IGS proudly partners with and promotes inclusivity expert Dr. Sharif Abdullah of Commonway Institute. As an expert in Societal Transformation, Dr. Abdullah consults with organizations and individuals regarding the concept and practice of inclusivity by helping your organization embrace INCLUSIVITY as a core concept. We do so in the following ways:

Inclusivity Assessment:

We conduct assessments of how deeply your organization embodies and embraces inclusivity. The Inclusivity Assessment comes with a set of recommendations for growth and change.

Inclusivity Awareness Sessions:

We come into your workplace and conduct awareness sessions, helping your workforce connect with each other in new and exciting ways. (This is not “diversity” training.) Each awareness session is tailor-made for your organization’s needs. Session themes include:

Inclusivity in the Workplace

Workplace Culture

Workplace Dynamics

“Culture Shapers” Sessions:

After the Inclusivity Awareness sessions, we work with a small group of volunteers from your workplace to continually assess and improve workplace culture and communications. By internally “shaping” your organization’s culture, your workplace will resist the tendency to “snap back” to less effective (but familiar) cultural patterns.

To learn more about Sharif and the mission of Commonway Institute: “To create a world that works for all” visit


To view a recent TEDx Talk by Sharif, visit the following link: HERE

To view additional keynote addresses by Sharif, including a MLK Day keynote address for “Sisters of the Road”, a kitchen and resource center for Portland’s homeless populations, click on the following links:

MLK Day Keynote Speech, Portland, Oregon, for Sisters of the Road [HQ]

Keynote Speech for MLK Day, Portland Oregon (Part Two) [HQ]