Allyship is a Critical Component of Inclusive Leadership
Allyship is a concept that has been leveraged in social advocacy communities for years, and is now increasingly being embraced to build more inclusive workplace cultures. Allyship is a must teach and learn area for leaders because it targets inequities and systemic change.
Allyship Training Has a Profound Impact on Fostering Inclusion
At bci, we have developed an approach to teaching allyship that is highly impactful – particularly for leaders and team members who are looking for more advanced and nuanced behavioral change strategies to be more inclusive.
Why Choose bci for Your Allyship Training
Our allyship training takes our foundational diversity programming to the next level, by digging deeper into concepts of equity, power, privilege, supremacy, anti-racism and more. In a very concrete way, we break down the “how” of supporting professionals from equity-seeking communities by targeting systemic change through programming delivered with an equity lens. Topics we cover in our allyship training include:
How allyship is connected to being an inclusive leader
Power and Privilege
An understanding of equity, power, privilege and supremacy
Practical strategies for applying an allyship lens to team interactions and talent management
We Help Organizations Build a Culture of Allyship
Allyship training is essential for shifting organizational cultures and leadership behaviors to better advance professionals from equity-seeking communities, including professionals of color, women, LGBTQ+ professionals and professionals from other communities.
At bci, we offer advisory services to organizations on how to embed allyship behaviors across key talent management areas, including mentorship and sponsorship, work allocation, performance management, leadership opportunities, talent calibration discussions and succession planning and promotions.
Did You Know?
Anyone can be
When we step into the role of an ally, we offer our friendship, advocacy, support, power, privilege and voice to those who come from communities that experience underrepresentation and marginalization. In offering our allyship, we stand next to or behind — but never in front of — equity-seeking communities.
This means that while it is important to use your voice, actions and privilege to call out inequities, allies need to focus on listening as much as they speak in order to learn how to better use their voice as an advocate and to ensure they do not co-opt others’ experiences.
All of bci’s allyship training can be offered in a webinar or virtual workshop format.
Recommended Allyship Resources
- Tip Sheet — 4 Ways to Provide Meaningful Allyship in the Workplace by bci
- Book — Moving Diversity Forward: How to Go from Well-Meaning to Well-Doing by Verna A. Myers
- Book — Deep Diversity: A Compassionate, Scientific Approach to Achieving Racial Justice by Shakil Choudhury
- Book — How to Be an Ally: Actions You Can Take for a Stronger, Happier Workplace by Melinda Briana Epler
- Report — The State of Allyship Report: The Key to Workplace Inclusion by Change Catalyst
4 Ways to Provide Meaningful Allyship in the Workplace
Moving Diversity Forward: How to Go from Well-Meaning to Well-Doing
By Vernā Myers
Deep Diversity: A Compassionate, Scientific Approach to Achieving Racial Justice
By Shakil Choudhury
The State of Allyship Report: The Key to Workplace Inclusion
By Change Catalyst
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