Submitted by Obinna Echendu
My name is Obinna Echendu, I am a social entrepreneur interested in tackling poverty, and I hale from Lagos, Nigeria. I have been passionately driven by the ambitious dream to end poverty or reduce it drastically in Africa. Poverty is a wicked problem that leads to other problems like hunger, illiteracy, corruption and a broad range of other issues highlighted in the UN SDG agenda 2030. My childhood experiences helped me realize that there is a huge economic and opportunity gap that exists between the haves and the have-nots. Poverty almost cost me my education, until one of my early days volunteering service motivated me to solve this challenge. My major work in the past years has been focusing on helping to tackle poverty in-person and through technology across south-west Nigeria. I am finding the Inclusive Leadership Co-operative’s online journey “Discover Your Inclusive Leadership Potential” to be a mind-blowing opportunity to acquire new Inclusive Leadership skills, while improving on the skills that I brought with me to this course.
I have adapted a famous story I heard about ten years ago in ways that may be very instructive to all Inclusive Leaders. Continue reading
‘No jobs on a dead planet’: Students around the world strike for more action on climate change
Submitted by Linda Hill
Friday’s Global Student Strike to Address Climate Change showed so clearly that our wonderful world is at a social tipping point as well as a biological tipping point. Although at least one student carried a sign saying “I don’t want to give you hope, I want you to panic,” I am hopeful. To me the events of Friday, March 15 are the visible tip of a magnificent, multi-faceted movement that – like an iceberg – is mostly invisible.
How many people do these millions of students and allies represent? In my opinion, these activists represent an estimated three billion people (half of the population of the world) who are actively engaged day in and day out doing what we can to put a stop to the on-going industrialization of our precious planet. Continue reading
Inclusive Leadership Education is the Inclusive Leadership Co-operative’s collaborative and inspiring gift to the world.
This post – collaboratively written Nov 25 and Dec 2, 2018 by 23 members and supporters of the Inclusive Leadership Co-operative – helps explain why members of the Inclusive Leadership Co-operative are so dedicated to bringing diverse people together to nurture and mentor Inclusive Leadership development. Continue reading
Submitted by Terri Beaton
A couple of months ago, when I was at an Inclusive Leadership Gathering, I decided to take the Action Planning workshop. I experienced a very different action planning process than I am used to because we started at the end with what we wanted the outcomes to be, and then we went backwards from there. 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
Submitted by Linda Hill
People often tell me that combining the words “inclusive” and “leadership” together into one phrase is a confusing combination. This at least partly because the traditional definition of “leadership” is often very “exclusive’. Here is a clarifying diagram:
AND experience is the best teacher. Here are two ways to experience yourself as an Inclusive Leader. We all have a vital role to play in building welcoming and inclusive communities based on respect for the magnificent diversity in all living beings. Continue reading
Inclusive Leadership For Our Global Village Online Courses are for educators, service providers, volunteers, students and other leaders and emerging leaders who are champions of inclusion and diversity. Our Spring 2018 course was a rich and enriching world-wide network of adults, youth and young adults who are thinking globally and acting locally to tend and befriend our global village. Participants are engaged in so many ways of Building Bridges toward social and environmental well-being in our diverse communities. Through Participatory Action Education, we learn with each other and we learn from each other while cultivating our Inclusive Leadership skills, awareness and action plans for living, learning, and leading more inclusively in our diverse communities. The time-commitment is 4 hours per week for 8 to 10 weeks.
Registration is open now for our Fall online offerings at our Inclusive Leadership for Our Global Village Online Course Site. To inspire you to register, here is a chance to meet some of the incredible Inclusive Leaders who contributed so much to our Spring, 2018 Online session. Continue reading