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Allyship: An Introduction

Drive inclusion by calling out injustice, promoting equality and advocating for others

Culture Change
Case Studies

The Capability Gap

Allyship is crucial in today’s workplaces as it proactively promotes inclusivity and equality. By actively supporting marginalised individuals and challenging systemic biases, allies create a fair and transparent environment that values diversity. They contribute to teamwork, innovation, and productivity by leveraging the strengths of each individual.

Allyship also drives meaningful change by empowering individuals to use their privilege and influence to amplify underrepresented voices. Through education, mentorship, and advocacy, allies create opportunities and foster a sense of belonging, leading to organisational success.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand why the role of the ally is crucial in the workplace

  • Agree on a definition of Allyship and what it looks like in action

  • Identify areas in which you are already an ally and areas for development

  • Share ideas on effective strategies for active allyship

  • Understand the context from which challenging situations arise and the choices available to allies

Workshop Format

Delivery tailored to participant level

Delivery tailored to participant level

Length of session

90 mins – 3.5 hours

In person or virtual

In person or virtual

Number of participants

24 participants

Indicative Workshop Content

The Case for Allyship

Allyship Definition

Psychological Safety

Being a catalyst for Change

Toxic Triangle

Unforgettable Learning Experiences

Move The Dial Survey

Where do you sit?
Before we can embark on the journey to becoming an ally, we first need to know where we are starting from.

This short, reflective questionnaire asks key questions to allow participants to get under the skin of what it means to be an ally.

This survey highlights common pitfalls in the allyship journey. It will act as an efficient way for participants to grasp the range of mindsets, capabilities and knowledge an ally should develop to effectively support others.

Talking Heads

Find deeper meaning
Talking Heads involves live story-based characters perspectives, based in real-life situations, to help learners explore meaning in greater depth.

Participants explore a variety of scenarios through these characters’ eyes and have an opportunity to hear their ‘unspoken’ experience.

This provides new insight into familiar challenges and provides the opportunity to address these in a different way.

Above And Below The Line

Ways of working
At the heart of culture is our behaviour and we have all experienced behaviours that undermine our ability to work well and connect as a team.

Creating agreement on how to behave, as well as habits to avoid, can create clarity on what is acceptable. Stopping to define these helps to raise consciousness around preferred ways of working.

This exercise can be used to accelerate change by defining how to call out below the line behaviours in the future.