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WELCOME TO THE IDEAS GENERATION

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 

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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.

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Upcoming Events

  • Weekly Plenary - November 3rd, 2021
    Wed, Nov 03
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6780008057
    Nov 03, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6780008057
    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.
  • Healing Circle - November 9th, 2021
    Tue, Nov 09
    https://zoom.us/j/94634834354
    Nov 09, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    https://zoom.us/j/94634834354
    Extrapolating from Native American, First Nations, and indigenous practices, healing circles promote healthy relationships, foster open communication, and celebrate unity.
  • INW Fireside Chat: Intergenerational Journeys into IDEAS Work
    Mon, Nov 15
    https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87096508260
    Nov 15, 2:15 PM – 3:45 PM EST
    https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87096508260
    We will be exploring the nuances of intergenerational IDEAS work by listening to the stories of three long-tenured practitioners and leveraging that storytelling to help propel us into the future that we want to see in the world!
  • Weekly Plenary - November 17th, 2021
    Wed, Nov 17
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6780008057
    Nov 17, 12:00 PM – 12:05 PM EST
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6780008057
    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.
  • Weekly Plenary - December 1st, 2021
    Wed, Dec 01
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6780008057
    Dec 01, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6780008057
    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.
  • Healing Circle - December 7th, 2021
    Tue, Dec 07
    https://zoom.us/j/94634834354
    Dec 07, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    https://zoom.us/j/94634834354
    Extrapolating from Native American, First Nations, and indigenous practices, healing circles promote healthy relationships, foster open communication, and celebrate unity.
  • Weekly Plenary - December 15th, 2021
    Wed, Dec 15
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6780008057
    Dec 15, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6780008057
    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.

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