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    IBM Service Jam Interactive Forum “Service as a Solution”

    October 10-12, 2010 - Thousands of participants from over 112 countries will engage in multiple virtual discussions around Service, as a Solution. What will you share? Visit www.ibm.com/servicejam for a list of discussion forums. Jam anytime from anywhere and participate online at your convenience Oct 10-12.

    Check out who will be jamming with us visit the Service Jam website for details on prominent leaders attending http://www.ibm.com/ibm/responsibility.... We have special guests from non-profit organizations, corporations, academic institutions, and government agencies ready to share their insights and get your perspectives. Extend the Invite to others who can bring an important perspective.

    Quantum Leaps In Service “What If” Model: --- --- ---C/O Peter Jesella jesella@sonic.net 707 838-9841

    I hope Service Jam Hosts for “Quantum Leaps in Service” Vice President , Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs, IBM Stan S. Litow; President & CEO, Council on Foundations, Steve Gunderson; and President & CEO John Bridgeland could go on record in written comments towards the merits of requesting the Independent Sector to create a “What If” report on this model for empowering individuals? That special guests like Momo Mahadav, Randy MacDonald, Harris Wofford, and Neil Bush could also add their thoughts towards encouraging U.S. institutions to consider this “What If” model.

    30 years ago I learned of a groundbreaking innovative proposal/Model/New Institution in the U.S Congress that would have cost-effectively empowered individuals to learn about the many different ways individuals could serve their community, serve their nation. This would have provided a Quantum Leap in Service, but I have been unable to motivate U.S. Institutions (with instructions) and national leaders to model this “What If” proposal with the nuance complex cultural reality of our nations decision making results since then, and well into the future trends, outcomes of this nations progress towards strengthening and maintaining the middle class foundation of our constitutional democratic-republic.

    Every year for 30 years I have said “What If” this happened next year, how would this empower the 3 million (??) teenage youth each year to turn on, see their light of empowerment, and slowly consider the pros and cons of volunteering for some form of well organized, structural institutionalized, sweat-equity civic engagement.

    “What If” this experimental Model were to be analyzed by members of the Independent Sector, and its ability to empower the youth of this nation, could then both citizens, non-profit institutions, the business community, government representatives have a better understanding of merits of debating the reality of this possible Common Sense Federal Law.

    This “What If” Model would have challenged youth over the course of one year between the age of 17 and 18 to reflect on, carry on discourse with their families, friends, peers, and more formal organizational settings the merits of civic engagement and voluntary contracted service with such institutions as the Peace Corps, Americorps, Teach for America, Public Health Corps, and of course military service be it in the Coast Guard, Army, Navy or Air Force etc.

    At 18 require a simple individual response of yes, no or maybe (deferring decision until age 23 for a variety of reasons). This one year, but year-after-year Model-New Institution for a few million dollars could have effectively challenge each generation of new voting age citizens to be empowered to learn who they want to be, and given a variety of chances to discover through contracted service the empowering spirit that others could help bring into their reality, into their path in life.

    Every year for 30 years I have said “What If” this happened next year, how would this empower the 3 million (??) teenage youth each year to turn on, see their light of empowerment, and slowly consider the pros and cons of volunteering for some form of well organized, structural institutional, sweat-equity engagement.

    I also realize that this “nation wide” year after year wake-up call needs very real national debate over the merits of this educational thinking process and additional anxiety this would produce in each individuals movement towards their future careers.

    That many would not sign up to participate, that many would not spend much time thinking about these choices, and that many would not reply at age 18, but “What If” I am wrong.
    “What If” over the course of a few years, the numbers of those youth participants challenged increased from 10% to 20% to 40%, and maybe with surprise in year 3 it reaches 50% and after 10 years it levels out at 80% and remains above 50% and at times much higher.

    Can this “What If” be explored as a reality for this nation, for democratic nations on this planet? As one empowering individual I again ask the Hosts and future Guests to please comment on this challenge to U.S. institutions like the Independent Sector, Congressional Budget Office, GAO, and various academic and professional think tanks that do these things year-after-year. Peter Jesella – 136 Courtyards East, Windsor CA 95492; jesella@sonic.net 707 838-9841

    I hope Service Jam Hosts for “Empowering the Individual”, President, National Civic League Gloria Rubio-Cortes; CEO - Points of Light Institute & Co-Founder, Hands On Network Michelle Nunn; and Executive President, Ensena Peru, Alvaro Henzler could

    go on record in written comments towards the merits of requesting the Independent Sector to create a “What If” report on this model for empowering individuals? That special guests like Dr. Michael Bursch, Luminita Oprea, Lord Nat Wei, and Marc-Philippe Daubresse could also add their thoughts towards encouraging U.S. institutions to consider this “What If” model.

    I hope Service Jam Hosts can encourage local action in USA towards a “What If” Model that considers it’s impact on “Global Challenges” for the 21st Century! That President & CEO, United Way Worldwide Brian A. Gallagher; James Anderson of “Cities of Service” & Bloomberg Philanthropies; Ariel Kestens, Head of Support Services, International Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies, Chile: could go on record in written comments towards the merits of requesting the Independent Sector to create a “What If” report on this model for empowering individuals, to be able to “build cross-sector partnerships critical to success”. That special guests like: Ray Chambers, UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Malaria; Michael Nutter, Mayor, City of Philadelphia; Mr. Czeslaw Walek, Director of the Governmental Office for Human Rights, Czech Republic; Sam Palmisano, CEO, IBM: could also add their thoughts towards encouraging U.S. institutions to consider this “What If” model for “Customizing solutions to solve world issues”.

    I hope Service Jam Hosts can encourage “Progress Through Collaboration” that Sonal Shah, Deputy assistant to the President & Director, White House Office of Social Innovation & Civic Participation; Sidney E. Goodfriend, Chairman & Founder, American Corporate Partners; and Jane Jamieson, Vice President, Digital Opportunity Trust, Turkey: could go on record in written comments towards the merits of requesting the Independent Sector to create a “What If” report on this model for empowering individuals, to be able to “build cross-sector partnerships critical to success”. That special guests like: Oistein Mjaerum, Head of Industry Relations, Red Cross; Marina Gerini, Director-General for Volunteering, Ministry of Labour, Italy; Joao Falcao e Cunha, Professor (Ph.D.), University of Porto, Portugal; Sam Palmisano, CEO, IBM: could also add their thoughts towards encouraging U.S. institutions to consider this “What If” model for “Progress through Collaboration.

    I hope Service Jam Hosts for “Scaling Impact” CEO & Founder, Be the Change, Alan Khazei; Marcia Ito M.D., PhD, State Technology Education Center Paula Souza Brazil could go on record in written comments towards the merits of requesting the Independent Sector to create a “What If” report on this model for empowering individuals, to be able to “replicate solutions to broaden social impact”. That special guests like: Ginni Rometty, Sr. Vice President Sales, Marketing and Strategy, IBM; Dottor Ugo Castellano, Chief Operating Officer, Sodalitas Foundation, Italy; Sam Palmisano, CEO, IBM; Geoff Mulgan Director, Young Foundation; Randy MacDonal, Senior VP, IBM; Prof. Dr. Lucas Meijs, Professor of Strategic Philanthropy & Volunteering, Erasmus Centre for Strategic Philanthropy, Erasumus University could also add their thoughts towards encouraging U.S. institutions to consider this “What If” model for scaling impact.

    I hope Service Jam Hosts: Diana Aviv, President & CEO, Independent Sector; Deirdre White, President & CEO, CDC Development Solutions; and Jonathan Reckford, CEO, Habitat for Humanity International, can encourage the nuance/complex challenge of a “What If” model for “Increasing Value & Impact of Service”. To go on record in written comments towards the merits of requesting the Independent Sector, other institutions to create a “What If” report on this model for empowering individuals, to be able to “build a cross-sector partnerships critical to success”. That special guests like: Kevin Curley, CEO of National Association for Voluntary & Community Action, UK; John Gomperts, Director, AmeriCorps; Justin Davis-Smith, CEO, Volunteering England, UK; and Sam Palmisano, CEO, IBM: could also add their thoughts towards encouraging U.S. institutions to consider this “What If” model for “Increasing Value & Impact of Service” and its ability to maximize resources within organizations, institutions, and good governance.

    I hope that Service Jam Hosts: Rosabeth M. Kanter, Ernest L. Arbuckle Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School and CEO, Corporation for National & Community Service, Patrick Corvington, could go on record in written comments towards the merits of requesting the Independent Sector Federal institutions to create a “What If” report on this model for empowering individuals, to be able to document it’s ability to “maximize and sustain change through metrics” for the local & global challenges of the 21st Century, and “building cross-sector partnerships critical to success”. That special guests like: Ben Kernighan, Deputy CEO, National Council for Voluntary Organisations, UK; Prof. Dr. Lucas Meijs, Professor of Strategic Philanthropy & Volunteering, Erasmus University; Sam Palmisano, CEO, IBM: could also add their thoughts towards encouraging U.S. institutions to consider this “What If” model for “Progress through Collaboration” and Maximizing and sustaining change through metrics”.

    Digital Revolutions Wiki on “What If” Model - I hope Service Jam Hosts: Bruno Di Leo, General Manager, IBM Growth Markets; Michael Brown, CEO & Co-Founder, City Year; and Matthew Salier, National Engagement Manger, The Smith Family, Australia go on record in written comments towards the merits of requesting the Independent Sector, U.S. Federal Institutions to create a “What If” report on this model for empowering individuals, to be able to “build cross-sector partnerships critical to success”.

    How a Digital Revolutions Wiki on this “What If” Model with inputs from think tanks, academic community, non-profit sector, business sector, and government institutions on a local, regional, state, and federal level, along with thousands of professional leaders across this nation, across this planet, could provide the nuances need to make it happen for the next generation of future voting age citizens in any constitutional democratic republic that chooses to embrace this common sense federal law.

    That special guests like: Jean Case, CEO, The Case Foundation; Christine Fang, CEO, Hong Kong Council of Social Service (HKCSS); Elena Topoleva, Founder & Director, Agency of Social Information, Russia; Randy MacDonald Senior VP, IBM; Joao Falcao e Cunha, Professor, University of Porto, Portugal; and Sam Palmisano, CEO, IBM: could also add their thoughts towards encouraging U.S. institutions to consider this “What If” model in the format of a digital revolution’s Wiki site for structured input, nuance from the various players, and institutions here in the good, old U.S.A. and for other nations that might show the U.S. how it is done.
    Peter Jesella – 136 Courtyards East, Windsor CA 95492; jesella@sonic.net 707 838-9841
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