Training dedicated folks

One of the biggest successes these programs have is truly equipping those who care with more tools to be better allies. The marketing adage goes: "the easiest people to sell to are the ones who need the least persuading".

There is a common but misguided belief that people can be lumped into "getting it" and "not getting it". This way of thinking goes: anyone who seems nice, demonstrates understanding of a few D&I topics, and shows up to an allyship event "gets it" and further educating those who "get it" is a waste of time. Don't be fooled! There is a huge ROI from pushing dedicated folks toward greater understanding, self reflection, and skill-building practice.

This is especially true for allyship leaders who represent what the club and allyship means to your community. It is worth the time to provide additional training to these folks so that they can better represent what you're trying to achieve.


A training program can include activities that allow participants to engage their colleagues in conversations about D&I. This means you'll be reaching those skeptical people in one-on-one conversations while also helping the dedicated members to hone their communication skills.

We have an outline for an allyship training program like thisIt's comprised of six 2-hour trainings (one a month) with program leaders and enthusiastic members. Please modify as you see fit to better align with your group.