About this course
Part 1: Discover Your Inclusive Leadership Potential
Our next 4 week guided group expedition begins Jan 24, 2019. 4-5 hours per week of self-paced Participatory Action Education.
Who this course is for
Adults, youth, young adults, adults and elders from around the world who are champions of diversity and inclusion.
- Educators, service providers, managers, volunteers, students who are looking for new ways of living, learning and leading in your diverse communities.
- Activists, allies, and other change-makers who are concerned about injustice, mistreatment, isolation and other forms of exclusion.
- Emerging and experienced Inclusive Leaders who are Building Bridges toward social and environmental well-being in schools, workplaces and community settings.
Are you asking any of these questions?
If so, this course is your opportunity to Discover Your Inclusive Leadership Potential.
- What can I do about prejudice, inequality, discrimination, bullying and other forms of social and environmental injustice?
- How can I build my skills to become more inclusive in my leadership?
- How can I guide children, youth or adults at school, work or in a community-setting to shift from exclusion to inclusion?
- How can I build an inclusive team at work, school, or in the community that is enriched by our diversity?
- How can I live, learn and lead in ways that bring out the best in everyone's differences?
Where and When
Participate from anywhere in the world via your computer. Learn through experiential education: videos, practice activities, reflecting, journaling, and sharing in a discussion forum and optional video meetings.
Part 1 of Discover Your Inclusive Leadership Potential is 4 weeks of Participatory Action online learning at your own pace.
After participating successfully in Part 1, you will be able to enroll in Part 2 (4 more weeks of Participatory Action Online Learning)
- 3-4 self paced hours per week of videos, handouts, experiential education activities and journaling.
- 1-2 hours per week practicing what you are learning while sharing and dialoguing with new and experienced Inclusive Leaders in our online Discussion Forum
- Optional heart-to-heart video meetings the first Saturday of each month 10 am to 11:30 am Pacific Time. Click here to convert to your local time zone.
With the field of Inclusive Leadership as your map and the international Earth Charter as your global compass, you will soon find yourself "In the midst of a magnificent diversity of cultures and life forms" where "we are one human family and one Earth community".
Modules for Part 1: Discover Your Inclusive Leadership Potential
- As soon as you sign up: Welcome to Part 1
- Week 1: Orientation
- Week 2: All Inclusive Base Camp
- Week 3: Building Bridges to equality
- Week 4: Connecting with differences
"A discovery of new ideas about leadership within a wonderful learning process with practical information and questions, meditation, and journaling." (Paul Atsu, Agribusiness/Agricultural Leader, Ghana, Africa)
"I loved the template of Building Bridges that was shared, especially for planning and facilitating workshops. This is like gold: a structure I was looking for" (Katie Sayers, Teacher and Facilitator, BC, Canada).
"We loved the discussion forums, mentoring meetings and live-video meetings. So much thoughtful learning through our experiences connecting with such a diverse group." (Susan Norris, Terri Beaton, Lynn Smith: Past Participants)
"The videos were excellent. I enjoyed the invitation to journal in all different ways, the questions that helped me look at things from different perspectives, the relaxing into diversity exercises including drawing diversity stars and the forest walk, all the stories of ways to deal with challenging situations, the strength in togetherness.” (Betty Doherty, Learner and Sharer, BC, Canada
Modules for Part 2: Discover Your Inclusive Leadership Potential
Part 2 is for everyone who has participated in Part 1. The first week is spent in the mid-way view point for review and re-orientation. Then, during weeks 2 and 3, you will go on to the remaining two corners of the field of Inclusive Leadership. The final week is spent charting your way forward. You will develop a meaningful Action Plan that will integrate your Inclusive Leadership skills with your passions and concerns in ways that are positive, possible and practical for you!
- Week 1: Mid-Point Viewpoint
- Week 2: Communicating with compassion
- Week 3: Anti-Discrimination First Aid
- Week 4: Chart Your Way Forward
“I am so grateful for this top-notch course that the world needs more of. How about if each and every person in areas such as Uganda undertook a basic course in understanding inclusiveness? Would we learn not to be harsh while connecting with different people? Would this lead to a society where everyone is welcomed?” (Joanita Babirye, Founder and Director, Rainbow Smiles Foundation, Uganda)
“I signed in for this course to learn to be more inclusive in my work as a community social worker. The online learning platform and dashboard is so well organized that someone who really does not know much about computers can still access it. I enjoyed the videos, the journalling, the exercises, reflecting, the discussion forum for connecting and sharing experiences with the other people in the course. From exposure to other people’s experiences, and by sharing my experience and expertise, I learned how to be a more compassionate, empathic leader.” (Felix Iziomoh, Executive Director of the International Centre for Leadership Development Nigeria)
Three Types of Certificates to Earn
You will earn certificates and continuing education credits that directly reflect your depth of experiencing and participating in this quest to Discover Your Inclusive Leadership Potential.
A Connecting Certificate confirms that you have put about 10 hours of effort and time into each part of this course by viewing each module, completing at least 50% of the learning activities and participating in the Discussion Forum at least once.
A Completion Certificate recognizes the extra time, effort and participation it takes to complete an online course. You will earn a completion certificate by spending 4-5 hours each week participating in this course. You will demonstrate this in-depth experiential learning by completing and posting 90-100% of the assignments, and participating regularly in the discussion forum. You will earn 20 hours of Continuing Education credits for Completing Part 1. You will earn 20 hours of Continuing Education credits for Completing Part 2.
A Mentoring Certificate is an additional award acknowledging Inclusive Leaders who have returned to this course as mentors. You will earn a mentoring certificate by reviewing the course each week and by putting your Inclusive Leadership skills into practice within the Discussion Forum every couple of days. Within the Discussion Forum, you will intentionally practice and apply your Inclusive Leadership skills for Building Bridges to equality, Connecting with differences, Communicating with compassion and Anti-Discrimination First Aid. You will monitor and report your mentoring time. You can earn up to 20 hours of Continuing Education Credits for Mentoring Part 1. You can earn up to 20 hours of Continuing Education Credits for Mentoring Part 2.
- Explore Skills for Connecting With Differences
- Experiential Learning 1: Become a Diversity Star
- Experiential Learning 2: Thank a Diversity Star
- Experiential Learning 3: Opposites Atttract
- Experiential Learning 4: Relax in Nature
- Reflect, Journal, Share
- Action Planning
- How to Enroll In Part 2: Discover Your Inclusive Leadership Potential
- How To Request Your Part 1 Certificate
- More Inclusive Leadership Opportunities
Inclusive Leadership Co-operative
About the instructor
The Inclusive Leadership Co-operative (ILC) is a non-profit community service association based on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada that provides community-based diversity education for people from diverse generations, cultures and communities. We prepare participants to live, learn and lead more inclusively by embracing the diversity in all living beings as gifts that enrich the world. Click here to take a look at our ILC website.
We guide new and experienced Inclusive Leaders to share leadership in educating each other about our interconnected diversity challenges while nurturing and mentoring Inclusive Leadership skills for:
- Building Bridges of equality
- Connecting With Differences
- Communicating With Compassion
- Standing up for inclusion with Anti-Discrimination First Aid.
The outcome of practicing Inclusive Leadership is contributing actively to safety, respect, justice, and peace in your diverse community.
"This is the best experience I've got in Canada. It's amazing...you should join the Inclusive Leadership Program!" (Mohammad Binaz, International Student from India)
The ILC's Inclusive Leadership Online courses and practice groups are deeply rooted in fifteen years of experiential Inclusive Leadership education with several thousand professionals, students, volunteers and other leaders from Vancouver Island, other parts of BC, Canada and the world. The ILC is adapting our renowned experiential education workshops and weekend retreats into a series of interactive, online courses enhanced by live video gatherings.
Inclusive Leadership for our Global Village is quickly becoming a lively, vibrant mutual mentoring hub for authentic Inclusive Leaders who are connecting across time, space and diversity with other caring and courageous Inclusive Leaders around the world.
"Kudos on making your work internationally accessible. So pleased this interesting and necessary initiative is combining social and environmental. Long overdue. Love that you have integrated a comprehensive inclusive approach to everything including registration fees. Your values shine through it all." (Vickie Cammack and Al Etmanski, Social Innovations that Spread from the Margins to the Mainstream)
How to Enroll
Are you ready to Join Dr. Linda Hill and a team of skilled and experienced Inclusive Leaders on this guided quest to your Personal Action Plan for living, learning and leading in your diverse community?
Here is how to enroll:
The Inclusive Leadership Co-operative runs on the spirit-of-generosity with people paying what we can each comfortably afford. To enroll in Part 1 of Discover Your Inclusive Leadership Potential, you read through the pricing choices below with your own spirit of generosity and decide what is comfortable for you.
- Is the fee of $70 CAD (aprox $50 USD) is affordable for you?
- Can you afford to "pay it forward" by paying $140 CAD (aprox $100 USD) to pay for yourself and another person who faces financial barriers?
- Do you require a half sponsorship of $35 CAD (aprox $25 USD)?
- Do you require a full sponsorship? If so email firstname.lastname@example.org (If you are willing to invest your time and energy into Inclusive Leadership, we are willing to invest in you).
I request a full sponsorship. I will invest my time in this course.
(If you are willing to invest your time into Inclusive Leadership we are willing to invest in sponsoring you!)
Outcomes of Participating in Discover Your Inclusive Leadership Potential.
You will leave your quest well prepared for living, learning and leading more inclusively in your diverse community.
You will develop a positive, possible, and practical Action Plan based on your stage of being the changes you want to see in the world.
Your action plan will integrate Inclusive Leadership skills with your passions, concerns and your other skills and experience.
You will be ready to carry out what you plan in ways that are realistic and meaningful for you.
You will find inspiration, understanding and confidence in yourself as an Inclusive Leader in our world that has become a Global Village.
“This material is excellent for using in workshops, classrooms, facilitation settings and more! I look forward to integrating this materials into my work and volunteer services”. (Katie Sayers, Community Relations Builder, Facilitator, Teacher, Nanaimo, BC, Canada).
“As a youth leader and founder of the Street to School Initiative in Nigeria, Africa, this course has made me intensely appreciate the diversity in children that is beyond skin color and ethnicity. By appreciating each child’s differences we can relate with every child as a hero. I will share this with the teachers who work with us.” (Tosin Taiwo. Founder Street2School Initative, Nigeria).
“I learned that when there is discrimination and alienation, there is an injury to the community. What WE do is the first healing thought because it begins to re-establish connections. I have re-established networking and relaxing as regular health practices.” (Lindsay Beal, Spider's Eye, a home-based, creative arts business in BC, Canada).
“Networking and reaching out to others are at the heart of creating inclusion in our communities. I feel warmly embraced by a community of leaders dedicated to creating an inclusive world.” (Susan Norris, Bookkeeper, BC, Canada)
"When I signed up for this course, I was having difficulties communicating with my colleagues and subordinates. It has been great and awesome participating in this training, especially the teaching approach that encouraged quality of communication and full-participatory learning for imparting knowledge during each module. As a result of this course, my relationship with my colleagues is far better. I am getting positive responses by learning to be a good listener which leads me to speak with confidence and humility and avoid discrimination of any kind in my relationships with people." (Jude Otag, Administrator and Manager, Nigeria).
“I reached my goals of having the skills to build stronger connections and stronger communities. This course gave me maturity to resolve situations by ensuring everyone feels listened to and that everyone’s needs are met.” (Emily, New Mom, Alberta, Canada)
"As an advocate and leader in a few key groups within my community, and organization, which needs to be inclusive in its approach, I signed up to this course because I wanted to find out what I needed as a leader to make my approach more inclusive. What I discovered was that to be inclusive, not only do I need to know and be conscious about how I relate to people, how to communicate better with them but also to get the approval and endorsement of the space that I am showing up in - including nature – to provide an atmosphere that will guide my role to be inclusive to other individuals and groups." (Temo Sasau, Advocate, Fiji Islands, South Pacific).
"Thank all of you so much for this great trip, I'm so grateful for your support , your magical words, your seeds which grew into me with self confidence , hope and love! Feeling proud of my certificate!" (Shayma Awedi, Surgical Nursing Student, Tunisia).
We look forward to embarking on this voyage of discovery with you!