In most organizations, up to 30 percent of men are ready to become advocates, but many lack the skills and training to demonstrate advocacy on a daily basis. Additionally, women may lack the tools and strategies to advance and support other women. Best-in-class organizations have documented three critical success factors to drive and sustain change:
- Visible and vocal support at all levels to advance women
- Deep integration of the company’s women’s leadership strategy across the organization
- Active male engagement and advocacy
In this six-module program, Jeffery Tobias Halter outlines the steps you and your organization must take to create real and sustainable change. The modules can be delivered or accessed as a full module (60 to 90 minutes of learning/discussion) or as mini-modules (20-30 minutes of content/discussion). Each module includes a downloadable video and participant’s guide for self-facilitated or team-based participation.
The YWomen "Creating Gender Advocates" series offers a deeply internalized approach to building gender advocates across an organization. Jeffery Halter’s program provides a treasure trove of resources, assessments, and action plans that help any organization progress forward in a thoughtful and action-oriented manner. In particular, his focus on supporting BRGs with actionable tools helps to strengthen culture from within, by empowerIng practitioners and leaders with a path to scale.
- Rachana Bhide, Founder, "The Corner of the Court Project"
To jumpstart your advocacy program,
we are making two foundational modules available for FREE!
FREE MOD 1: Why Women - The Leadership Imperative
In this session, we establish our learning structure and Guiding Principles, and we outline the challenges and inequities facing women in the workplace. Participants will deepen their understanding of:
- Where they are as allies and advocates as a benchmark for our work together
- How advocacy connects to company strategy and the bottom line
- The barriers to male engagement and solutions to overcome the barriers
FREE BONUS for Business Resource Groups
Creating an Integrated Women’s Leadership Strategy
This session outlines the steps to develop the strategy, tactics and measurements required to create an Integrated Women’s Leadership Strategy. This activity is ideal for Business Resource Groups that want to tie their activities to top-level organizational goals. Participants will learn how to:
- Create a plan that focuses on women as a mission-critical business imperative
- Drive better Sr. Level buy-in, commitment, and resources (i.e. more money!)
- Maximize the impact of your Executive Sponsor
MOD 2: Operationalizing the Business Case
Create a locally relevant “Business Case for Women” regarding revenue, talent, engagement.
MOD 3: Leveraging Gender Differences
Understand and be able to leverage the unique differences that women and men bring to the workplace.
MOD 4: Disrupting Unconscious Gender Bias
Explore unconscious bias and take a deeper dive specifically into gender.
MOD 5: Deepening Gender Competency
Explore the six barriers that conspire to make the workplace less fair for women and the additional challenges of women of color.
MOD 6: From Advocacy to Action
Capstone session to identify and create personal action plans for the ten daily actions advocates must take to advance women.