chance to shine!
4. Everyone: Share our Facebook event invite and details of your activities in our Global Life Skills Day Facebook group.