EY announces strategic alliance with The King Center to support social change through new online education and training


LONDON, February 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — EY today announced an alliance between the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (The King Center), a Atlantaa non-profit, non-governmental social justice organization and Ernst & Young LLP (EY US). Through this new collaboration, EY teams will support the King Center’s ambition to inspire global citizens and organizations to shape a more just, humane, equitable and peaceful world. The Alliance has been established within EY US and is expected to expand globally in the future.

The EY-The King Center Alliance will help enable the digitization of King Center learning resources and facilitate access to Dr. King’s nonviolence principles and methodologies on a larger scale.

One of the King Center’s most visible initiatives has been the codification of Dr. King’s teachings and approach to nonviolence as a way of life in a comprehensive, immersive, online learning program at your fingertips. rhythm called Nonviolence365.®. Over the years, many leaders and businesses, across all industries and segments, have embraced Nonviolence365® training to create a more equitable, empathetic, inclusive and communicative organization. In 2020, the EY organization partnered with the King Center to convert the existing classroom-focused building Nonviolence365® content in a digital offer — Nonviolence365® In line.

EY teams have developed a leading set of capabilities to help organizations make the cultural, organizational and process changes needed to create a more diverse, inclusive and empathetic workplace. Research and knowledge of EY teams on non-violence365®coupled with experience driving institutional change in complex environments, uniquely positions him to serve as a premier service provider for organizations wishing to integrate Nonviolence365® in their DEI strategy, plans and initiatives.

Jackie P. TaylorEY Global Leader of the King Center Alliance, said:

“The EY organization has a long-standing commitment to cultivating a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture and helping organizations do the same. The alliance with The King Center will strengthen the ability of EY teams to support clients seeking to build on their DEI capabilities.® The online program will help clients and their employees cultivate inclusive environments and learn conflict resolution skills.”

dr. Bernice A. KingCEO of the King Center, said:

“Creating non-violence365® Online was a two-year team effort – an idea championed by luck patterson and brought to life through the generous support of EY and the digital learning experience – the global consulting and accountancy organization. Brian S. Knudson, Jackie P. Taylor, Kasey Waas and their EY colleagues have literally spent thousands of hours with our Nonviolence365® trainers and contributors to create this unprecedented 15-hour immersive digital experience. Their patience, attention to detail, passion and deep belief in non-violence as a way of life have given individuals around the world an unprecedented opportunity to develop powerful and practical love-centered approaches to managing conflict and dismantle injustice.”

Learn more about Nonviolence365® Online, please visit thekingcenterinstitute.org.

For more information about EY, visit ey.com/alliances.

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About the King Center

The Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change is a 501(c)(3) organization established in 1968 by Mrs. Coretta Scott King. The Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change “The King Center” is the official living memorial and nonprofit programmatic organization committed to educating the world about the life, legacy, and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The King Center serves to inspire new generations to continue his unfinished work, strengthen causes, and empower changemakers who continue his efforts today. The King Center’s first educational initiative, Nonviolence365®, is based on Dr. King’s nonviolent philosophy and engages participants from diverse sectors of society, including emerging and next-generation leaders, in modules and exercises that enhance communication, leadership, interpersonal relations and reconciliation of conflicts. Learn more at https://thekingcenter.org/

Eric Minuskin
EY Global Media Relations
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