September 28 to 30, 2018 was a wonderful inter-generational/intercultural gathering of 55 new and experienced Inclusive Leaders aged 4 to 74 who came to Cowichan Lake Education Centre for 1, 2, or all 3 days to explore, share and celebrate our vital roles living, learning, and leading in our diverse communities. Continue reading
The Cowichan Valley has gradually become a community that is FULL of Inclusive Leaders: Continue reading
People often tell me that combining the words “inclusive” and “leadership” together into one phrase is a confusing combination. This at least partly because the traditional definition of “leadership” is often very “exclusive’. Here is a clarifying diagram:
AND experience is the best teacher. Here are two ways to experience yourself as an Inclusive Leader. We all have a vital role to play in building welcoming and inclusive communities based on respect for the magnificent diversity in all living beings. Continue reading
Submitted by Linda Hill (Photos by Cathy Gilbert)
Our September 5 Farm to Table fundraiser that took place at Little Zimbabwe Farm in Duncan, BC, Canada was a fast-growing-grassroots event that went from planting to cultivating to blooming to harvesting to cooking the meal in a couple of weeks.
Amy Matamba and I had one quick conversation in which Amy suggested thirty as a good number of people to invite for a traditional Zimbabwe meal and music meet up on their deck. Less than a week later, our Inclusive Leadership fund-raising event was full with thirty-five reservations, and a waiting list long enough to begin planning another fund-raiser. Continue reading
Inclusive Leadership For Our Global Village Online Courses are for educators, service providers, volunteers, students and other leaders and emerging leaders who are champions of inclusion and diversity. Our Spring 2018 course was a rich and enriching world-wide network of adults, youth and young adults who are thinking globally and acting locally to tend and befriend our global village. Participants are engaged in so many ways of Building Bridges toward social and environmental well-being in our diverse communities. Through Participatory Action Education, we learn with each other and we learn from each other while cultivating our Inclusive Leadership skills, awareness and action plans for living, learning, and leading more inclusively in our diverse communities. The time-commitment is 4 hours per week for 8 to 10 weeks.
Registration is open now for our Fall online offerings at our Inclusive Leadership for Our Global Village Online Course Site. To inspire you to register, here is a chance to meet some of the incredible Inclusive Leaders who contributed so much to our Spring, 2018 Online session. Continue reading
- Do you value diversity and inclusion?
- Do you consider yourself to be a Bridge-Builder (i.e. Do you often find yourself helping people and places be respectful, fair, peaceful, safe and fun for everyone)?
- Have you ever participated in an Inclusive Leadership event (in person or online)?
- Are you a supporter or member of the Inclusive Leadership Co-operative?
If you have answered yes to even one of these questions then you are ready to accept our invitation to share leadership with networking! Yes Let’s! Continue reading
De-stressing is to learning environments as de-cluttering is to living environments.
- The art of de-cluttering creates calmer, happier, healthier places to live.
- The skills and strategies involved in de-stressing combine together to create calmer, happier, healthier places to learn and grow.
On Friday, Sept 28, 2018, you are invited to join the Inclusive Leadership Co-operative at Lake Cowichan,Vancouver Island, BC, Canada for a full-day of experiential education in the art of de-stressing diverse learning environments. Continue reading