Ally Training

We about know about bias in the workplace, what can we do to stop it? How do become effective champions for healthy workplaces?  The Ally Skills Workshop teaches simple everyday ways for people to use their privilege and influence to support people who are targets of systemic oppression and bias in their workplaces and communities. 

Research indicates women’s careers tend to stall at the midway point. Navigating gender stereotypes and unconscious bias in the workplace can leave women feeling isolated, doubting their skills and unhappy in their workplace.

 

We will teach women how to apply strategic communications approaches to support their career goals. Seasoned strategic affairs executive, Kelly Nolan will lead participants through a series of case studies that will demonstrate how to:

 

  • Become more comfortable and effective at self-promotion

  • Position yourself for recognition

  • Build strategic alliances and allies

  • Be heard at meetings and on committees

  • Engage mentors and sponsors to advance your career

Overcoming Unconscious Bias in the Workplace

Diverse teams challenge stale ways of thinking and sharpen performance. Learn how to break entrenched organizational thinking and overcome unconscious bias pitfalls for better business outcomes and improved performance. 

 

This workshop consists of four modules: 

 

1) Heighten consciousness:  Learning how our brains manage information is essential to understanding the impact of unconscious bias in business.  Through a series of interactive activities understand how unconscious/implicit bias is inherent in all of us and how this understanding can improve the perception and understanding of those around us. 

 

2) Examine your unconscious biases:  Examining their own unconscious biases through targeted exercises will allow participants to learn more about the different types of biases and learn to question long-held assumptions.

 

3) Learn from others:  Participants will work together to explore their understanding of the role of bias in their organizational decision and learn better navigate the pitfalls of unconscious bias in their workplace.

 

4) Plan for change: The final module will bring all the elements together as participants plan for change. They will reflect on what they have learned, identify what they plan to do differently and how they will implement change and determine how they will hold themselves and others accountable.

 

 

Equity Diversity and Inclusion Strategies For Leaders

 

1) Setting the foundation for workplace diversity: The group will engage in a hands-on exercise that helps managers to establish a baseline of data and metrics to build a diversity profile of their organizations. The exercise will examine approaches for improving outcomes in recruitment, performance reviews, candidate selection, promotion, and people management.

 

2) Achieving Equity: In this interactive group, exercise participants will be exposed to the impacts of institutionalized discrimination and privilege on the career paths of certain groups and communities and an overview of best practice engagement strategies.

 

3)Building Workable Solutions: Participants will review two operational HPC diversity frameworks case studies and will form working groups to review their applicability to their own teams and share new ideas.

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