Sunday, November 26, 2017


Grand Rapids ICN Global Award Event

iChange Nations™ the “World’s Largest Building Cultures of Honor” network had an International Honor Event in Grand Rapids, Michigan November 4, 2017. In attendance were several different nations. Leading humanitarians and people of civility were honored with prestigious iChange Nations™ Awards.

There was a great representation from NW Indiana. Dr. Gordon Bradshaw, one of the founders of Community Civility Counts Initiative received the iChange Nations “Pillar Award” for his continued strong support of the Global ICN Golden Rule Movement of Honor. Vincent Harlston received the ICN Christian Media of Excellence Award and Dr. Anthony Branch received an Honorary Doctorate in Letters from United Graduate College and Seminary International for his outstanding journalism.

We are witnessing great international results coming out of World Civility Day. Dr. Chuck Hughes and Dr. Gordon Bradshaw along with the Gary Indiana Chamber of Commerce, have worked together to create the Community Civility Counts Initiative and World Civility Day and appointed Dr. Clyde Rivers as the Spokesperson for World Civility Day. This award is reaching platforms of the world and iChange Nations™ is finding great people of civility to honor.

Former President of Zambia, Kenneth Kaunda, is one of the last living freedom fighter that aided Nelson Mandela in his apartheid movement in South Africa; helping him get free from prison and housing and protecting members of his political party for years. Kaunda worked in his country to unite the over 70 tribes that are united to this day. He was then first person in history awarded the prestigious ICN World Civility Award and this has set the bar high for this award.

Although unable to attend the event in Grand Rapids, Lew Bayer, CEO of Civility Experts Worldwide Inc. received the ICN World Civility Award and the highest award to-date from iChange Nations™, the Girma Wolde Giorgis Presidential Environmental Award for her work to change the environments of the world today through Civility Training, bringing solutions to a world full of incivility. Along with this award she also received the ICN World Civility Award.

At the iChange Nations™ Global Honor Event, Naldy Consuelo Portillo Folgar, the “Women of Peace” for the country of Guatemala, was awarded the iChange Nations™ World Civility Award and also the iChange Nations™ National Statesman Award for her work in peace building her country, Guatemala. iChange nations™ desires to recognize the individuals and organizations working to empower and help mankind.

“We need to brand a new kind of hero, a new role model for the people of the world to follow. If we don’t bring these great people to our global platforms to acknowledge and honor them, we have lost a huge part of legacy intended to guide and better the world. That is the reason ICN seeks out people doing great things to help the world and bestows honor upon them. We are creating a new standard and the world will follow,” says Dr. Clyde Rivers.

Another recipient was a presidential candidate for the country of Guinea, Alpha Kabine Baro, he was awarded the ICN World Civility Award, for his work to keep peace amongst the youth of his nation. Among the award recipients was a gubernatorial candidate for the state of Kansas, USA, Patrick Kucera. He was also a recipient of the World Civility Day Award.

Dr. Charles Kinuthia in turn received the World Civility Day Award for his work in the nations to bring equity and an entrepreneurial spirit into business systems supporting World Civility globally.

The building of Cultures of Honor is one of the mainstays of iChange Nations™ global work. Dr. Donella Pitzl, ICN’s Global Director said, “Honor has a life of its own, once you bring it, it changes the atmosphere and people are empowered and encouraged to continue to do good and help mankind.”

Tuesday, July 18, 2017


Vice President of Guyana, the Honorable Sydney Allicock

The Vice President of Guyana, the Honorable Sydney Allicock, was honored with the iChange Nations™ Person of the Year award for South America in early June 2017. The award was received in Honorable Allicock's absence, by Errol Ross. Recognition of Honorable Allicock was brought to Dr. Clyde Rivers by iChange Nations™ Representative, Astell Collins.

Honorable Allicock was given this award for his commitment to empower the indigenous people in Guyana. He’s created an institute called Bina Hill Institute. It’s a skills development education that’s training the indigenous community in skills so they can produce jobs and make a better life for themselves and others. This is considered, by iChange Nations™, a “heroic institute” that the Honorable Sydney Allicock has put in place for his country. “The work that the Vice President of Indigenous People Affairs for Guyana, Sydney Allicock, is the type of work that is needed to help eradicate poverty from the world,” says Dr. Clyde Rivers.

Dr. Rivers continued to say, “To have such a leader in the country of Guyana and the world that is caring for the next generations is deserving of special recognition. iChange Nations™ has seen the fruit of this man’s labors for his country and believes he is worthy of being recognized as the iChange Nations™ Person of the Year Award, South America.”

In addition to this prestigious award, iChange Nations™Person of the Year Award, South America Honorable Allicock also received the iChange Nations Challenged Champions and Heroes™ Award for being a champion of the indigenous people of his nation. This award is given to men and women that are championing those with challenges in life. Rivers said, “Honorable Allicock is a strong example of a role model that is working hard to help such people in his nation and around the world by creating solutions to answer challenges.”

Golden Rule Dialogue Expert, Dr. Clyde Rivers, has put out a plea to every leader of the world. He asks, “Please, let us treat others the way we want to be treated, even as the Vice President of Guyana, Honorable Sydney Allicock, is doing for his nation and the world. We will only succeed in bringing peace and hope to this world when every individual born is able to bring their skills as a solution to the problems of the world.”

Dr. Clyde Rivers, Founder and President of iChange Nations™ said, “We have set our focus to thank the great people of the world that are preserving humanity, serving others, and making the world a better place. We had no idea how fast this Culture of Honor would grow but today we have reached 120 nations of the world through our honor systems. Everywhere we go we find people doing good things to help mankind and people that are living the Golden Rule, ‘Treat others the way you want to be treated.’ The combined efforts of the iChange Nations™ Honor System, the Golden Rule International Award System and others organizations and institutions we work with, have catapulted iChange Nations’™ Culture of Honor to the top. Giving us the ability to say we are the World’s Largest Honoring Network Establishing Cultures of Honor in the World.”

Dr. Clyde Rivers is the Founder and President of iChange Nationsa professional institution that builds Statesmen by equipping, mentoring and training highly esteemed individuals who have the desire to change nations throughout the world. The organization is seeking to bring global awareness by strategically helping nations to educate, train and support the Nation Building Process designed to improve the dignity and betterment of human life. This international platform focuses on establishing effective relationships to help people understand the value of honor and basic human rights.

Saturday, May 13, 2017


Dr. Pitzl, H.E. Kenneth Kaunda, Dr. Rivers

World Peace Ambassador and Founder and President of iChange Nations™, Dr. Clyde Rivers and Dr. Donella Pitzl top Executive for iChange Nations™ work with leaders of the world to bring peace to all of mankind.  In keeping with this mandate, Dr. Rivers and Dr. Pitzl were in Zambia, Africa during the first weekend of 2017, where he acknowledged and honored the leading voice of peace on the continent of Africa, the former President of Zambia and former head of the African Union, Dr. Kenneth Kaunda, for his many years of service to humanity.

In presenting the former president of Zambia a World Civility Award, Dr. Rivers announced, "We are humbled to work with such a remarkable man, whose life has been dedicated to father peace efforts in the world."

Dr. Kenneth Kaunda was able to unite the more than 75 tribes of his country and was one of the negotiators who helped free the late Nelson Mandela.

"Dr. Kaunda is truly a one of a kind leader," remarked Dr. Rivers "I'm humbled by this great man. We will establish an ICN Golden Rule Award in the name of Dr. Kenneth Kaunda for the entire world to know of and appreciate his accomplishments."

Dr. Clyde Rivers, is the Founder and President of iChange Nations™ and he is the global expert on Golden Rule Dialogue.  Dr. Rivers travels the world promoting Golden Rule Dialogue and honoring people who live the Golden Rule everyday. The Golden Rule is simply, “Treat others the way you want to be treated.” Dr. Rivers believes every life is valuable and created for a contribution to our world and that without peace, that contribution can be lost. If that contribution is lost, our entire world loses.

"As I travel around the world," observes Dr. Rivers "I see many people who are doing or have done amazing things, but they are often under the radar and out of the spotlight. They are the unsung heroes of our world. I want to honor their service to humanity and inspire others to also strive for something greater than themselves."

iChange Nations™ is the World’s Largest Honoring Network, establishing Cultures of Honor around the world.  ICN has fostered a movement that is bringing back honor to the world.  They look to honor people at global, national, state and community levels, who have made positive contributions in helping mankind.  Golden Rule Dialogue and honoring others are working hand-in-hand to change the world.

iChange Nations™ is also a professional institution that builds international Statesmen by equipping, mentoring and training highly esteemed individuals who have the desire to change nations throughout the world.  This organization is seeking to bring global awareness by strategically helping countries educate, train and support a nation-building process that is designed to improve the dignity and betterment of human life. This international platform focuses on establishing effective relationships; while helping people understand the value of honor and basic human rights.


Written by Dr. Christopher G. Green

Dr. Christopher Green is an international columnist/writer with the Global Journalism Award winning team of Dr. Clyde Rivers and iChange Nations Social Media News™.