Register for “Cultivating Inclusive Leadership” Feb 24 to 26 2017

August 2014 ILG (124)Vancouver Island, BC, Canada Feb 24 to 26 2017

Are you passionate about the magnificence of social diversity and biodiversity? The Inclusive Leadership Co-operative warmly invites professionals, students, volunteers and all leaders to cultivate your Inclusive Leadership skills Feb 24 to 26, 2017.

Choose 1 day or 3 days of participatory education for social and environmental change:

  • Cultivating Inclusive Leadership Pro-D day Friday Feb 24, 2017 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
  • Cultivating Inclusive Leadership Weekend Friday Feb 24, 2017  9:00 am to Sunday February 26 3:00 pm

We welcome you to come on your own or with a small group of educators/students, professionals/volunteers, adults/youth, colleagues, friends, and family members.

Click here for more information and to register

Members of the Inclusive Leadership Co-operative have been organizing Inclusive Leadership education workshops and weekends for over fourteen years because the world needs compassionate and courageous Inclusive Leaders.  The outcomes are inspiring:

36Inclusive Leadership is a crash course on community and possibility that I love being part of. I’ve been trying to work Inclusive Leadership skills into everything I do. (Moss Dance, Youth Worker, Campbell River, BC)

b923I’ve been teaching for sixteen years and yet I learned so much in just a few days. The training in facilitating and mentoring Inclusive Leadership gave me the skills and confidence I need to facilitate participatory workshops. (Christine Fagan, ESL Teacher, Duncan, BC)

img_6161One of my take-aways is just how amazing each of us are when we have the opportunity to show up in a space of respect, openness support and sharing. I wish it for everyone. (Joy Emmanuel, Turning Times Research and Consulting)

Truly awe-inspiring. Quite literally.(Donna Sassaman, Virtues Project Facilitator)

IMG_4809To me Inclusive Leadership is similar to meditation for the mind, in that it is meditation for the heart. (Shuwei Wang, International Student from China studying in Canada).

Inclusive Leadership resonates through my days in mysterious, powerful ways. I truly see every day and every gathering I am at with different eyes. I was able to carry this into my teaching as well. (Annette Lampson, Music Teacher, Glenora Farm and Island Oak High School)


The activities that were chosen, the way in which groups were formed, how we were encouraged to communicate with each other really created a space for meaningful relationships and connections to be shared (Katie Sayers, Leadership Vancouver Island)

Inclusive Leadership has been incredibly instrumental in our school’s connectedness and our students’ and staff commitments to social and environmental responsibility.” (Gillian Berry, School Counsellor, Duncan, BC)

img_7282Inclusive Leadership has helped our students and staff develop an inclusive culture based on respect for diversity.” (Larry Mattin, Principal, Adult and Alternate Education, Cowichan Valley, BC).

Inclusive Leadership is a new paradigm built on trust, value, desire for change, vision and confidence to make that change. (Charlyne Smilinski, Instructor, College of New Caledonia Vanderhoof, BC)

img_6389From this experience I know that changing the world can be done. (Anthony Walters, High School student, Lake Cowichan, BC)

It is because of our differences that we will be able to reach out and change people’s lives. It is our differences that have led to stronger sense of community. ..The lessons learned from Inclusive Leadership continue to light my way to a better world! (Martha Mutiso, Canada World Youth Volunteer, Kenya)

mbira-spirit-with-kix-cittonWe are all one! Such a positive and powerful experience! (Amy and Tafadzwa Matamba, Mbira Spirit, Mill Bay, BC)

I have never before been in an ambiance where people opened up so disarmingly about their experiences of racism or their time on the streets or whatever. I was touched and also I was moved along. I am very grateful for this experience, and am not at the end of what I learned. (Margaret Slavin, Quakers, Ontario)

IMG_5024World peace in action (Lewis Beck, Operation Generation, Nanaimo, BC)

What happens at Inclusive Leadership as 50 or 60 strangers of all ages, all abilities, various ethnicities, and diverse backgrounds come together is a miracle. As participants gather, the ground rules of inclusion are set, people are invited to let their guards down, and there is time, and energy devoted to sharing and really listening to one-another’s stories. (Tara Jordan, Youth 4 Diversity Co-ordinator, Campbell River, BC)

title-page-bwInclusive Leadership is a valuable tool for any community from youth to elders, abled and disabled, and for people from all cultures and backgrounds. (Russell Mackenzie, Canada World Youth Project Supervisor, Port Alberni, BC)

My life is changed and full of hope after this. (Edison Wang, High School Student, Campbell River, BC)

I wish this training could be made mandatory for everyone in the world! (Danielle Fehr, Big Brothers/Big Sisters Co-ordinator, Langley, BC)

4cThe peaceful path presented in Inclusive Leadership invites people to explore our community in a way that creates and appreciates our diverse gifts. More of this in each community will shift the fear and judgment so ingrained in our society. (Stephen Levesque, Horticultural Therapist and Farmer, Gabriola Island, BC)

img_7320Inclusive Leadership perfectly brings alive the abstract notion of interconnectedness, which entails that in the midst of our magnificent diversity we human beings form one human family which is embedded into a bigger framework, the sacred community of life. (Michael Slaby, Earth Charter Youth Coordinator, Germany)

A million thanks. Profound learning and change. (Harriet Greenwood, Environmental Activist, Whitby, England)

IMG_7161Restoring, calming, well facilitated and relevant.  A great introduction to some core Inclusive Leadership concepts. I was just so in awe of it all. Great people, great topics, heartfelt conversations.  I want to come back next year for sure. (Janice Milnerwood, Parent, Montreal, Quebec).

c-800x600I appreciate all these new tools I learned…such an amazing opportunity. (Tagen Hubrick-Archie, University Student, Canim Lake, BC)

Thank you to everyone took time to create a safe, inclusive environment; for believing that youth can be leaders and for working hard to make sure that everyone was equal. Inclusive Leadership taught me so much and I am forever grateful. (Thomas England, University Student, Campbell River, BC).