Twenty five amazing champions of diversity and inclusion from around the world are in the midst of our two-month online Inclusive Leadership quest “Discover Your Inclusive Leadership Potential. Together we are exploring and discovering our potential to transform our communities by developing leadership skills for embracing diversity. Ordinary people such as you and me can lead extraordinary lives by learning Inclusive Leadership skills for living, learning and leading in our diverse communities. By learning, practicing and applying skills for embracing diversity, we can transform ourselves, our families, our schools, our work-places, and entire communities in inclusive and welcoming ways. This post explores what six of these new Inclusive Leaders are discovering.
submitted by Lindsay Beal, ILC Board Member
“Something that is clicking into place for me in the Discover Your Inclusive Leadership Potential course – with twenty-five participants from ten different countries – is how the core of Inclusive Leadership is heart to heart connecting.” Continue reading
Submitted by Linda Hill
Part of welcoming more and more Inclusive Leaders from around the world into our global Inclusive Leadership Community, is remembering and honouring the roots that Inclusive Leadership has grown from. The co-founders of Inclusive Leadership have many stories of how this collaborative, creative, compassionate, courageous skill-based field of practice evolved. Here is one of my stories. Continue reading
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
Inclusive Leadership calls forth a spirit of generosity and care in all of us. Inclusive Leadership gatherings are possible because of the community spirit of many wonderful volunteers and the generous donations by individuals and organizations. It is always amazing how our “stone soup” approach – where everyone contributes what they can, both financially and as gifts such as skills, experience, time – comes together to create a nurturing, engaging community event. Continue reading
The Cowichan Valley has gradually become a community that is FULL of Inclusive Leaders: 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