Strength & Service Series: Allyship - Fostering Relationships, Lifting Up Voices, Joining In Struggles

Date: August 25, 2020
Time: 1–2:30 p.m. EDT
Host: Corey Flournoy, Principal at Creative Outreach Consulting, LLC and Global Head of Inclusion and Diversity at Groupon

The goal of allyship is to create a relationship in which marginalized people feel valued, supported, and heard. Being an ally is not a label - it is a verb.

Leaders from throughout the Lutheran Services in America network are invited to join an engaging, guided conversation about an important relationship needed for success. Though sometimes difficult to achieve for marginalized employees, allyship can be a dynamic and powerful learning and relationship-building tool. By building meaningful two-way relationships imbued with empathy, allies offer and give each other support and commit to lean on and learn from each other. Allyship can strengthen and change the Lutheran Services in America network for the better across cultural lines. This interactive, 90-minute virtual session will be led by Corey Flournoy, Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Groupon and founding partner of Creative Outreach Consulting in Chicago.

Registration is limited to Lutheran Services in America member organizations. Capacity is limited to 100 attendees. 

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About Corey Flournoy

Corey Flournoy brings 30+ years of experience and recognized leadership in diversity and inclusion programming, strategy development and employee engagement for multi-national corporations, non-profits and educational institutions.  Since 1995, Corey has been a founding partner, consultant and trainer for Creative Outreach Consulting LLC.  In addition, he has served as Groupon’s Global Head of Inclusion and Diversity. Corey oversees the company’s I&D team and works to sustain a culture of inclusion, integrity and respect at Groupon offices around the world. Prior to Groupon, Corey was the Vice President and Associate Director of Global Talent Development for FCB Worldwide, contributing to the strategic development, planning and implementation of global diversity and equity and inclusion initiatives to improve the culture of FCB’s advertising agencies. In addition, Corey served as the founding director of the Illinois Center for Urban Agricultural Education and founding partner, consultant and trainer for Creative Outreach Consulting LLC. During his 30-plus years of experience in agricultural education, he served as the first African American and non-rural president of the National FFA Organization and its 450,000-plus membership.

About the Strength & Service Series

Lutheran Services in America’s Strength & Service Series is an interactive, virtual gathering of the best minds in our space, laser-focused on examining and tackling the unintended consequences and uncertainties in today’s climate — all with the goal of helping move your organization forward. Click here for details.

Thanks to Our Sponsor

Special thanks to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America for sponsoring this virtual session.