POWERFUL EXPERIENCE –Nadia Brigham, Program Officer, WK Kellogg Foundation

[The Allies Lab] was a powerful experience! Since my participation, I’ve had many moments of conscious reflection about the need to hold paradoxes in our walk thru life. Another concept at the forefront for me is the powerful use of language, like “white male culture” and how it impacts racism, sexism, and all other –isms. Entire quote

IMPACTFUL –Dante J. James, Dir, Office of Equity and Human Rights, CITY OF PORTLAND, OREGON

The Allies Lab I attended was impactful on so many levels. As a Black man, it ultimately allowed me to better understand how White men hear and interpret conversations around race. I entered the process a skeptic, I came out completely impressed with the method and manner of the facilitation and outcomes achieved. Entire quote

PARTNERSHIP –Joan Buccigrossi, PhD Former Global Director of Inclusion, ROCKWELL AUTOMATION

One of the reasons I have attended the White Men & Allies Lab four times, is because I come with a team I’m supporting and we continue our partnership after leaving the Lab. We meet together to talk about our learnings and about our action plans, about how we are doing on them and where we need help. I want to know how I can be a resource. Entire quote

CRITICAL FOUNDATION –Grant M. Yoshihara, VP, NW NATURAL

nwnaturalThrough it Learning Labs, WMFDP creates a tremendous environment for engaging employees in open, honest, and active conversations about diversity and inclusion.  A critical foundation is that diversity is not just based on what someone looks or sounds like, but what someone has experienced. Entire quote

WELL WORTH IT –Ted Crandall, SVP & CFO, ROCKWELL AUTOMATION

It’s never easy to give up the better part of a work week, but the Learning Lab is well worth it. More than any other training or discussions I have previously participated in, I left this event with a deeper personal understanding of diversity and inclusion issues on both an intellectual and emotional level. Entire quote

DYNAMIC –José Gómez, Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Development, NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL

The White Men As Full Diversity Partners … experiences are a direct link into how culture and differences affect workplace relationships and personal interactions. Lab discussions are dynamic, and offer creative examples that apply to each individual’s cultural development journey. Entire quote