The Hague Center for Global Governance, Innovation & Emergence exists to help align necessary resources for the current human and planetary transition. This transition is, in its essence, about moving from separation and polarisation, towards coherence and complementarily. This same transition is playing itself out across all sectors — ecology, economy, and governance, to name a few key ones.

We focus on international societal challenges whose complexity requires collaboration between multiple stakeholders. We provide insight into the current condition, and co-design and facilitate transition processes towards better futures.

The Hague Center operates on a global scale, including a network of small centers (in Europe, Egypt, Canada) and partnering with global-scale organizations. THC serves the global community through large-scale projects and local communities through projects designed to meet local challenges.


THC offers consulting services, project manifestation and trainings to guide organizations, cities, countries and groups in new ways of governing and making decisions.

THC offers many social technologies (The World Café, Spiral Dynamics, Systemic Constellation Work, Open Space, Theory U, Appreciative Inquiry, Generative dialogue, Holacracy and Meshworking and others) in order to enable large groups of people to efficiently interact and gain access to their collective intelligence, wisdom and consciousness. Through meaningful constructive dialogue, pattern revelation, and co-creative activities, THC develops new ways that honour the differences and strengthen our interconnectedness are developed.

THC offers: Co-creative processes to experience knowledge, patterns and insights, emerging as new solutions to complex problems.


Don Beck of Spiral Dynamics felt very strongly that the Netherlands was a focal point for emergence, and inspired several Dutch people to start the Centre for Human Emergence, NL. (Center for Human Emergence – THC was a project of CHE/NL and two years ago became its own organizational entity.

Core team:
Anne-Marie Voorhoeve, Anita Floris, Pieter Wackers and Marianne de Jager in the Netherlands, Mona Rabie in Egypt, and Diana Claire Douglas and Kara Stonehouse in Canada.

Partnerships, Advisors:
Barbara Marx Hubbard, the Foundation for Conscious Evolution; Ervin Laszlo, the Club of Budapest; Morel Fourman, CEO of Gaiasoft International Ltd; Don Beck, Spiral Dynamics

Meshworking is used by both Integral City and THC; Marilyn Hamilton of Integral City describes: “Meshworking intelligence creates a “meshwork” by weaving together the best of two operating systems — one that self-organizes, and one that replicates hierarchical structures. The resulting meshwork creates and aligns complex responsive structures and systems that flex and flow.”