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Preconference Workshop
The Basics & Beyond: Everything You Need to Know About Building LGBTQ+ Inclusion in the Workplace
Additional Fee & Registration Required
Sunday 06/28/2020 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM Add to calendar
4.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Global & Cultural Effectiveness, HR Expertise
Learn strategies and best practices for implementing inclusive workplace practices and managing common human resource scenarios that involve lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and other gender/sexual minority (LGBTQ+) employees. 

Workplaces that go beyond nondiscrimination policies to cultivate climates of true inclusion are a win-win for both employers and employees. In fact, increasing research shows that capitalizing on effective LGBTQ-inclusion practices can lead to higher productivity, better rates of talent attraction and retention, increased innovation, higher employee satisfaction, and overall bottom-line benefits for employers of any size. This highly interactive session provides an in-depth look at the unique needs and experiences of LGBTQ+ workers; reviews current legal requirements; examines real-life case studies; gives examples of effective inclusion policies; and offers best practices for addressing common human resources scenarios involving LGBTQ+ employees. You will walk away with plenty of easy-to-implement ideas for the everyday workplace as well as resources and support for developing your organization’s DEI (diversity, equity & inclusion) efforts.

Learning Objectives:

  • Become more familiar with current LGBTQ+ inclusive terminology, pronoun usage and relevant data that impacts LGBTQ+ employees.
  • Understand the differences among terms including sex assigned at birth, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.
  • Learn best approaches for policies and practices for transgender and transitioning employees.
  • Explore specific human resources scenarios that involve LGBTQ+ workers.
  • Discuss and develop strategies to create more welcoming and inclusive workplaces for LGBTQ+ employees.
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Tara B. Taylor, Education and Outreach Director ,
Maryland Commission on Civil Right