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Virtual program helps employees create more diverse, inclusive environment

Posted: Jul 16, 2020 | Author:

What is it?

Lead Like an Ally is a virtual program targeted to all employees inside organizations who value diversity and inclusion yet lack the tools and time to dedicate to the cultural shifts necessary.

Why is it needed?

Because many of us struggle to talk about diversity and inclusion and often shut down in candid conversations. This is important because employees, regardless of their positions within the organization, need actionable, intentional tools to be inclusive and lead like an ally.

Registration for Lead Like an Ally is now open. Sign up here

How the program works

While there are 12 modules highlighting key attributes of inclusive leaders, learners may go at their own pace and choose the modules in the order that is important to them. Each module has a quick five-minute video lesson led by Julie Kratz and accompanied by a workbook activity. The modules canvas the hallmarks of inclusive leaders, including self-awareness, self-management, knowing your ally role, comfort with discomfort, candid conversations, space for others, diversity storytelling, and unconscious bias with deep dives into gender, race, and sexual orientation. They conclude with sustainable systems for positive change.

Julie Kratz, Lead Like an Ally program creator and presenter

Julie Kratz is a highly acclaimed leadership trainer who has experience leading teams and producing results in corporate America. After experiencing her own career “pivot point,” she developed a process for women leaders to build winning plans. Promoting gender equality in the workplace, she is a frequent keynote speaker and executive coach. Kratz holds an MBA from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, is a certified master coach, and a certified unconscious bias trainer. Her books include “Pivot Point: How to Build a Winning Career Game Plan,” “ONE: How Male Allies Support Women for Gender Equality,” and “Lead Like an Ally.”


To register or for more information

For more information, contact Amber Bailey, education manager, at abailey@cornerstoneleague.coop or 469-385-6639.

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