Training e-Newsletter
November 2010
November Town Call
Upcoming trainings
Trainers' Corner
Breaking News

On Veterans Day, Out & Equal celebrated the bravery of our service women and men. Read the latest installment of Communities in Common for insight on Don't Ask, Don't Tell and share your own stories on our Facebook page.

"Safe & Equal 101"

Out & Equal will be part of call on November 17 at 11:30am PST
called Safe & Equal 101 in response to recent attention to LGBT youth bullying and suicide.  This special event will share tools, tips and best practices for creating safe and equal families, schools, workplaces, and faith communities -- and strategies for working together across the entire community ecosystem. Registration is still open.

2010 Out & Equal University Courses

2010 Out & Equal University courses are available via recordings on the Training Archive page.  Sign up now to take these courses.  

Training Calendar

Visit the Out & Equal Training page
for more event and registration information.
 November 18
Monthly Town Call

Trainers' Forum

Nov 23
Monthly Trainers' Forum
Moderated by Pat Baillie

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Monthly insights

Thoughts from Pat Baillie, Associate Director of Training & Professional Development
 My travels continued last month after the 2010 Out & Equal Workplace Summit. I got a chance to go to the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) Diversity Conference in New Orleans and saw several other hard core Summit attendees who made both events. I had constant traffic at the Out & Equal booth, both from companies who have worked with us for years, and from many who represented companies taking their first steps toward lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. The interest and need for best practices is still strong despite the concern over federal legislative prospects since the elections. We have generated enough momentum over the years that change will continue as each corporation and agency "gets" that workplace protections are vital to business success in these tight economic times.

After New Orleans, I switched gears and attended the International Pride Coordinator Global conference (InterPride) and talked about creating partnerships  with corporations based on the Business for Change report. I am always surprised by how many LGBT community leaders have never heard of Out & Equal.There were more that knew about us this year and the  numbers are increasing as we work with more organizations around the country. I encourage everyone to talk about Out & Equal as a resource when workplace issues come up. Outreach to academics, government agencies and non-profits offers more chances to promote our work. Each of us can be an advocate, even if it's just around the watercooler.

This month I head to Albuquerque to be part of a Don't Ask, Don't Tell (DADT) panel on Veterans Day. We might not be happy with the elections results but all of us can keep talking, teaching and making a difference wherever we are. We hope to continue expanding our training resources at Out & Equal. Let me know what you need. As we move into the holiday season, take some time to reflect on what we have accomplished in the last year and celebrate that we are here today to keep going!


Pat Baillie
Town Call

Health benefits for transgender and transsexual employees, the WPATH Standards of Care, and the CEI

Join this town call to gain a better understanding of how to advance health benefits for transgender employees.  Find out the latest best practices from Jamison Green and Andre Wilson on getting complete coverage. HRC Workplace Project's Deena Fidas will join the call to answer any questions about the new Corporate Equality Index criteria! 


When: November 18, 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: Click here
Upcoming Trainings

Out & Equal University Webinars hosted by: Pearson's logo 100x36

Out & Equal University presents Ally Development with

David Hall, author of "Allies at Work: Creating a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Inclusive Work Environment" 

Schedule & topics - All webinars will be on Wednesday (Jan 12, Jan 26, Feb 9, Feb 23, Mar 9) at 12:30pm Pacific

         Jan 12 - Session I - Come Out, Come Out: Heterosexual Privilege and Workplace Culture

         Jan 26 - Session II - Uncovering Diversity: Connecting LGBT Across Corporate Diversity Initiatives

         Feb 9 - Session III - About that T: Assessing and Creating a Trans-Inclusive Workplace Culture (co-facilitated with Eli Green)

         Feb 23 - Session IV - I Love You, May It Please the Court: Allies and Marriage Equality

         Mar 9 - Session V - Allies Changing Corporate Culture


Webinar Information:

Duration: Each webinar will be 75 minutes
Where: Online with teleconference
Cost: $99.95 regular; $84.95 government/nonprofit/groups of 5 or more

Register here

David Hall's book will be available at a special webinar discount of $15!


Classroom trainings

LGBT Diversity Leadership Train the Trainer Course

Wednesday, November 22, 2010,  8:00am -5:00pm Pacific

Register here

Training Information:

Duration: 9.0 hours
77 Beale Street, Conference Room 323
Cost: $100.00 regular; $75 nonprofit (contact us for group or other discount pricing)

Non-profits, 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 received continuing education credits for your participation.]
Trainers' Corner

News for Out & Equal certified trainers

As you begin to look at your 2011 planning, think about how the LGBT Diversity Leadership course or the national Out & Equal courses can be part of the diversity work you are doing.  Here's some of the common ways instructors use the materials.

1.       Do a companywide Lunch & Learn open to all employees

2.       Use the recorded materials as training for ERG members

3.       Work with your local LGBT community groups to provide training

4.       Identify other companies who are doing LGBT work and join with them to bring national training courses to your area

5.       Encourage your Regional Affiliate to bring training into your area through the NETWORKS! Programs

6.       Set up meetings with key executives in management, HR and D&I when they meet as a group to present LGBT topics

There are lots of resources available for you to use so don't hesitate to give Pat Baillie a call if you need resources. Join us this month for the Trainer's Forum as we talk about how the election impacted your life/goals and review resources you can use in programming transgender education and outreach.


Trainers' Forum Teleconference
Tuesday, November 23
2:00pm Pacific

Pat Baillie for more information

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