Intergenerational Asset Mapping in our Rural Community
ABCD and Youth
Wonderful to meet another integrative thinker - hooray for intersections!
One thing I am loving about your article is how you acknowledge and appreciate such a diverse, rich array of mentors.
Have you heard the term intersectionality used to explore identity issues within a diversity lens? (e.g. intersectional feminism, intersectional race relations, intersectional gender and sexual orientation relations, intersections between biodiversity and social diversity). So many intersections to explore!
The foundational intersecting pillars of Inclusive Leadership are Participatory Education for Social Change/Participatory Action Research/ Qualitative Research/Intercultural communication/Community Psychology/Mindfulness/Inter-group contact theory. The global context is the International Earth Charter.
We apply ABCD and Appreciative Inquiry to all of this!!!
The community inclusion movement has been such an important entry point for me into all of this work. Yes I know Al and Vickie and am a great admirer of PLAN (you could check out what they are doing with ABCD). plan.ca
The Art of Hosting work is also founded on Participatory Education for Social Change!!!
And - I've visited the University of Peace where the Earth Charter office is located! Did you by any chance meet Mohit Mukerjee or Mirian Vilela?
Again - so many intersections.
Anyway, I am really resonating with your last paragraph and look forward to more accounts of your adventures. This process of learning from multiple sources and then blending it together into our own personal, meaningful approach is radically revolutionary divergent creativity. Thank you for being a fellow creative explorer!!! AND then we get to be facilitators...... which means making this easy for others!!!
Your job is my job.... thank for for this .... may i post this quote on our facebook page and may i re-post your blog on our Inclusive Leadership page?
"My job now, is not as a consultant; it is to enter a community with open heart, open mind and open will and to continue to offer these blended gifts to communities who are in crisis, those struggling with an issue or many who want to celebrate successes and my ongoing mission and aim is to build capacity in local neighbourhoods, through intentional conversations, underpinned by ABCD, and participatory leadership around today’s Wicked Problems, so that community members can immerse themselves in this important work; so they can host the processes, live an inclusionary life and celebrate the personal benefits of a connected community!"
Please add experienced Inclusive Leader to your lovely list of identities!