Inclusive Leaders gathered June 3 to 5, 2016 to explore, share, and celebrate the multitude of ways individuals and groups are transforming communities by embracing diversity. Linda Hill and Kirsten Gellein spent some time gathering insights from a few of the 90 participants. Continue reading
(submitted by Linda Hill)
On June 1, 2016 Joy Emmanuel and I represented the Inclusive Leadership Co-operative at the 2016 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences in Calgary, Alberta. One of two workshops we facilitated was an exploration of how Inclusive Leadership skills for Connecting with Differences and Communicating With Compassion can help co-operative associations, non-profit organizations, and any group of people become more co-operative.
Embark on an adventure as life changing as traveling the world June 3 to 5, 2016, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada. Our annual Inclusive Leadership Gathering brings together new and experienced Inclusive Leaders from diverse generations, cultures and other backgrounds. Come for 1, 2, or all 3 days with your family, friends, and colleagues to explore, share, and celebrate the many diverse ways you and other Inclusive Leaders are building communities based on inclusion, diversity, equality and joy. Click here for more information and to register.
Meet Inclusive Leaders from all walks of life and all ages!! “We are part of a world-wide movement made up of individuals and groups who care about people and the planet in ways that are life-enriching and life-sustaining. We look forward to learning with and from everyone who attends the gathering.” (Kix Citton, Inclusive Leadership Co-operative Board Member)
(Submitted by ILC Founding Member, Raj Gill)
In 2001 I was planning to transition out of health care into a brand new career as a Life-Skills Coach. I launched my coaching business, “Prosperity Circles Coaching International,” and began a journey of exploring the power of collaboration. It was a time of becoming curious without being attached to specific outcomes. I was confident I had something of value to offer. I strongly believed that collectively we are much greater and more effective than we are individually. I had recently participated in a nine day International Intensive Training in Nonviolent Communication and a piece that stood out for me was that, “my feelings are connected to my needs, not to other people’s behaviour.” Continue reading
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 Linda Hill)
Two Winter Celebrations warmed my heart this month. The first was a celebration of biodiversity organized by our local natural history club. The second was a celebration of cultural diversity organized by our local intercultural society. Both events got me thinking about how the world is being changed in peaceful directions by the cumulative impact of thousands upon thousands of inclusive and welcoming celebrations of diversity going on around the world this winter and throughout the year. Continue reading
Ethical Witnessing. Glaucia stunningly channels legendary jazz singer Billie Holiday in the musical “Lady Day: at Emerson’s Bar and Grill.” All three shows this past weekend were sold out. Inclusive Leaders living on Vancouver Island are encouraged to act quickly if you are planning to see this show on December 4, 5, and 6 in Chemainus and Crofton, Vancouver Island. Tickets are available at: Chemainus Foods, Chemainus Gardens, Crofton Pub, Baan-Do’s Stir Fry, Duncan or Cardino Shoes, Duncan. Read on to learn a little about how the play “Lady Day” and Glaucia’s performance is such a brilliant example of the Inclusive Leadership skill of Ethical Witnessing (Linda Hill is the author of this post).
- First, get a glass and fill this glass with water up to the half way point.
- Second, write down your answer to this question: “Is the glass half full or half empty?”
- Third, reflect on how you are feeling about this exercise.
After a summer visiting Vancouver Island and gathering more experience as an Inclusive Leadership Facilitator, I am amazed at the depth of the conversations and connections. I learned that being an effective Inclusive Leader is more about compassionately and actively listening to a group rather than attempting to manage group dynamics. I learned that being an Inclusive Leader is less about who talks the most, or who sways the group, but who is the one who is able to deepen their listening skills and able to be present with the individuals and the information that is being shared. Continue reading
June 27 to 29, 2015: More than 75 people from diverse cultures, generations, abilities and places gathered on Vancouver Island, BC to explore, share, and celebrate the many ways Inclusive Leaders are transforming communities by embracing social diversity and bio-diversity. Continue reading