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What Would You Do?: The Advanced Ally’s Guide to Being Active in Tough Situations

This session for advanced, self-identified allies leads participants in a skill-building experience to fine-tune their ally-engagement skills and develop the resources needed to take on the tough and tricky world of difficult situations. This customized, scenario-based session features opportunities for participants to apply what they’ve learned to real-world situations and share their unique strategies for transforming allyship from good to great.

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Course Length

90 minutes (in-person or hybrid), 60 minutes (online)

Who this course is for

Advanced audience with knowledge of why diversity, equity and inclusion are important in the workplace and an understanding of core LGBTQ+ terminology

Download a one page PDF that includes information about this learning session.

Research consistently shows that while most people identify as allies to the LGBTQ+ community, many have never taken action to demonstrate their support for their colleagues or friends. Leveraging PFLAG’s 50 years of experience as the nation’s original ally organization, this session will:

  • Clarify the ways in which the advanced allies’ journey looks different than new and potential allies who are just getting started
  • Discuss skills and resources that advanced allies need to establish themselves as advocates, learn more, educate others, and create conversations about LGBTQ+ equality
  • Develop strategies for avoiding conflict and moving away from those dreaded dead-end debates

Work out, through small group discussion/online interaction, how you’d navigate some common (but tough) scenarios that allies often face in the workplace – and learn how others do it, too

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