Category Archives: Inclusive Leader Campaign

Responding to Violence With Love and Courage

People around the world are concerned about violence and other forms of exclusion.

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.

In BC, Canada, Cowichan Tribes First Nation, recently decided to respond to youth-against-youth fighting in our community by calling the youth, their families and the wider community together for a Blanket Ceremony of love and courage. “Cowichan Tribes conducted a Blanket Ceremony yesterday for the 6 youth who were involved in the fights on Monday December 4th. The youth all participated fully and it was an uplifting and respectful ceremony that as Albie Charlie stated “healed our spirits so we can walk together as equals, side-by-side”. (Cowichan Tribes, Facebook)

A few months ago, Federal NDP Party Leader, Jagmeet Singh, decided to respond to a heckler by calling on everyone at the rally to help him stay centred and grounded on his campaign platform of love and courage.

“Once allowed to grow, hate doesn’t pick and choose, it spreads like fire. Once we say it’s ok to hate someone based on their religion, we’re also opening the door to hate based on race, gender, sexuality, and more,” he said. “It’s important that we stand united against all forms of hate. “It takes love to understand that we’re all in this together. It takes courage to come together, demand better and dream bigger, so that we can build a world where no one is left behind.” (Jagmeet Singh, Huffington Post).

Responding to difficult situations with love and courage instead of fight/flight/freeze reactions involves intentional learning and practicing of skills for connecting with differences, skills for communicating with compassion, and skills for responding to disconnection with Anti-Discrimination First Aid.

The Inclusive Leadership Co-operative provides experiential education in Inclusive Leadership skills, awareness and action plans for living, learning and leading more inclusively in our diverse communities.

Click here to learn about and register for DISCOVER YOUR INCLUSIVE LEADERSHIP POTENTIAL ONLINE COURSE January 23 to April 6, 2018.

Click here to learn more about our upcoming February 16 to 18, 2018 Inclusive Leadership Adventure for youth and adults who care about youth.


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. Continue reading

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:

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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.