Tag Archives: Inclusive Leadership

The Co-operative Movement and Peace

9018942Here is an opportunity to learn with and from Joy Emmanuel, an extra-ordinarily co-operative Inclusive Leader. Joy is a well-known co-operative developer, researcher and educator who has worked on Co-operative projects from the local to the international level. Her June 28 workshop at the Vancouver Island, BC Inclusive Leadership Gathering will be on Co-operatives and Peace.  Joy’s workshops about various aspects of the Co-operative Movement are always participatory, interactive, informative and enlightening. Everyone who participates is in for a transformational learning experience.

Click here for more information about registering for Joy’\s workshop and other workshops and activities during the June 27, 28, and 29, 2015 Inclusive Leadership Gathering at Cowichan Lake Education Centre, Vancouver Island, BC.

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Facilitating and Mentoring Inclusive Leadership

IMG_1223What was the impact of thirty-five people from diverse cultures, generations and other backgrounds participating in three days of experiential education in Facilitating and Mentoring Inclusive Leadership. April 22 to 24, 2015? Continue reading

Inclusive Leadership in Coaching

Barton Profile (1024x683) Barton Cutter of Cutter’s Edge Consulting was in for a surprise when he applied for a scholarship with the Coaches Training Institute (CTI). Little did he know he would be applying his passion for Inclusive Leadership to help transform the very program he was applying for. Barton Cutter is a leadership coach and inclusion expert. He combines his experience of living with cerebral palsy, uncompromising wit, and professional background in leadership development and communications to empower people with and without disabilities to discover a vision of independence and collaborative leadership through building engaging relationships.“This life is about transforming the universe, one soul at a time. Polishing the soul through laughter!”

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Co-ops helping Co-ops

ILC Board Member Kix Citton (right) recently met Susan Urban (left) while accepting a $1,000 donation from Mid-Island Consumer Services Co-operative. Many thanks Mid-Island Co-op for your generous support of the Inclusive Leadership Co-operative’s February 5 to 8, 2015 Inclusive Leadership Adventure for Grade 7 students from Gabriola Island Elementary School, Gabriola Island, BC.

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The Power of Ten Times Ten

IMG_0604Stephen Levesque’s story of bringing Inclusive Leadership to his community shows the powerful ripple effect that results from a single Inclusive Leader taking action. Stephen is an Inclusive Leader, a Parent, a Horticulture Therapist, and an Organic Farmer who lives on Gabriola Island located about five miles across the water from the city of Nanaimo, on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada. Gabriola Island is a small island of forests, beaches, wildlife, and about 4,000 people running farms, resorts, and small businesses. Continue reading

Changing the World One Classroom At A Time

Thank you Vivi de Graff, Communications Co-ordinator, Island Oak High School, Duncan, BC, Canada for your great news release that led to this post about how Inclusive Leader, Linda McDaniels, is putting Inclusive Leadership into action in high schools:  Continue reading

Mbira Spirit: Embracing the Rhythms of Diversity

Mbira Spirit 1“Music is for everyone and together young and old we will help build and sustain our diverse communities. Embracing the rhythms of Africa by singing, dancing and playing together, we will also improve our quality of life.” (Amy and Tafadzwa Matamba of Mbira Spirit)

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Inclusive Leadership Education in 2015

“Diversity, as it is experienced within Inclusive Leadership, is a living, breathing part of each and every person. Just as there is diversity in every person, there is leadership in every person, humanity in every person, and these are the common bonds that link us together to become stronger and brighter in caring for people and the planet.” (Art Phipps, Co-founder of the Inclusive Leadership Co-operative)

IMG_5747The Inclusive Leadership Co-operative warmly invites you to our Inclusive Leadership events coming up on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada in February, April and the end of June 2015. Here is a visioning exercise to motivate you to get involved this year.

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Ethical Witnessing in Action

Gilbert Family

Photo Credit: Cozy Cabin Photography

Cathy and David Gilbert and the two youngest of their sixteen children – Moses and Liean – are strengthening the Inclusive Leadership movement through their active involvement in the Inclusive Leadership Co-operative and Cowichan Intercultural Society’s Multicultural Leadership Group (MLG). MLGMoses, Liean and their fellow MLGers describe themselves as: “Leaders from younger and older generations and many different cultures. We include everyone, help others and make sure no one gets left behind or left out.”

The Gilberts are very concerned about what happens to children who get left behind when adoptive parents change their minds. This issue is explored in the Fifth Estate documentary: A Boy Named Moses (aired November, 2014). Cathy says, “Over the twenty-five plus years that I’ve been connected to adoption I’ve come across over twenty kids (without even stopping to think too hard) who were re-homed, disrupted, abandoned – one way or another – passed from one adoptive parent to another or passed back into the system. This show was for all of them. If the show helps prevent this happening to even one child….”

IMG_6683 (2)Moses says, “It’s sad when people do things that are not right to other people, especially when they can’t do anything about it. It’s kind of scary a lot of the time. I was scared I wouldn’t have a family”

Click here to watch this 40 minute Fifth Estate episode. Read on for an essay by Linda Hill and Cathy Gilbert about how going public with Moses’s story is a courageous example of the Anti-Discrimination First Aid skill of Ethical Witnessing.

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