Ally Bootcamp: Tactics for Mounting a Workplace Civility Campaign

90-minute Workshops

Day 2

Session Code: S4-H
When: April 11, 2018
Location/Room: 101 F
Level: Introductory
Track: Government
Presenters: Dee Vazquez Sabol, The Diversity Council  |  Torres Hodges, The Diversity Council


The diversification of our workforce and the increase in incivility that we are witnessing in our nation are having an effect on workplace dynamics in our communities. It is something that we recognize yet struggle to address. Ally Bootcamps are participatory scenario-based sessions that provide opportunities for individuals to learn about and practice responses to incidents they might encounter in the workplace and in their daily lives.

Unlike traditional diversity training, these activity-based workshops focus on real-time interventions. The sessions include general instruction in courageous listening and observing, as well as culturally-specific insights and role-playing exercises with tips and tactics for de-escalation, respectful intervention, and accountability. Part of the Diversity Council’s Allies & Advocates Initiative, Ally Bootcamp provides an engaging and effective way to promote inclusion.

Learning Outcomes:

  • 75% of participants will acknowledge improved understanding of bias and its impacts.
  • 90% of participants will be able to demonstrate effective tactics for addressing incidents of bias in the workplace.
  • 100% of participants will leave with a greater level of awareness of what is transpiring around them and that it is a choice to remain a passive bystander.

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