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Efforts have been made in recent years to advance equality for gender and sexual minorities, but there are still many instances where LGBTQ+ people find themselves excluded, unwelcome and uncomfortable in the workplace. According to the Human Rights Campaign, an average of 50 percent of employees report hiding their sexual orientation at work due to hostility, prejudice, discrimination and mistreatment. This interactive session helps attendees develop a greater understanding of the lived experiences of LGBTQ+ individuals. Explore and discuss specific HR scenarios that involve LGBTQ+ workers, and learn to develop strategies to create more welcoming and inclusive workplaces.
- Become more familiar with LGBTQ+-inclusive terminology and language, including appropriate pronoun usage.
- Learn the differences in the dimensions of biological sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.
- Hear statistical data on LGBTQ+ workers and workplace trends.
- Develop effective ways to address questions and issues involving LGBTQ+ workers.