What you will learn:

In this follow up to "Leadership is Allyship," we examine why supporting colleagues from underrepresented groups can at times feel scary, why we avoid doing it, and what to do about it. We'll talk about how to overcome the (very real and very understandable) fears associated with speaking up for our underrepresented colleagues, and importantly, how to repair, recover, and restore when (not if!) we mess up. Allyship is hard work. But when you choose to be an ally, you are choosing to dismantle and resist the systems of oppression that unfairly strengthen some people's voices at the expense of others. So, it's not easy. You have to speak on your own behalf (not others') and understand the difference between performative allyship and authentic allyship. You'll need to understand your motivations and intentions for being an ally, and you'll need to build strong partnerships with a diverse range of people so that your speaking up is understood for its intent. In this Elective, you will begin to unpack your role as an ally and feel prepared to take the leap to inclusive leadership.

About the instructor:

Dr. Priya Nalkur is the President of the RoundTable Institute. As a teacher, coach and facilitator, she is deeply committed to amplifying the voices of new and seasoned leaders who want to broaden their influence and contribution to the world. Her unique approach seeks to awaken the unconscious potential and wisdom of leaders and teams. A psychologist by training, Priya brings her facility with psychological and communications theory to her students in a bold, fun, smart, and memorable way to model what influence and authenticity look like. She’s got lots of stories to tell about helping her clients overcome the odds and find their most authentic (and effective!) way to lead.

For over 17 years, Priya has coached and taught senior leaders at technology, pharmaceutical, and financial firms around the world, and has worked with leaders in oil and gas, media & entertainment, biotechnology, research & development, non-profit, academia, and professional services. She has designed and delivered top-rated online and in-person courses for many companies, including one of the most highly rated courses on Managing Conflict at Work. Priya is a highly sought-after coach, having diversified her range to include performance coaching, diversity & inclusion coaching, team coaching, and group & peer-to-peer coaching. She is certified in many psychological instruments, and is laser focused on furthering her training and knowledge in coaching and facilitation.

Priya studied Communications & Social Policy in her post-doctoral research at the University of Pennsylvania; completed her Doctorate in Human Development & Psychology at Harvard University; her Masters in Education at Harvard University; her Masters in Public Health at Yale University; and her Bachelors in Physical Education at Western University. She is a Certified Co-Active Coach.
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