Training e-Newsletter

May 2011

Join us for these great upcoming learning opportunities:


Town Call


May Town Call 

May 26 - Transgender Discrimination Study Report 


Classroom Trainings/Events

June 21 - Dr. David Hall,  Empowering Allies Tour, Dallas, TX    

June 23 - Dr. David Hall Empowering Allies Tour, Atlanta, GA 

June 26-29 - Out & Equal Exhibit Booth (#1571) at the annual SHRM Conference, Las Vegas (stop by, drop a card for a chance to win an Out & Equal Summit Registration package)    

June 28 - Panel presentation at Sacremento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)

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

Online Training

*All courses will be recorded and available on demand after the class date    

Train the Trainer 3 part series at 12:30am Pacific

May 3  - TTT (Part I) 

May 10 - TTT (Part II)

May 17 - TTT (Part III)

Transgender Intensive
3 part series  at 11:00am Pacific


May 24 - TI  (Part I)

May 31 - TI  (Part II)

June 7 - TI  (Part III)


Out & Equal University webinars sponsored by:  

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Trainer's Forum

May 31, 3:00pm (Pacific)

Monthly Trainers' Forum
Moderated by Pat Baillie

 Trainer's Forum Archives     

Featured Webinar Archive 

Building Bridges Towards LGBT Diversity  (prerequisite to Train the Trainer) 3 part series with Pat Baillie & Angela "Q" Wilson

Allies - 5 Part Series with David Hall 

 [Out & Equal webinars and classroom 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.]  

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Monthly insights

Thoughts from Pat Baillie, Associate Director of Training & Professional Development

I am finally back in the office for a bit this month, after being on the road for both work and for fun. 

Several of our trainers did an outstanding job at the Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology (SIOP) Annual Conference in Chicago last month. The panel included trainers Julie Gedro and Terry Hildebrandt and focused on several of the research efforts in the LGBT community, including Voluntary Self Identification and Lesbian Executive Leadership. You can read more about it and get the handouts in my blog post,  Learning more about LGBT self-identification in the workplace.

There was also a lot of interest in the Northeast Regional Summit held in Rochester, NY. Workshops explored a range of topics from financial challenges, bullying, allies, climate, networking, ERGs, recruiting, spirituality to transgender workplace issues.  Over 175 attendees were able to gather information and take it back to their workplaces to take the next steps in changing the workplace for LGBT employees.

I then took some time off and headed to Aruba with my partner!  I did some research ahead of time to see what the LGBT climate was and what companies might be in the area but there wasn't much.There is a small group forming that hopes to one day create a community center in Aruba but the LGBT community wasn't very visible.  We were able to be ourselves as we traveled around and enjoyed the island's offerings but that hyper-vigilance never really left me.  I looked around at the other vacationers and wondered if they ever worried about walking down a street holding hands.Although I took a vacation from the emails and hot issues in the states, the impact of LGBT civil rights and equality follows us around the globe.  I knew that if the issue came up, I had all the facts and talking points on hand, but I will sure be glad when those concerns don't follow us as we see the world! 



Pat Baillie

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Trainers' corner

News for Out & Equal certified trainers

Out & Equal University now has a core course curriculum that can provide you with a solid base to train LGBT Cultural Competency.All trainers have taken Building Bridges and Train the Trainer and have the basics those courses provide.   

We have added to the core curriculum of our online program at Out & Equal University the classes Transgender Intensive and Developing Allies.These are the hot topics for corporations, non-profits, and government agencies. Many of us have a good background in sexual orientation issues but are we able to bring our expertise to bear on transgender issues? Do we wonder where the allies are in our workplace and want to be able to bring them in our Employee Resource Group? 

Once you are set up with the core curriculum courses, what's next?  We know that most of the companies that work with Out & Equal are making great strides in policy, benefits, networking and talking about the business case.But what do you know about self-identification and workplace climate?Has your company jumped on board with tax equality and transgender health benefits? 

Trainers have access to all of the past town calls that Out & Equal sponsors as well as the Trainer's Network archives with training you can use to take the next steps.Even if you aren't ready to start training courses in your workplace, the information in the archives can make a difference as you talk one-on-one, moving people you work with from awareness to allies to advocates!

Trainers' Forum Teleconference
Tuesday, May 31 - 3:00pm (Pacific)

Contact Pat Baillie for more information  
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