Category Archives: Inclusive Leader Campaign

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

 

 

 

The Power of Being Extraordinary

Submitted by Linda Hill

I received a wonderful good news email today from Amnesty International that I cannot figure out to share online! So here are are few photos and a link to one of their good news stories:

http://www.amnesty.ca/news/saudi-arabia-right-drive-long-overdue-step-forward-women

This good news newsletter from Amnesty International made my heart soar because every single story in this newsletter was a success story resulting from ways I had personally shared leadership with Amnesty International and other human rights advocates around the world to stand up for human rights. I read these stories and felt empowered as I reflected on how my individual actions have joined with millions and billions of other individual actions to build a world based on the Earth Charter pillars of respect, integrity, justice and peace for all living beings.

My heart is full thinking about the impact of ordinary people – like you and me – around the world who are choosing every day to be extraordinary. And by choosing to be extraordinary – our efforts are becoming mainstream and ordinary and absolutely the way people all around the world are living our lives – and by doing so we ARE saving our precious planet.

I am taking heart today as I head off to a few life enriching events in my local community knowing that I/we are part of a world wide movement of billions of people who are oriented toward participating in what enriches life because we know that when our basic needs are met, life is about being more not having more.

Global international organizations such as Amnesty International and the Earth Charter are interconnected with the Inclusive Leadership Co-operative and other small and beautiful initiatives. We are all linked together in our jigsaw efforts as groups and individuals to make a positive difference and have a positive impact in in building safe, respectful, just and peaceful families, schools, workplaces and entire communities filled with live enriching activities and events.

If you have read this far and are wondering, “What do I do? How to get started in being an Inclusive Leader in my community?”

We have an answer for you. In addition to signing petitions, joining the Earth Charter initiative, you can take one of our brand new Inclusive Leadership Online courses and join a small and powerful group of ordinary people who are exploring and discovering our own potential to be extra-ordinary in our daily lives. How empowering is that!

“We stand at a critical moment in Earth’s history, a time when humanity must choose its future. As the world becomes increasingly interdependent and fragile, the future at once holds great peril and great promise. To move forward we must recognize that…

in the midst of a magnificent diversity of cultures and life forms we are one human family and one Earth community

…with a common destiny. We must join together to bring forth a sustainable global society founded on respect for nature, universal human rights, economic justice, and a culture of peace. Towards this end, it is imperative that we, the peoples of Earth, declare our responsibility to one another, to the greater community of life, and to future generations.” (Earth Charter)

 

 

Inclusive Leadership for our Global Village

Ten Inclusive Leaders aged 0 to 75 gathered together at our monthly on-line Heart to Heart Cafe for compassionate conversations about our interconnected inclusion and diversity challenges and celebrations. We connected across miles and time zones from BC, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, England and Ghana. By listening with open minds and open hearts we supported and inspired each other in the diverse ways we are living, learning and leading in our communities.   We invite you to join us online soon! 

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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.

THE POWER OF MUSIC TO FOSTER UNITY IN DIVERSITY

submitted by Lynn Smith

“Monday Morning Music” is my biggest joy each week! For a little over an hour each Monday morning there is a hall in our small town of Duncan, BC, Canada that just rocks with friendship, companionship and music—lots of music!

What does “Monday Morning Music” look like? Visualize a back-up band of professional musicians – could be a country band, or a rock band – it doesn’t matter as these guys can play most any style of music you like! We have a fantastic keyboard player, a rocking lead guitarist, and a bass guitarist who has a million songs tucked in his back pocket. Picture me standing on stage and looking out at a sea of happy faces, all potential star performers. I love this participatory audience of about a hundred people who come every week to sing along, dance, and perform. Members of the audience are invited to come to the microphone, choose a song they would like to sing, and away we go! Can you see my heart soaring with gratitude to see how music unites and brings together such a diverse group of people? Continue reading