Allies for Equity: Creating Environments where Diverse Teams Thrive


Target Audience: 

All USFWS and NPS employees

Summary and Objectives:

 We can all develop skills to be allies in a racialized society. We are all biased and if we are blind to our biases, the consequences are critical to the quality of interactions with others and decision-making. Managers may unintentionally harm or ignore racial outgroups, while unconsciously promote members of the racial ingroup to which they belong.

Non-managers may discover increasing conflicts with colleagues who are different. By gaining awareness, learning to be allies, and manage biases, we can adapt beliefs and behavior to improve decision-making, equitably allocate opportunities, and create positive interactions with others in our work environment.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand why implicit bias exists.
  • Discover the essentials of allyship and contributing to an inclusive work environment.
  • Identify and apply the 6 habits of allies in the workplace.
  • Understand systemic racialization and structural advantage.
  • Identify individual privilege and ways to yield privilege.
  • Discover the most common workplace biases, micro-aggressions, and the impacts on teams, trust and productivity.

Competency Addressed:  

Critical Thinking - Awareness, Conflict Management - Basic, Leveraging Diversity - Basic, Interpersonal Dynamics - Awareness, Leadership - Basic

Course Short Name
Course Type
Training Tuition Cost
4 hours
Training Credit Hours
Semester Hours

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