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Allyship: putting words into action

  • Type HQN Event (Virtual)
  • Venue Virtual workshop
  • Start 24 Mar 2022 10:00
  • End 24 Mar 2022 11:30


 Allyship: putting words into action

Virtual workshop

Understand how Allyship can help to promote an inclusive culture in organisations at this 90-minute workshop.

For many years housing organisations have been trying to improve equality, diversity and inclusion. This has been given new impetus in the last 18 months by the unequal effects of the pandemic and by the Black Lives Matter movement. This workshop will look at the part allyship has to play in supporting inclusion.

Allyship is central to creating inclusive cultures, where discrimination and disadvantage is challenged and tackled. By supporting marginalised individuals and groups, allyship can improve engagement and productivity and foster a culture of better understanding and awareness, and the ability to move forward on issues of equality, diversity and inclusion.

Although the session will focus mainly on race, the principles are applicable to all protected characteristics.

There will be plenty of time for you to ask questions. 

What will be covered:

  • Why allyship? What is allyship?
  • What do terms like ‘privilege’, ‘white privilege’ and ‘underprivilege’ mean anyway?
  • What gets in the way of being allies?
  • A model of allyship and anti-racism
  • What we can do as individuals
  • What organisations can do
  • How to challenge in a constructive way.

This workshop is essential for anyone who wants to promote an inclusive culture in their organisation and take action to support people from under-represented/marginalised groups. 

About Colin Heyman:

Colin Heyman has worked as a trainer, consultant and coach in equality and diversity for over 20 years. He has worked with small companies, large public sector organisations, and third sector organisations, including housing associations.

Colin has a great deal of experience as well as a passion for equality and diversity issues. Amongst other things he specialises in supporting a network of Diversity Champions to be change agents to bring about change within their organisation, and in work on white privilege and allyship.


"It was very informative and helpful to reinform myself about thinking more about EDI"

"Was informative and breakout rooms were benifical to discuss in smaller groups"

This event is highly recommended for members of the following networks. Not a member? Click the below links to find out more:

The Housing Quality Network | The Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Network.

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Full price: £75.00 *
Members of any HQN network: £49.00 *

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* Please note that all prices are subject to standard VAT. Byte Size members do not qualify for member discounts or free places at this event. Please call 01904 557150 for more information.

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A full refund will be given if a cancellation is made 28 calendar days or more prior to the event, and a 50% refund if a cancellation is made 15-27 calendar days prior to the event. We regret that no refund can be given if a cancellation is made 14 calendar days or less before the event.

Cancellations must be made in writing, and will be acknowledged by HQN Limited. There is no refund for non-attendance, but delegates may be substituted at any time.




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