FDCW Strategic Plan 2017-2021 Summary

We are happy to share this summary of our next five-year Strategic Plan (2017-2021). Firstly, we have reformulated our mission and vision statements:

Our Vision
A more peaceful, compassionate and sustainable world built on long-lasting personal and social change


Our Mission
To enable positive personal and social change through educational programmes and resources based on universal human values

FDCW’s educational programmes are based on Universal Education for Compassion and Wisdom (UECW), a system of inner learning that educates people as whole human beings so they can develop to their full potential.

Over the next five years, FDCW will focus on two main goals to:

  • Increase the number of people experiencing deep, long lasting personal change through providing high quality training programmes and resources
  • Strengthen FDCW’s organizational capacity to develop and support personal and societal change programmes

We aim to achieve our first goal through building up our Facilitator faculties around the world so we can increase the reach of FDCW programmes and benefit more people. At the same time, we aim to take our programmes to scale without compromising on their authenticity and depth. Feedback and collaboration with our worldwide Facilitator network is a vital element, which informs and enhances FDCW’s development work.

Meanwhile, we recognise improved marketing and evaluation of our programmes to be essential during the next five-year period. Through a period of trialling and testing locally, we will hone our local models in order to then share them with our worldwide community of Facilitators.

FDCW’s two educational programmes - 16 Guidelines for a Happy Life and The a.r.t. of Fulfilment - share the underlying purpose of enabling people of all cultures and ages to:

• Cultivate their innate positive qualities to their fullest potential;
• Develop discerning wisdom to make good ethical choices in life;
• Generate compassionate relationships within their families, social circles and communities;
• Generate a more altruistic approach to life;
• Create more peace in the world.

The 16 Guidelines for a Happy Life programme, first launched in 2006, has now benefitted the lives of thousands of people in 23 countries worldwide, across six continents.

In brief, our conservative five-year targets (2017-2021) for the 16 Guidelines are:

  • 1980 participants to have attended workshops (cumulative total 4292 since 2008)
  • 165 workshops worldwide to be delivered (cumulative total 325 since 2008)
  • 9 16G Facilitator trainings to be delivered (cumulative total 12 since 2014)
  • 46 more accredited facilitators to be trained (cumulative total 62 since 2015)

In 2018, FDCW will launch a Community Outreach Fund. Facilitators will be able to apply for small grants to support local community initiatives around the world. We also aim to run pilots of a 16G in Education Initiative, initially in Asia and then more widely.

The a.r.t. of Fulfilment programme is being piloted this year at several locations worldwide.
Our conservative five-year targets (2017-2021) for The a.r.t. of Fulfilment are:

  • 976 participants to complete Level 1 Module 1 course
  • 639 participants to complete Level 1 Module 2 course
  • 158 Module 1 and 2 courses to be delivered in total in 19 countries
  • 27 more Level 1 a.r.t. of Fulfilment facilitators to be trained (cumulative total 39
    since 2016)

Financial sustainability is also a core aim. One aspect of increasing our financial sustainability is through increased income generation. Even by our conservative figures, FDCW will become able to support around one sixth of its annual budget through income generation by 2021. The income will be generated through 16G book, card and study kit sales, as well as Facilitator material licensing fees.

As modern methods of communication are evolving at an extraordinary rate and the ways people digest information are rapidly changing, FDCW’s communications need to evolve with the times. This is a core priority we will seek to address.

FDCW currently has three Recognised Programmes, relationships with three organisations sharing the same vision as well as, three FDCW national groups in Argentina, Canada and France. In addition, we are affiliated with the FPMT network that has 161 centres and study groups in 38 countries. Over the next five years, we plan to collaboratively review these relationships and build more structure to support growth and enhanced partnerships.

Building community is at the heart of our programmes and what FDCW represents. With increased financial sustainability, we will encourage more national and regional Universal Education for Compassion and Wisdom (UECW) events, culminating in a worldwide gathering envisioned for 2021.