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Inclusion: Beyond the Law

 

Introduction, brief of the program:  As a member of the leadership team, you want to foster a workplace that is inclusive of all kinds of people. And when it comes to policy development, you want to be mindful of the laws regarding inclusion that vary state to state. This workshop will start with an easy assessment tool for professionals to answer in advance so that together, we can talk about free to cheap changes that can be made now to keep employees and vendors feeling safe, welcome, and included. This assessment tool will also uncover best practices that you are already doing to highlight that you may not even realize are points of distinction.  Covering topics ranging from leadership pipeline plans, allergies, gender, ability, religion, race, age, there are practices that are expected and common places in certain parts of the country and unheard of in others.  Together, we will assess current practices and develop a plan to be ahead and consistent throughout the country.

 

Value to Members:

Workplace Application:

  • Develop new questions to address invisible needs
  • Understand inclusion varies location to location
  • Improve current polices to be more inclusive

Recertification /Learning Objectives:

  • Know what you don't know
  • Think ahead of your employees, members, and volunteers
  • Implement free to cheap elements to foster inclusion
  • Focus on Gender, Allergies, Families, Ability, and Class before it is necessary
  • Utilize existing tools, resources, and spaces without having to spend any of your limited budget to foster inclusivity and a sense of belonging to increase retention

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Facing Trans, Education, Advocacy, and Inclusion

 

Introduction, brief of the program:  As we become comfortable with the Lesbian and Gay plight in the workplace, we continue to overlook Bisexuals and silence Transgender populations. Trans folks are courageously coming forward and identifying as such more and more often. This workshop reviews language and quickly develops a strategic plan to provide a safe and supportive climate for all and to prepare participants to become better advocates for the trans community. Be a leader by identifying the needs, including invisible populations, advocate effectively for trans people, and empower all community members to take action.  Currently fewer Fortune 500 companies protect transgender students, faculty, staff, alumni, and visitors in their non-discrimination policies, yet more and more people are coming forward with trans or gender variant identities that directly challenge existing policies, procedures, and services.  Recognizing the Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual community is still a struggle in the workplace.  The transgender community needs in regards to policies, procedures, housing, bathrooms, etc., is the next frontier.  We will discuss terminology, benchmark practices, and demographic information impacting colleagues and clients served and leave with tangible resources to start conversations on their home campus.

 

Value to Members:

  • Increase awareness of the existent of the trans/gender variant populations
  • Transfer this knowledge to proactively identify campus actions steps
  • Create more corporate leadership advocates for trans needs
  • Elevate your organization as a leader in serving trans populations

As a participant in this workshop, you will benefit from:

  • Professional Development and on-going education about diverse population in the work place
  • Hands on resources to take back to your office to be more inclusive for trans/gender variant colleagues
  • Personal education and training to raise awareness of trans issues
  • Safe space to asks questions, check assumptions, and learn about this invisible population

Workplace Application:

  • Develop new questions to address invisible needs
  • Understand inclusion varies location to location
  • Improve current polices to be more inclusive

Recertification /Learning Objectives:

  • Know what you don't know
  • Think ahead of your employees, members, and volunteers
  • Implement free to cheap elements to foster inclusion
  • Focus on Gender, Allergies, Families, Ability, and Class before it is necessary
  • Utilize existing tools, resources, and spaces without having to spend any of your limited budget to foster inclusivity and a sense of belonging to increase retention

Just Rescue   

 

Learning Outcomes:

  • To identify default decision-making processes with regards to logical, relational, creative, and emotional connection.
  • To recognize and challenge three stereotypes or assumptions they hold about others
  • To identify three stereotypes/assumptions participants have about others
  • To name one to three intersecting visible/invisible identities

Who has the power to choose who lives or dies? Who writes the moral code we live by? Who “unwrites” this code? Even with limited information, we are socialized to make quick decisions about another person. This directly relates to how we work with, talk to, and support other people. When given an opportunity to examine “back stories” and assumptions, participants learn the positives and negatives of stereotypes. Participants can use this knowledge to make informed decisions in the future.

Sticks and Stones: LGBT 101

 

Learning Outcomes:

  • To articulate their own stereotypes, derogatory terms, and other assumptions for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and heterosexual people
  • To identify others' stereotypes, derogatory terms, and other assumptions for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and heterosexual people
  • To recognize the U.S. cultural need for binaries when examining sexual identities and gender identities

What better way to learn about sexual identities than to list out social norms, stereotypes, media images, rumors, jokes, and slang! This is a safe space for any and all kinds of interactive discussions regarding Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Heterosexual identities. By then comparing themes of these messages learned for these different groups, we can then have a much deeper conversation about class, race, educational access, citizenship, ability assumptions, etc. By understanding our language we can hold ourselves accountable to building an inclusive environment for all (regardless of sexual identity).

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