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Allyship in the Workplace
Being an ally means acknowledging your privilege and using it to advocate on behalf of people from less-privileged, underrepresented communities. Allies educate themselves, to make sure they aren’t discriminating against others or contributing to hostile environments. They’re also willing to amplify the voices of colleagues who directly experience discrimination. It’s not about feeling bad about making mistakes. But it is about committing to acknowledging those mistakes, so real, sustainable change can happen.
Understanding what allyship is and how to be a good ally will help you contribute to a workplace that creates inclusive teams in which diversity is championed. It can feel uncomfortable to acknowledge privilege and mistakes. But you can use yours to support your colleagues and work towards an equitable workplace for everyone.
Outline Learning Objectives:
- Understand what allyship is and how it can benefit individuals and the wider organisation
- Take initial steps to become or be a better ally
- Use micro affirmations to affirm the identities of your colleagues
Why take this course?
Becoming an ally is the right thing to do. We all have a responsibility to own our mistakes and centre conversations about discrimination around those who are impacted. This course will help you understand your role and how to work towards being a better ally.