Focus on Ally Skills

August 30, 2022 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Suzanne Parete-Koon

Allyship in the workplace involves using your power, position, or privilege to uplift other coworkers.

Why should teaching ally skills be a core part of a modern workforce development program? This talk explains why focusing on teaching ally skills to people with power and influence is more effective than changing the behavior of marginalized people. It then describes a dozen specific ally skills such as listening, amplifying marginalized voices, and speaking up when it is uncomfortable. It ends with a 20 minute question and answer period.

This webinar is brought to you by the Exascale Computing Project (ECP) HPC Workforce Development and Retention Action Group, which organizes a webinar series on topics related to developing a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture in the computing sciences.

The talk will be recorded and posted to our archive, but the Q&A session will not be recorded.