Training e-Newsletter
February 2011
February Town Call
Upcoming trainings
Trainers' Corner

Mar 8

- Tampa Bay Regional Affiliate celebrates International Women's Day Centennial - presenter Julie Gedro, Tampa, FL - 5:30PM at University of South Florida's Marshal Student Center, room MSC 2709, Tampa, Florida

Mar 15
- Department of Interior - open to federal employees


Mar 28-30 - Executive Forum in San Francisco  (need link)

Mar 30 - Transgender Intensive course taught by Jamison Green & Ann Dunkin in San Francisco (need link)

 Mar 30  -  Annual Leadership Celebration in San Francisco (need link)

Apr 14 - Out &Equal Northeast Regional Summit , Rochester, NY (need link)

Oct 25-28 - Out & Equal Workplace Summit, Dallas, TX


Feb 23 - Allies (Part IV)

March 9  -  Allies (Part V)

March 22 -  Building Bridges starts


Trainers' Corner
  February 28, 2:30pm  Monthly Trainers' Forum
Moderated by Pat Baillie

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Monthly insights

Thoughts from Pat Baillie, Associate Director of Training & Professional Development
I had the chance this month to go to Minneapolis, MN to Creating Change with The Task Force as one of 2000 conference attendees.  It was -2 degrees when I arrived but the energy was high.We were treated to great workshops and speakers and many stopped by the Out & Equal booth to talk about workplace equality.

There was a moment that brought it all home and reminded me of why we do this work.  Several attendees had come to Creating Change from Uganda.  On the day they arrived, they got word that one of the leaders of their movement, David Kato, had been killed in his home after his picture and address were published in their local newspaper. 

The presenters talked about their feelings and were determined to continue with their work with renewed energy.Think about those who work with you, whether they are LGBT or allies.Then imagine you get the news one day that they have been killed for their work.When we get tired or frustrated, we only need to remember what the cost has been over the years and realize that our work is still going on all over the world.Bullying, suicide, murder, marriage equality and so many more issues keep bringing us back to the importance of what we do every day.Thank you for what you do every day to make a difference in the workplace!



Pat Baillie
Town Calls


2011 Out & Equal Workplace Award Nominations &
Summit Workshop Proposals

Workplace Award Nominations
The Out & Equal Workplace Awards (commonly referred to as "The Outies") honor individuals and organizations that are leaders in advancing equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) employees in workplaces. Through these awards, Out & Equal provides the business and LGBT communities with examples of innovative approaches and proven successes to help create safe and equitable workplaces. The awards are presented annually at the Out & Equal Workplace Summit, the nation's preeminent conference addressing LGBT issues in the workplace.

Workplace Summit Workshop Proposals
Out & Equal's annual Summit offers the chance to unite and share the information needed to advance LGBT workplace equality. Now more than ever, Out & Equal workshops are invaluable tools to keep pace with the multitude of changes happening around us and in the workplace.
This webinar will explore the 2011 Workplace Summit workshop submittal process, as well as introduce the core concepts that will be addressed during this year's Summit in Los Angeles.

For more information go here!


When: Thursday, February 24, 2011  

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:  
Upcoming trainings

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

5 part Ally Development series hosted by David Hall, author of "Allies at Work: Creating a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Inclusive Work Environment "


Schedule & topics -   

All webinars will be on Wednesdays at 12:30pm Pacific

  •      Feb 23 - Session IV - About that T: Assessing and Creating a trans-Inclusive Workplace Culture (co-facilitated with Eli green) 
  •      Mar 9 - Session V - Allies Changing Corporate Culture

Webinar Information:


Duration: Five 75-minute webinars (if you can't make a live webinar, the recorded sessions will be available)

Where: Online with teleconference  

Series Cost: $99.95 regular; $84.95 government/nonprofit/groups of 5 or more. Click here to register.


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


Upcoming 2011 webinars:

March 22, 29, April 12 - Building Bridges toward LGBT Diversity (3 part series - Pat Baillie, Angela "Q" Wilson)


May 3, 10, 17 - LGBT Diversity Leadership Train the Trainer (3 part series - Building Bridges is a prerequisite course - Pat Baillie, Angela "Q" Wilson)


May 24, 31, June 7 - Transgender Intensive (3 part series - Jamison Green, Ann Dunkin)


July 5,12 - Targeted AND Privileged: The Importance of Examining Whiteness within the LGBT Community (2 Part series - Stephanie Puentes, Laurie Lippin)


ClassroomClassroom trainings

March 8 - Tampa Bay Regional Affiliate celebrates International Women's Day Centennial - presenter Julie Gedro, Tampa, FL - 5:30PM at University of South Florida's Marshal Student Center, room MSC 2709, Tampa, Florida.

March 15

Department of the Interior University - Click here for more information  


Mar 30 - Transgender Intensive course taught by Jamison Green & Ann Dunkin in San Francisco - Click here to register

Apr 14 - Out &Equal Northeast Regional Summit , Rochester, NY  

Click here for more information! 

Other Out & Equal events

Apr 4-6 - Linkage Leading Diversity Summit in Atlanta, GA.Out & Equal will be presenting and will have a booth at this conference.Linkage is offering Out & Equal constituents a discount for attending.Check here for details.

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

News for Out & Equal certified trainers

Using stories in your training, helps to put a face on the theory of LGBT workplace diversity.All of you have gone through Train the Trainer and learned how to tell your story.I wanted to share another perspective that I gained during the UCLA LGBT Leadership Institute from Deborah Johnson.It is an excellent example of how to talk about heterosexism.If you think about the way our world is built, those who are able bodied have few problems navigating day to day life.If you have ever been on crutches or in a wheelchair, the world seems very different.You notice how hard it is to get around and your awareness changes.You bring up the limitations that you see around you to let others know what they miss every day.The world is also built for heterosexuals and live seems to be easy to navigate.When LGBT employees walk around in the workplace, they encounter many more barriers and talk about it.Sharing those shifts in awareness that we see, helps to break down heterosexism and see the world in a different perspective.Think about what you can do to tell your story and help others see the world from a different view!

Trainers' Forum Teleconference
  Monday, February 28
2:30pm Pacific

Contact Pat Baillie for more information

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