Welcome to the
Inclusion Coaching Network
Working at a local level on connection, safety and an inclusive society
The online and offline i-Coaches Network connects Inclusion Coaches and facilitates exchange, training and intervision about promoting an inclusive neighbourhood. The i-Coaching Network offers volunteers tools and skills to work at a local level on connection, safety and an inclusive society.
In the i-Coaching training pathway, volunteers and key figures in the neighborhood will be trained in the Critical Reflexive Methodology, a dialogue method to guide discussions about discrimination and inclusion and to increase mutual understanding and connection.
Where are you from? What’s your story?
An inclusive society starts with listening to each other’s stories
i-Coaching is a new methodology based on international methods of conflict management, the narrative method and critical reflection. With this method you will develop a basic attitude with skills that will allow you to see through oppressive systems, navigate through conflicts and arrive at new ways of working. This is how, as individuals, as a group and as a community, patterns can be broken that are damaging and causing trauma.
For whom is the i-Coaching programme intended?
In principle, the training programme is intended for volunteers aged 18 and over who see themselves as connectors and are looking for instruments and handles to be able to continue having the difficult conversations and to keep the dialogue alive in their own communities.
What is the purpose of i-Coaching?
The i-Coaching Programme is based on the following core objectives:
- Strengthening local skills and communities
i-Coaching is an approach based on the local context, the social dynamics in the group concerned. i-Coaching makes use of the possibilities and talents that are present in the individuals involved. In this way, local solutions are sought for local problems.
- Active participation
i-Coaching invites all participants to be actively involved in the process of awareness-raising, exploration and negotiation of possible agreements or solutions.
- Narrative approach
i-Coaching ffocuses on the sharing of life stories and experiences and recognises the importance of acknowledging and re-acknowledging the unique context of these stories. In the narrative approach, lives are viewed as stories; stories that we create ourselves, stories that we step into, stories that are told by others.
What can i-Coaches do?
The Critical Reflexive Methodology can be used to:
- Build trust and create a safe space for dialogue
- Analyse incidents of discrimination or exclusion: What exactly happened? At what level? Where does it hurt? Who does it affect? Why?
- Illuminate cases of discrimination or exclusion, both visible and invisible
- Create a social safety net for all involved: How can residents support each other and develop a joint behaviour of action-driven perspective? How do we keep it together? What is needed for that? How do we keep the neighborhood or neighborhood liveable for all of us?
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