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Activate Allyship Skills for Yourself and Your Organization

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 12:00 PM until 1:00 PMCentral Daylight Time


For individuals motivated to create more equitable, inclusive, and effective organizations, it is essential to act as an ally to colleagues who experience stigma and bias in the workplace. However, allyship requires more than good intentions. Instead, it’s a skillset that individuals can learn, practice, and activate in order to create positive change. In this workshop, Drs. Jaclyn Jensen and Alyssa Westring of DePaul’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Management provide evidence-based techniques for building your allyship skills and contributing to a culture of inclusion within your organization. 

In this workshop, participants will learn to:
•    Uncover the essential skills of effective allies
•    Identify opportunities to act as an ally
•    Overcome pitfalls that create unintentional harm 
•    Engage allies to create a more inclusive organizational culture

Jaclyn Jensen, PhD, is an associate professor of management and associate dean of DePaul’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business. Her research interests include employee mistreatment, counterproductive work behavior, and the effects of stress and organizational justice on employee attitudes and behaviors. Her work has been published in multiple journals.

Alyssa Friede Westring, PhD, is an associate professor of management at DePaul’s Driehaus College of Business. She is co-author of Parents Who Lead: The Leadership Approach You Need to Parent with Purpose, Fuel Your Career, and Create a Richer Life. An award-winning educator, Westring shares her expertise on leadership, work/life integration and women's careers in leading academic and popular outlets and is a frequent speaker at Fortune 500 companies. She has two school-aged children and lives in Chicago.


Registration is no longer available because the registration deadline has passed.