Building Better Allies (BBA)

Who doesn’t want to become a better ally? In the era of #MeToo, learning how to address issues of power-based violence in the workplace, in congregations, in our community organizations, and in our homes is more important than ever. Last year alone, the EEOC received over 13,000 complaints. But how does one create the open and safe environment that is necessary to ensure all individuals are in a space where motivation, passion, creativity, and hard work can flourish?

Building Better Allies is a three part training program aimed at educating individuals in various corporate and organizational settings on how best to handle issues relating to power-based violence in their space. This interactive training teaches participants techniques they can use when they or a friend are touched inappropriately, catcalled by customers, made to feel uncomfortable by their managers, and more.

Building Better Allies is aimed at helping professionals with limited HR capacity and budgets get this crucial training that will help not only their employees feel happy and safe, but also their bottom line. High turn over is a friend to no business. While JCADA has traditionally worked in the past within the religious community, BBA training is perfect for all organizations and agencies wanting to address this topic. We know, for example, that more sexual harassment claims in the U.S. are filed in the restaurant industry than in any other, where as many as 90% of women and 70% of men reportedly experience some form of sexual harassment. (Harvard Business Review).

So whether you’re a priest, rabbi, small business owner, restaurant manager, or any other professional, consider bringing Building Better Allies to your organization today. To learn more about the training process, please contact Laura Kovach, Director of Training & Education, at

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