About Us

The WGC Development Consortium will work together to lay the institutional, technical, scientific, and didactic groundwork that will constitute the WGC when it is opened to the world in late 2021. Consisting of scientists, educators, and IT experts, the WGC Development Consortium will create the end-user content and the networks of specialists from around the world that will be necessary for the WGC to serve the world according to the vision described below. During the preparatory phase, the WGC Development Consortium will seek out the support and involvement of myriad local, regional, and international organizations and bodies to ensure that its work is both informed by and highly relevant to the needs of its future beneficiaries: the world’s individuals with all of their unique potentials for excellence.

The desire for excel­lence is deeply human, and the need for human­i­ty to achieve as much excel­lence as pos­si­ble has nev­er been more acute. The pur­suit of excel­lence is both a mat­ter of per­son­al human ful­fill­ment and an exis­ten­tial neces­si­ty for the world.

The cul­ti­va­tion of excel­lence must take place every­where and be an option for every­one. In par­tic­u­lar, mem­bers of the world’s less mate­ri­al­ly for­tu­nate soci­eties and groups des­per­ate­ly need chances to pur­sue excel­lence and sound guid­ance on how to do so.

A new mind­set that under­stands the cul­ti­va­tion of excel­lence as a fun­da­men­tal edu­ca­tion­al need of all individuals—of all ages, in all cir­cum­stances, in all soci­eties, and in all coun­tries the world over—has the pow­er to increase the pace of pos­i­tive change in our world.

The World Gift­ed­ness Cen­ter (WGC) will facil­i­tate (a) more exten­sive and (b) more effec­tive gift­ed edu­ca­tion and tal­ent sup­port across all coun­tries, cul­tures, and regions of the world. It seeks to cat­alyze a world­wide effort to cul­ti­vate the devel­op­ment of excel­lence for all indi­vid­u­als by …

  • Prop­a­gat­ing a mind­set of excel­lence cul­ti­va­tion for all and
  • Inform­ing all stake­hold­ers work­ing to achieve excellence—of what­ev­er kind—about how to do so most effec­tive­ly in accor­dance with sound sci­en­tif­ic find­ings and edu­ca­tion­al prac­tices.

The long-term objec­tive for the WGC is the estab­lish­ment of an evi­dence-based infor­ma­tion­al and orga­ni­za­tion­al hub for all stake­hold­ers involved in the cul­ti­va­tion of excel­lence through­out the world.