Blog posts about "Relationships"


Shaping strong allyship skills

I know I can always be learning how to be a more effective ally.

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Why I invest in my employees' well being

The returns are so much greater that I would have imagined.

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The birthplace of passion and growth

I am a firm believer in being the change I want to see in the world, and my experience has shown me that everything is an opportunity for growth.

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A year of supporting remarkable change makers

What a year 2015 has been! As Project Director, I am amazed and deeply gratified to be a part of what you - the Inner Activist community - has accomplished. Here are just a few of my highlights from this past year.

 

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By invitation only

Going to Gabriola Island to learn more about relationships with the Inner Activist and others was an invitation I made to myself.

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Learning to slow down and respect the process

During our week on Gabriola Island I kept a journal for keeping track of my many questions, reflections, and brainstorms. While rereading my journal, I noticed that I had repeatedly written about being tired.

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Scandal highlights need for healthy workplace relationships

Parker Johnson, a facilitator for the Inner Activist course Building Strong & Respectful Relationships, says it's important for workplaces to listen to employees.

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Meet Tracey Jastinder Mann - Inner Activist's new Outreach & Enrolment Coordinator -

When I try to think of what drew me to activism, the first image that comes to mind is of a brand new house that my father had built. Just after applying the stucco, days away from the official move in date of the family for whom the house was built, we found it covered with blue spray paint. 

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The one conflict skill you will ever need

Hint: it’s not a skill. I was talking to my friend Shakil over at Anima leadership the other day, about the book he’s working on, Deep Diversity: Overcoming the Unconscious Power of Bias, Tribes and Emotions (forthcoming, Between The Lines Press, Toronto). We were discussing the value of conflict resolution skills for diversity work. 

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Looking back: Relationship workshop powerful experience for participants

It's fun to look back at our inaugural Building Strong & Respectful Relationships program. Participants from all walks of life attended the intensive six day program on Gabriola Island.

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