June Course of the Month: “Becoming an Ally”

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The HFC Talent Management Team is excited to announce a special learning opportunity for the month of June (or beyond). The course, which you can take any time, is called “Becoming an Ally.”

As we also reflect on the NYC Pride 2024 Theme: "Reflect. Empower. Unite," we recognize the importance of allyship in fostering unity and inclusion. This year’s theme highlights the need for allies to demonstrate their support for the LGBTQ+ community, especially in times of increasing division and challenges.

Course overview

Practicing allyship is an important and rewarding endeavor. As an ally, you can develop new relationships with people who share the values of equity and inclusion. And you can make new personal and professional connections within your community. This course provides an overview of the tools needed to practice allyship.

Topics include:

  • Defining allyship.
  • How to approach allyship.
  • Ways to educate yourself as an ally.
  • Learning about inequity and privilege as they relate to allyship.

In this course, you will learn essential tips for practicing allyship, including:

  • Understanding the impact of privilege.
  • Building supportive relationships.
  • Advocating for others.
  • Other important considerations for fostering an inclusive environment.

Why participate?

Fostering an inclusive workplace culture is essential for productivity and employee wellbeing. By participating in this course, you will:

  • Enhance your interpersonal skills.
  • Build stronger, more inclusive relationships with your colleagues.
  • Contribute to a more harmonious and supportive work environment.

Enroll Today

Take advantage of this opportunity to improve your workplace interactions and contribute to a more inclusive work environment. Here's how to get started:

  1. Visit NEOED.
  2. Login with SSO (enter employer code: hfcc).
  3. Navigate to Training.
  4. Open the course catalog.
  5. Enter the course name in the search bar and click "Enroll."

Thank you for your commitment to professional development and creating an inclusive workplace culture. It will help all of us to remember the importance of respecting others, being empathetic, and listening without judgment. These qualities are key to creating a positive and inclusive work environment.

Want to learn how to be an even better ally?

Check out these other NEOED courses:

  • “A Guide for Healthy Communications”
  • “Increase Your Listening Power”
  • “Mindfulness”
  • “Brain Bites: Empathy and Let Them Know You're Listening”
  • “Bridging the Empathy Disconnect”
  • “Conversation Starters: A Positive Influence and Embracing Change”
  • “Cultivating a Respectful Workplace”
  • “Developing Empathy: Emotional Intelligence Series”
  • “Having Great Conversations”
  • “Let's Talk Respect – It Matters”
  • “Listening Skills”

Here's to an inclusive and collaborative June!

For questions or more information, contact the HFC Talent Management Team at HFCTalent@hfcc.edu.