Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Allyship: Lifting all Voices in the Organization

November 9, 2022
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (ET)

HRCI & SHRM Credits Available

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Al SullivanAl Sullivan
Al Sullivan

Al Sullivan

Al Sullivan
Inspirus Consulting

Al Sullivan founded Inspirus Consulting in 2008. He works across the intersections of Leadership Development, Diversity, Coaching, and Organization Transformation. Since 1989 he has applied his experience and education in organizations such as NIKE, Dell Computer, GlaxoSmithKline, The City of Raleigh & Durham, UNC Rex Healthcare, and the United States Army to name a few. Al specializes in meeting leaders and organizations where they are and helping them to do their best work at all levels of system (i.e., individuals, teams, organization wide culture, and society). Some of his past corporate roles include Global Human Resources Leader, Manufacturing Manager, Thought Leading Consultant, and Army Officer (Combat Veteran and Airborne Ranger). Years of Expertise ● 10+ years of Consulting ● 10+ years of Training ● 10+ years of Speaking Sector Expertise ● Corporate ● Nonprofit ● Academia ● Government ● Small Business ● Faith-Based ● Military DEIB Expertise ● Audit & Assessment (i.e., pay equity, talent acquisition, employee experience, training, etc.) ● Strategy Development (i.e., action plans, learning & development, succession planning, talent acquisition, etc.) ● Governance & Board (i.e., structure, succession planning, etc.) ● Initiatives Management (i.e., ERGs, Councils, ESG, CSR, Supplier Diversity, Facilitating Conversations, etc.) ● Measurement Tracking (i.e., scorecards, dashboards, etc.) ● Inclusive Recruiting ● Coaching (i.e., individual or group) ● Staff Augmentation ● Executive Leadership Development ● Keynote Speaker ● Panelist

DEI allyship in the workplace conjoins social justice, inclusion, and human rights to raise awareness of privilege and the lived experiences of underrepresented groups and individuals. The intended purpose of allyship work is to increase awareness for informed DEI support and action. Effective allies practice intuitive listening to effectively connect and collaborate with people who feel invisible or silenced. They also actively work to see and replace systemic oppressive organizational artifacts with diversity, equity, and inclusion practices that recognize and lift all voices to be their highest and best. Participants will: ● Learn the principles and skills of intuitive listening while gaining deeper clarity and understanding of key DEI and allyship terminology. ● Learn and practice how to give and receive hard to hear feedback with people of difference. ● Gain insight on how to increase awareness of systems of exclusion and oppression while developing strategies to create equitable systems for all to thrive. ● Become more aware and effective on how to use yourself as the instrument of systemic change.