The Meta Principles Certification

The unyielding question for our society is: How do we deal with difference? In other words, how do we deal with people who think and behave differently?

Meta Principle Certification.

The unyielding question for our society is: How do we deal with difference? In other words, how do we deal with people who think and behave differently?

However, those questions by themselves do not create the conditions, the mindset, or the capacity to facilitate systemic change. The approach to global inclusion work must go beyond superficial or piecemeal measures to create the equity that our communities, organizations, and societies need.

When leaders seek to address the needs of marginalized communities within a particular ecosystem, often what we see is a methodology that is harried, imbalanced, or incongruent. Leaders may focus on training but ignore coalition-building. Other times, practitioners may ignore performing research and focus instead on solutions that are not customized or generated by the very people they intended to serve. Or, when practitioners are relatively inexperienced in systems change or don’t see the need for a systemic approach, they may simply throw different solutions at the “wall,” wishfully hoping that one or two strategies may stick. In the meantime, people may feel disillusioned, leaders may feel frustrated, and the entire system, community, or workplace may collapse under the weight of mistrust, resentment, and missed opportunities.

As a result, what we have crafted is a model, or theory of change, that blends the wisdom of several different fields, in order to positively influence and change the world around us. We offer an innovative model that can help any leader who is human-centered to empower systems change that will actually produce equitable outcomes.

Our Model

To produce sustainable systemic change, we recognize that the approaches offered by the intercultural field (IC), the diversity , equity, inclusion, and belonging field (DEIB), and the social justice (SJ) field are by themselves insufficient to transform the world around us. We offer an innovative approach through the emerging field of Global Inclusion.

Interculturalism, DEIB, and SJ are all related but different. They are fairly young disciplines, and as we seek to dampen the complexities of today’s socio-political context in an increasingly V.U.C.A. world, we see an opportunity to adopt a more tempered approach which combines the best elements from modern academia, pioneering research, and the practitioner perspective. We are creating new ways of working under the banner of Global Inclusion.

We offer a certification program in the emerging field of Global Inclusion. Read more below on who this training is for, what the curriculum includes, how it is built up, and what you can expect when you enroll.

Who is this training for?

Practitioners (trainers, facilitators, consultants) in the fields of Social Justice (“SJ”), Interculturalism (“IC”), and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (“DEIB”) who work with global communities, non-profit organisations, NGOs, and corporations on issues related to global diversity, organizational culture, systems change, and leadership.

Consultants in Organizational Development who want to properly assess organizational dynamics and systems and create psychological safety and equity within those ecosystems.

Change agents working across a variety of industries and sectors.

Senior Leaders in any organization committed to SJ, IC, and DEIB.

Leaders of colleges, universities, and institutes of higher learning who are committed to equity in education.

The Curriculum

Our certification program is a three- part course that is designed to meet the needs of the modern learner, from the vantage point of the global leader.

The first part of the program will provide a foundation for understanding the core concepts and pedagogy related to global inclusion. Participants will be asked to review literature and frameworks from thought leaders around the world and to understand the context in which global inclusion has emerged.

In the second part of the course, participants will explore the implications for global inclusion from a personal, interpersonal, organizational, and systemic level. Participants will be asked to engage in metacognition, examine their own worldview, and review systematically how global inclusion influences the communities and workplace environments in which we lead, work, and partner with others.

In the third and final part of the course, participants will be asked to apply their learnings to real world simulations in order to develop their practitioner toolkit and assess global dynamics in a more discerning way.

In the end, we will collaboratively create an experience in which we will provide critical information, discuss the implications of that information, and facilitate the application of that information in an experiential way. Our journey will incorporate a robust and thorough dissection of world history and socio-politics, a steady systemic analysis, and a consistent creative framework to engage participants in a dynamic way.

Our certification process will not simply be pedagogical but experiential, and will include individual reflection, dialogic work, small group interaction, and applied learning.

We are excited to be your learning companions during this process. Please contact us if you have any questions about the program or the certifications.

What's included?

Our program consists of the following:

  • Six 2-hour webinar-style sessions (see Enroll page for dates and times)
  • Preparation in between the sessions (asynchronously at your own pace).
  • Relevant video materials, handouts, and presentations.
  • Small group work.