How does the world seem to you these days? Are you feeling confused and unsure about what to think?  Maybe your are even feeling confused about your role in today's political environment? Are there times when you feel like you just don't understand why things are the way they are?

Knowledge as they say, is power. And this is especially true in the political arena. Get the knowledge you need to become empowered. Develop your confidence to make decisions that can positively impact not only your country, but your local communities, and ultimately you and your family.

Your MEMBERSHIP will become part of the solution. Being a member will help you shift from overwhelmed to ownership.

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"Politics" comes from the word "polis". Citizens who are active and participating in the decision-making process at any level of society are the community or "polis". 

Are you part of "politics"?  Or do you feel like an OBSERVER?  Or maybe politics has become a dirty word to you.

As you think about it, perhaps your engagement/participation as a citizen has been reduced to complaining, and then regularly typing your anger into your social media comments as an echo of the frustration you share with others? It's not very satisfying, is it?

Instead of living as a bystander, become part of "politics" by putting your voice back into the process, as it was meant to be. You will begin to see that you can make a difference.

How would you feel if you were able to make a constructive proactive contribution while being a part of a larger community of people who, like you, want to foster a better future?


As a MEMBER you will have the support you need to face the complexity of today's politics.

A country is a border.  A nation is a people.

Who are we as the people of the United States?

There are major upheavals that we are living through as changes in the socio-political identity of what it means to be a citizen of the United States have all-too-often been reduced to polarizing hostilities.  Does it have to remain this way?

In all of the noise and chaos, it has been easy to forget that democracy is you, and your friends and your family, and your community. Democracy is about -Rule of Law- for all.  It is both the voter, and the elected official. Democracy is a shared responsibility between the governing systems and the citizen. It's the norms we set for our communities. Democracy is what we create in our neighborhoods, cities, states, and country.


Wouldn't it be a good thing to be more informed about what is happening today?

And wouldn't it be helpful to feel more confident about your political views and choices?

At a time when the nation needs to work together to secure its future as a functioning democracy, there are existing tensions which threaten to paralyze the progress and prestige of our still young country. After close to 250 years, the United States is a fragile dysfunctional democracy and the problems are many.  Is it too late?

No, it is not too late. Democracy is how we live. It is how we look at our nation and the world and ourselves.  Democracy is reflective of the norms and principles that define us. Democracy is our identity.  We are democracy.

What is clear is that in the United States, democracy is enervated, citizens are confused, and leadership at all levels is lacking. There are serious problems on display as citizens display anger, violence, or apathy. Some citizens are caught in the grip of conspiracists who manipulate and mislead.

Question: How do we as a nation navigate these times? Answer: By becoming part of the solution! 

There are no superheroes coming to save us. It's up to you, and me, and everyone of us to be the heroes. As a member, you are deciding to become part of the solution.

Wouldn't it be a good thing to be more informed about what is happening today?

And wouldn't it be helpful to feel more confident about your political views and choices?

Importantly, democracy is who we entrust with our vote.

Become a Member


for an entire year

What you'll get:

  • Become a FOUNDING member of Out of the Box International® and receive the Election Security Disruption course for FREE
  • That means you will save up to $270.00 before April 30, 2021 because the membership will be $372.00 after this special offer expires on May 1, 2021.  The $75.00 savings along with the free Election Security Disruption course ($197.00) will give you a $270.00 savings as you start your year of learning about some of the most important topics of our time.
  • As a FOUNDING member you will also receive bonus materials and benefits including discounts on the 2021 Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall courses.
  • Additionally, throughout 2021 members will receive notifications for podcasts, presentations, and any new courses added into the schedule during 2021. As a Founding member, you will always be FIRST. 
  • As a FOUNDING member you will also receive a year of benefits including discounts on the 2021 Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall courses.
  • Members will also have access to additional resources. When you sign-up before 5/1/2021 you have immediate access to:  (1) a short course on "The Electoral College", (2) a mini-course on "The Civil War, The 1876 Election Dispute, and The 2020 Election" (3) an audio download going through the range of "Assault on the Capital: Security Vulnerabilities After January 6, 2021". 
When you sign up, your Member benefits begin immediately!
Personal Invitations to Guest Speaker events
Access to a private community forum
  • What is the private COMMUNITY FORUM?  You will have access to this private Community Forum, an online platform where you will be able to meet others who share similar goals.
  • The Member Forum is hosted by Out of the Box International . Your information will remain private and you will never see an advertisement.
  • To ensure the protection of your privacy and information, Out of the Box International website and Member Forum are not reliant upon advertiser presence.  However, approved partnerships and collaborations will be welcomed.
  • The Community Forum is protected under the user agreement which each MEMBER agrees to. Expectations for the online environment include mutual respect in support of intelligent interactions and no personal attacks.
  • Disagreements? Of course, there will be disagreements. This is place to disagree, learn, test out ideas, and share with others who are as passionate + concerned as you are.
  • However, there will be a prohibition on name-calling and personal attacks.
  • Democracy is an 'US' word not an 'I' word; therefore we must become part of a positively engaged mindset. The synergy of positive productivity will create unexpected outcomes which reflect an organic nature of the Member Forum.
  • The Forum is an exciting incubator to welcome your contribution as a citizen. And it is all part of your Membership!
    Out of the Box International® and Beth Hill-Skinner, M.A.,M.A. will reserve the right to block any MEMBER who violates the user agreement
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Interested in what exactly is included in your Membership benefits? Below are previews of some of the many resources that are available to you! 


Citizens play a critical role in every level of life today.  Whatever your passion, it is time to become a driver, no longer a passenger.  There are too many important ways that you are needed in today's world. 

You ask, "But how?  I am just one person".  By becoming a MEMBER, you are no longer "JUST ONE PERSON." As a MEMBER, you are joined with others, and you have the support of Out of the Box International® to encourage you and to give you the tools you need to feel as if your contribution matters!

Expand your impact as you step out of a sense of powerlessness, confusion, and most harmful threat to democracy, APATHY.  Using information, and critical thinking skills, you can exercise your constructive presence to make a difference.