Category Archives: Inclusive Leaders in Action

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY MARCH 8

Submitted by Linda Hill

International Women’s Day is just around the corner on Friday March 8, 2019. Communities around the world celebrate International Women’s Day in so many different ways. Where will you show up and how will you celebrate this special day? In my community, of the Cowichan Region, BC, Canada hundreds of us will gather in Duncan Town Square at noon to rise up and dance on behalf of equality between men and women.

As this special day approaches, I am forever grateful to women such as my Grandmother Audrey Jackson, journalist Nellie McClung and so many more women and men who have been tireless is their advocacy for a world based on safety, respect, equality and freedom for all genders and all generations.

Here is a quote from Nellie that can be found in the 2016 book:  The Valiant Nellie McClung (by Barbara Smith and Nellie McClung) and here is a short video that brings this quote to life for me.

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The Alphabet Community: A Must Read Article

Big thanks and congratulations to Inclusive Leader, Ayodele Moffett, for co-writing  “The Alphabet Community: Who We Are and What We Need From You” recently published in The International Journal for Direct Support Professionals, Volume 8, Issue 2 by Dave Hingsburger, Virginia Jahyu, Luke Lynn, and Ayodele Moffett.

“The Alphabet Community”  article clearly defines the diversity of identities within the LGBT+ community with a comprehensive glossary of terms. “The idea that a community aims to be one community built out of many communities is kind of beautiful don’t you think?”  (p. 1). The glossary is a back drop for a treasure trove of practical information for Inclusive Leaders every where no matter where we are on our life-long learning curves embracing our own and others’ diversity with connection, compassion, creativity and courage. Although the main audience for this article is professionals who are paid to support people with disabilities, this article is a valuable resource for anyone in any kind of a support role (such as parent, teacher, care-giver, service provider, counsellor) and is a valuable tool for self advocates, advocates and allies everywhere. Continue reading

ILC Vision 2019

The Inclusive Leadership Co-operative is a co-operative association that is run by ILC members and friends of the ILC with a mission to bring diverse people together to nurture and mentor Inclusive Leadership development in ourselves, our communities and our world.

We invite you to read over our vision for 2019 and consider where and how you would like to volunteer. Then email us at inclusiveleaders@gmail.com so that we can welcome your volunteer contributions. Continue reading

Looking back on 2018

For the Inclusive Leadership Co-operative, 2018 has been a year of exploring, sharing, celebrating and stretching to involve more and more people from different generations, cultures and places in developing Inclusive Leadership skills, awareness and action plans for living, learning and leading in our diverse communities. Continue reading

Inclusive Leadership Is Our Gift to the World

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

Building Bridges to Inclusive and Equitable Education

How do Inclusive Leaders contribute to our communities in ways that “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all”?  (United Nations SDG 4). 

How do Inclusive Leaders “provide all, especially children and youth, with educational opportunities that empower them to contribute actively to sustainable development”? (Earth Charter). 

This post was collaboratively written by Inclusive Leaders from around the world who spent two months sharing leadership on a guided online group expedition:  Discover Your Inclusive Leadership Potential.  Continue reading

Celebrating Chris Kruger’s life and spirit

submitted by Linda Hill

On November 30, 2018 Inclusive Leaders who knew and loved Chris Kruger gathered with family, friends, health workers, and members of his Baha’i community to celebrate his life and his spirit from 1975 to November 22, 2018.

Chris is perhaps best known within our Inclusive Leadership community as being the compassionate and creative videographer who helped youth and adults create our ground-breaking What Do You Do? Anti-Discrimination First Aid video in 2016.  Continue reading