“Imagine what an enjoyable voyage of discovery life can become when children (and youth and adults) feel safe enough to share their unique gifts, to choose how to be, and to communicate together through the universal language of fun!” (LInda Hill, Connecting Kids, 2001). Linda Hill here. I am reflecting on the the “Inclusive Travel Guides Needed Now” call that I sent around the world in 2001.
This is when our second Inclusive Leadership guidebook – Connecting Kids: Exploring Diversity Together – was published. Ever since then, I have had the good fortune each year to meet and help mentor hundreds and hundreds of skilled and experienced explorers who have responded to my invitation to become involved in guiding “children (and youth and adults) from different backgrounds to include each other in an atmosphere of safety, equality,
choice, and fun” and to “discover new viewpoints showing how differences enrich our communities.” (Connecting Kids, 2001).
By inviting adults, youth and children from diverse backgrounds to get involved, the Inclusive Leadership Co-operative is organically growing into an international community of Inclusive Leaders who are transforming communities around the world in inclusive, welcoming and sustainable ways by embracing social diversity and biodiversity.
Here are photos of a just few of these Inclusive Leaders from far and wide who were at the Inclusive Leadership Co-operative’s annual gathering in June 2015. We hope to meet more and more “Inclusive Travel Guides” from around the world in the months and years to come as we develop more ways of interacting and sharing on line. In the meantime we hope you will follow the Inclusive Leadership Co-operative website. We hope you will like, follow, and share our Inclusive Leadership Facebook page. We hope you will click here to order our books, perhaps come in person to one or more of our Inclusive Leadership events, or invite members of the Inclusive Leadership Co-operative to help you gather people from
diverse generations, cultures and other backgrounds together to nurture and mentor Inclusive Leadership development in ourselves, our families and all the places we live, learn, work, play, enjoy, and care for.