Develop allyship in the workplace by equipping employees with the knowledge and skills they need to become good allies to their colleagues.
An ally is someone who uses their power and privilege in society to advocate for marginalized people to empower themselves. In the workplace, allies play an important role in creating an inclusive work environment. However, becoming an ally can be scary and challenging.
Cultivate inclusion across the organization by training employees to practice key allyship behaviors in the workplace.
Impact and Result
Equip employees with the knowledge and tools they need to be allies to create an inclusive work environment.
How to Be an Ally Research & Tools
1. How to be an ally
employees with the knowledge and skills they need to be allies to their
Equip employees with the knowledge and skills they need to be allies to their colleagues.
Target Audience: General employees
Target Length: Three hours
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Conducting training over two sessions:
If you wish to conduct this training over two sessions, present Module 1 on the first day and Module 2 on the second. The Handbook will be the same for both modules.
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