Inviting you to meet some amazing Inclusive Leaders

The Inclusive Leadership Co-operative is in our final month of preparations for our Annual Inclusive Leadership Gathering.

When: June 2, 3 and 4 2017 (come for 1, 2, or all 3 days).

Where: Lake Cowichan, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada

We are filling up quickly with some amazing new and experienced Inclusive Leaders (and families, friends, colleagues, students) who are coming for 1, 2, or all 3 days. We still have room for more people who are involved in or interested in becoming involved in Inclusive Leadership! Consider this post to be your personal invitation to join us!  Click here for more information and to register.

“The energy and feeling from my first Inclusive Leadership weekend in 2016, has imprinted on my heart…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… I can say that I connected with every generation there and built lasting relationships that I look forward to nurturing! So encouraging.”

(This is a quote from Katie Sayers who attended last year wearing the hat of President of Leadership Vancouver Island and is returning this year as our Community Relations Registrar!)

Katie (on the left in this photo) is looking forward to helping you get registered. Here is a sneak peak at some of the incredible individuals you will meet when you register:

You will meet members of the Inclusive Leadership Co-operative who are putting Inclusive Leadership into action in many ways. Some of us practice Inclusive Leadership by facilitating support groups, practice groups and inclusive community building projects.     Some of are directors, managers and co-ordinators of inclusive and welcoming businesses and non-profit societies. Some of our members are counsellors and other trained and experienced compassionate communicators.  Our membership includes environmental leaders, co-operative educators, yoga and zumba teachers, school teachers and many other educators. ILC members include musicians, dancers, visual artists, gardeners, farmers, activists and other creative community-builders.

You will meet groups and teams of Inclusive Leaders from as far away as Texas, USA and as close to home as Duncan, Canada. So far we have board members and support workers from a micro-board, a group coming from a student housing co-operative, a team building a world that includes people who have epilepsy and other chronic illnesses, a Standing Up For Inclusion steering committee,  youth leaders from a demonstration permaculture community, summer staff from a marine science camp, and a community-based social planning team.

You will meet parents, grandparents and their children – ranging from babies to middle-aged adults who love exploring, sharing, and celebrating diversity with their families.

You will meet secondary and post secondary school students , teachers, volunteers, and community workers who are actively engaged in building welcoming and inclusive schools and communities.

You will experience some great participatory workshops: Creating a Unity Flag, Connecting with Differences, Anti-Discrimination First Aid, Communicating with Compassion, Creative Motion Ways, Creating a Culture of Inclusion, the Earth Charter, a Journey into the Heart of Nature, Reconnecting to Life, An Inter-planetary communication simulation!, small group sharing and so much more.

We’ve got swimming, social time, music time, art time, nature time, an inclusive community celebration, delicious meals in a wonderful lakeshore venue at Cowichan Lake Education Centre.

We keep our costs low through the spirit of generosity. Pay from $10 to $400 depending on what you can afford, how much time you will be spending with us and what accommodation choices you make. Come on your own or bring a group. Click here to go to the website for all the information about costs.

We all have a vital role to play in building a world that harmonizes diversity with unity. We  look forward to exploring, sharing, and celebrating Inclusive Leadership with you!