Concept 11: The World Service Office is composed of selected committees, executives and staff members.
- How does this concept help ensure that the work of Al-Anon is accomplished?
- How does this concept help ensure that no one person is overloaded with tasks?
- What does this concept teach me about delegation? About turning things over?
- How can I bring this concept into my family?
- What “committees” might my family have?
- Who are the “executives” of the family? What are their roles? Do those roles ever change?
- Who are the “staff members” of the family? How are they fairly compensated for their work?
- How can me “taking control” make a bad situation worse?
- How does this concept help me to pause and assess a situation before I react?
- What is my purpose? In life? In my family? In my job?
Concept 12: The spiritual foundation for Al-Anon’s world services is contained in the General Warranties of the Conference, Article 12 of the Charter.
General Warranties of the Conference
In all proceedings the World Service Conference of Al-Anon shall observe the spirit of the Traditions:
- that only sufficient operating funds, including an ample reserve, be its prudent financial principle;
- that no Conference member shall be placed in unqualified authority over other members;
- that all decisions be reached by discussion vote and whenever possible by unanimity;
- that no Conference action ever be personally punitive or an incitement to public controversy;
- that though the Conference serves Al-Anon it shall never perform any act of government; and that like the fellowship of Al-Anon Family Groups which it serves, it shall always remain democratic in thought and action.
- What are the spiritual principles embodied in these Warranties?
- Prudence, humility, substantial unanimity, personal responsibility, avoidance of controversy, mutual respect, and equality.
- How do I practice prudence in my financial affairs?
- Are there other areas in my life in which I could practice prudence?
- Can I keep an “ample reserve” of all that I need? Money, energy, serenity, etc?
- What is authority? Do I ever assume unqualified authority?
- Can I listen to all sides before making a decision?
- What is substantial unanimity?
- Can I keep principles above personalities?
- Do I like to stir things up?
- How is my family democratic in thought? In action?
- How can I use all the concepts to live my life more fully and well?
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