Category Archives: Inclusive Leadership skills

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

 

 

 

Thankful Thoughts

Submitted by April Vance

Here is a message of thanks written by Stephanie Cerins and shared with our Inclusive Leadership Online Facebook Group by April Vance.

Stephanie writes:

“Thank you for listening to your thoughts today.”

“I am going to practice compassionate listening as best I can today. Even if there is no one else around I can practice listening to my thoughts. The better I can listen to my thoughts the better I will be able to listen to the words of the people I meet. When I listen to my thoughts It enables me to decide if the thought I am thinking is worth thinking about. I practice repeating thoughts that cause in me a feeling of calmness. I give myself and others the gift of compassionate listening today. I am going to stay focused on what the person in front of me is saying. I allow myself to listen with my entire being. When I listen to the person in front of me I feel connected to my heart as well as feeling connected to the other person’s heart. Thank you for listening to your thoughts today. Thank you for sharing your precious time with me. “

 

A short bio from April Vance: “I am an Adoptive Mom, have been a care provider, support worker since the mid 90’s including individuals in my home for most of that time. I am a retired  Educational Assistant.    I have been signing (ASL) for the last 20 years, I love Deaf Culture and have worked to be a bridge between the Deaf and Hearing Communities.  Inclusive Leadership has been hugely instrumental in my own growth as a woman and global citizen.”

 

A Stone Soup/Stone Curry Story

Submitted by Harriet Greenwood, Linda Hill, Rod Keays, Nola Landucci and Linda McDaniels

Our September 9 online Inclusive Leadership visioning meeting was much like the ancient Stone Soup or Stone Curry story. We each brought a little bit of this and a little bit of that to help begin dreaming this next year of Inclusive Leadership. We encouraged each other to add inclusive, life enriching ingredients into our dreams for the Inclusive Leadership Co-operative. As we each contributed a little something, suddenly it was happening without trying to push anything into existence. Continue reading

Yes Let’s End Bullying This Year

Submitted by Linda Hill, ILC Co-ordinator

Calling all staff, students, parents, and volunteers in high schools, elementary schools and places for post-secondary education. Click here and get set to shift yourself, your school community and the world in inclusive and welcoming directions by embracing diversity as strengths. 

This year could be the year you help your school put an end to bullying, rejection and other forms of exclusion. Continue reading

Building Bridges: A Labour of Love

This Labour Day Message featuring ILC Board Member Kix Citton, is dedicated to everyone – everywhere – who is Building Bridges to inclusive and welcoming communities based on respect for people and nature. Inclusive Leadership is for everyone who is passionate about the magnificence of diversity!

We invite you to discover your potential for shifting work-places, schools and entire communities in inclusive and welcoming ways  by developing skills for embracing the diversity in all living beings as gifts that enrich the world.  Continue reading

Take A Step To Become An Inclusive Leader

Interview with Joshua Amponsem,

Environmental Activist and Climate Change Advocate

In this video, Joshua talks about the roots and violent impact of exclusion, the beauty of diversity, as well as the importance of Inclusive Leadership education for building a peaceful world. He urges everyone to take a step to become an Inclusive Leader.

After watching Joshua’s video, we invite you to click on these links to learn more about taking a step to become an Inclusive Leader.  Continue reading

Online Heart to Heart Cafe

Submitted by Harriet Greenwood

global-villageMore and more opportunities to learn and practice Inclusive Leadership skills online are becoming available to everyone in our Global Village! Click here for more information. By connecting online, we are fulfilling the needs of Inclusive Leaders around the world to stay connected and inspired. Continue reading