Organizations with inclusive cultures are 6x more likely to be innovative, to anticipate change, and respond effectively, as compared with organizations that lack inclusive cultures. Are you and your employers ready to have a meaningful and substantive dialogue about how best to recruit and retain an LGBTQ workforce? Whether you're in the corporate, non-profit and public sector, LGBTQ diversity and inclusion and legal compliance protocol training will improve the workplace for LGBTQ employees and customers, by building awareness and reducing harassment and discrimination claims. Cisgender and heterosexual audiences will become more informed to better support the LGBTQ community.
This training begins by introducing basic terms and identities and creates a safe space for questions. It covers the difference between sexual orientation and gender identity and expands on the additional types of diverse identities that fall beneath the umbrella categories of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning. This course also looks at words or questions that may be considered offensive to someone with an LGBTQ identity or their allies, how to avoid their use, and language that is more inclusive.
Then the focus shifts to developing an understanding and empathy for the experiences and challenges faced by gender diverse and transgender people; a working knowledge of identities and expression; an increased comfort level in communication and appropriate language; and an understanding of available community resources to both support and become better allies to the community.
The last portion of the day includes important information on the responsibilities of management as they relate to their LGBTQ and other employees. Also included is education on the transgender community, the federal, state and municipal laws and ordinances that translate to legal protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity, and conversation surrounding restrooms and locker rooms, dress codes, company policy, coworker concerned, and more.
- LGBTQ Basics
- Understanding Transgender & Gender Diverse Communities
- Transgender at Work
Employers, human resources teams, supervisors and employees seeking to be more informed about how to best employ and support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and gender diverse people.
The GLBT Community Center of Colorado