Bali Institute Global Facilitation and Consulting
Bali Institute emerged from two “Quest for Global Healing” conferences in 2004 and 2006, and a third “Awakening Global Action” conference in 2007, all held in Ubud, Bali. Developed by Bali Institute’s founder, Marcia Jaffe, and a collaborative team of leaders and volunteers, these conferences ultimately brought together more than 1,200 people from more than 40 countries. The focus of these events was to explore new roles individuals might play in addressing issues like poverty, human rights, sustainable development, environment sustainability, nonviolent conflict resolution, and numerous other global challenges.
Members of DNA Consulting helped to design several of these global gatherings and served as facilitators for them as well. Linda and Tony Dunkel went on to serve as President and CFO respectively, of the organization.
At the conclusion of the conferences, individuals and organizations began approaching Bali Institute asking for assistance in creating leadership trainings, global activism workshops, and education travel programs that incorporated Bali as more than just a tropical backdrop, but instead as a living classroom featuring examples from the Balinese culture as central components of the learning experience.
World Centers of Compassion for Children
Members of the DNA Consulting organization worked for several years with Nobel Peace Laureate, Betty Williams from Northern Ireland, in developing the first Center of Compassion for Children in Southern Italy, in collaboration with several governmental entities of Italy.
The Interaction Institute for Social Change
DNA Consultants have all worked with this non-profit, headquartered in Boston, to help transfer skills of collaboration to other social justice entities on a global basis.