"Leading through Impossible Times - looking for new models" on the source newspaper
Thanks to Lauren Wolf at The Source for writing a piece on the upcoming webinar "Leading Through Impossible Times" through SFU Continuing Studies. Last week we had 700+ registered!
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Over the past year I have been lucky to be part of a curriculum development team that has shaped the Leadership Essentials Certificate program through Simon Fraser University Continuing Studies. The program focuses on personal, team, and organizational practices in leading through an equitable and inclusive lens. The course I have been developing focuses people management practices through a lens of systems change and explores the the connections between historical, persisting, and systemic colonialism and traditional management practices -- and how to meaningfully lead through equitable and relationship-centred leadership.
On December 11th, my colleagues and I will speaking in a webinar hosted by Simon Fraser University on Leading Through Impossible Times. For more information about the certificate program, read below.
Our local, national and global community is at an unprecedented crossroads and urgently requires people in organizations and communities everywhere to embrace their roles as transformative leaders.
But how can we stay centred and focused enough to lead others in the face of unrelenting uncertainty and turmoil? How can we create real change when entrenched systems resist all efforts? How can we decolonize our leadership practices and foster truly diverse workplaces, while remaining accountable to our bottom lines? How do we lead in this moment?
Join the instructional team from SFU’s Leadership Essentials Certificate program to reflect on these questions and more in this free webinar. Following the moderated panel discussion, you will have an opportunity to ask questions and engage with the panel.
In November, Out on Screens hosted a panel on queer spaces. I was honoured to (virtually) sit alongside Paige Frewer (Man Up!), Vanessa Kwan (Grunt Gallery), and Tin Lorica (Millenial Line Comedy). We discussed Vancouver’s queer space scene and the impact it has had on the community.
More information below.
Nine months into the pandemic, the threat of losing publicly and privately funded queer spaces are ever-present, and the social movements surrounding land, ownership, and representation call for a shift in how we approach queer space ownership and advocacy.
The panel explored how they imagined the world will look moving forward (for better and for worse), as we navigate new social and cultural landscapes that exist in a post-COVID world.
Last September I made a small contribution to an op-ed co-authored with Laura Track and Nadja Komnenic on The Tyee. As members of OneCity Vancouver, a municipal political party and movement for change, we provided a critique on the current public hearing process for Vancouver residents. Particularly in a city as dense Vancouver, renters are constantly confronted with system that provides major barriers for public consultation.
"We Can't Let Wealthy Homeowners Block Affordable Homes Again" provides incite on Vancouver's exclusionary zoning practices and the obstacles renters face in the current public hearing process.
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