Active Allyship

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Allyship is Holistic, Active and Deliberate and where people are willing to personally align themselves with colleagues from underrepresented or marginalised groups to ensure they feel included and can speak up.

When most employees, staff or team members are confronted with the problems of discrimination, harassment, and other bad behaviour at work, they assume that their job is limited to their own behaviour – Joanne will talk about how you can step up and step in as an ally to amplify and spotlight colleagues who not being represented.  When recognising and understanding our own Biases, Perspectives, and the Language we use can have an impact and lead to microaggressions, that we had not intended.  Being accountable for our own thoughts, words and deeds is our own choice and communicates powerfully our allyship to others.

The fear of saying or doing the wrong thing is often cited as a major barrier to many inclusion initiatives – Joanne’s talk introduces the importance of both Emotional (EQ) and Cultural Intelligence (CQ) as a foundation for creating an inclusive workplace culture along with being able to bring your whole self to work.  By challenging the ‘bystander effect’ and focusing on Conscious Inclusion where people not only call out poor language but also feel confident to call it in.

In this interactive and engaging session, Joanne Lockwood speaks about what you can do right now to step up and step into being an effective and powerful workplace ally!

Key Points:

  • Recognising Our Biases, Perspectives and Blind Spots
  • Owning the Impact of our Language and being accountable
  • Understanding Microaggressions
  • Becoming an Effective Ally – what you can do!

Following the presentation, Joanne will be around for an open Q&A where you can challenge her with your thoughts or maybe even ask her for some ideas on how you can tackle your own challenges.

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