Diversity and Inclusion: Being a Role Model and Ally

An open discussion to diversity and inclusion in the workplace centring around the topic of being a Role Model and Ally.

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Course Overview

Talking about Diversity & Inclusion is one thing, but being a role model and Ally is another. Focusing on the language and behaviour that you use, as well as being comfortable to proactively (and publicly) challenge in the right way to support more inclusive cultures is a key next step. Actions and behaviour change need to match words.

Diversity & Inclusion is a topic that is becoming a more mainstream discussion across society - in business, media, education, sport and everyday life. As part of a series, this module will look at what being a role model is and the stages of being an Ally.  We'll consider what effective listening really looks like and examples of what 'being authentic as an Ally' looks like. We will then work through the potential impact of this - from working with colleagues, interviewing candidates, assessing performance and dealing with customers/clients.

We will look at examples - and what you can do to recognise, reflect and evolve the way you respond and react to others to have more productive relationships and build a culture of inclusion - whether a manager or a team leader

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar and review the reference notes and optional evaluation form.
  • This course provides 1 CPD points

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will have:
  • Greater understanding of what a role model and an Ally are - and the behaviours that might align with these, as opposed to just appear as 'lip service'.

What is the target audience?

  • Organisations, people managers and employees.


About Instructor - Patrick Voss

Patrick lives in London and started his career in marketing and strategy roles for global corporations, including PwC and Microsoft. He completed an MSc in Organizational Change and then co-founded a Culture, Diversity and Inclusion network and consultancy in 2011.

Over the years, he’s run programmes and workshops with companies across industries and locations ranging from SMEs to organisations such as KPMG, Sodexo, Mercedes-Benz, KraftHeinz, Amazon, eBay, Fujitsu and the BBC. His expertise includes working with leadership teams and project sponsors to define clear goals for culture, diversity & inclusion programs, then to design, deliver, measure and facilitate change.

Course Curriculum


  • Webinar


  • Slides
    28 Page