After the signing of the peace accords that ended 36 years of civil war in Guatemala, we designed and facilitated a national scenario process. The process involved high level leaders from the government, the former guerillas, business, media, the church, and youth.
A Learning History of the project (see below) outlines the process and outcomes in detail. Adam Kahane, who facilitated the workshops, also discusses this project in his books Solving Tough Problems and Power and Love.
What participants had to say:
“In Visión Guatemala, a group of us, who in the ordinary course of events would never have met or worked together, had an unprecedented experience that opened up new horizons for us and for our country. It helped us cultivate our dreams and ideals, and gave us the energy and hope to act to renew our society.” Raquel Zelaya, Secretary of Peace
“Very few people have the privilege of collective dreaming, which is intoxicating. The fact that you can sit and begin to converge on a series of issues in which you are not just making it up, but you are actually trying to root it in reality and also to grasp it up with all of your strength, so that you can in fact envision what you sense. That sensation is very powerful.” Ricardo Stein, Director of the Soros Foundation of Guatemala
“We have good news to tell you, goods news about some- thing that has taken place in Guatemala, which has been conceived by Guatemalans and concerns us all, and all of us can feel part of a spirit generated through Visión Guatemala.” Gonzalo de Villa, Rector of Rafael Landívar University