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 and climate change are part of a world-wide movement? Did you know our movement is probably 3 billion people strong and growing? Author Paul Hawken introduced us to each other a few years ago in his book The Blessed Unrest . Day in and day out, millions and millions and millions of ordinary people such as you and me are doing what we can to contribute to a safe, respectful, fair, peaceful present and future for the children, youth and adults we love and for all living beings. He explained our vital role in his new project, Drawdown. In addition to sharing the 100 most viable solutions to climate change, he says, “The real game changers are people and communities…If we are going to solve this civilization crisis, we need to hold hands and collaborate.”
This is where our invitation to participate in our online quest to Discover Your Inclusive Leadership Potential comes in. What if, in addition to everything else you are doing in your busy life, you could find the time to sign up for our guided online quest through the field of Inclusive Leadership? What would you discover? Continue reading
Facilitating Inclusive Leadership means making it easy for the children, youth and adults in our lives to connect with the magnificence of social diversity and biodiversity safely, respectfully, equally and peacefully. With the help of funding from the Department of Canadian Heritage, we have been able to follow 65 volunteers who have been facilitating Inclusive Leadership since April 2019. Click here to read about the Strengthening Bridges to Inclusion Project.
Who are these champions of diversity and inclusion who are transforming our communities by guiding children, youth and adults to embrace diversity? What are Inclusive Leaders doing to make it easy for anyone to live, learn and lead more inclusively in our diverse communities? What vital roles are Inclusive Leaders playing in shifting our troubled world from this time of great peril to an age of great promise?
submitted by Beat Odermatt, Founder, owner and operator of U-Can International School, Uganda
What if we use the principles that Inclusive Leadership is built on and push forward boldly?
The development of Inclusive Leadership Education is awesome. I want to see this beautiful online program expand and become a major vehicle for teaching Inclusive Leadership around the world. Continue reading
Submitted by Linda Hill with contributions from Janice Milnerwood, Joshua Amponsem, John Scull and Karl Perrin.
“The world needs Inclusive Leaders who are globally aware and locally skillful at forging inclusive solutions to our biodiversity and social diversity challenges.” (Linda Hill, Facebook, 2019).
I should be able to remember this quote about the radical interdependence of Inclusive Leadership because I wrote it. But reading about the deliberate burning of the Amazon Rainforests – the lungs of our mother Earth – for industrialized money crops froze my brain. I am so thankful for my radically interdependent allies who helped me shift back to mindfulness. As I breathed in and breathed out I remembered that doing whatever I can do in my local community so far away from Brazil is not only hopeful but is helpful because we are all interdependent. “Our environmental, economic, political, social, and spiritual challenges are interconnected, and together we can forge inclusive solutions.” (Earth Charter). Continue reading
One of the best parts of getting involved in Inclusive Leadership Online Education is getting to know other champions of diversity and inclusion from around the world. Here is a glimpse of four fantastic Inclusive Leaders from Fiji.
We hope meeting Temo, Apolosi, Sarita and Kim will inspire you and your students, colleagues, volunteers and other inclusively oriented people you know to join our guided online continuing education quest to “Discover Your Inclusive Leadership Potential” . Or, perhaps this post will inspire you to contribute $35, $70 or $140 to help sponsor people who face financial barriers to become Inclusive Leaders. You can become a bronze, silver or gold sponsor by downloading our E-Book of Inclusive Leadership Discoveries.
With our spirit of generosity, everyone who has the technology, motivation and time to join our online quest to ‘Discover Your Inclusive Leadership Potential’ can enroll by paying what we can comfortably afford or by applying for a full sponsorship. If you have the time to invest in this course, we have the capacity to invest in you.
Submitted by Victor Okechukwu Chimezie
I am Victor Okechukwu Chimezie a 22 year old Nigerian, a passionate and pragmatic Peacebuilder. I’m so delighted to be here in the Discover Your Inclusive Leadership Potential online course. I’m so grateful for the scholarship as this course will help me be more relaxed in diversity in my quest to make the world safer and better for us youth.
Part 1 of the Inclusive Leadership course introduces the Earth Charter as our global compass.
For my Earth Charter Action Plan I’ll be focusing on Peace which is Democracy, Non- Violence and Peace.
Submitted by Linda Hill and Bonnie Robertson (Reposted July 2019)
Inclusive Leadership can be as simple and magical as a diverse group of people exploring the skill of daring to be different through a co-operative game of “Catch the Difference.” As you read this story, we invite you to think about the times in your life when you have felt safe to share your differences with others and the times in your life when you helped others feel safe to share their differences with you. Continue reading