How To Be An Ally

Virtual Summit

THREE DAYS OF BRIDGE-BUILDING FOR DEI LEADERS

February 1-3, 2021

In partnership with American Family Insurance DreamBank

 

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Learn a healthy, positive framework for talking about and taking action on racial equity in the workplace.

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Why now?

Many passionate leaders have stepped forward to introduce initiatives to make their workplaces and communities more diverse and inclusive. Yet being passionate about diversity, equity, and inclusion does not guarantee success!

As companies and organizations move toward more intentional DEI, they need people with a strong foundation: knowledge and practices for having uncomfortable conversations and taking inclusive action.

The How To Be An Ally Virtual Summit is a safe space where passionate leaders can expand their knowledge, learn action-oriented techniques and create a community that will prepare them for creating more impactful DEI engagement.

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UWM School of Continuing Education will offer 1.6 CEUs (16 hours of continuing education) for attendees fully participating in How to Be an AllyUWM School of Continuing Education is the largest provider of professional development in southeastern Wisconsin, serving over 15,000 participants each year and offering more than 1,000 programs. Continuing Education is one of 15 schools and colleges at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, which is recognized as one of the nation's top research universities. 

If you would like to sign up for these credits, please complete this form.

 

 

 

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SHRM-SRKA Racine/Kenosha Area Chapter

 

SRKA serves human resource professionals by providing access to the most essential and comprehensive set of resources available. SRKA is an affiliate of the National Society of Human Resources Management, known as SHRM, the world’s largest professional association devoted to human resource management. SHRM members can receive 15.25 credits for attending all three days of How to Be an Ally. Partial credits for each full day attended will be offered for people who are unable to attend all 3 days.

On each day of our summit, a special code will be announced during the live event for SHRM members to reference as proof of attendance.  In our post-summit communications to all attendees, we will include the link(s) for SHRM members to register the special codes and obtain their credits.

 

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Society For Process Consulting

 

The Society for Process Consulting is a division of Design Group International, Inc., a client-centered consulting company.  Process consulting is a humble form of inquiry where the consultant walks alongside the client as co-creators in organizational transformation.  The Society offers community, courses and credentials and is dedicated to high standards and ethics in the field.  Summit participants will receive a 20% discount on the 6-week Process Consulting 101 course, which leads to certification.  Consultants, internal strategists and executive leaders can all benefit from this course.

Learn more here.

 

YOUR GUIDES

2-Jul-06-2020-04-03-39-87-AMDEANNA SINGH

Founder & CEO, Uplifting Impact

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Deanna Singh, JD, is a business consultant, speaker, and podcaster who is internationally recognized for her work in leadership, diversity, equity, and inclusion. She helps her clients create more equitable and inclusive work environments and engage more authentically within their internal and external communities. Deanna was recently given an "Women Who Inspire" recognition by the Committee to Celebrate the Centennial Anniversary of Wisconsin’s Ratification of the 19th Amendment.

 

1-Jul-06-2020-04-03-11-10-AMJUSTIN PONDER

Co-Founder, Uplifting Impact

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Justin Ponder, PhD, is a professor of Ethnic Studies, African American Studies, and Ethnic Minority Literature. He has published in numerous journals and books on the issues of race and identity politics, exploring the ways to bridge the gap between who we are and who we must become to achieve a more equitable world for others. Through is consulting work with Uplifting Impact, he has helped organizations and leaders consider connections between the historical past, the social present, and a more just future.

HERE'S WHAT PAST SUMMIT participants HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THEIR EXPERIENCE

"I am more prepared and capable of providing a sustainable framework to support and foster the growth of allyship within myself and others."

 

"We were given the tools to implement action and the space to be intentional with our plans. I am thankful for the relationships built and the inspiration I received."

 

"...it is one of the most welcoming summits or trainings I have attended. It challenges your thinking in a healthy and supportive way."

Three Days Of

BUILDING BRIDGES!

Attendees will have access to engaging and interactive sessions and keynotes. We highly encourage participation for the three complete days.

DAY #1

Monday, February 1;
10 AM - 6 PM (CST)

Planning Bridges: How NOT to be an ally

10:00-11:00  Welcome

11:00-12:15  Recognizing Privilege

12:15-1:00  Lunch Break

1:00-2:15  Acknowledging Biases

2:15-2:30  Break

2:30-3:30  Understanding Microaggressions

3:30-4:00  Day One Connections

4:00-5:00  Dinner Break

5:00-6:00  Ally Artist Lab

DAY #2

Tuesday, February 2;
10 AM - 6 PM (CST)

Building bridges:    How to Be an Ally

10:00-11:00  Diversifying Experience

11:00-11:15  Break

11:15-12:15  Practicing Conscious Equity

12:15-1:00  Lunch Break

1:00-2:00  Allyship Panel

2:00-2:30  Break

2:30-3:30  Creating Micro-inclusion

3:30-4:00  Invitation

4:00-5:00  Dinner Break

5:00-6:00  Ask Me Anything

DAY #3

Wednesday, February 3;
10 AM - 4 PM (CST)

Crossing Bridges: fostering allyship

10:00-11:00  Future Bridges

11:00-11:15  Break

11:15-12:15 How To Talk About Race

12:15-1:15  Lunch Break

1:15-2:15  How to Overcome Resistance

2:15-2:45  Next Steps & Closing Session

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INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION

  • Access to all live keynote speeches
  • Engaging breakout sessions
  • Access to tools and personal reflection
  • Swag box
    *For the first 250 attendees only

$97* Early bird until Dec 1

$119 *Regular price until Jan 15

$149 *Last minute!

For an additional $99, we will send you the recordings of the sessions ~30 days after the summit.

10+ GROUP REGISTRATION 

  • Access to all live keynote speeches
  • Engaging breakout sessions
  • Access to tools and personal reflection
  • Swag box for every group member
    * For the first 250 attendees only

 

10% OFF

For an additional $99, we will send you the recordings of the sessions ~30 days after the summit.

Sign up for our referral program on our online store! When you successfully refer a friend or colleague to the summit, you'll get a 10% off coupon to purchase your ticket or anything else in our store.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. When is the summit?

The summit will start on Monday, February 1st at 10 AM (CST) and end at 4 PM (CST) on Wednesday, February 3rd.

 

2. Do I have to participate all three days?

To get the most value out of the summit and to receive your certificate, yes. You can also get the recordings for $99, and watch the parts you've missed or use them as a valuable asset for your company's DEI trainings.  

 

3. Why a full three days?

This summit is for people who are ready to take the next step - a deeper dive into their leadership practice. The work is thorough and will require time for participants to experience the change! Three days is a lot of time, but it is all content that people can apply right away. It's a proper conference experience, not just webinar. And think of it this way-this is three decades of knowledge being condensed down into three days!

 

4. Where can I buy a ticket?

We're managing our ticket sales at Deanna's On-line Store: click here!

 

5. How much does the summit cost?

Until December 1, 2020, we're offering an early bird special at $97. We are also offering the summit's video recordings for just $99. See the details above.

 

6. Is there a discount for groups?

Yes! You can get a 10% discount for 10 tickets or more.

 

7. I want to do more than attend - where can I find sponsorship information?

Check out sponsorship opportunities here.

 

8. What do you mean by "ally?

To be an ally is to unite oneself to another to promote a common interest. In the context of this summit, we're seeking to train people who want to ally themselves with the fight for racial equality. The skills you'll learn during the event are transferable to movements toward equality for other discriminated groups, including women, people with disabilities, LGBTQIA folks, among others.

 

9. Who are the hosts?

Deanna Singh is a business consultant, speaker, and podcaster who is internationally recognized for her work in leadership, diversity, equity, and inclusion. Deanna helps her clients create more equitable and inclusive work environments and engage more authentically within their internal and external communities. A gifted communicator, she is a champion for marginalized communities through her work.

Justin Ponder is a professor who teaches courses on Ethnic Studies, African American Studies, and Ethnic Minority Literature. He has published in numerous journals and books on the issue of race and identity politics, exploring the ways to bridge the gap between who we are and who we must become to achieve a more equitable world for others. He has helped organizations and leaders consider connections between the historical past, the social present, and a more just future.

 

10. I'm already socially conscious -- why do I need to attend?

Whether you're new to the racial justice conversation or you've been aware of these issues for a long time, we can always expand our knowledge and toolset to be better and more intentional activists. Everyone has subconscious biases. Without recognizing and accepting them, we can’t work toward changing them. It’s not enough for us to be “not racist” at a conscious or cognitive level -- we have to become actively anti-racist if we’re going to achieve equality.

 

11. What do I need to participate in the summit?

An internet connection and openness -- that's it.

 

12. How can I prepare for the summit?

Once you register, we'll send you some resources you can review before the summit starts.

 
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What is Uplifting Impact?

Uplifting Impact is a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) consulting firm that helps individual leaders and companies find innovation through authentic connections.