Develop the leadership skills you need to become a transforming influence at work and in the world.
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Create a more self-aware, balanced and inspired social change practice.
Understand your relationship to power. Be a more effective collaborator and ally.
Our courses integrate seven different approaches to leadership development, providing accessible and effective tools no matter your learning style or leadership challenge.Learn More
Inner Activist courses are led by professional educators and social change activists committed to helping change makers become more effective leaders.
Camille is a member of the faculty team leading Conscious Use of Power. She has worked at the crossroads of healing and social justice for over 15 years and is currently a therapist at the Vancouver Association for Survivors of Torture.
Jean-Pierre is a member of the faculty teams leading Building Personal Mastery. He is a founding member of San Francisco-based Learning as Leadership where he has been an executive coach since moving to the USA from France in 1999.
Natasha is a member of the faculty teams leading Building Strong & Respectful Relationships and Conscious Use of Power. She is a consultant and facilitator in all areas of diversity, social justice, equity and inclusion.
Ian is a member of the faculty teams leading Building Strong & Respectful Relationships. He is a core faculty member at the Haven, a Canadian residential training centre on the leading edge of personal and professional development.
Jackie is a member of the faculty team leading Building Personal Mastery and Conscious Use of Power. Formerly the Education Coordinator for the BC Nurses Union, Jackie designs and facilitates leadership development, strategic planning and co-facilitates Reconnecting to Life/The Work that Reconnects.
Parker is a member of the faculty team leading Building Personal Mastery. Parker works with higher education institutions, profit and non-profit organizations facilitating leadership development, organizational change, engaging diversity, and creating inclusive and just communities.
Aslam is a new settler on Coast Salish territories from South Africa. He has worked around the world as an educator, specialising in communication across cultures. He has a background in arts activism, dialogue, facilitation and planning. He currently works on community and youth engagement initiatives around Vancouver through numerous roles including Community Engagement Coordinator for SFU's Centre for Comparative Muslim Studies. He is constantly looking for ways to live the multiple perspectives on decoloniality he embodies.
Kris, a Secwepemc and Seme7 woman from the Ts’qescen First Nation. In her own words: “My lived experiences as a mixed blood woman, mother and community member informs my desire for inclusion, accessibility, and justice”. Archie is the Executive Director of The Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada, an open network to promote giving, sharing, and philanthropy in Aboriginal communities across the country. Kris works to transform philanthropy and contribute to positive change by creating spaces of learning, relationship-building and activation.
"Inner Activist programs have been a critical step in my personal and professional growth." Hawa Mire, Storyteller, Writer & Strategist
"The Inner Activist is a fantastic program for starting the journey on how to deal with the challenges of ego & its impact on change work." Taurai Ushewokunze, Consultant
"I am eternally grateful to have come away from Inner Activist courses with practical, hands on skills that nurture authenticity, clarity, compassion, balance and connection with myself and those around me." Anna Chpilevaia, Victoria Immigrant & Refugee Society
"The facilitators skillfully held space for participants to confront some tremendously challenging personal behaviours. I left with powerful tools and learning that I will continue to employ as I move through my life and the work that I do." Tobias Atkinson, Founder, Hammer and Saw: Youth Building Community