Founder of ALIGNE
About the Instructor
Birungi Ives is a branding, marketing, public relations, and diversity professional. She brings to ALIGNE Academy the highest level of expertise, global experience, and established relationships with internationally renowned brands, individuals, and organizations. It is through years of recognizing synergies amongst these relationships that she developed the marketing strategy called BRAND ALIGNMENT. Brand alignment elevates the story behind a brand and significantly increases a brand's visibility and profitability through powerful strategic partnerships.
As founder of ALIGNE Consulting, Birungi consults senior executives, C-suite leadership, and founders of Fortune 500 companies at Entertainment Studios, Celebrity Foundations/Non-Profits, Multi-national Non-Government Organizations in the development of corporate communications, media, and marketing strategies. For ALIGNE Consulting's website - click here.
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RECENTLY UPDATED CERTIFICATIONS:
Skills for Inclusive Conversations
Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging
Communicating about Culturally Sensitive Issues
Communicating Across Cultures
Confronting Bias - Thriving Across our Differences
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"As the world protests the killings of Black Americans, systemic racism and police violence, companies large and small are coming out with their own statements against racism and are pledging donations to civil rights groups.
Some organizations, meanwhile, are taking it a step further and are committing to being anti-racist as an employer, and for good reason. Research has shown that the way a company responds to diversity-related events that receive widespread media coverage can either help employees feel psychologically safe or contribute to feelings of racial discrimination and mistrust of authority within the organization." (quote source)
In the summer of 2020, I attended the Black Professionals in Tech Network ZOOM conference on ERGs - Build Engagement and Scale. Black executives were leading the conversation from LYFT, Salesforce, Shopify, CIBC, and Microsoft. One of the biggest takeaways is that Black people are exhausted. They detailed that Tech companies are asking their Black ERGs to lead the charge on informing their executive leadership about their concerns, calls for change, and policy development and reform. However, they are also asked to perform at the highest capacity in their hired positions. All of this is leaving them emotionally, mentally, and physically spent. One of the purposes of this workshop is to alleviate this burden on your Black employees.
This is not your average Diversity and Inclusion training or trendy Anti-Racism course. Diversity and Inclusion training started in the 80s. Yet, at the top corporations and organizations, you may find a token member of the Black community amongst a predominantly white male executive leadership. The fight for equal rights for all came to a head in the 60s. However, to this day Black people have not achieved social equity. What is not working? We are not building enough deep meaningful connections with those that are different from ourselves. We are not learning and listening enough to Black voices. We are not being provided with effective tools and information to successfully bring about change, UNTIL NOW!
This workshop: Corporate Path to an Anti-Racist Society - Moving from Societal Grief to Universal Belonging Through Listening, Learning, and Change takes you on a journey. On this journey, I share with you the professional and personal skills I developed to build a powerful inclusive network. You will learn how CONNECTION builds a bridge to cultures and communities that differ from your own. You will learn how to recognize and overcome the fears that can prevent you from developing deeper and more meaningful connections. Also, Anti-Racism resources and assignments will be provided weekly to compliment the development of your networking skills. These resources and assignments will provide you with the tools, the language, and the awareness necessary to overcome the obstacles to building these deeper relationships, such as Unconscious Bias and addressing culturally sensitive issues.
Welcome! Thank you for stepping up and investing in your company or organization's journey to an Anti-Racist society!
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