This workshop will introduce what it means to be an ally and why this is important in workplaces and in fostering cultures of intersectional inclusion. This workshop introduces the difference between being a bystander and an upstander and how we can all take more proactive steps to be an upstander for inclusion.
Participants will develop an understanding of the definition, roles and skills of allyship. They will learn that allyship is a continuum; a lifelong journey of learning, curiosity and respect for the identities and lived experiences of others. Participants will also discuss some real life examples of bystander behaviour and learn how they can make upstander choices ‘in the moment’ by preparing for the moment.
This workshop is open to and relevant to all colleagues, of any seniority, identity or background.
Deepen understanding of what allyship is, is not and why it is so important
Experience the difference between bystander behaviour and active allyship / upstander behaviour
Learn practical skills to begin and advance your own allyship journey
What does it mean to be an ally and why are they needed?
Practical tips on being an effective inclusion ally
Bystander or Upstander?
Culture and inclusion - why we need allies across the intersections of diversity
How can I be an Upstander?
Inclusive Group will work with you to understand the context for your workshop. This involves a 20-minute discovery call where we explore:
The background and ‘cultural norms’ of this topic in your organisation
An overview of the participant group(s)
Scenarios or examples relevant to your organisation that we can use during the workshop
Anything else pertaining to the successful delivery of the workshop
Virtual delivery via Inclusive Group Zoom or your own platform
In-person delivery at your office or offsite venue (travel expenses will apply)
Suitable for up to 25 participants
Customisation of workshop content is available (design fee will apply)
Please contact us to discuss how this workshop will complement your current EDI activity
Talk to us about our additional learning tools, such as nudges, videos and podcasts, to deepen and extend your participants’ understanding and application of this topic.