UpAll addresses a specific need in the DEIB ecosystem by providing a space for White men to develop into inclusive leaders. This will contribute to organizations creating inclusive cultures where all identities can
Learning for leadership works best under conditions that foster candor, trust, and psychological safety. For White men, this is particularly necessary when understanding the impacts of each person's unique personal identities.
The most effective leaders have a high degree of emotional intelligence. UpAll develops the four domains of emotional intelligence in the context of creating inclusive cultures of belonging.
UpAll's program is a mix of individual microlearning, reflection, application, and feedback - all while engaging and meeting with a shared identity peer cohort and UpAll coach.
There is no one-size-fits-all approach to leadership or identity development. UpAll uses a self-directed learning framework to set specific learning and growth outcomes for each participant.
Each individual has the power to develop themselves personally and take that growth back to their teams and organizations. This takes the burden away from marginalized folks and creates cultures where all can thrive.
UpAll's online learning platform allows for organizations to easily provide this niche learning and development opportunity for employees. Have peer identity groups contribute to inclusive cultures without needing to create an internal ERG structure.
A White man who is an inclusive leader develops emotional intelligence that creates inclusive cultures of belonging.
Emotionally intelligent leaders are critical to create cultures that foster diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.
Being socialized as “normative,” many White men struggle with how to take action in DEIB efforts and how to be an inclusive leader, which eventually stalls the creation of inclusive cultures of belonging.
UpAll's unique approach applies an identity development process for White men to develop the four domains of emotional intelligence through its digital peer-learning program, supportive peer community, ongoing resources, and coaching.
"As a White man, I found the UpAll cohorts to be a safe space for confronting and discussing topics that can otherwise be difficult, uncomfortable or divisive. My UpAll coach guided thought-provoking conversations with confidence, empathy and a genuine interest in participant growth."
- UpAll participant, Advertising Agency
"I understood the value of diversity and a variety of perspectives, but didn't always know how to explain it to peers or facilitate conversations around race, identity, or culture. UpAll gave me the tools to have deeper conversations and advocate for the power of diversity."
- UpAll participant, Creative Agency
UpAll targets a very specific need in the larger diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging ecosystem by addressing White men. Change is more likely to last if different equity-related initiatives are actively sustained alongside one another. That is why we put a focus on collaborating with and supporting others doing amazing work in the ecosystem as well.
We have relationships and recommendations to other equity initiatives - led by BIPOC folks (Black, Indigenous, and people of color), women, and other identities - that contribute to creating inclusive cultures of belonging.
A strong, supportive ecosystem is how we will lift all up.