Allyship is a concept that has been leveraged in social advocacy communities for years, and it 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.
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.
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 women and diverse professionals and targeting systemic change through programming delivered with an anti-oppression lens. Topics we cover in our allyship training include:
How allyship is connected to being an inclusive leader
An understanding of bias, equity, power, privilege and supremacy
Practical strategies for applying an allyship lens to team interactions and talent management
When we step into the role of an ally, we offer our friendship, advocacy, support, power, privilege and voice to those who come from marginalized and/or underrepresented communities. In offering our support, we stand next to or behind — but never in front of — these communities.
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