Sunday, April 22, 2018


Dr. Clyde Rivers

Dr. Lew Bayer and Dr. Clyde Rivers Co-Founders
Golden Rule Civility

April 10 2018 was a monumental day in global history. Dr. Lew Bayer of Civility Experts Worldwide™ and Dr. Clyde of iChange Nations™ launched their partnership of Golden Rule Civility Initiative and Global Rule Civility Training. Their goal, to bring Golden Rule Civility Training to the world. In a time in history when civility is at an all-time low, Dr. Lew Bayer with her two decades of creating civility curriculum and training globally and Dr. Clyde Rivers as the Golden Rule Dialogue Expert and leading iChange Nations™ network in creating cultures of honor in over 120 nations combined their forces to present, for the first time ever, Golden Rule Civility Initiative and Training. Their belief…if we combine Golden Rule people treatment and honor with civility skills training, we can truly impact the world with positive change in our behavior toward each other. We can create a more civil world where everyone has the opportunity to bring their unique contribution to world.

In Indiana this launch was successful as the Level One Training was accomplished with several nations engaged. Because honor is a big part of this Golden Rule Civility Initiative, Dr. Rivers and Dr. Bayer presented the 1st Golden Rule Civility “Trailblazer Award” to Louisa Akaiso for her outstanding leadership and progressive work in civility.

Among those trained and receiving their Level One Training were, Dr. Margaret Ellis (Gambia Africa), David Martin (USA), Linda Lara (USA), Emy Etienne Jr. (Haiti/Miami) Martha Rogers (USA), Olga Naranjo (Mexico/USA), Gladys Loggin-Folorunsho (USA/Nigeria), Kiros Tewolde-Gabriel (USA/Ethiopia), Simon Karu (Nigeria), Brentlee Thomas (USA), Patti Thomas (USA), Jessica LoRusso, (Canada), Tracy Malone (USA/Ghana), Jacqueline Moore (USA), Joanne Hoo (Malaysia) Louisa Akaiso (USA/Nigeria), Zahra Kamakhani (USA) and Bob Heist (USA). These great leaders are purposefully moving Golden Rule Civility Training by engaging in this high level, highly certified training.

Dr. Clyde Rivers said, “We are very excited to be bringing this to the world at this time. We have great people willing to engage and help our world. We will see this training spread to around the globe.”

Golden Rule Civility Training is accredited by Civility Experts Worldwide and International Civility Trainers Consortium (ICTC) These organizations are putting this training at the very top in the world.

Sunday, March 18, 2018


Dr. Clyde Rivers and Dr. Donella Pitzl pictured w/
Michael Sherreitt, Paul Lopez, Paul Martinson, Chris Carlson,
Hans Goplan, John Conklin, Diana Ruddiman, Erika Corette,
Marilyn Smith, Not pictured, Mai Shearer, Matt Pitzl,
Howard Adams, Ryan Bancroft, Cyndi O'Neill-Dady, 
Dr. Gregory Herkert, Jack Zinda,
Mike Dean, Scot Waggonor, John Robinson, Mike Pitzl

In Newport, Oregon March 3, 2018 iChange Nations™ launched the first of its kind, the Global Golden Rule Business Initiative. Honoring local community businesses for their Golden Rule ethics in business. Recognizing local businesses for their great business ethics is at the forefront of a movement ICN is initiating to bring the culture of honor to communities around the world.

iChange Nations™ believes that honoring, where honor is due, changes the atmosphere of communities, regions and nations. Newport will become a template to give all small communities a model of how honor changes a community. Showing that honor inspires others to accomplish a greater level of integrity and service to their community. This in turn betters the life of the community and it’s residents.

Among the business honored in this first Golden Rule Business Honor Event were business in the construction trades, restaurants, storage, health and vitamins, an Asian Market, hotel, CPA, Dental Care and more. Showing that all communities have a plethora of businesses that contribute to the life of a community and that many work hard and need recognition for their contribution to their communities. ICN knows that by honoring businesses that are exemplifying Golden Rule Ethics, they are taking their place in a global responsibility. The local is now global and does affect the world around us. Dr. Rivers plans on seeing this template reach the world, propagating the Golden Rule Culture of Honor in businesses that originated out of Lincoln County. The Local businessmen Mike Dean, John Robinson, Mike Pitzl and Scot Waggnor we the initiators of this movement with ICN out of Lincoln County, Oregon.

Dr. Clyde Rivers is the Founder and President of IChange Nations™ a professional institution that is establishing cultures of honor globally, earning iChange Nations™ the title of the “Largest Network Establishing Cultures of Honor in the World.” iChange Nations™ honor systems are in over 120 nations.

Dr. Clyde Rivers recently won the United States Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award from the White House for over 4,000 volunteer hours of service to our nation.

He is also the Spokesperson for World Civility Day that was established through the Community Civility Counts Initiative that created a resolution unanimously passed in the state of Indiana.

Rivers also received the Danny K. Davis Peace Prize 2017 from the U.S. Congressman, Danny K. Davis for his work in peace and diplomacy.

Dr. Rivers is also the Honorary Ambassador at Large for the Republic of Burundi Africa, as a citizen of United States with dual citizenship, representing Burundi around the world. He has been serving Burundi as the Ambassador at Large for over a decade.

In a world that is struggling with civil discourse, iChange Nations™ is working hard to build Diplomatic Statesmen. Men and women that desire to be equipped, mentored and trained in Golden Rule Dialogue to change nations throughout the world. ICN is seeking to bring global awareness by strategically helping nations to educate, train - supporting Nation Building Process that is 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 that every life is valuable and created for a contribution.