Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Our leadership team gathered under the umbrella of “PeopleDynamics Learning Group” declare the following:
We stand with our Asian and Asian-Canadian neighbors to Stop Asian Hate and build a stronger, more equitable world for all people. Our shared humanity and our future depends on us fostering a lived experience of interconnectedness based in equality and inclusion, and while we acknowledge that racism against Asians has always existed, it has surged at an alarming rate since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Black Lives Matter. Our shared humanity and our future depends on us fostering a lived experience of interconnectedness based in equality and inclusion, so at this juncture in history it is important to say specifically that Black Lives Matter, as an acknowledgement of the impact of systemic racism on the Black community, which has also erupted as violence against this community too often lately.
We are committing to be an active ally in the quest to dismantle systemic racism and to promote equality, inclusion, and deep respect for the affected communities. We accept that there are many different ways to act as an ally in this quest, and we will continue to be in conversation with one another and the community to discern what actions might serve best.
We reject the racism, intolerance and hate that inspires this violence and unite to lift up communities that are being targeted. We also consider this a moment for reflection on the different ways we can offer support, educate ourselves, and take skillful action towards creating communities that celebrate inclusivity and belonging.
As an organization with special expertise in the art of conversation and fostering meaningful connection and inclusion– one-on-one and in teams/groups – we are committed to finding ways to deploy this expertise in ways that can help us collectively move from where we are to a more equitable, inclusive, and hopeful future. We commit to creating safe spaces for ongoing conversations about race and racism, and the design of processes to help equip more people to have these conversations skillfully and confidently.
Our community participated in a powerful conversation about the Black experience in Canada, and about the impact of systemic racism on our Black colleagues and friends.
Donna Forde was the powerful voice that shared her experience with us, and allowed us to express some of our pain and confusion and fears and hopes around this topic. Donna is a member of our coaching community and a faculty member of our Business Coaching Advantage Coaching Certification Program™, and has been leading many conversations for leaders about racism, systemic injustice and the Black experience over the last few weeks. CLICK HERE for a replay of this powerful webinar conversation.
Here is a resource to help prepare for other candid conversations on race and racism: CLICK HERE
Stories from the Frontlines of Leadership – our panel of leaders discussing how a coaching approach is helping people lead, and coach leaders through this crisis.
A conversation on cultivating resilience with a focus on the role of leaders in supporting resilience in their teams. Download selected slides here: Resilience and leadership – guidance for resilience conversations
Introducing a resilience framework along with simple mindfulness practices
A coaching approach allows leaders to respond, adapt, learn fast and lead wisely. This PDLG webinar is from a joint session of the ICF GTA and the HRPAO.
An interactive session about being in conversation with ourselves and others around burnout, overwhelm and mental health distress (including knowing when to suggest additional resources).
In our final conversation of the year we invite you to explore connection to yourself and others, resilience and inner wisdom through the lens of embodied dialogue.
CLICK HERE for a replay: We explore embodiment in the following ways:
- How do you tap into embodied wisdom?
- What is the connection between mindfulness and embodiment?
- The use of embodiment to create insight and sensemaking
- Linking embodiment to resilience
A resilience-based discussion, with focus on such questions as:
- What are the conversations we want and need to be having right now – with ourselves, with our teams and leaders?
- What is important to be talking about, as the pandemic persists and “powering through” has become a potentially unsustainable long-term response?
We have decided to offer our flagship Coaching Advantage for Leaders Program™ to the public in a virtual delivery this spring. We think it is particularly timely to make this special offering to the public, and to do so with “pandemic pricing” so that a broader audience can access it.
This program is for LEADERS in organizations and draws on the content and approach from our Business Coaching Advantage Certification Program™ – take advantage of our special offer and experience powerful, interactive learning to elevate your leadership impact.