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July 2010
July Town Call
Upcoming trainings
Trainers' Corner
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Out & Equal stands behind key legislation to end discrimination against LGBT binational families. Learn more.

Out & Equal's ERG leadership survey

The biennial Out & Equal ERG leadership survey is now closed. Thanks to all ERG leaders - both U.S. and abroad - who participated in this survey. Watch for the results to be released in our 2010 State of LGBT ERGs report this fall. 

Training Calendar

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July 20
Transgender Intensive, part two
July 29
Monthly Town Call
August 4
International Town Call
August 10
Transgender Intensive, part three
August 31
12 Rules for Effective Networking
September 14
Advanced Course:  Targeted and Priviledged
October 5
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Trainers' Forum

July 26
Monthly Trainers' Forum
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Monthly insights

Thoughts from
Pat Baillie, Associate Director of Training & Professional Development
Wow!  I finally got a taste of summer.  I taught at the National Institute of Health's Noons in June LGBT event  the week before the 4th of July and then took a few days off in New York. I missed the hottest days but definitely wondered about the impact of global warming! Getting back to the office meant lots of emails, Summit preparations and the chance to think about how we use the summer to take our work for equality to the next level.
If you're like me, there are family vacations and trips planned for the next few months.  I discover on every trip there are those moments when you walk into a restaurant or hotel and you "come out" yet again.  I watched on the 4th of July as families of all kinds were out in the parks and enjoying the freedom we have to be ourselves.  Living in the Bay Area of California, once can forget what it means to come out in Virginia, Kansas or Arkansas. How many of those celebrating Independence Day realize that many of us don't have the same rights and protections in the workplace, housing, medical and financial arenas?  We struggle to gain recognition and respect from the country we live in.  The United States is not always the global leader in LGBT, but I know that we are far ahead of many countries.  Finding time to spend with family helps us gather strength, to do well at work, advance in our companies and speak out for our rights.  Sometimes it's as simple as being in a park with all the other families or checking into a hotel and holding hands.  We return to work remembering why we do all this work for equality!  I hope your summer is amazing and that you come back ready to show the world all of who you are!
Pat Baillie
Town Call  

How do you spell LGBT?

A view of the workplace across the generations!

Register now for July's Town Call series.  

How do you spell LGBT? A view of the workplace across the generations! There are four generations in the workplace today and each one has had a different experiences of "coming out" as LGBT in the workplace. Traditionalists experienced McCarthyism, Boomers had Stonewall, Gen X experienced HIV/AIDS and Gen Y saw the birth of the Logo channel and grew up watching Will & Grace. How have these experience shaped how to navigate being LGBT on the job? This call will discuss the historical and contemporary differences through the generations and how they connect in the workplace on such topics as recruiting, retention and being "out."
When: July 29, 2010
Time: 12:00 p.m. Pacific; 1:00 p.m. Mountain; 2:00 p.m. Central; 3:00 p.m. Eastern
Duration: One hour
Where: Live webinar
Cost: Free
Upcoming trainings
NEW - The Out & Equal International Town Call Series - INDIA
On Wednesday, August 4, 2010, Out & Equal will host the first of many International Town Call series at 8:30 AM Pacific. The International Town Call series will take place 2-4 times annually, with each call dedicated to the LGBT workplace experience in a specific country. The subject of our first International Town Call will be India, and include insights from corporate, legal, employee and local activist perspectives on the environment for employees who identify as part of the local and expatriate LGBT communities.  This International Town Call is being organized in partnership with The Council for Global Equality.  Employees with experience working in India or who represent companies with a presence in the country are especially invited to attend.  
Course: August 2010 - International Town Call
When: August 4
Duration: 75 minutes
Where: Webinar
Cost: Free
Registration: Online
Transgender intensive
We touch on the basic issues around gender identity in both "Building Bridges" and "Train the Trainer". Now join Jamison Green, noted author and transgender activist, and Ann Dunkin, ally and ERG Leader, as they take us through a deeper understanding of gender identity. Part I is pre-recorded and discusses concepts, history, terminology while debunking myths and stereotypes. Part II is the heart of the course and covers business cases policies and procedures for transgender employees. Part III will expand on the basics and look at best practices, trends to provide you with the most current information to ensure "T" inclusion in your workplaces.
Course: Transgender Intensive, Part I
When: Available Online
Duration: 75 minutes
Where: Webinar
Cost: $49.95 regular; $34.95 nonprofit
Registration: Online 
Course: Transgender Intensive, Part II
When: July 20
Time: 10:30 a.m. Pacific; 11:30 a.m. Mountain; 12:30 p.m. Central; 1:30 p.m. Eastern
Duration: 75 minutes
Where: Live webinar
Cost: $49.95 regular; $34.95 nonprofit
Registration: Online 
Course: Transgender Intensive, Part III
When: August 10
Time: 10:30 a.m. Pacific; 11:30 a.m. Mountain; 12:30 p.m. Central; 1:30 p.m. Eastern
Duration: 75 minutes
Where: Live webinar
Cost: $49.95 regular; $34.95 nonprofit
Registration: Online 
12 Rules for Effective Networking
Optimize your networking power in preparation for this year's Out & Equal Workplace Summit and beyond! Self-described "networking enthusiast" Sandy Jones-Kaminski will share her professional insights with you at the upcoming LGBTCareerLink webinar "12 Rules of Effective Networking." Beyond self-promotion, networking builds our community for healthier business environments. Discover the truth behind the four myths of networking, gain techniques to grow your professional network and learn strategies to begin a conversation other than the phrase, "What do you do?" Build social capital and grow your professional network with these invaluable skills.
Presenter: Sandy Jones-Kaminski is an executive-level human resources provider. She has worked with clients to design and deliver successful business development programs and social media strategies. She is the founder and principal consultant of Bella Domain LLC since 2002. 
12 Rules of Effective Networking:  Sponsored by Out & Equal's LGBT CareerLink
When: August 31
Time: 12:00 p.m. Pacific; 1:00 p.m. Mountain; 2:00 p.m. Central; 3:00 p.m. Eastern
Duration: 60 minutes
Where: Live webinar
Cost: $49.95 corporate employee rate; $35.95 government/nonprofit employee rate, $19.95 unemployed rate
Registration: Online 

Advanced Webinar Course: Targeted AND Privileged: The Importance of Examining Whiteness within the LGBT Community
Do you look around at your ERG meeting and wonder where the diversity in the community is?  Join Stephanie Puentes and Laurie Lippin as they look at the intersection of race and ethnicity with sexual orientation. Discover how to make changes in the way we perceive our world to improve diversity and inclusion in our organization. Benefits managers, ERG leaders, and Human Resources personnel in particular.
Course: Advanced Course:  Targeted and Privileged Webinar 
When: September 14
Time: 10:30 a.m Pacific; 11:30 a.m. Mountain; 12:30 p.m. Central; 1:30 p.m. Eastern
Duration: 75 minutes
Where: Live webinar
Cost: $49.95 regular; $34.95 nonprofit
Day long trainings at the Summit on
Oct 5, 2010 in Los Angeles, CA

LGBT Diversity Leadership Train the Trainer Course
Instructors: Terry Hildebrandt, Sheryl Dagang
Have policies?  Created an ERG? What's next?  Most companies want to expand the discussion around sexual orientation and gender identity in the workplace and this course provides the tools!  Taking the business case materials used in our national training, this course prepares employees as trainers for Out & Equal to teach in their workplace.  Certification is good for 2 years and includes links to the Trainer's Network and monthly Trainer's Forum as well as the most recent updates on LGBT workplace issues.
Tuesday, October 5 (at the Summit in Los Angeles, CA)
Implementing Transgender Inclusion: Comprehensive programming to ensure workplace equality

Instructors: Ann Dunkin,  Jamison Green
This course is designed to expand your understanding of gender identity in the workplace.  Beyond concepts and definitions, the next step is to get the latest updates and trends on the unique concerns of transgender employees, best practices on transitioning in the workplace, information on addressing benefit and health care issues and how to support inclusion of gender identity/gender expression in the workplace.

Tuesday, October 5 (at the Summit in Los Angeles, CA)
Registration: Online [Out & Equal Advanced Track courses have been submitted to the Society for Human Resources Management's Human Resource Certification Institute and are pending approval for continuing education credits.]
Trainers' corner

July is here!  Quarterly reports are due!
June 30 was the end of the second quarter of 2010.  If you used any of the LGBT Diversity Leadership training materials, please send a report to Pat on the company, location of training, and how many attended.  Also send any comments or feedback you received on the materials. These metrics are important to the training program to improve the programs as well as Out & Equal's ability to support you as a trainer. 
Our July Monthly Trainer Forum teleconference will focus on how we incorporate key discussions into our work and training.  How does marriage, ENDA, Self Identification and working with other diversity groups enhance what we do in the workplace.  Join he call and get the latest information!

Trainers' Forum Teleconference
Monday, July 26, 1:00PM Pacific
Contact Pat Baillie for more information

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