Ready to get in the game as an ally? Register for the 2019 Better Man Conference.
Early bird pricing available for a limited time.
Agenda: The Ally’s Journey
The 2019 Better Man Conference is an experiential day guiding attendees through the Allies Journey, meeting individuals where they are in their process. Lightning talks, keynote speeches, and intentional networking will engage attendees and their specific experiences in promoting healthy masculinity, diversity, and inclusion.
By the end of the day, participants will be equipped to get in the game.
8:00 - 9:00am
Our society fails to challenge traditional masculine norms that negatively influence leadership and organizational culture. This combined with various other means of marginalization, can impact how others are seen or heard in the workplace. In the first step of the allies journey, participants will embark on a process of increasing awareness of their biases and earned/unearned privileges to better support conscious choice for inclusive language and behavior.
Step One: Acknowledge Bias and Privilege
Taking responsibility for one's unintended impact of behavior and language can be very uncomfortable..... yet it is necessary. Using virtual reality technology to illustrate workplace scenarios, participants will have the opportunity of viewing common workplace microaggressions, from multiple points of view. Whether a bystander, offender or affected person, participants will experience, discuss and identify potential solutions.
Step Two: Take Responsibility for Impact
Listening with the intent to understand is a true gift, especially to someone who often feels voiceless. Whether listening as ally or receiving feedback about your own behavior, providing space for these conversations is crucial. In this session, participants will have the opportunity to actually role play scenarios from the previous session.
Step Three: Listen with Empathy & Compassion
Step Four: Commit to New Practices