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

Susan Strauss

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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.

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.

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
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Speaker: Susan Strauss,

Dr. Susan Strauss is a national and international speaker, trainer, consultant and a recognized expert on workplace and school harassment and bullying. She conducts harassment and bullying investigations and functions as an expert witness in harassment and bullying lawsuits. Her clients are from business, education, healthcare, law, and government organizations from both the public and private sector. Dr. Strauss has conducted research, written over 30 books, book chapters, and journal articles on harassment, bullying, and related topics. 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 Harvard Education Newsletter, Lawyers Weekly and Times of London. Susan is the recipient of the Excellence in Educational Equity Award from the Minnesota Department of Education for her work in sexual harassment in education. She has spoken about sexual harassment at international conferences in Botswana, Egypt, Thailand, and the U.S. She consulted with the Israeli Ministry of Education, as well as with educators from Israel, England, Australia, St. Maartin, Bali, and Canada. She traveled to Poland and conducted research on sex discrimination and sexual harassment in Polish workplaces with Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights. She has consulted with health professionals in Beirut regarding violence in healthcare. Susan has a doctorate in organizational leadership. She is a registered nurse, has a bachelor's degree in psychology and counseling, a master's degree in community health, and professional certificate in training and development. She has been involved in the harassment and bullying arena since 1985