Please read this entire page as it includes key information about the program.

Welcome to Advocacy in Action! Over the next six weeks, you’ll focus on actionable steps in workplace advocacy and allyship. Emphasizing the crucial role of emotional intelligence and personal motivation, you’ll actively participate in thought-provoking exercises, gain data-driven insights, and engage in collaborative discussions shaping perceptions, guiding choices, and fostering meaningful relationships within your teams and organizations.

Key Program Features

  • Acquire and enhance essential skills that promote workplace equity  
  • Be empowered to proactively identify and implement solutions for advancing equity. 
  • Engage in meaningful discussions with peers within a supportive environment, leveraging diverse perspectives. Share reflections and actively practice skills to enhance your learning journey. 

Program Outcomes

  • Cultivate a community of leaders who proactively drive equity within their organizations. 
  • Empower leaders to contribute to the creation of a truly inclusive workplace culture. 
  • Equip leaders with practical tools and insights to translate advocacy and allyship into impactful action. 

Making the Most of Your Advocacy in Action Experience  

To ensure you get the most out of your Advocacy in Actionexperience, here’s an overview of how to maximize your participation and learning: 

Commit to Your Learning 

  • Allocate 30-60 minutes each week for engaging with the NovoEd platform. 
  • Participate in the weekly 60-minute live (Zoom) sessions. 

Be Engaged

  • Participate actively in both the weekly Action Planning activities and the Interactive Exercises during live sessions. Your active engagement enriches the learning experience. 

Commit to Action

  • Apply what you learn in your day-to-day life, both personally and professionally. Seek opportunities to practice and model allyship. 

What to Expect

Important Dates

Leading up to the March 6th session, you will receive a series of emails with information on:  

  • February 19, February 26 or March 1: You’ll receive an email from with a link to take the EQ-i 2.0 assessment.   
  • February 26 or March 1: You’ll receive your login information to the digital program platform (NovoEd).  
  • March 4: Email from with your *EQ-i 2.0 assessment report. 
    • *You will need to bring your report with you each week to the Program Kickoff, Advocacy Lab, and EQ Deep Dive sessions. 

Calendar Hold

Please take a moment to click on the links provided below to download the .ics file for all program events and add them to your calendar. 

Calendar Hold File

Once downloaded, save the file and follow your calendar application’s guidelines for importing. 

Virtual Advocacy Lab Schedule

After each On-Demand module, join us weekly for the Advocacy Lab, a 60-minute (Zoom) session. Below are the dates and times for each meeting. These sessions are highly interactive, and your attendance is strongly advised. We understand instances may arise, but missing a session could impact your overall experience, and your perspective will be missed by your peers. Due to the nature and sensitivity of the discussions, these sessions will not be recorded. 


Spring 2024

Time (CST)

Weekly Live Sessions (Zoom)


Wednesday, March 6, 2024

11:00-12:00 PM CST

Program Kickoff


Wednesday, March 13, 2024

11:00-12:00 PM CST

Advocacy Lab: Awareness


Wednesday, March 20, 2024

11:00-12:00 PM CST

Advocacy Lab: Choice


Wednesday, March 27, 2024

11:00-12:00 PM CST

Advocacy Lab: Motivation


Wednesday, April 3, 2024

11:00-12:00 PM CST

Advocacy Lab: Empathy


Wednesday, April 10, 2024

11:00-12:00 PM CST

Advocacy Lab: Skills


Thursday, April 11, 2024

11:00-12:00 PM CST

*Bonus Session: EQ Deep Dive


Advocacy Lab

A progressive series of 60-minute weekly (Zoom) sessions dedicated to advancing workplace equity. Engage in interactive breakout sessions discussing key elements in workplace advocacy and allyship. Chart an action-oriented path and cultivate holistic growth on a transformative journey of empowerment, self-discovery, networking, and accountability. 

Advocacy Lab Breakdown

  • Advocacy Lab: Awareness 
    • Explore and enhance awareness within the context of workplace allyship and advocacy. 
    • Engage in discussions, exercises, and scenarios to build a foundational understanding. 
  • Advocacy Lab: Choice 
    • Focus on making informed choices in workplace situations. 
    • Participate in interactive activities to develop decision-making skills. 
  • Advocacy Lab: Motivation 
    • Dive into the motivations behind workplace allyship and advocacy. 
    • Reflect on personal motivations and how they drive our efforts. 
  • Advocacy Lab: Empathy 
    • Emphasize the role of empathy in effective allyship and advocacy. 
    • Explore ways to cultivate and apply empathy in workplace scenarios. 
  • Advocacy Lab: Skills 
    • Focus on cultivating practical skills for impactful actions. 
    • Engage in hands-on exercises designed to enhance skills relevant to promoting equity in the workplace and reinforcing positive outcomes within the organization. 
    • Emphasizing our commitment to empowering participants with actionable tools and insights for effective advocacy actions. 
  • Bonus session- EQ Deep Dive: 
    • Enjoy an (optional) bonus group coaching session led by a certified emotional intelligence coach, focusing on how to use emotional intelligence to become more effective. 
    • Make instant connections between EQ subscales and learn how to leverage EQ strengths while improving EQ weaknesses. 
    • Come prepared with your questions and your EQ-i 2.0 report for a deep dive into enhancing your emotional intelligence. 

EQ-I 2.0 Assessment

You’ll receive an EQ-I 2.0 assessment to evaluate five composite areas that measure distinct aspects of your emotional and social functioning, contributing to your overall emotional intelligence. Gain a deep understanding of how your assessment results impact your workplace performance, including areas like conflict resolution, change management, teamwork, and decision-making. Your custom report will provide clear instructions, interpretation guidelines, and results-driven content, setting you up for success in your advocacy journey. 


NovoEd, our on-demand learning platform, serves as your comprehensive hub for the entire program journey. It consolidates program content, valuable resources, discussion boards, and seamlessly connects you to live weekly Zoom calls, all within a single space. NovoEd is a platform where you can foster deeper meaningful peer connections. 


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