How to Be an Ally
Even the most well-intentioned allies unintentionally engage in practices that undermine their allyship. This program pinpoints some of the most common mistakes that people commit and the most common virtues they fail to enact. Through this session, you will learn how to deepen your inclusion efforts in the most authentic ways. Through reflection, journaling, and group discussions, you will learn to write your allyship autobiography and practice creating equity and inclusion in ways that make for more impactful allies.
Included in the program is attendance at the three-day How to Be an Ally Virtual Summit. This immersive, interactive experience will help you learn a healthy, positive framework for talking about and taking action on racial equity in the workplace. Through large and small group discussions, reflective journaling, and networking, you’ll discover how to recognize privilege, acknowledge bias, understand microaggressions, practice conscious equity, and learn to talk about race.
Attendance at the How to Be an Ally Virtual Summit is required to complete this elective and the cost of the summit is included in the program fee. Registration information will be sent to participants after enrolling in the program. After the summit, participants will engage in three additional sessions with instructors Deanna Singh and Dr. Justin Ponder to further explore concepts addressed at the summit and create personal action plans.
How You Will Benefit
- Identify personal assumptions and behaviors that undermine allyship
- Develop strategies for managing those assumptions
- Produce more inclusive behavior
- Applying techniques to difficult conversations
Module One – Problems of Exclusionary Behavior
- Recognizing Privilege
- Acknowledging Biases
- Understanding Microaggressions
Module Two – How to be a More Inclusive Leader
- Diversifying Experience
- Practicing Equity
- Creating Inclusion
Module Three – Applying Allyship in Everyday Practice
- Talking About Race
- Overcoming Resistance
- Developing Next Steps
Virtual Summit: March 2-4 Learn More »
Virtual Workshop: March 31 8:15 a.m. – 5 p.m.