Workplace Allyship 101 with Ellie Krug – TCDIP CLE


Many people consider themselves an “ally” of one or more marginalized groups or communities, like folks who identify as LGBTQ or as amember of a religious minority. However, “allyship” is different; it’s the action part of being an ally. And because we’re human—which means we’re often afraid or confused—many of us don’t engage in true allyship.

With this presentation, national speaker and trainer Ellie Krug talks about recognizing fear as a hurdle to allyship and offers strategies for how to approach workplace situations where it’s necessary to speak up on behalf of others. She’ll also cover the Three Freedoms (come to the training to find out what these are) and how to talk about microaggressions with those who might not have a clue about having just said the wrong thing. On top of that, Ellie will offer tips on how to apologize and forgive, which are critical to true allyship.

If you’ve ever attended Ellie’s Gray Area Thinking® human inclusivity training, you know that she makes things fun and fast-paced. We’ll do some role-playing and engage in a bit of humor as we learn more about allyship for everyone. Come, learn and enjoy!

About Ellie: Ellen (Ellie) Krug, when a civil trial attorney in Cedar Rapids with 100+ trials, transitioned from male to female in 2009 and later became one of the few attorneys nationally to try jury cases in separate genders. The author of Getting to Ellen: A Memoir about Love, Honesty and Gender Change (2013), Ellie has trained on diversity and inclusion to court systems, law firms, Fortune 100 corporations, and colleges/universities. A hopeless idealist, Ellie has presented her inclusivity training, Gray Area Thinking®, across the country. In 2016, Advocate Magazine named Ellie one of “25 Legal Advocates Fighting for Trans Rights.” She is also a monthly columnist for Lavender Magazine and a weekly radio host on AM950 radio. Her monthly newsletter, The Ripple, can be found at . Ellie presently lives in Minneapolis and is the founder and president of Human Inspiration Works, LLC (

Registration opens at 8 am; program begins at 8:30 am. Light breakfast provided.

2 Elimination of bias credits applied for.



Tuesday, June 19, 2018 8:30 AM  – 10:30 AM

Robins Kaplan LLP
800 LaSalle Ave
Suite 2800
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402

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Registration Deadline
Tuesday, June 12, 2018