Welcome to our E-Book of Inclusive Leadership Discoveries

Eleven beautifully presented photo-essays. Each chapter is a lovingly polished gem reflecting the multifaceted ways Inclusive Leaders around the world are transforming ourselves and our communities by embracing diversity and inclusion.  

The co-authors are 30 Inclusive Leaders from 10 countries on 5 continents. We wrote these accounts of our discoveries during a year (2018 to 2019) of learning with each other and from each other while exploring and piloting our Discover Your Inclusive Leadership Potential Online Course.  

Who is this book for? 

Inclusive Leadership Discoveries is a nourishing E-Book for everyone who is hungry for authentic examples of how Inclusive Leaders are transforming ourselves and our communities by embracing diversity and inclusion.

What will you discover?

Reading this collection of photo-stories will: 

  • bring healing tears, deep sighs and soul-nourishing laughter into your mind, eyes, heart and deep into your diaphragm.
  • bring abstract concepts about diversity, equality and inclusion into vivid focus 
  • offer hopeful examples of building inclusive and welcoming leader-full communities based on respect for people and nature.
  • inspire you to think globally and take action locally to embrace the magnificence of social diversity and biodiversity on our precious planet

"Every individual, family, organization, and community has a vital role to play.  The arts, sciences, religions, educational institutions, media, businesses, nongovernmental organizations, and governments are all called to offer creative leadership." (Earth Charter)

How To Download Your E-Book of Inclusive Leadership Discoveries

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A few quotes about Inclusive Leadership

"Welcome to an experiential education quest  based on over twenty years of Participatory Action Research into what works to bring diverse people together to be the changes we want to see in the world." (Linda Hill, Canada)

"Inclusive Leadership is eye opening to my role as a bridge-builder in my community. ...To build bridges I need people; you, my family, my co-workers and the friendliness and support of Mother earth and all the living things that I share space with.”  (Temo Sasau, Fiji)

"A discovery of new ideas about leadership... we developed our ability to stay aware of our emotions and manage our behavior, social awareness and relationship management skills....within a wonderful learning process with practical information and questions, meditation, and journaling." (Paul Atsu, Ghana)

"In these times of turbulence, inclusion is a door we can open to support each other and live better lives... The outcomes are long term relationships, sustainability, trust, communication and love. " (Claudia Sánchez, Colombia)

"Many individuals and organizations hold the values of acceptance and inclusion, but have not really looked at the skills involved in being inclusive so exploring Inclusive Leadership is great pro-action." (LIndsay, Beal, Canada).

"My goal, in discovering my Inclusive Leadership Potential is forming a bond to heal the world of hate, discrimination and violence through love, kindness and affection. " (Chuks Okoriekwe, Nigeria)

"My family and I discovered the realization that we are global citizens with much to offer this world-wide Inclusion Movement." Janice Maxwell, Canada)

“How about if each and every person in areas such as Uganda undertook a basic course in understanding inclusiveness? Would learning about inclusion help with building the bridges between different people with different identities? Would we learn not to be harsh while connecting with different people? Would this lead to a society where everyone is welcomed?”  (Joanita Babirye, Uganda)

"I have found that it is through all the skills learned during this online Inclusive Leadership course combined with other valuable lessons life throws at us that we can manifest the qualities of being Inclusive Leaders. We can all take to heart the realization that change begins with us and that we must first endeavour to become the changes we want to see in the world. If we can all embrace these lessons, then half the work we want to achieve will be completed." (Obinna Echendu, Nigeria)


Table of Contents


Cover Page Copyright Inclusive Leadership Co-operative

Introduction Welcome to Our E-Book of Inclusive Leadership Discoveries Linda Hill (Poster by Susan Norris)

Chapter 1 Reflecting on the Roots of Inclusive Leadership Linda Hill (Poster by Anna Seabra)

Chapter 2 Exploring Inclusive Leadership Muhammad Almahroof, Patti Lucas,  Temo Sasau, Jan Atkinson, Mohammed M. Kelleh, Sarita Dutt, (Poster by Harriet Greenwood, Apolosi Ranawai Lasei, Oluwatosin Adeosun)

Chapter 3 New Online Learning Experiences Paul Atsu (Posters by Alan Cundall, April Vance, Art Phipps)

Chapter 4 Inclusion is a Door Claudia Sánchez (Posters by Claudia Sánchez, Sarita Dutt, Shayma Awedi, Mohammed J. Kelleh)

Chapter 5 PAUSE and Reflect on Inclusive Leadership Lindsay Beal (Posters by Terri Beaton, Lynn Smith)

Chapter 6 We Don't Have to Start Big to Touch Lives Chuks Okoriekwe

Chapter 7 Inclusive and Equitable Education Tosin Taiwo, Mark Sandow, Patti Lucas, Mohammed M. Kelleh, Muhammad Almahroof, Felix Iziomoh, Temo Sasau, Joanita Babirye, Lindsay Beal (Most photos by Mark Sandow, Poster by Stanley Daniels)

Chapter 8 The Inclusion Movement Janice Maxwell

Chapter 9 Heart to Heart With Mother Earth Alhassan Sesay, Joanita Babirye, Linda Hill, Mark Sandow, Oluwatosin Adeosun, Sarah Mathison and Tosin Olowyeye-Taiwo (Poster by Oluwatosun Adeosun)

Chapter 10 Changing the World From the Inside Out Obinna Echendu

About the instructor

Inclusive Leadership Co-operative

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 equalityConnecting With DifferencesCommunicating With CompassionStanding 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)

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Inclusive Leadership Discoveries

    • PREFACE: How to Download Your E-Book of Inclusive Leadership Discoveries

    • Cover Page and Copyright - Please Read

    • INTRO CHAPTER: Welcome to Our E-Book of Inclusive Leadership Discoveries

    • CHAPTER 1: Reflecting on the Roots of Inclusive Leadership

    • CHAPTER 2: Exploring Inclusive Leadership

    • CHAPTER 3: New Online Learning Experiences

    • CHAPTER 4: Inclusion is a Door

    • CHAPTER 5: PAUSE and Reflect on Inclusive Leadership

    • CHAPTER 6: We Don't Have To Start Big To Touch Lives

    • CHAPTER 7: Inclusive and Equitable Education

    • CHAPTER 8: The Inclusion Movement

    • CHAPTER 9: Heart to Heart With Mother Earth

    • CHAPTER 10: Changing the World From The Inside Out

    • AFTERWORD: The Next Step Is Follow Up