What you will learn:

Men of all backgrounds can be outstanding leaders of positive workplaces when we tap into men’s strengths and natural abilities to be allies. Many companies are looking at establishing “male allies” or “manbassador” programs to engage men in diversity initiatives.

Rachana Bhide’s groundbreaking research, “The Corner of the Court Project,” celebrates positive stories as the foundation for learning. She has collected data and stories of over 75 examples of male allies, through women’s real-life stories across industries such as professional sports (NFL), financial services, education and more.

Through a term called “Unconscious Advocacy” we reflect on the natural ways men can (and do!) act as allies in work and life, and we share specific behaviors that make an impact.

This course meets men where they are, to collaboratively teach and celebrate how ally behaviors can be adopted for practical outcomes. Men (and women!) will walk away with tools to reflect on their ability to be great allies, and behaviors they can carry forward.

About the instructor:

Rachana Bhide is a 22-year leadership psychologist and broadcaster, formerly hosting on Bloomberg Radio and Bloomberg Live.

Rachana uses positive psychology as founder of The Corner of the Court Project, sharing success stories of men who play advocacy roles for women in the workplace. Rachana has headlined numerous engagements with companies such as LinkedIn, Google, the Los Angeles Chargers (NFL) and more, about “men as allies” and authentic ways to engage men and women as collaboration partners.

Her media appearances also include interviews with inspirational leaders across the international G7, and with the former Prime Minister of Denmark.

Rachana spent 14 years as a management consultant for Accenture; in her tenure she spent 3 years in a leadership role across the German-speaking nations' (Germany, Switzerland, Austria) change management practice. Now back in the United States, she continues to consult NYSE-listed companies on change, leadership, vision and values.

A truly creative thinker, Rachana earned a fashion certification from Vogue, and is a skilled speaker and facilitator of Design Thinking for innovation. Rachana holds a Master’s Degree in organizational psychology from Columbia University and lives in New York City.
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