Diversity and Inclusion Allyship Series: Allyship Skills

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Name: Diversity and Inclusion Allyship Series: Allyship Skills
Date: February 28, 2023
Time: 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM CST
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:
Participants explore essential allyship skills through the lens of common workplace scenarios. Through small-group activities and discussion, participants will explore potential ways for allies to intervene in the moment, and more importantly to head off microaggressions, othering, and workplace discriminations. These scenarios draw on a variety of experiences relating to a variety of marginalized identifies.

The Allyship Series will be presented in partnership with ALLY LAB. ALLY LAB is on a mission to invent better allies. They combine evidence based, DEIB training practices with proven innovation methods to help allies build skills, knowledge, and confidence. It's a little bit of DEIB meets Design Thinking. They offer several ways of learning–in-person workshops, virtual and hybrid events, and self-directed online courses. They focus on behaviors, not beliefs. A fundamental pillar of their practice is that allyship is action. ALLY LAB helps allies move beyond good intentions into effective, strategic action. ALLY LAB is a program of idealect, a social impact innovation firm. Idealect uses Equity-Centered Design to help organizations tackle persistent, systemic challenges in new and effective ways.

Ghadeer Garcia is longtime advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion. As the former Executive Director of The BrandLab in Kansas City, she worked to change the face and voice of the marketing and advertising industry. Ghadeer, or Gigi as she’s affectionately referred to by her loved ones, believes in deliberate and purposeful action to create necessary change with is why she is so passionate about her work. Ghadeer’s strengths lie in making connections across communities and networks to create solutions. Not only is she a serious networker, she’s also fun-loving theme party thrower and mom to 16 year old Joshua and 14 year old Gabriella.

Mark Logan is the founder of Idealect, a social innovation consultancy. Idealect uses Equity-Centered Design to help organizations tackle systemic challenges and inequities. A seasoned entrepreneur, Mark has enjoyed a 30 year career in technology, communications, and innovation. He is active in several community organizations. He graduated from Duke University and has earned certification in data science from UC Berkeley and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion from the University of Wisconsin. His kids are grown and mostly self-reliant, so he now spoils his two rescue dogs with treats and affection instead, affection they return with abundance and slobber.
Thank you to all of our Diversity and Inclusion Sponsors!
Our Presenting Diversity Sponsor is CommunityAmerica Credit Union. Our Allyship Series Presenting Sponsors are Evergy and Hallmark. Our Cornerstone Sponsors are American Century Investments, BayerCommerce BankEwing Marion Kauffman Foundation, JE Dunn Construction, Lockton, REACH Healthcare Foundation, Saint Luke’s Health System, T-Mobile, The University of Kansas Health System. Our Regional Diversity Sponsors are Arvest Bank, Black & Veatch, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas CityFleishmanHillard, Heavy Constructors Association, H&R Block, Kansas City Royals, Kansas City National Security Campus, managed by Honeywell FM&T, KVC Health Systems, McCownGordon Construction, Southwest Airlines, State Street. Our Supporting Diversity Sponsors are Accenture, Bank Midwest, Bank of America, BlueScope Buildings, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, Children’s Mercy, CBIZ/MHM, Enterprise Holdings, Garmin, Google Fiber, HNTB, Husch Blackwell, Kansas City University, Lathrop GPM, Mazuma Credit Union, Oracle Cerner, Shook Hardy & Bacon, Spire, Stinson, The Builders’ Association, The University of Kansas, Turner Construction Company.
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KC Chamber Board Room
    Located inside Union Station Kansas City
30 West Pershing Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64108

Parking validation for the West Yards Garage at Union Station will be given out at check-in.
Date/Time Information:
Tuesday, February 28, 2023
9:00a.m. - 10:30a.m.
Contact Information:
Greg Valdovino
This event is free to attend
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