Category Archives: Inclusive Bridge Building

Inclusive Leader Selected For a United Nations Road Trip!

Submitted by Linda Hill and Mohammed Binaz!

Wonderful news! Inclusive Leader Mohammed Binaz is going on the road with the BC Council for International Co-operation as part of the United Nations “Sustainable Development Goals Boot Camp”

As soon as Binaz phoned me to share his news with the Inclusive Leadership Co-operative, I invited him to be sure to carve out the time in his very busy schedule to participate in our February 16 to 18, 2018 Cultivating Inclusive Leadership Weekend and facilitate a UNSDG workshop! We are hopeful that Binaz and other Youth Leaders will bring what they learn to the Inclusive Leadership Community so that we can all explore ways of making the UN Sustainable Development Goals real and actionable everywhere we live, learn, and lead in our own diverse communities.

Binaz was selected from many applicants all around BC to join with other strong, savvy and enthusiastic youth leaders to travel to Calgary to attend a national symposium where they will meet Canadian leaders engrossed in the latest discussions on the roadmap to 2030. From the time Binaz heads out to Kelowna, Nelson and Calgary until he returns on October 25 he will be involved in an on-going dialogue with a diverse group of motivated youth and mentors who are all as intent as he is on making the world a better place.

This road trip is just one part of an exciting new ten-month experiential education adventure focused on theory, practice and peer-to-peer learning about how

best to save our planet. This shared journey will engage all of these 18 to 24 year old youth in developing knowledge and skills for engaging children, youth and adults across Canada in making the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals real and actionable.

Binaz and all the other participants were selected because of their own amazing diversity, their positive attitude and their energy! Those of us who met Binaz at our June 2017 Inclusive Leadership Gathering understand why Binaz is so suited for this amazing United Nations Leadership Opportunity offered by the BC Council for International Co-operation.

Inclusive Leadership Co-operative Gathering June 2017

 

 

 

Thankful Thoughts

Submitted by April Vance

Here is a message of thanks written by Stephanie Cerins and shared with our Inclusive Leadership Online Facebook Group by April Vance.

Stephanie writes:

“Thank you for listening to your thoughts today.”

“I am going to practice compassionate listening as best I can today. Even if there is no one else around I can practice listening to my thoughts. The better I can listen to my thoughts the better I will be able to listen to the words of the people I meet. When I listen to my thoughts It enables me to decide if the thought I am thinking is worth thinking about. I practice repeating thoughts that cause in me a feeling of calmness. I give myself and others the gift of compassionate listening today. I am going to stay focused on what the person in front of me is saying. I allow myself to listen with my entire being. When I listen to the person in front of me I feel connected to my heart as well as feeling connected to the other person’s heart. Thank you for listening to your thoughts today. Thank you for sharing your precious time with me. “

 

A short bio from April Vance: “I am an Adoptive Mom, have been a care provider, support worker since the mid 90’s including individuals in my home for most of that time. I am a retired  Educational Assistant.    I have been signing (ASL) for the last 20 years, I love Deaf Culture and have worked to be a bridge between the Deaf and Hearing Communities.  Inclusive Leadership has been hugely instrumental in my own growth as a woman and global citizen.”

 

Yes Let’s End Bullying This Year

Submitted by Linda Hill, ILC Co-ordinator

Calling all staff, students, parents, and volunteers in high schools, elementary schools and places for post-secondary education. Click here and get set to shift yourself, your school community and the world in inclusive and welcoming directions by embracing diversity as strengths. 

This year could be the year you help your school put an end to bullying, rejection and other forms of exclusion. Continue reading

Building Bridges: A Labour of Love

This Labour Day Message featuring ILC Board Member Kix Citton, is dedicated to everyone – everywhere – who is Building Bridges to inclusive and welcoming communities based on respect for people and nature. Inclusive Leadership is for everyone who is passionate about the magnificence of diversity!

We invite you to discover your potential for shifting work-places, schools and entire communities in inclusive and welcoming ways  by developing skills for embracing the diversity in all living beings as gifts that enrich the world.  Continue reading

Online Heart to Heart Cafe

Submitted by Harriet Greenwood

global-villageMore and more opportunities to learn and practice Inclusive Leadership skills online are becoming available to everyone in our Global Village! Click here for more information. By connecting online, we are fulfilling the needs of Inclusive Leaders around the world to stay connected and inspired. Continue reading

Discovering Our Vital Roles in Our Diverse Communities

All community members have the potential to become Inclusive Leaders. The more skilled we each become at embracing our own and others’ diverse identities the more we are each able to contribute to building sustainable communities, “…We must find ways to harmonize diversity with unity, the exercise of freedom with the common good, short-term objectives with long-term goals. Every individual, family, organization, and community has a vital role to play.” (Earth Charter)

Gerry Masuda has been a friend and supporter of Inclusive Leadership since 2006, when he participated in a week of experiential Inclusive Leadership Education. This experience ten years ago was part of his on-going search for his meaningful and vital leadership roles in his community. Continue reading

Discover Your Inclusive Leadership Potential!

Submitted by Linda Hill

In Inclusive Leadership we view differences as gifts. One of my differences that I often offer to the Inclusive Leadership Co-operative is my love of researching. My big research question for this past year has been: “What are the most effective ways for the Inclusive Leadership Co-operative to go about adapting our renowned experiential education workshops and weekend retreats into online courses?” 

Nine Participatory Action Researchers sharing leadership!

It has been such a joy-filled and satisfying experience to team up with a couple of dozen Inclusive Leaders for a year of Participatory Action Research into how to offer Inclusive Leadership Online. Here is a big shout out of thanks to everyone involved in the Inclusive Leadership Online Committee, the IL Practice Group, and the recent video interviews.

One of the outcomes of all this research is that our introductory  online course for students, professionals, volunteers and leaders everywhere will make it’s debut this fall.

Here is a short video clip of me introducing “Discover Your Inclusive Leadership Potential.” 

Did you see Mohammad Binaz’s interview a couple of weeks back? We will be posting more interviews in August when I get back from holidays!

 

I invite you to watch this video, and then go to our Inclusive Leadership for our Global Village Online Course Platform to read the description and curriculum outline for this course and for the Inclusive Leadership Practice Group. 

Registration for both Inclusive Leadership Online offerings will open in September.

We hope you will consider signing up and we hope you will encourage your colleagues, co-workers, volunteers, students, and friends in other communities to take these courses too. Everyone who gets involved in the first “Discover Your Inclusive Leadership Potential” will be both a student AND a Participatory Action Researcher!

With your participation and feedback, we will gradually develop a series of interactive, online Inclusive Leadership courses enhanced by live video gatherings. We hope that Inclusive Leadership Online will quickly become a lively, vibrant mutual mentoring hub for authentic Inclusive Leaders who are connecting across time, space and diversity with other caring and courageous Inclusive Leaders around the world.