Members go above and beyond the call of duty to support each other, building lifelong friendships that endure long after projects have finished. These strong personal connections build trust, enable collaboration and foster a culture of innovation.
Community of purpose
Five values bind the Global Shapers Community together, providing the principles to execute projects and initiatives: cooperation, passion, integrity, service and commitment. These values are put into practice daily and bring clarity to the behaviours Global Shapers should role-model.
Community of action
The Global Shapers Community consists of members who are self-organized, entrepreneurial and resolutely looking for ways to improve the world. Members have delivered thousands of projects over the past 10 years, highlighting the powerful impact that this community of action has had.
In addition to being a network to impact our community, the Global Shapers Community has been one of the most rewarding spaces I have been in, because we are not just people doing projects, I also found a family.
The Global Shapers Community maximizes impact through its powerful theory of change. Four elements reinforce one another at the local, regional, national and international levels:
Each Global Shaper brings unique skills to their Hub, and the participation in the Community’s events and activities further develops and expands a Shaper’s skill set and allows them to meet their full potential.
Change cannot happen in silos, or rely on a single individual. The decentralized Hub model enables Global Shapers to self-organize, strengthening autonomy at a local level and allowing members to concentrate their engagement where they see the greatest need. Once founded, Hubs require direction, delegation and collaboration to flourish, incubate ideas and maintain momentum.
Global Shapers improve the state of the world, one project at a time. Hubs are independent and best positioned to design and deliver at least one project a year that meets the needs of local communities, often in partnerships with local organizations.
Once Hubs have reached a certain stage of maturity, they collaborate with other Hubs from all over the world to scale up their ideas and solutions on pressing issues, such as climate change and unemployment. Regular events organized for and by Global Shapers enables knowledge sharing and collaboration.