Award Winning Inclusive Leaders

IMG_0658The Inclusive Leadership Co-operative has nominated six fabulous young Inclusive Leaders from the Cowichan Region for local Leaders of Tomorrow Awards.  Here they are in alphabetical order by first name:

  • Ann-Marie Louie
  • Gladys Joe
  • Isaac Ayers-Baker
  • Lieanne Gilbert
  • Nakita Lander
  • Skylar Anderson

Can you find these six Inclusive Leaders in these photos taken at two recent Inclusive Leadership educational gatherings? As you search, think about how each of these young leaders of tomorrow and today has participated in one or more Inclusive Leadership experiential education events and then gone on to apply their Inclusive Leadership skills in their daily lives, their schools, their communities and other Inclusive Leadership projects.

Wish you could meet inspirational young leaders such as Ann-Marie, Gladys, Isaac, Lieanne, Nakita and Skylar? We encourage you to consider our warm invitation to our upcoming April and June 2015 experiential education in Inclusive Leadership events. You will learn with and from inspiring Inclusive Leaders from diverse generations, cultures and leadership backgrounds who are transforming communities by embracing diversity.

IMG_0539Ann Marie Louie leads inclusively when she volunteers with Chemainus Community School, Cowichan Neighbourhood House, and community projects such as CMHA-CV’s From Racism to Embracism Project. She is already hard at work planning an Inclusive Leadership Adventure in 2016 for Grade 7 students who will be transitioning to Chemainus Secondary School.

IMG_0312For Gladys Joe, Inclusive Leadership begins at home with her commitment to caring for family members. In her volunteer work building bridges across cultures, she integrates her inclusive approach to leadership with cultural teachings from her family and her Cowichan Tribes community.

IMG_0883Isaac Ayers-Baker’s favorite Inclusive Leadership skill is probably “leaving out losing” because he strives to make sure that everyone wins. He enjoys volunteering with child minding, kitchen prep, and co-facilitating at Inclusive Leadership events. He applies his Inclusive Leadership skills with his younger siblings, his church group, and cadets. Here he is with one of his biggest fans (his Mom, Glaucia Desrochers).

IMG_6787Lieanne Gilbert loves bringing out the best in others through Inclusive Leadership. She is a skilled compassionate listener who volunteers with Cowichan Intercultural Society’s Multicultural Leadership Group, the CIS Compassionate Leaders Project, and Frances Kelsey Secondary School’s Together Against Discrimination Always Group.

August 2014 ILG (27)Nakita Lander’s favourite Inclusive Leadership skill is probably “challenge by choice” because she is always challenging herself to learn new skills. Nakita was the youngest member of our Intergenerational team co-facilitating an Inclusive Leadership Adventure for Grade 7 students on Gabriola Island. She also applies her Inclusive Leadership skills when volunteering at Cowichan Estuary Nature Centre and in Pathfinders.

IMG_0563Skylar Anderson is passionate about standing up for inclusion of and respect for students from diverse backgrounds. Skylar is currently sharing her Inclusive Leadership skills through the Gay-Straight Alliance at her high school and by welcoming international students to Cowichan Intercultural Society’s Multicultural Leadership Group.