Sunday, July 1, 2018


Alicia Kipps-Rudder Founder
City Women's Dialogue - Trinidad

CITY WOMEN’S DIALOGUE (CWD) was birthed in November 2017 upon the immediate return of its founder, Alicia Kipps-Rudder, from the iChange Nations™ launch of its Women of Golden Rule Dialogue™ (WGRD) held in Grand Rapids Michigan USA.  She was challenged by ICN’s founder Dr. Clyde Rivers and Dr. Donella Pitzl – ICN’s Global Director, to return to Trinidad an initiate a program that would encourage women to dialogue within the frame work of their chosen narrative.  CWD’s narrative is the Human Equity Value Concept which states that every human being has intrinsic value and we must recognize, consider and protect that human value and the equity to which that human being is entitled.

Dr. Kipps-Rudder began with the women of her local assembly.  It was imperative that a safe place be created for them to feel comfortable to dialogue at any time and on any of the myriad of issues that concern them as women. Hence the CWD ROUND TABLE (a private group operated via social media platforms) was started. This allows for ongoing 24/7 dialogue. However physical meetings take place at least once monthly.   Every CWD Dialoguer has the right and privilege to dialogue at the Round Table; they are encouraged and empowered to raise their voices, guided by the Golden Rule, “Treat others as you would like to be treated.”  From these dialogues the women themselves put forth solutions to the very issues raised.   These solutions are shared in the form of Wisdom Quotes to our City Women’s Dialogue Facebook Page, which has followers from several countries including, USA, Grenada, Suriname, Antigua, UK and South Africa. CWD firmly believes that through the process of dialogue, we all learn, grow, build and add value to ourselves, our community and our world.

In January CWD gained national attention when it was featured in the Trinidad Guardian Newspaper after hosting a public Human Trafficking Awareness Symposium.  On the occasion of International Women’s Day, CWD launched a second group to accommodate the many requests from women asking to join in the dialogue. “THE FORUM” as its name suggests is a public and open group facilitating a growing community of dialoguers.
Recently Dr. Kipps-Rudder presented the CWD model of dialogue at the Women who Lead Conference hosted by Dr. Vicki Harris, the Sr. Vice President of Our Daily Bread Ministries, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Herself a recipient of the prestigious ICN Women of Global Solutions Award.  The women of City Women’s Dialogue are soon to begin production on a television show.  This will no doubt fuel the formidable movement that is Women of Golden Rule Dialogue™.

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For further information on the concept which frames our narrative you can visit The Human Equity Value Institute at:

Article written by Alicia Kipps-Rudder.

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.