A six week course for anyone in the Inclusive Leadership community committed to developing communication skills for building mutually supportive relationships at work and at home.
Participants will practice:
Setting an intention
Becoming aware of how my thinking impacts my words and actions
Building the practice of Self-empathy
Develop an authentic connection
Reflecting back or asking for reflection
Understanding what is important to each party
Practicing listening to diverse perspectives
Developing space between stimulus and response
Setting clear boundaries
Distinguishing true feelings from interpretations/thoughts
Giving and receiving feedback
Building a practice of gratitude and appreciation
Starts: First session – Wednesday, January 20th
Last session – Wednesday February 24
from 9:30am to 11:30am PST.
Facilitators: ILC members, Betty Doherty and Raj Gill.
To register: email Raj Gill at and Betty Doherty at:
raj.gill @ telus.net
bdoherty1 @ telus.net (remove spaces when emailing)
stating what you hope to get out of the course and what you are willing to contribute to the group. Please plan to attend all 6 sessions and practice the skills in between. We want this course to meet your needs, so the more you practice and bring real life examples to explore, the more we will all learn. This course is about sharing together our experiences of communication and learning to connect more effectively.
submitted by Michael Slaby, Lindsay Beal, and Stanley Daniels with encouragement from Kix Citton
Edited by Linda Hill
Inclusive leadership has been something of great inspiration to many of our families: A source of hope. We are grateful to have learned and embraced its teaching and recognized our own potential to lead inclusively with this great program.
Within our own families there is so much we can do to be role models for alternatives to the prevalent western view of leadership that is narrow and hierarchical. Continue reading
Inclusive Leadership is for everyone who is concerned about oppression and marginalization; everyone who values diversity and inclusion; everyone who has experienced or wants to experience Inclusive Leadership in action. You are warmly invited to join us in what is now twenty celebratory years of peer-to-peer in-person and on-line education in social and environmental justice skills. The world needs Inclusive Leaders who are globally aware and locally skillful at forging inclusive solutions in our diverse communities.
Here is a list of what is happening in the winter and spring of 2020! Continue reading
Submitted by April Vance (Inclusive Leader and author of “Hey Church Girl: Get Outta Your Head and Into Your Heart”)
The art of inclusion applies with all humans no matter gender, practices, age, race, creed or religion. Many people arrive at Inclusive Leadership with our own experiences of dissonance with what we have been taught or come to believe and our own determination to live inclusion in every aspect of our lives in peaceful manners with Love. Continue reading
Here is an invitation to consider for yourself and share with champions of diversity and inclusion you know.
Did you know that those of us who are deeply concerned about social isolation, discrimination, habitat loss, and climate change are part of a world-wide movement? Did you know our movement is probably 3 billion people strong and growing?
“The real game changers are people and communities…If we are going to solve this civilization crisis, we need to hold hands and collaborate.” (Paul Hawken, Project Drawdown)
This is where our invitation to Discover Your Inclusive Leadership Potential comes in. Continue reading
This blog post was collaboratively written by an international team of volunteer Inclusive Leadership Consultants: Seyi Alawuh, Muhammad Almahroof, Bukola Amao-Taiwo, Lindsay Beal, Terri Beaton, Alan Cundall, Harriet Greenwood, Linda Hill, Nola Landucci, Amy Matamba, Tafadzwa Matamba, Janice Milnerwood. Pema Rigzin, and Claudia Sanchez.
The Strengthening Bridges project is generously funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism.
Our goal is to build community capacity by preparing new generations of Inclusive Leadership facilitators.
The project Education Committee (Janice, Linda, Lindsay, Harriet, and Terri) invited Inclusive Leaders to gather online on November 27, 2019 for two hours of Appreciative Inquiry into the ILC Strengthening Bridges project. We are so grateful to everyone who came to our virtual meeting room. The 14 of us who met together live and work in diverse parts of the world with half of us in Canada. The make-up of this online gathering beautifully captured how our Inclusive Leadership community is growing out from our roots on Vancouver Island BC to other provinces in Canada and to Argentina, Colombia, England, Nigeria, Uganda, Zimbabwe and many other countries. We showed up with open hearts and minds to embrace the new and somewhat unusual experience of learning on-the-job to be Participatory Action Researchers and Consultants. Continue reading
Are you concerned about oppression and marginalization? Do you value diversity and inclusion? Have you experienced any part of the past twenty celebratory years of in-person and on-line Inclusive Leadership education?
We are gathering new and experienced Inclusive Leaders into diverse networks and webs of empowering mutual mentoring alliances from around the world.
We are coming together online and in person to learn, mentor, practice, support and encourage each other to cultivate our skills and understandings for facilitating social and environmental justice education.
We are sharing our skills for embracing the diversity in all living beings as gifts that enrich our earth community and human family. Facilitating Inclusive Leadership education transforms ourselves, our communities, and the world.
Feeling curious? Intrigued? Inspired?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org and read on to find out how you can participate in the ILC’s Strengthening Bridges Project. There are so many fulfilling ways to become involved. Continue reading
submitted by Linda Hill
What a joy it was to share leadership with twenty Inclusive Leaders from diverse generations, cultures, abilities and other backgrounds who came together to co-facilitate welcoming and inclusive activities during our National Day of the Child family celebration in Duncan, BC, Canada, Saturday, November 23, 2019.
We showed up along with over 100 more volunteers to support this fun, free, family celebration organized by Children’s Rights Advocate, Mary Dolan and the Family and Children Council of the Cowichan Region and Communities. What a beautiful day of lifting up our children and youth.
Inclusive Leadership is for everyone who is concerned about oppression and marginalization; everyone who values diversity and inclusion; everyone who has experienced or wants to experience Inclusive Leadership in action. You are warmly invited to join us in what is now twenty celebratory years of peer-to-peer in-person and on-line Inclusive Leadership education!
Upcoming In Person Inclusive Leadership Events:
- Tuesday, November 19, 2019, Art in Community Workshop (a youth focused Inclusive Leadership event), 4-6 pm, Duncan, BC, Canada.
- Saturday, November 23, 2019, National Day of the Child Fun, Free, Family Celebration, 11 am to 3 pm, Duncan, BC, Canada
- Saturday, November 23, 2019, Inclusive Leadership Co-operative Annual General meeting, 4 pm to 7 pm, Duncan, BC, Canada
- Wednesday, November 27, 2019, Build a Better BC for People with Diverse Abilities, 5 pm to 7:30 pm, Ladysmith, BC, Canada
- For 1, 2, or 3 days February 21 to 24, 2020, Save the date for our Gathering of Inclusive Leadership Facilitators, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada. Details to be announced.
- Friday, May 1 to Sunday May 3, 2020, Inclusive Leadership Adventure 2020 (a life-changing intergenerational/intercultural weekend), Denman Island, BC, Canada.
Upcoming Online Inclusive Leadership Events:
- Continuous Enrollment, Are you ready to sign up for our guided online quest to “Discover Your Inclusive Leadership Potential”? Are you ready to return as a mentor? No time like the present to join us!
- Saturday, November 23, Inclusive Leadership Co-operative Annual General meeting, Participate online via zoom, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm Pacific Time.
- Wednesday, November 27, Facilitating Inclusive Leadership Workshop, Participate online via zoom, 10:00 am to 11:30 am Pacific Time
- Saturday, Dec 7, 2019, (and the first Saturday of every month) Inclusive Leadership Heart to Heart Cafe, 10:00 am to 11:30 am Pacific Time
- Spring 2020, More Inclusive Leadership Online Education opportunities to be announced.