Did You Know?
Starting in the summer of 1965, Institute staff and colleagues gathered in Chicago each July to build themselves as a global movement. Beginning in 1970 these events were called Global Research Assemblies and provided a way for a broad cross section of people to help shape the focus, methods and spirit of the Institute and its network of colleagues. Beginning in 1966, decision-making gatherings called Councils brought together folks to make / formalize decisions on directions and allocation of resources. These, combined with Local Collegiums, Weekend Problem Solving Units (PSU’s), Weekly Ecclesiolas and periodic Retreats and Training Schools created and sustained momentum across the globally dispersed network of contacts.