Now more than ever, we need to re-examine worldviews and learn new ways that engage both people and systems to live in a sustainable, connected and diverse world.
Often, the conflict and exclusion we encounter, both individually and in communities, is due to a lack of understanding around worldviews and how to approach highly-charged, values-based conversations.
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Maybe it’s your first time leading change and, despite your passion, you are uncertain about what steps to take, the order to follow, or how to handle the complexity.
Whether we are looking at the need to create long-term change in our workplace, our community, our families or within ourselves, worldviews are key.
We are excited to share our proven worldview strategies to create quality relationships across difference and create sustainable change.
Learn what a worldview is, why it matters, and how it will support long-term transformative change in individuals, organizations, and communities. Leave with practical next step skills and doable actions to facilitate change.
Access this online, content-rich three-part video series. Each video includes a guest speaker sharing relevant case studies and stories pertaining to worldviews, followed by practical and doable steps you can apply in your own context.
Learn new ways that engage both people and systems to live in a sustainable, connected and diverse world.
This three-part recorded series includes access to recordings (each approximately 60 minutes), a workbook, and bonus gifts. By the end of the series, you will feel more confident and capable to facilitate change in your own context.
After you sign up, you will receive an email on how to access all your program resources and how to work through the training.
Developed over 30 years, the process you’ll learn will help you to become more confident, prepared and attuned to the often invisible driving force of the worldviews at play within change efforts.
In our families, our workplaces, and our communities, worldviews are ever present. The skills and stories shared will help you embrace working effectively with diverse worldviews.
The personal stories you’ll hear about have created transformative and lasting impact. Learn from our expert guest speakers and strengthen your skills for creating transformative change.
Worldview skills are at the foundation of our proven Belonging Matters process to create lasting community change. These skills transform people, relationships and systems.
In the first video, you will learn about the essential skills for engaging worldviews effectively, including your own. My special guest, Chief Robert Joseph, shares a powerful story about how he re-connected to his worldview and the transformational impact it had on his life and work to foster genuine reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.
You will gain practical skills to engage worldviews in your context.
Video Length: 1:01:27 (plus 15-minute Q&A video)
In the second recording, you will learn about the essential skills for when worldviews collide. This video features my special guests, Brooke Tanner and Carol Sheridan.
Brooke Tanner shares a powerful story about her experience of worldviews colliding and a pathway for building respect and understanding.
Carol Sheridan discusses how this powerful story and how starting with a foundation of worldview awareness and recognition led to building a collaborative and lasting relationship with Osoyoos Indian Band.
You will gain practical skills on how to engage effectively and respectfully across world differences. As a result, you will learn to facilitate improved relationships, strong collaboration and generate innovation to achieve your goals.
Video Length: 1:13:09 (plus 21-minute Q&A video)
In the final video, you will learn about why worldviews matter, the impact of the erosion of Indigenous worldviews, and essential skills for regenerating worldviews for a sustainable, connected and diverse world. The feature guest is Katsitsionni Fox, an award-winning filmmaker, artist and educator. Katsitsionni shares her powerful insights and includes a practical application exercise.
You will gain practical skills to regenerate worldviews in your context.
Video Length: 1:01:27 (plus 15-minute Q&A video)
Receive a PDF workbook providing step-by-step guidance to integrate what you learn into your unique context.
Access video and audio recordings of all 3 sessions so you can listen as often as you like to deepen your learning at your own pace. Parts 1 - 3 recordings are available for unlimited streaming.
Receive ongoing access to your recordings and materials on our membership website.
Worldview Skills Reflective Learning Practices For A Sustainable World
Access a digital interview recording with International expert in transformative evaluation, Michael Quinn Patton on the importance of Reflective Learning Practices for internalizing worldview skills for a sustainable world. Our Essential Worldview Skills For A Rapidly Changing World workbook includes Worldview Reflective Learning Practices written by Jessie Sutherland with expert input from Michael Quinn Patton.
Michael Quinn Patton, PhD, is an independent consultant who has been conducting program evaluations since the 1970s. A prolific writer with a profound influence on researchers and evaluators worldwide, his books Qualitative Research and Evaluation Methods and Utilization-Focused Evaluation, are frequently required graduate-level texts.
Worldview Skills: Transforming Conflict From The Inside Out
Written by your host, Jessie Sutherland, these chapters contain cutting-edge research on the three worldview skills you will learn in this course.
Each part of the program includes one chapter from Jessie’s book, providing a deep dive into additional case studies along with practical tips and strategies.
Worldview Skills For Building Quality Relationships With Indigenous People
Larry Grant, a Musqueam Elder, is presently assisting in revitalizing hun’q’umin’um’ in the Musqueam Language and Culture Department and co-teaching the introductory hun’q’umin’um’ course through UBC.
Larry is the Elder-in-Residence at UBC’s First Nations House of Learning.
The Engaging Indigenous Communities Checklist
grew out of an Indigenous elders and leaders’ focus group hosted at Musqueam First Nations with Elder Larry Grant, as well as through ongoing input and refinement from our collective experiences. The checklist is intended to be a working document to reflect upon prior to starting any project involving Indigenous peoples and communities.
Every Indigenous community is different, and the best use of the checklist may be as a tool to start the dialogue. In any new initiative with local Indigenous communities, it’s important to understand what is important to that community in working together.
Why Worldviews Matter And The Importance Of Ceremony For Regenerating Ourselves And Our Worldviews
An introduction to Elder Tousilum (Ron George) in his own words:
My ancestral name is Tousilum. I have lived all of my life in the land of my Ancestors and Elders known as Quw’utsun’.
As a residential school survivor I have found strength in sharing my story of how I have created positive personal change and growth with the help of creator, the ancestors and my elders. Leading by listening and sharing with others has resulted in creating community change between settlers and First Peoples throughout the Cowichan valley, BC and Canada.
Currently I am an Elder adviser with School District #79 and #64, Social Planning Cowichan, Understanding the Village Workshops, the Xwaaqw'um Indigenous Use Project and Elder-in-Residence/Advisor Cedars Treatment Center.
I am looking forward to the tomorrows and meeting many more relations.
Huy ch q'u
(3 Months of Access)
In addition to the training program, you’ll be invited to three months of LIVE access to our monthly Community of Practice group calls to connect with others who have taken our courses to learn from and with each other. It’s a place you can ask questions, as well as share success stories and challenges.
On each 60-minute group call, you’ll gain:
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.
Jessie holds an M.A. in Dispute Resolution, is the founder of Intercultural Strategies, and is the innovator of the award-winning Belonging Matters dialogue and capacity-building framework. She is also a TEDx speaker and author of the best-selling book, Worldview Skills: Transforming Conflict from the Inside Out.
Her work has been delivered in over 8 languages and taken Jessie across Canada and around the world to support communities in their efforts to address challenging issues including poverty, homelessness, the overdose crisis, elder abuse, reconciliation, youth engagement and more. Many of her clients go on to win innovation awards for their work in engaging diversity and igniting innovation to affect real change.
Chief Dr. Robert Joseph, O.B.C., O.C. is a true peace-builder whose life and work are examples of his personal commitment. A Hereditary Chief of the Gwa wa Enuk First Nation, Chief Joseph has dedicated his life to bridging the differences brought about by intolerance, lack of understanding and racism at home and abroad.
His insights into the destructive impacts these forces can have on peoples’ lives, families and cultures were shaped by his experience with the Canadian Indian Residential School system.
Chief Joseph is currently the Ambassador for Reconciliation Canada and a member of the National Assembly of First Nations Elders Council. He was formerly the Executive Director of the Indian Residential School Survivors Society and is an honourary witness to Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). As Chairman of the Native American Leadership Alliance for Peace and Reconciliation and Ambassador for Peace and Reconciliation with the Interreligious and International Federation for World Peace (IFWP), Chief Joseph has sat with the leaders of South Africa, Israel, Japan, South Korea, Mongolia and Washington, DC to learn from and share his understanding of faith, hope, healing and reconciliation.
Brooke Tanner, Okanagan Osoyoos Indian Band member, participated in the Belonging Matters program and is currently completing her High School education and plans on pursuing a degree in psychology.
She enjoys hiking, hobby farming and participating in all the amazing things going on in her community.
Carol Sheridan is the Manager of Oliver Parks and Recreation in Oliver, B.C. and the mother of two young daughters. Carol advocates that people are healthier when they regularly connect with nature, and she cherishes her own time spent outdoors on the land and water.
Carol also hosted Belonging Matters Conversations to build relationships with Okanagan Osoyoos Indian Band. She’ll be sharing her story of building a quality relationship.
Katsitsionni Fox is Bear Clan from the Akwesasne Mohawk Nation. Katsitsionni is a filmmaker, artist and educator. Her debut film was the award-winning, “Ohero:kon - Under the Husk” a 26-minute documentary following the journey of two Mohawk girls as they take part in their traditional passage rites to becoming Mohawk Women.
Katsitsionni received the Jane Glassco Award for Emerging Filmmaker at the imagineNATIVE Film Festival in 2016 as well as the Achievement in Documentary Filmmaking Award at LA Skins Fest in 2016. This film received funding from Vision Maker Media and has been broadcast on many PBS stations in 2017. She directed and co-produced a short-doc series for REMATRIATION, a Native American women's online, multi-media magazine. It is focused on healing and empowerment of Native women through the sharing of their stories and successes. Her most recent film is "Without a Whisper- Konnón:kwe" the untold story of how Indigenous women influenced the early suffragists in their fight for freedom and equality.
Benefit from 30 years of research and practice by getting the core nuggets in a series of 3 one-hour videos.
The self-paced training (with support from your LIVE Community of Practice bonus calls) will help you focus on the essential building blocks in your worldview learning curve.
Avoid costly, irreversible mistakes and quickly build your competence and confidence with these skills. In just three learning sessions, you’ll gain the benefits of five years of dedicated research along with decades of practice and teaching university at the Masters’ degree level... all distilled for you in the comfort of your own home or workplace.
Jessie stands behind her work and programs. If you complete the Essential Worldview Skills training series and don’t see value within 30 days, we 100% guarantee your money back. If you watch all the videos, fill in the workbook, and engage with the reflective practices, we have no doubt this will change your efforts in a positive way.
If you have done all of this and you don’t feel that you received value, that you didn't discover the tools, process and resources to help you integrate worldview skills into your approach, then contact us within 30 days of purchase and you will receive a complete refund of your investment.
In my experience in the realm of conflict resolution—whether it be interpersonal, community, organizational, institutional, or systemically based—I am often confronted with the lack of understanding that there are different ways of viewing the world and life.
Jessie Sutherland’s work in presenting worldview skillbuilding is essential for laying the foundation for transformation to relationships that are mutual and genuine.
Jessie has taken a lifetime of experiences both locally and with a world view and turned both good and traumatic events into empowerment. Her body of work fascinates me and spans across the topics of Culture, Belonging, Anti-Bullying and much more. Her narrative and stories are well researched and most importantly, relatable to the world.
Engaging and energetic, Jessie Sutherland personalizes global challenges through enabling a true understanding of conflict transformation. I left her workshop with a greater understanding of how to bring about successful reconciliation at both the personal and political levels. Jessie’s uncanny talent for teasing out self-realizations will undoubtedly transform your approach to resolving conflicts.
There are many definitions to describe worldviews. My favourite is by Thomas Berry: “Worldviews are how a given culture sees its relationship to the rest of the universe, its creation at the beginning of time, and its beliefs about how human affairs should best fit into the bigger picture."
In a rapidly changing world that impacts people and communities everywhere, we are constantly in a process of worldview formation. With this new information and these experiences comes the process of worldview revision. When we learn worldview skills, we are better able to respond to challenging situations through learning how to engage worldviews effectively, build understanding across worldview divides, and strengthen worldviews that have been eroded over time.
I believe that it is through harnessing all our strengths and talents (embedded in multiple worldviews that have been eroded over time), that we will generate the collaboration and innovation the world needs now more than ever.
You will learn how to engage diversity within your workplace and community; build unity across divisions; and support the voice, dignity, and worldview of those who have been pushed to the margins.
You'll have access through the membership site to download Part 1-3 video files, audio files, and all PDF materials for permanent access on your own computer.
When you register, you’ll have access to a 3-month bonus of Community of Practice calls. Collect any questions you have from the trainings and bring them to the call for us to discuss and provide support.
Join me and a group of individuals who want to lead the change in creating a sustainable, connected and diverse world!