The Business Case for LGBT Inclusion in the Workplace: Navigating Policies, Procedures, Practices and Bathrooms

Duration 60 Mins
Level Basic & Intermediate
Webinar ID IQW19F0690

Learning Objectives:

  • To examine LGBT perceptions and stereotypes
  • To discover the business case for LGBT inclusion in the workforce
  • To describe the impact on LGBT employees and the workplace when they fear being who they are at work
  • To discuss transgender
  • To examine gender transition guidelines
  • To identify organization practices to minimize discrimination
  • To discuss the outcome of LGBT supportive policies and practices
  • To develop organization and individual strategies for GLB inclusion into the workforce
 

Areas Covered in the Webinar:

    • The Implicit Association Test (online)
    • Recruitment and retention
    • Heterosexism assumptions
    • International LGBT considerations
    • Marketing and advertising
    • Restroom access for transgender employees
    • Responding to negative reactions to LGBT inclusion
    • Workplace dress codes, transgender employees, and gender non-conforming employees

Overview of the webinar

This training program will examine LGBT perceptions and stereotypes and help understand the business case for LGBT inclusion in the workforce. It will also establish gender transition guidelines and list organization best practices to minimize discrimination.

Who should attend?

  • CEO
  • COO
  • CFO
  • VP of HR
  • All HR directors, managers, and generalists
  • Supervisors
  • Managers
  • Director of risk management

Why should you attend?

  • How does your business go about recruiting the LGBT community?
  • Do any of your advertising and marketing practices target LGBT consumers?
  • Do you know how to assist a transgendered employee in their gender transition process at work?
  • And what about those bathrooms—how are you addressing this issue?

Heterosexism – the cultural expectation that everyone is, should be, or would prefer to be heterosexual - is the established norm of the workplace; a commonplace bias in American institutions. This bias gets played out in both overt and covert behaviors which in turn negatively impact the organizational culture. However, there have been organizational successes in diminishing the biases. There is an opportunity for your organization to create strategies to ensure LGBT inclusion in your workforce.

This webinar will address these questions and discuss workplace norms that can help your organization develop LGBT supportive policies and practices. It will also discuss international LGBT considerations and offer guidelines for transitioning of a transgender employee.

Faculty - Dr. Susan Strauss

 Dr. Susan Strauss is a national and international speaker, trainer and consultant.  Her specialty areas include management/leadership development, organization development, communication, and harassment and bullying. She trains and consults with business, education, healthcare, law, and government organizations from both the public and private sector. She has been an adjunct professor at several universities.  Susan has held positions in training, organization development, and management, which enable her to use her multitude of real life experiences to draw on in her training sessions and organization development consulting.  She has presented to thousands of people during her career and to a variety of audiences and receives outstanding evaluations.
 
Dr. Strauss has authored over 30 book chapters, books, and articles in professional journals. She has been featured on 20/20, CBS Evening News, and other television and radio programs as well as interviewed for newspaper and journal articles such as the Times of London, Lawyers Weekly, and Harvard Education Newsletter.
 
Susan has presented at international conferences in Botswana, Egypt, Thailand, Israel, Bali, Beirut and the U.S.  She has consulted with professionals from other countries such as England, Australia, Canada, Beirut and St. Martin. She has her doctorate in organizational leadership, is a registered nurse with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and human services, a master’s degree in community health, and professional certificate in training and development.

 

Credits

HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®). Please make note of the activity ID number on your recertification application form. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org

ComplianceIQ is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is valid for [1] PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.

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