Rachel Derrah

Executive Leadership

Rachel Derrah (she/they) is a social innovator, facilitator and graphic recorder. Rachel’s work grows collaborative capacities in leadership and also within groups to approach complex systemic issues.

They have worked in multi-sectoral social innovation labs to find clarity and action around economic growth, employment and early childhood education.

Rachel has facilitated participatory leadership trainings for public, corporate and non-profit sectors on four continents.

Her formal education is in community design at Dalhousie University. Rachel’s studies and practice continued in the Art of Participatory Leadership, Design Thinking and Anti-Oppression frameworks. She was a co-founder of Brave Space Social Innovation, where she learned and developed internationally recognized graphic recording expertise.

Rachel is a settler, born and raised on Wolastoqiyik territory. She is of British, Irish and Scottish descent. Currently they live in Kjipuktuk, unsurrendered Mi’kmaq territory.

Upcoming courses taught by Rachel Derrah

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Start DateWed, Mar 5, 2025
Area of StudyExecutive Leadership