This article provides a short history of the PROUT movement, telling the story of the intellectual and experiential journey that shaped activity during the movement’s early period. The focus is largely upon PROUT activity that came out of North America as the North American centered experience produced important understandings and undertakings that, over time, created a heightened potential for projecting PROUT. By the mid-1990s a pathway was being set in place in which the PROUT paradigm could begin to stand out in the world of progressive change.
The PROUT Institute developed this strategy statement to submit for the PROUT Strategic Planning Seminar, held in Asheville, North Carolina in May 2016. It first sets up the core elements for the balanced development of a PROUT movement, then gives recommendations for strengthening the internal conditions that support an effective PROUT movement, and concludes with the PI’s views on the four questions developed as the focus for collective discussion at the Strategic Planning Seminar.