Some of them are very well known like the "Kentucky Colonel," "Arkansas Traveler" and the "Sagamore of Wabash" and others not as much, some of them are very unique, some may seem odd. All of them do have one thing in common is that they are all honorable distinctions and they can 'nearly' all get you legally recognized as a goodwill ambassador for a US state or for a great social cause. This article below reblogged from Atlas Obscura explains a few of the better and less known titles of honor. Or a Kentucky Colonel.
Capp, making the observation that major metropolitan cities, such as ours, should have in its arsenal some means for utilizing the "Goodwill Concept" to deal with the challenges of large crowds that can sometimes place uniformed law enforcement officers at odds with residents of a community.
Under the direction of Goodwill ambassadors of us Office of Community Advocacy, the concept has evolved into its current award winning configuration.
As a result, the models first found in Daytona Beach and Washington D. It is important to mention that the Goodwill Ambassadors are all volunteers, from almost every County Department, who have been trained in crowd control, customer service, mediation, conflict resolution, and crisis management.
What characteristics distinguish GWAs from other volunteer groups? Our volunteers are activated to service whenever the The County's Executive Office receives notice that their skills are needed.
Those calls for service may come from any one of the many municipalities of South Florida, and are first screened for appropriateness through Memorandum of Understanding established by the Board of County Commissioner's and facilitated through protocol in the Office of the Mayor.
There are currently some volunteers serving as Goodwill Ambassadors, and they reflect the rich diversity of the population of Miami-Dade County. Their willingness to make a difference, by helping guests to our area deal with the special circumstances of an event, despite the culture and personal experiences that may differ from their own, sets these volunteers apart from the traditional manner by which Miami-Dade County chooses to deliver excellent customer service.
The Goodwill Ambassador volunteers qualify for this level of service by, first demonstrating themselves exceptional in the performance of their duties at their work site; they are good followers, excellent listeners, and excel far beyond the limitations placed on us by the prejudices associated with labeling, because of one's race, ethnicity, culture, or social standing.
They have operated at such events as the Source Music Awards on South Beach, the Memorial Day Weekend -- Urban Beach Week -- which boasted out-of-town visitors that exceededtourists over a four day week-end.
Moreover, our Goodwill Ambassadors have been called to help facilitate the process for a smooth election, during which they demonstrated their ability to entertain tough questions while maintaining their neutrality and focus throughout the experience. The Goodwill Ambassadors of Miami-Dade have a mandate to attend seminars and participate in trainings which can help them to tactfully deal with delicate situations whenever they arise.
As an unarmed force representing the goodwill of our illustrious part of the world, the Goodwill Ambassadors have earned their reputation as resourceful and effective. We find these men and women serving their communities armed with a pleasant personality, a passion for making a difference, and endowed with social skills and insights which allow them to make eye contact, and strong relationships, with people from every walk of life.
The County's Executive Office takes great care to use these individuals in a capacity that is comfortable for them and that will help foster goodwill, build community and make peace.
We invite you to join us in this important endeavor.Princess Sumaya of Jordan champions science as a human right. Maria Francesca Merloni, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, participates in a . UNODC Goodwill Ambassadors.
UNODC has enlisted the help of prominent personalities from the worlds of art, music, film, sport and literature to highlight key issues and to draw attention to its activities in the fight against illicit drugs and international crime.
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Embassy officials met with the ambassador. a beloved entertainer who has often been sent abroad by the president as his country's goodwill ambassador. Danny Kaye was the first to hold the position, with the title of Ambassador-at-Large granted in Other celebrities have followed, acting as international, regional or national ambassadors, depending on their profile, interests, and desired level of responsibility.
Goodwill Ambassadors of the World promotes the ideals of goodwill towards humanity globally and fosters the ideals of a sustainable planet through the development and training of individuals in the areas of peace, conflict management.