- For inclusion to be genuine, trustworthy, and meaningful at all scales – whether in a workplace, a sector, in collaboration or in communities, the foundation rests on empathy and inquiry: A genuine interest and understanding in one another- and then in ensuring that the diversity of our communities is represented.
There are many ways to inspire empathy. Stay tuned for our curriculum to support empathy development in your group.
- Genuine inquiry, requires a non-judgmental attitude and approach. In today’s North American society, these are not often encouraged, but rather debate, debasing, and aggression are key elements of our media. Inquiry, on the other hand requires patience and openness.
- Democracy requires equal voice and representation. Therefore it requires the inclusion of all parts of a community or society in order to be effective. But beyond singular opportunities for expression, active democracy requires engagement. The Talking Circle has been used by every original culture to manage and steward communities and resources. Talking circles effectively demand in and result in empathy as well.
- Here is our “How to do a Talking Circle“