Sunday, April 22, 2018


Dr. Carolyn Lukensmeyer and Dr. Clyde Rivers

The third annual World Civility Day was held in Gary Indiana April 12, 2018. Among the prestigious guests and keynote speaker was Dr. Carolyn Lukensmeyer. Dr. Lukensmeyer is the Executive Director of the National Institute for Civil Discourse, an organization that works to reduce political dysfunction and incivility in the political systems of the United States. She works to restore democracy to reflect the intended original vision of our nation’s founders.

Because of her great work to establish civil discourse, the Board of Community Civility Counts Initiative and World Civility Day, including Dr. Gordon Bradshaw, Dr. Chuck Hughes Founders of Community Civility Counts Initiative and Dr. Clyde Rivers, Spokesperson for World Civility Day, unanimously agreed to award Dr. Lukensmeyer with the prestigious “World Civility Day - Community Civility Counts Initiative “National Award.” Dr. Lukensmeyer is a true champion for civil discourse in the United States. Dr. Rivers, said in an interview, “Dr. Lukensmeyer is truly a top standard-bearer for civil discourse in the United States. The institute she represents has created initiatives to institute civility back into our nation. We applaud their great work.”

Additionally, in attendance were several different nations. Leading humanitarians and people of civility, honored with prestigious iChange Nations™ World Civility Ambassador Awards. We are witnessing great international results coming out of World Civility Day and the Community Civility Counts Initiative and the presentation of the World Civility Ambassador Award and other prestigious awards. These awards are reaching platforms of the world as we find great people of civility to honor.


Co-Founders of Golden Rule Civility Training and Initiative
Dr. Lew Bayer and Dr. Clyde Rivers

April 10 2018 was a monumental day in global history. Dr. Lew Bayer of Civility Experts Worldwide™ and Dr. Clyde of iChange Nations™ launched their partnership of Golden Rule Civility Initiative and Global Rule Civility Training. Their goal, to bring Golden Rule Civility Training to the world. In a time in history when civility is at an all-time low, Dr. Lew Bayer with her two decades of creating civility curriculum and training globally and Dr. Clyde Rivers as the Golden Rule Dialogue Expert and leading iChange Nations™ network in creating cultures of honor in over 120 nations combined their forces to present, for the first time ever, Golden Rule Civility Initiative and Training. Their belief…if we combine Golden Rule people treatment and honor with civility skills training, we can truly impact the world with positive change in our behavior toward each other. We can create a more civil world where everyone has the opportunity to bring their unique contribution to world.

In Indiana this launch was successful as the Level One Training was accomplished with several nations engaged. Because honor is a big part of this Golden Rule Civility Initiative, Dr. Rivers and Dr. Bayer presented the 1st Golden Rule Civility “Trailblazer Award” to Louisa Akaiso for her outstanding leadership and progressive work in civility.

Among those trained and receiving their Level One Training were, Dr. Margaret Ellis (Gambia Africa), David Martin (USA), Linda Lara (USA), Emy Etienne Jr. (Haiti/Miami) Martha Rogers (USA), Olga Naranjo (Mexico/USA), Gladys Loggin-Folorunsho (USA/Nigeria), Kiros Tewolde-Gabriel (USA/Ethiopia), Simon Karu (Nigeria), Brentlee Thomas (USA), Patti Thomas (USA), Jessica LoRusso, (Canada), Tracy Malone (USA/Ghana), Jacqueline Moore (USA), Joanne Hoo (Malaysia) Louisa Akaiso (USA/Nigeria), Zahra Kamakhani (USA) and Bob Heist (USA). These great leaders are purposefully moving Golden Rule Civility Training by engaging in this high level, highly certified training.

Dr. Clyde Rivers said, “We are very excited to be bringing this to the world at this time. We have great people willing to engage and help our world. We will see this training spread to around the globe.”

Golden Rule Civility Training is accredited by Civility Experts Worldwide and the International Civility Trainers Consortium (ICTC) These organizations are putting this training at the top in the world.