Catalyst’s Men Advocating Real Change (MARC) initiative supports organizations interested in developing men as allies and inclusive leaders in the pursuit of gender equity in the workplace.
Audience: Directors and above
Duration: 1.5 days
Number of Participants: up to 45; 70-80% men, 20-30% women
This 1.5-day experiential learning workshop will inspire directors through senior executives to stand up for gender equity. Guided by a skilled cross-gender facilitator pair, participants will develop a more visceral understanding of the dynamics and implications of gender inequity, practice skills to proactively challenge exclusionary dynamics, and commit to building more effective gender partnerships and advocating for real change. More than 6,000 people at over 40 companies in 14 countries have already attended this transformational workshop.
MARC Executive Sessions
Audience: C-Suite executives (CEO and direct reports)
Duration: 4 hours
Number of Participants: 15-25
In this session, executives will focus on enhancing their leadership credibility in their work to build organizational equity and a culture of inclusion. Through dialogue and responsive learning, they will build their own business and personal case for gender equity and come away with a nuanced understanding of root causes of the challenges. With increased empathy, they will become more authentic, effective leaders who understand how to use their power and unique opportunity and responsibility to make culture change.
MARC Dialogue Teams
Audience: Employees across all levels
Duration: Two 1-year cycles of 10 monthly 1-hour meetings
Number of Participants: 7-10 per team; unlimited number of teams
Self-led teams of employees from any and all areas and levels of the organizations gather monthly to discuss a progression of topics, with a specific focus on engaging men and gender partnerships. Catalyst supplies an agenda and other supporting materials for each meeting that will help participants build awareness, uncover the steps to becoming a better partner in this work, and apply their learning. Year One introduces foundational concepts around personal barriers to inclusion; in Year Two, participants support one another as they commit to ongoing learning and advocacy that sustains a culture of inclusion and equity.
Audience: Alumni of MARC Executive Sessions, MARC Leaders Immersive Workshops, and MARC Dialogue Teams
Number of Participants: 7-10 per network; unlimited number of teams
Designed exclusively for MARC alumni, MARC Networks empowers participants to integrate their learnings into their day-to-day leadership. Working in self-selected small groups, participants will use Catalyst-supplied materials to participate in meetings, share best practices, brainstorm solutions, and further their advocacy for real change.
Audience: Alumni of MARC Executive Sessions, MARC Leaders Immersive Workshops, and MARC Dialogue Teams.
Number of Participants: Unlimited
MARC alumni who want to serve as highly visible, public advocates for MARC and gender equity can demonstrate their championship by becoming MARC Ambassadors. Whether it’s posting on social media, serving on a panel, providing testimonials for media, or discussing in business meetings, MARC Ambassadors enthusiastically share their passion for workplace inclusion and gender equity within their sphere of influence by starting conversations that challenge the status quo and sharing stories that spur others to change their perspective.
Learn how your organization can start making change with Catalyst Supporter-only MARC options. Contact MARC@catalyst.org.
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Want to host a session? Contact us at MARC@catalyst.org.
Overview PDF: MARC Programming
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