UpAll targets White men specifically because 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.
As workplaces continue to recognize the importance of diversity, inclusive leadership is needed to foster inclusive cultures of belonging where all identities can authentically thrive.
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.
Developing multiple talent segments is needed for culture change.
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. What is needed is a safe, open, accountable space for White men to learn and grow - this leverages best practices for both sustainable leadership development and identity development.
What's more, 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.
We want White men to feel empowered to contribute to inclusive cultures of belonging. A rising tide lifts all boats. That is how we lift all up, with UpAll.
*Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum
*Identity development framework: Dr. Janet Helms; Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum