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How to Be an Ally

Understanding what an ally is and creating space for other voices.

An ally is someone who educates themselves about issues around inclusiveness, strives to find common ground with others and actively supports individuals from different groups. Allies are an important component of a successful diversity & inclusion (D&I) initiative and can help organizations ensure the effectiveness of their programs. They act when discrimination occurs, and they support, advocate for, and champion others who need and can benefit from such support. As a member of your organization, you have the ability to become an ally and help shape the actions and culture around you—thus fostering an environment that is respectful, diverse, inclusive, free of bias, and helps everyone have a secure sense of belonging. About the Facilitator Lauren McNally is the director of the American Management Association’s Women’s Leadership Center (WLC), leading content, membership, events and corporate initiatives. She is energized by supporting organizations that are working to develop women for future advancement through community and meaningful education. Lauren speaks on topics for women and diversity and inclusion through WLC, Training.com, HR.com and ATD conferences and virtual events. Prior to coming to AMA, Lauren led marketing efforts for the National Association of Professional Women and Professional Diversity Network.

Seminar Number: 17624

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Who Should Attend

Team leaders, managers, leaders and all professionals who wish to gain tools and strategies they can leverage to become a better ally—and help support and promote a trusting, inclusive culture in their organization.

  •   Online1 Lesson(s)
 

An ally is someone who educates themselves about issues around inclusiveness, strives to find common ground with others and actively supports individuals from different groups. Allies are an important component of a successful diversity & inclusion (D&I) initiative and can help organizations ensure the effectiveness of their programs. They act when discrimination occurs, and they support, advocate for, and champion others who need and can benefit from such support. As a member of your organization, you have the ability to become an ally and help shape the actions and culture around you—thus fostering an environment that is respectful, diverse, inclusive, free of bias, and helps everyone have a secure sense of belonging.

About the Facilitator

mcnally_laurenLauren McNally is the director of the American Management Association’s Women’s Leadership Center (WLC), leading content, membership, events and corporate initiatives. She is energized by supporting organizations that are working to develop women for future advancement through community and meaningful education. Lauren speaks on topics for women and diversity and inclusion through WLC, Training.com, HR.com and ATD conferences and virtual events. Prior to coming to AMA, Lauren led marketing efforts for the National Association of Professional Women and Professional Diversity Network.

How You Will Benefit

  • Differentiate between unconscious, complicit and implicit bias
  • Integrate empathy to promote strong team player attributes and communication
  • Use communication techniques to be seen as an ally
  • Enhance your abilities to hold and participate in meetings that are inclusive
  • Take ownership of helping to create and manage a culture of respect, civility and trust

Online Schedule

1 Session Available

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