Training e-Newsletter
September 2010
September Town Call
Upcoming Trainings
Trainers' Corner
Breaking News
The 2010 Summit is approved training for government employees. The Summit has also been submitted for recertification credit for HR professionals to HRCI. View full schedule online.
Training Calendar
Visit the Out & Equal Training page for more event and registration information.
October 5
Sign up for all day leadership seminars at the Summit! Check out Train the Trainer and Implementing Transgender Inclusion, these will prepare you for LGBT training in the workplace and how to implement the new CEI criteria.
October 20
Advanced Course: Exploring the Unique Opportunities and Challenges of Using Virtual Spaces to Further Workplace Equality
November 22
Train the Trainer Course
hosted by PG&E in San Francisco
Trainers' Forum

September 27
Monthly Trainers' Forum
Moderated by Pat Baillie

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Monthly insights
Thoughts from Pat Baillie, Associate Director of Training & Professional Development
Summer is over and we are getting ready for the Summit in Los Angeles. This year, I had the opportunity to be much more involved in the review and selection of workshops, and it really showed just how much expertise exists in the field. It will be a tough choice this year with so many great workshops!  But even if you can't make it to the Summit, this is a good time to evaluate what is next for your personal and professional development.

In June I attended the UCLA LGBT Leadership course and just completed my Leadership Action Plan and the five month program.  It really helped me focus on what I need to work on next and how I can do a better job in the training department.

What are your current career goals?  What do you desire to learn next?  Perhaps it's becoming an LGBT Diversity Leadership trainer. If so, Train the Trainer is being offered at the Summit, or you can see if your local Regional Affiliates has a course scheduled. Check out what is available online.

Going into fall, challenge yourself!  What can you do to heighten your understanding?  Take courses at the Summit that advance your knowledge around transgender, bisexual, and people of color issues, current research, or the global LGBT perspective.  If you can't join us in Los Angeles, see what's available in your community OR bring those perspectives in by setting up courses. You don't have to do it all, just take one step and keep on learning.
Pat Baillie
Town call  
Federal Careers: Realizing a Growing LGBT Presence (co-hosted by Out & Equal CareerLink)  
Jobs are tight!  Looking for a new career?  For many LGBT employees, the thought of working for the government has never come to mind. But new LGBT groups are forming in almost every government agency, and the government is working to provide more and more benefits as well as job stability. This town call will examine the changes in policy and practice and talk about jobs in the federal government. Looking to advance your career?  We will also have the Victory Fund on the call to talk about the Presidential Appointment program and how to get involved in the program.  
When: September 30, 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
Registration: Online
Upcoming trainings
Webinar trainings
Advanced Course - Out Online: Exploring the Unique Opportunities and Challenges of Using Virtual Spaces to Further Workplace Equality
Webinar Information:
When:  October 20, 2010
Time:  10:00 am Pacific Time | 11:00 am Mountain | 12:00 pm Central | 1:00 pm Eastern
Duration: 75 minutes
Where: Online with teleconference (also available after the webinar as a recording - Archives
Cost: $49.95 regular; $34.95 nonprofit (contact us for group or other discount pricing)

Classroom trainings at the 2010
Workplace Summit, Los Angeles 

- LGBT Diversity Leadership Train the Trainer Course. 
  Instructors: Terry Hildebrandt, Sheryl Dagang
- Implementing Transgender Inclusion: Comprehensive
  programming to ensure workplace equality. 
  Instructors: Ann Dunkin, Jamison Green

Tuesday, October 5, 2010 Register for the Summit here 
Classroom trainings

LGBT Diversity Leadership Train the Trainer Course hosted by PG&E in San Francisco, November 22 from 8:00 - 5:00pm. Nonprofits, small businesses and government organizations welcome!

Instructors: Pat Baillie/Angela Wilson

[Out & Equal courses are usually submitted to the Society for Human Resources Management's Human Resource Certification Institute.  Check to see if you can receive continuing education credits for your participation.]
Trainers' corner

News for Out & Equal certified trainers

When we think of training, we think of getting up in front of a class, going through our outline, and relaying information to those attending.  But training is so much more than that!  The traditional training process includes analysis, design, development, implementation and evaluation, formerly known as Instructional Systems Design (ISD).  National training organizations such as American Society of Training and Development (ASTD) and the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) include other steps, but essentially the process is the same. 

The first step is always analysis.  If you want to focus your training on what's needed in your company, ask. You can do a survey within your ERG, using criteria from Out & Equal's 20 Steps to an Inclusive Workplace or the Corporate Equality Index to identify key areas and evaluate how you are doing. Look at the Advocacy Frontier  to see what your company can do next.

Once you have identified what's needed, it is much easier to design short training modules or find resources needed to move forward toward LGBT workplace inclusion.  

Trainers' Forum Teleconference
Monday, September 27
2:00pm Pacific
Contact Pat Baillie for more information
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