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Allyship Strategies to Accelerate DEI Momentum
In-Person and Virtual Tuesday 06/14/2022 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM   Add to calendar

Competencies: Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral), People (Technical)
Workplace Application:
This session will prepare participants to undertake allyship strategies and lead allies into roles as DEI ambassadors of their organization.  

Developing a powerful allyship strategy in the workplace is one of the most consequential building blocks to achieving cultural transformation and employee buy-in. We know that diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives are not about checking the boxes and calling it a day. Similarly, allyship is much more than simply calling yourself an ally. 

Participants will gain specific strategies and tools to establish a culture that encourages organizing allies and cultivating a broader, authentic purpose by adding a more formal layer to allyship. We will explore the ways a defined allyship effort can leverage individual and institutional power to change structures and systems within an organization.

The session will also share the business case for leveraging allies to serve as ambassadors and advocates for those whose voices may go unheard and whose talents, skills, and potential may be overlooked. Recruiting, empowering, and equipping individuals who have the skills and passion to be active, authentic allies is a best practice toward accelerating DEI momentum and the positive business results that follow.

Learning Objectives:

  • Introduce a proven model for achieving sustainable inclusion as it relates to an allyship program.
  • Provide best practices for effectively recruiting and on-boarding people who can serve as allies and DEI ambassadors.
  • Present essentials to equipping HR professionals to lead transformational change in the workplace by establishing an authentic allyship strategy.

In-person session offerings are on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Eric Ellis, President and CEO,
Integrity Development Corp