Alhassan Sesay is an Inclusive Leader from Sierra Leone with a calling is to help create a future that works for all of us in our precious planet. “We hope to have a common agenda in the fight against climate change and make our communities sustainable in the utilization of our natural resources in an environmentally friendly way so that development can reach the least man in society.” Continue reading
Our upcoming Inclusive Leadership Adventure, Feb 23 to 25 on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada is full to the brim with intergenerational/intercultural teams of youth, young adults, adults and elders. Sixty youth, young adults, adults and elders from diverse backgrounds are excitedly preparing to develop our skills, awareness, and action plans for building welcoming and inclusive communities based on respect for diversity.
Can you help financially?
We are seeking your help because it takes a village to cover the costs of $300 for adults and $200 for youth for food, accommodation, venue rental, insurance, materials and supplies. You may have heard the “stone-soup” story where the people of a poor village managed to organize a pot-luck party by everyone contributing a little bit of this and a little bit of that. By sharing leadership, villagers transformed a soup – that began with a stone in a pot of cold water – into an incredible feast filled with wonderful food, music, and joy.
This is how we are sharing leadership in organizing this upcoming Inclusive Leadership Adventure. Everyone who is coming is contributing a little bit of this and a little bit of that – especially our volunteer time, energy, leadership skills, talents, passions, concerns, creativity, and open minds. One of our teams is a group of trained and experienced volunteers aged 12 to 75 who will be co-facilitating our highly effective, researched-based Inclusive Leadership Adventure curriculum. All of us are also contributing as much money as we can each comfortably afford toward the food and accommodation costs.
In addition, we are seeking financial help from throughout our “village.” We are asking you and your service clubs, co-operatives, businesses, government departments, schools, families, friends and colleagues to help sponsor participants who face financial barriers.
If you can help, simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
What is the impact of your contribution?
Here are two short video messages from two Inclusive Leaders that express the excitement, inspiration, hope and skills that come out of each Inclusive Leadership Adventure.
Submitted by Rachel Singleton-Polster
The skills I learned of empathetic listening, of respectful communication and of accessibility and inclusiveness for all were key as I went forward to pursue my passion in social justice and human rights work.
The Inclusive Leadership foundation, and network of friendships, has helped me professionally and personally, and I would recommend involvement in Inclusive Leadership experiential education weekends or Inclusive Leadership Online Learning to anyone looking to broaden their world view Continue reading
What can we do?
One thing we can all do is to learn how shift away from instinctive fight/flight/freeze survival reactions against others.
We can transform ourselves and our communities by developing our skills, awareness and action plans for responding to discrimination, violence and other forms of exclusion with loving, courageous, inclusive Leadership. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
The members of the Inclusive Leadership Co-operative collaboratively created this visionary action plan for Fall 2017 to Fall 2018. Continue reading