Our mission is to help people discover what they have in common with others in order to find solutions to the conflicts they face, which in turn enables them to be more successful and fulfilled in their individual lives and cultures. We also seek to network with organizations that have similar goals.
We believe there are universally applicable, common ground-seeking methodologies that can be extracted from the experiences of those we call “Common Ground Champions” –people who have successfully applied these methods of identifying what they have in common.
Although common ground-seeking methods do exist, they are typically isolated, sporadic, and unrelated, which limits their general applicability to situations beyond the specific conflicts for which their methods were derived.
Therefore, we have approached the task of seeking common ground in a new way. We have gathered the champions’methods, delved deeper into the essence and underlying principles behind their methods, and identified the logical interconnection between them. From this research we formulated a novel “Common Ground-Seeking System” that can be utilized in the pursuit of common ground in general, regardless of the specific nature of the conflict.
At Common Ground Network, we stand on the shoulders of giants who have gone before us, and who have inspired us to further the cause by developing a generally applicable system for everyone seeking to find what we all have in common.
WHY WE EXIST: To help people find common ground, resolve gridlocks and discover solutions so that the quality of their lives is improved, they are more successful, and they feel more fulfilled.
WHAT WE DO: We research the methodologies of the champions to formulate a new Common Ground-Seeking System.
HOW WE DO IT: We teach people this system and help them apply it in order to discover what they have in common.