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We are a global community of emerging leaders advancing
Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility and Social justice (IDEAS) 

to create thriving communities and organizations. 

We are
Inclusion NextWork

Our name is a reflection of the concepts central to who we are:

Inclusion (/inˈklo͞oZHən/): The intentional creation and re-creation of conditions where everyone is valued and belongs... as they are. Millennials and Generation Z are the most diverse generations yet, but diversity requires inclusion to flourish. 

NextWork (ˈnekstˌwərk): A next-generation, future-focused, innovative community, collaboratively working towards a new vision of a world anchored in IDEAS.

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Our Foundation:

The IDEAS Framework 

graphic of Inclusion Diversity Equity Accesibility and Social Justice. Image states inclusion is the intentional creation and maintenance of the condition that enable everyone to be valued member of the community as they are. Diversity refers to a variety of invisible and visible traits. Equity is being fair and impartial while acknowleding and actively addressing historical injustices. Accessibility entails creating points of entry for everyone to fully participate in our communiities and relationships. Social Justice is a never-ending collective investment in a better society for all.

What We Do

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Create Community

We believe that relationships and solidarity are the building blocks of social change. 

By connecting leaders who are personally and professionally committed to IDEAS, we advance our collective capacity to create a world anchored in these principles together.

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Grow Next-Gen Leaders

Healing a polarized society requires bridge-builders who can lead and collaborate across difference. 

Our community and leadership development programming equips both formal IDEAS practitioners and advocates with the skills needed to drive change in their communities and organizations.

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Elevate New Perspectives

Our generations bring new insights and energy to address the systems of inequality and injustice we’ve inherited.

Through research, thought leadership, and content development, we provide a platform for these fresh perspectives to expand and deepen the IDEAS field.

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Cultivate IDEAS-Centered Organizations

The perspective of next-gen leaders are crucial to catalyze institutional change. 

We use an innovative next-gen team model to advise organizations on holistically embedding IDEAS principals into their workplaces and cultures.


Upcoming Events

  • Healing Circle - November 30
    Tue, Nov 30
    Nov 30, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST
    Extrapolating from Native American, First Nations, and indigenous practices, healing circles promote healthy relationships, foster open communication, and celebrate unity. Please join us for a special Healing Circle this month to commemorate and honor Native American culture.
  • INW Fireside Chat: The Importance of Interfaith IDEAS Conversations
    Thu, Dec 09
    Dec 09, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EST
    Join us for an important conversation around what radical interfaith acceptance both in and out of the workplace can and should look like and how interreligious conversations relate to IDEAS (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Social Justice)!
  • Weekly Plenary - December 15th, 2021
    Wed, Dec 15
    Dec 15, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST
    Join us for our Weekly Plenaries where we explore how to use IDEAS as a framework for change, mobilizing in solidarity with others, maintaining self-care, and addressing systems of oppression.
  • IDEAS Generation Day!
    Wed, Jan 05
    Jan 05, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST
    We're launching the new year with a new name and a new US! Come join us to chat about these changes and your thoughts on the new name and the new experience!

I truly can’t speak highly enough about Lead for America’s time with Inclusion NextWork. Thanks to the care and specificity INW imbued throughout the training, folks walked away with a tangible understanding of how these realities manifest in their own work and tools for taking action to uphold IDEAS principles.

Maya Pace, Chief Program Officer - Lead for America