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Showing posts with label inspiring goodwill. Show all posts

Monday, March 20, 2017

Become a Local Goodwill Ambassador

Start Local, Represent a Community

As a goodwill ambassador and having worked at both local and international levels for over 15 years I am frequently contacted by people that are interested in joining us and becoming goodwill ambassadors. I always tell people to try to find local recognition before contacting us to get involved in international missions or international cooperation. The best way to do this is by becoming a representative in your own community for a cause or to represent local tourism or a local city (neighborhood) beautification project.

Goodwill Ambassador Ms. Isatu Timbo Speaks At The Way To Happiness International Convention In Los Angeles

Become a goodwill ambassador in your local community to gain recognition, serve as a figurehead for a business, a community organization, a town, a university, or a city. This report from Inside Jobs based on US Department of Labor statistics explains the employment outlook for goodwill ambassadors and I provided some links at the end for those interested in pursuing it further.

How to become a Goodwill Ambassador

Most Goodwill Ambassadors have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Bachelor's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field.

Quick Stats

Salary Range: $17,000 – $44,000 Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Goodwill Ambassadors do?

A Goodwill Ambassador is a prominent individual in their community or profession who serves as an honorary Diplomat between entities, like organizations, cities, and nations. If you pride yourself on being a good friend, you might have a future as a Goodwill Ambassador.

Common examples of Goodwill Ambassadors are Actors, Scientists, Authors, and Activists who go on “international friendship missions” to foreign countries, where they present gifts, offer humanitarian relief, and socialize with their contemporaries and counterparts. Like these people, it’s your job as a Goodwill Ambassador to represent one group of people to another for the purpose of building friendly relationships that will be economically, culturally, socially, or politically beneficial in the future.

To accomplish your mission, you typically travel, attend social functions, participate in roundtable discussions, make public appearances, do media interviews, and lobby Legislators.

Although most Goodwill Ambassadors do humanitarian work for organizations like the United Nations, some act as “welcome wagons,” representing businesses to prospects. In this case, it’s your job to find and ingratiate yourself with sales leads by presenting them with token gifts, information, resources, etc. Either way, your job is “making nice” as a means of promoting peace, prosperity, and fellowship.

Should I be a Goodwill Ambassador?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:

  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Social: You're happiest working on teams or with other people.

  • Also known at local levels among other locals as: Welcome-Wagon Host/Hostess

    Source: InsideJobs; Goodwill Ambassador

    Other useful links to learn about becoming a goodwill ambassador.

    Wikipedia article about Goodwill Ambassadors (also see the links there for the UN)
    Join the discussion on Quora about Goodwill Ambassadors
    Qualifications for United Nations Goodwill Ambassadors (The Nest)

    Readers are also encouraged to check for the several articles about becoming an ambassador on our blog! Our best two are: What Goodwill Ambassadors do? and What is Goodwill?

    International Ambassadorships (Updated October 2018)

    Update Notice: Globcal International is an international civil society organization (iCSO) promoting global citizenship, indigenous peoples, international cooperation and sustainable development for the United Nations under our stakeholdership, as of October 2018 we updated our legal requirements and procedures for new and continuing members who wish to serve as goodwill ambassadors at a professional level in benign non-state and non-governmental diplomatic affairs with international communities and corporations under the formal protocol of United Nations and best practices emulated by some of the most well known international authorities.

    Globcal International began a diplomatic corps training and development program which has become standard fare for all natural persons working with global issues internationally with states abroad. The program is recognized by the United Nations internationally as a partner with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as a UNESCO partner and is collaborating with several organizations internationally.
    "The formal process for the legal development of our own goodwill ambassadors is proprietary and exclusively for our own members. It is a process that involves investiture, nomination, orientation, assimilation and presentation to world leaders and international public figures resulting in letters patent and/or a letter of credence. Ambassadors are also developed through the building of their authority through notable institutions, recognitions, homologation and apostilles of documents."
    New ambassadors are qualified and assimilated individually during the course of their first full year following their investiture as a lifetime member with an appointment as a goodwill ambassador at-large under full diplomatic authority while engaged in their vocation or mission. Once fully engaged ambassadors can be recommended and nominated to international orders, to heads of state for honors, pursue knighthood, be recognized by enclave nations and states, and receive a PhD equivalency in the form of Honoris Causa.

    The processes can be costly, each vetting procedure may involve several FedEx packages, an attorney, several notaries and a personal visit to one of our 3000 partner centers in 120 countries before an ambassador can legally become recognized. Those joining must be able to provide documentation of a good deed for which they can be cited; recently or over the past 10 years. (Most classic deed would be rescuing a cat from a tree or another deed and then getting your photo in your local news or tv.)

    New applicants should also have a diploma or an equivalency certificate from high school and be at least 25 years of age or older; OR may be bilingual and have a university degree. All new applicants must show a valid passport, a birth certificate and a well elaborated CV. Current membership programs are described at the Globcal International; our exclusive development program is developed to form both local and global representative ambassadors, generally most ambassadors will be qualified to serve and work locally within their own state of residence prior to working internationally.

    Tuesday, July 12, 2016

    Inspiring Goodwill with Poetry

    Whatever Happened to The Goodwill Ambassador?

    Paul Amrod

    Whatever happened to the goodwill ambassador? 

    A poem by Paul Amrod

    Witnessing the selfish routine of lobbyists and a money mechanism
    becoming cynically the normal affair of our passing hours.

    Greeting a neighbor with a 'Good Morning' and a pleasant wish
    has vanished with the dawn demonstrating a hideous pessimism.

    Allocating the atrocities which somehow our sympathies devour.

    The political conscious is contorted around shortsighted principles
    contributing to a prognosis of supposed terror playing with gullibility.

    I ask myself many provocative questions concerning seriousness
    of intention with open-ended book shelves of fairytale like scribble.

    Trying to capitalize upon the weakness of others in their deliriousness,
    overly excited aggravating their stress, while destroying tranquility.

    The boisterous message of alleged superiority exhibits narcissism
    with an inkling of conceit compelling avoidance and dismisses
    ingenuity while enlivening resistance over absurd acquittals.

    May I inquire; Whatever happened to the goodwill ambassador?

    The ignorance of a military cooperate complex has perplexed
    the intellectual environment in search for the left of middle.

    Attempting to impress the youth with false promises the collectivism
    is appalled with a continuous barrage of invalid and corrupted fixes.

    Better to relax beneath a linden tree whistling with birdsong outdoors
    and taking a pen to a page envisioning a princess with a troubadour.

    Engendering a paradise of dreamlike passages composing a riddle
    tickling our imaginations with pleasurable moments so gently expressed.

    Nevertheless our aspirations are daunted and our direction is statically
    inactive arousing the frustration of a meandering directionlessness.

    Intentionally ignoring the media's spin as their irrational euphemism
    is exposed as utter gibberish and nonsense exposing senselessness.

    Saving acclamations for a fortuitous occasion can't keep us abreast
    of the defiance necessary to counter the streams of grotesque fish
    that swim through our legs as we venture courageously against the current.

    I ask again; Whatever happened to the goodwill ambassador?

    He travelled the world with his mission of cooperation and neutrality
    giving of his substance to clarify our deliverance and impartiality.

    We were given the power of deduction with the capability of verbal deterrents
    to bless our surroundings with examples of his statements assessed.

    Showering us with admiration and inspiration presenting his altruism
    to reconcile our tribulations and heal our jealousy forevermore.

    With insight into the mediation of all philosophies he adores
    a genuine and authentic resolve of spiritual abundance and veracity.

    Reminding us as well of our groves and gardens galore
    there to flourish in Nature and transport us organically.

    We are a being, the precious component of this Earth's entirety,
    gifted with shrewdness and the curator of our terrestrial d├ęcor.

    We possess a sanctified position under the universe's Godly city
    to protect the perfect balance of our sequence as heaven's servant.

    Petitioning once more; Whatever happened to our goodwill ambassador?

    We send a lamentation to our archangels above to implore
    a betterment of our situation at hand as we whine for it is a pity.

    Selfishness and greed perpetrate the world as we slay the serpent
    with a cooing murmur of poesy melting the cold heart we deplore.

    As the goodwill grows with significance we salvage our sanity
    with one last breath of hopefulness as patience warrants our success.

    Poem by Paul Amrod

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