For the last few months, I have been working with the BC Council for International Education on a series of online workshops called Dialogues on Decolonization for International Education.

How to facilitate structural change

The 3-part community dialogue series explores the past, the present, and builds capacity to navigate and facilitate change for the future. While the series is geared towards International Education, the nuggets within each session are applicable to all sectors.

After all, most of our systems and institutions were created over a hundred years ago. Now we have the important decision to either replicate what we inherit... or, do we choose to step in a new direction and innovate a new way forward?

I strongly encourage all leaders to listen to the first session and see what resonates with you in your next steps to facilitate change and build intercultural competency through dialogue within your context.

In part one of the series, you strengthen your intercultural competency and learn about:
  • Indigenous protocols prior to European settlement for inter-nation relations and education
  • Key terms such as decolonization, indigenization and reconciliation
  • Essential legal and political responsibilities and calls to action: United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People and Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action

Dialogues on Decolonization - Part 1

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Jessie Sutherland

An international speaker, trainer, and consultant, Jessie Sutherland works with organizations and communities to engage diversity, build belonging and ignite intercultural collaboration. Her approach creates sustainable community change that effectively addresses a wide range of complex social problems.

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