Belonging Matters Conversations For Leaders
Your Belonging Matters Conversations For Leaders Customized Program Includes:
Session #1: Why Belonging Matters
In this interactive session, you and your cohort explore what belonging means, share stories and discuss your key challenges. By the end of this session, your cohort will have prioritized their key issues in preparation for Session #2 that your cohort will work on collaboratively.
Session #2: Addressing Our First Priority Challenge
We customize Session #2 based on one of the priority challenges identified in Session #1. Here, you and your cohort will explore your priority challenge through sharing stories, exploring root causes and coming up with collective tips and strategies.
Session #3: Addressing Our Second Priority Challenge
We customize Session #3 based on one of the priority challenges identified in Session #1. Here, you and your cohort will explore your priority challenge through sharing stories, exploring root causes and coming up with collective tips and strategies.
Session #4: Culminating Activities and Integration
In this conversation, you and your cohort will share visual legacies and generate ideas for action planning in your own contexts.
About Creating Visual Legacies:
Every week, you will have an opportunity to create your personal visual legacy that represents your journey, your process and the key insights that are meaningful to you. For those who wish, we provide some templates and an opportunity to connect with a member of our team to finalize a meaningful visual legacy that can be used to remind you and guide you for years to come.
Here’s what people are saying about Jessie’s work and Belonging Matters Conversations
About Jessie Sutherland,
An international speaker, trainer, and consultant, Jessie Sutherland works with organizations and communities to engage diversity, build belonging and ignite intercultural collaboration.
Recipient of BC Community Achievement Award (2023), her approach creates sustainable community change that effectively addresses complex social problems.
Jessie’s work has been delivered in over eight languages and has taken her across Canada and around the world to support communities in their efforts to address challenging issues including workplace inclusion, poverty, homelessness, the overdose crisis, elder abuse, reconciliation, youth engagement and more. Many of her clients go on to win awards for their work in engaging diversity and fostering collaboration for sustainable and lasting change.
As founder of the organization Intercultural Strategies, Jessie helps leaders and groups build cultures of belonging to create change in an inclusive and positive way. She is the innovator of the award-winning Belonging Matters framework and community change model designed to change mindsets, deepen interconnections, impart greater social capital and build stronger communities.
Jessie holds a M.A in Dispute Resolution, is a TEDx speaker and author of the book, Worldview Skills: Transforming Conflict from the Inside Out.
Know where to focus your efforts for greatest impact personally and professionally.
Generate innovative ideas and solutions to increase your sense of ease, purpose and connection.
Create a visual legacy of your experience and access reflective learning practices to deepen the integration of your experience into practical, actionable gems.
Deepen your own sense of home, belonging and connectedness within yourself and get clarity around your values and how you approach your work as a leader facilitating change.
Strengthen your problem solving strategies and transform “people problems” into opportunities for growth and collaboration.
Close the communication and understanding gap between diverse perspectives.
Expand your awareness and as a result increase your effectiveness.
Transform leadership isolation into a supportive network and collaborative cohort community.
Build a supportive culture for yourself and see the impact on your team, your organization and your social change efforts.
Belonging Matters Conversations Make A Difference
Jessie’s values-based approach is a huge reason why I am able to resolve conflicts...
I have been a fan of Jessie’s values-based approach for 15 years. I have benefited in my personal and working relationships, as well as systems thinking. Jessie’s values-based approach is a huge reason why I am able to resolve conflicts as a person who values harmony and avoids conflict.
Jessie Sutherland has a gift for generating “ah-ha” moments.
Jessie Sutherland has a gift for generating “ah-ha” moments. Her gentle questioning and invitation to go deeper into your self provides a powerful means of transformation. I have benefited by moving toward healthier personal and professional relationships since my participation in her training.
Jessie Sutherland's approach is one of the best I know of.
Jessie Sutherland's approach is one of the best I know of. Her work builds that sense of belonging and inclusion for everyone, laying the foundational building blocks for reconciliation on the political and economic levels.
Let’s Build Belonging From The Inside Out Together!
This program is the result of more than 25 years of research and working with individuals and teams around the globe delivering training, facilitating processes and building cultures of belonging in diverse contexts. I continue to be inspired by the solutions that people create together when stories are shared, understanding is built and solutions are co-created.
It would be an honour to work with you. I invite you to join our next Belonging Matters Conversations For Leaders cohort where you can connect with yourself and other leaders to find your footing again. I would be honoured to work with you and support you and your leadership so that you leave re-energized and anchored more deeply within yourself as you facilitate change in our increasingly turbulent times.