It’s Official! May Is Declared International Civility Awareness Month!
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Civility Counts—An Image Perspective, White Paper
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To create a world in which people in all countries and from all walks of life embrace and practice graciousness, generosity, kindness, consideration, thoughtfulness, nurturing, respect, restraint and responsibility.
AICI’s Civility Initiative will spread a positive message across the globe that heightens public awareness about the meaning of civility and helps people embrace the civility code of conduct: Respect, Restraint and Responsibility.
Through its global leadership in the image industry, AICI’s Civility Initiative will create and sustain partnerships with companies, organizations and communities and implement member/chapter programs in Civility.
AICI’s Civility Initiative will provide opportunities and tools for education and training for AICI members, the Board and the general public to help them achieve smooth and harmonious relationships in personal and professional settings.
About the AICI Civility Counts Project
In August, 2008, AICI embarked on a new journey to raise awareness about civility around the world. Inspired by Dr. P. M. Forni's book, Choosing Civility: The Twenty-Five Rules of Considerate Conduct, the AICI Civility Counts Project is a multi-faceted long-term initiative aimed at gaining international support for embracing civility and motivating people from all walks of life to make it part of their everyday lives. The primary goal of the project is that AICI members will embrace civility in their own behavior, their communication with each other, and their personal appearance and brand. It is envisioned that this will help the world embrace the civility code of conduct which is based on treating others with Respect, Responsibility, and Restraint. In addition, through education, training and philanthropic programs conducted by AICI’s global membership and chapters, the message of civility will be promoted around the world.
The project officially kicked off at AICI’s 2009 annual conference where Dr. Forni was presented with the industry’s highest honor, AICI’s IMMIE Bravo award. In 2010, AICI became the sponsor of May as International Civility Awareness Month which is designated in the Chases Calendar of Events. In 2010, AICI launched the Civility Star program in furtherance of promoting civility globally. The first award was presented to Lew Bayer at AICI’s Annual Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia.
The 2011 award was presented to AICA’s Tokyo and Singapore chapters. The Tokyo chapter received the award to celebrate the grace, courage and relentlessness of their members in response to the triple tragedy of the 9.0 earthquake that struck the island on March 11, 2011, followed by the calamitous Tsunami and catastrophic partial meltdown of the Fukieshima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. Rising to the call of duty and service and demonstrating civility in practice, members of the Tokyo chapter provided comfort and relief to their fellow countrymen in the days and weeks following the epic disaster. Kayoka Ikuko Kozu, chapter president, accepted the 2011 Civility Star Award on behalf of the chapter. Joining other AICI members and people around the world who watched the horror of Japan’s devastation, the Singapore chapter was moved to demonstrate a special act of kindness in service to help the people of Japan. The decision was made to donate the entire proceed of their Education Day program to aid the victims of their Japanese neighbors. The program was scheduled to be held a few days after the disaster. The award was accepted by Singapore Chapter President, Li Kin Pang.
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Celebrating May as International Civility Awareness Month
AICI Tokyo and Singapore Chapters Receive the 2011 AICI Civility Star Award
Deborah King, Civility Proclamation, Chair, Kayoka Ikuko Kozu, President Tokyo Chapter,
Yasmin Anderson-Smith, VP Marketing/Civility Counts Project Co-Chair,
Li Kin Pang, President Singapore Chapter, Olen Juarez Lin, Civility Counts Project Co-Chair
Lewena Bayer received 2010 AICI Civility Star Award
Lewena Bayer (left) is presented the 2010 AICI Civility Star Award
by AICI Past President, Karen Brunger (right)
The May 2010 Annual Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, celebrated the inaugural International Civility Awareness Month by showcasing proclamations from cities and organizations around the world. Lewena Bayer, the Canadian-based founder and executive director of the Center for Cultural Competence and The Civility Experts, was awarded AICI’s first Canadian Civility Star Award. Bayer is the author of seven books and is an acknowledged Canadian expert on civility in the workplace.
For the list of the 2010 International Civility Awareness Month Proclamations from around the world click here.
For more information about the Civility Counts Project, or to interview civility experts, contact Project Co-Chairs:
Yasmin Anderson-Smith, AICI CIP
+1.301.792.2276, firstname.lastname@example.org (USA)
Olen Juarez-Lim, AICI FLC
0632-8223582, email@example.com (Philippines)