Inclusive Leaders come from many different backgrounds and bring what they learn at Inclusive Leadership back to many different communities. Alan Cundall has grown up in the Baha’i Faith Community and has experienced unity and inclusivity through his participation and facilitation within Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment Groups. Alan has also been participating in and facilitating within the Inclusive Leadership community for 7 years now (since 2009). In this post, Alan shares his experiences exploring, sharing and celebrating the parallels between Inclusive Leadership and Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment Groups. Continue reading
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
Interview with Katie Sayers, Community Relations, Inclusive Leadership Co-operative
In this video, Katie shares her identity as a World Citizen and Inclusive Leader who views differences as strengths. She invites others who are passionate about diversity and inclusion to become involved in Inclusive Leadership Online Education.
Interview with Kix Citton, Inclusive Leadership Co-operative Board Member
In this video, Kix Citton shares what she has learned about building inclusive and welcoming communities by developing skills, awareness, and relationships based on embracing differences as strengths. She invites viewers to get involved in Inclusive Leadership.
After watching Kix’s video, we invite you to click on these links to learn more about getting involved in Inclusive Leadership. Continue reading
Interview with Shahad Al Sadoon, Inclusive Leader since 2010
In this short video, Shahad Al Sadoon invites you to experience Inclusive Leadership as a life-changing opportunity to meet amazing people while learning life-skills for appreciating social diversity and biodiversty. The outcomes include learning to listen with compassion instead of judging people, learning to be who you are instead of trying to conform to expectations, and believing in yourself as a valuable contributor to your community.
After watching Shahad’s video, we invite you to click on these links to learn more about getting involved in Inclusive Leadership. Continue reading
submitted by Lynn Smith
“Monday Morning Music” is my biggest joy each week! For a little over an hour each Monday morning there is a hall in our small town of Duncan, BC, Canada that just rocks with friendship, companionship and music—lots of music!
What does “Monday Morning Music” look like? Visualize a back-up band of professional musicians – could be a country band, or a rock band – it doesn’t matter as these guys can play most any style of music you like! We have a fantastic keyboard player, a rocking lead guitarist, and a bass guitarist who has a million songs tucked in his back pocket. Picture me standing on stage and looking out at a sea of happy faces, all potential star performers. I love this participatory audience of about a hundred people who come every week to sing along, dance, and perform. Members of the audience are invited to come to the microphone, choose a song they would like to sing, and away we go! Can you see my heart soaring with gratitude to see how music unites and brings together such a diverse group of people? Continue reading
Mireille van Bremen is an inclusive social artist from Slovenia who combines Inclusive Leadership and Creativity to effect change in communities. As a practitioner of Nonviolent Communication. Continue reading
Inclusive Leaders everywhere are invited to create opportunities in your local communities for children to share leadership with you. In Duncan, BC the Inclusive Leadership Co-operative joined with the Arcadian Early Learning and Cowichan Intercultural Society to host a family dinner followed by a world cafe that explored visions of “Families First” communities. We held a parallel world cafe with the little ones. Continue reading
This is the 15th year that members of the Inclusive Leadership Co-operative have invited new and experienced Inclusive Leaders from diverse generations, cultures, and other backgrounds to participate in our annual Pro-D Day (Feb 24, 2017) or 3 day weekend (Feb 24-26, 2017) of experiential education in Cultivating Inclusive Leadership.
As you consider this invitation you may be wondering about what the outcomes of Cultivating Inclusive Leadership might be for you and your group. Continue reading
Behind the Lines – Contemporary Syrian Art is travelling across Canada in 2016 and 2017 with two stops in the Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island,BC: Duncan United Church until Dec 2, then Brentwood School Dec 10 to 17.
Syrian Artist – Humam Alsalim and Penticton Art Gallery Curator – Paul Crawford collaborated via the internet to arrange for 100 works of art by 18 Syrian Artists to be secretly sent out from behind the lines of the Syrian War to be exhibited at the Penticton Art Gallery.
“Over the last year I could have never predicted or even fathomed how relevant this show would become due to the change in our government and the influx of all these Syrian refugees to our communities,” Crawford says. Behind the Lines is now travelling across Canada with two stops in the Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island,BC from November 28 to December 17. Contact Paul Crawford for the complete schedule of the Behind the Lines Exhibition.