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July 26 - What Do You Need to Know? Current LGBT Research Efforts!
August 30 - Taking the Theory of Community Partnerships to Reality: Using the Business of Change to Expand Corporate Social Responsibility
September 27 - Bottom Line: What's Your ERG Value? and, Building LGBT as a Value Added Proposition
August 1 - 2012 Employee Development Conference (DC)
August 2 - EXCEL Conference for EEOC (Dallas)
August 2/3 - (tentative) Training in Houston
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August 9, 16, 23 10:00am (PDT) - Creating an LGBT Marketing Program (tentative)
Featured Out & Equal University Archive Course
Coaching for Leadership: A Powerful Next Steps for LGBT Career Development
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Monthly Trainers' Forum Webinar
Mon, July 30, 2:00pm (PDT)
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Monday, Aug 20, 10:00am (PDT)
Tuesday, Sept 18, 12:00pm (PDT)
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This month has been a busy one with the Global LGBT Workplace Summit in London and taking some time off in Europe for a vacation! There are lots of highlights, but instead of repeating them here, please take a look at my "Where in the World is Pat" blog posts on the Out & Equal blog that began on June 20:
Where in the World is Out & Equal's Director of Training, Pat Baillie?
Where in the World is Director of Training, Pat Baillie, Part 2 - New Orleans
Where in the World is Director of Training, Pat Baillie? - from New Orleans to Atlanta
Where in the World is Director of Training, Pat Baillie? - SHRM Conference, Atlanta
Where in the World is Director of Training, Pat Baillie? - London!
Where in the World is Director of Training Pat Baillie? - Countdown to Global Summit, London
Where in the World is Director of Training, Pat Baillie? Decriminalization of Homosexuality WorkshopWhere in the World is Director of Training, Pat Baillie? Global Summit & World Pride!Where in the World is Director of Training, Pat Baillie? Scotland!Sincerely,
News for Out & Equal Certified Trainers
No Training Viewpoint in July!
Please check out the Out & Equal blog for my latest insights into LGBT workplace equality as I travel this month from New Orleans to Atlanta, London and Scotland! Be sure to share your out while travelling and out at work experiences at the Get Your Story Out website.
Join us for our next monthly Trainers' Forum webinar on July 30,
2:00pm (PDT). Contact Pat Baillie for more information.
The "Study of the Month" column features LGBTA-related research studies conducted by members of the Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology (SIOP). SIOP is the premier membership organization for those practicing and teaching Industrial-Organizational Psychology, the scientific study of the workplace. For more information about SIOP, please visit www.siop.org.
Although more and more LGBT research is being conducted, transsexual employees have not received much attention; either being completely left out or lumped together with sexual orientation minorities. However, in two studies, researchers from Rice University examined both the perceptions that others have of transsexual employees as well as the perceptions of discrimination from transsexual employees themselves.
In one study, participants indicated to what extent they possessed 1)
accurate knowledge, 2) positive attitudes, and 3) hiring intentions
towards a hypothetical applicant who has transitioned from one gender
to the other. In sum, having accurate knowledge predicted having
positive attitudes, which in turn predicted a higher intention to hire
the applicant. In another study, employees who identified themselves
as transsexual indicated that the extent to which they felt that their
coworkers were supportive predicted whether or not they perceived
discrimination from the organization. Taken together, these studies
suggest that coworkers can act as buffers or support systems for
transsexual employees and one way of making attitudes and behaviors
towards transsexual employees more positive (making people more likely to be supportive allies) is to provide knowledge and education about transsexuals. This can address misconceptions or unjustified fears that employees may have about being transsexual and help to create a more professional environment for diversity.
This study was presented at the annual Society for Industrial &
Organizational Psychology conference in April of 2012 by Larry R.
Martinez, Enrica N. Ruggs, and Michelle R. Hebl. For more
information, please contact Larry Martinez.
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