35th Annual Conference

March 27-29, 2023


Leadership as Allyship: Why Your Leaders Must Be Allies to Be Effective

Spotlight Series

Day 1

Session Code: SL-4
When: April 5, 2022
Level: Intermediate
Track: Diversity Leadership
Presenters: Dr. David Campt, The Dialogue Company  |  Matthew Freeman, Dialectix Consulting
Prerequisite: Basic understanding of the nature of allyship and its challenges is helpful, but not strictly necessary


Leaders have teams full of people with identities and experiences that they don’t share. Effective leadership, therefore, requires the ability to be an ally with folks whose challenges and struggles you don’t share. Dr. David Campt and his long-time friend and thought partner, Matthew Freeman, will share their learnings from years of workshops, writings, and lectures on the essential components of allyship.

We will focus on the four C’s of allyship: candor, compassion, courage, and confession. This workshop will highlight theory but focus on practical tools and skills you can bring to your team and organization.

Learning Outcomes

• Understand how leadership and allyship are connected
• Learn the four C’s of allyship—candor, compassion, courage, and confession
• Identify your personal strengths and areas for growth as it relates to allyship

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