Training e-Newsletter

January 2012 - March 2012


Global Summit RFP due February 15.  


Baltimore Summit RFP due April 4. 


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Join us for these great upcoming learning opportunities:


Town Calls

 January 26 - 2010 Census and LGBT Workplace Equality: What's the Connection

February 9 - Summit 2012 Kickoff

February 23 - Coaching: What it is, what it is not, & why every LGBT leader can benefit from working with a coach!

March 29 - Using LGBT marketing data to build the business case

Classroom Trainings/Events


 January 25-29 - Creating Change Baltimore, MD -
Out & Equal Workshops & Booth - stop by and see us!

Online Training

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

January 17, 24, 31 at 2:00pm Pacific - Building Bridges toward LGBT Diversity (3 part webinar series on cultural competency, LGBT business case and action planning) - $109.95 registration ($89.95 for non-profit, government or educational groups)    

March 8, 15, 22 at 10am Pacific - Train the Trainer (3 part webinar series on breaking down barriers and fostering communication between LGBT employees and their co-workers) - $109.95 registration ($89.95 for non-profit, government or educational groups)   

New in 2012
Just a few days left to take advantage of this

Trainer's Forum

Monthly Trainers' Forum 

Monday, January 19, 2012 at 2:00pm (Pacific) 

Moderated by

Pat Baillie 

Upcoming dates for 2012 Trainers Forums:

Monday, February 13 at 10am (Pacific)

Tuesday, March 20 at 12pm (Pacific) 

  Trainer's Forum Archives     


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Monthly Insights
Thoughts from
Pat Baillie, Associate Director of Training & Professional Development
I hope everyone had a chance to take a break over the holidays and get re-charged for 2012. It feels like this year is starting off very, very fast and lots of projects that seemed to be far off are suddenly showing up on project timelines.  I have been hearing from many of the trainers that they are planning events and trainings for the year and are using Out & Equal resources more and more. We love to hear that!

We are excited to welcome Nancy Mace as Director of Community Empowerment, who will be working with the Regional Affilliates and Employee Resource Groups in the coming months. One of our goals for this year is to bring great programs to local groups; we'd love to hear what you'd like to have in your area.

The big news is the Global Summit in July in London. We are expecting 450-500 attendees for this event which will focus on LGBT global perspectives. We will be featuring 24 workshops that open the discussion about what is happening around the world and how to talk about the experience of being LGBT in so many diverse situations. The learning curve is intense!  

This is such a valuable learning opportunity for all of us to expand our awareness. In our planning process, we've recognized the need to rethink our perspectives on everything from how we ask about race and ethnicity to how we teach about the value of diversity. I'll be teaching our Building Bridges course, but rather than teaching it as we do in the US today, we'll convene a panel to discuss the concepts of sexual orientation, gender identity and what the business case looks like in countries that are supportive and hostile to LGBT employees. I am really looking forward to learning from that panel as well as leading it.

We are also expanding our focus for our tracks at the Annual Summit as well. The RFP will ask if the focus of your workshop will be:
  • Research & Metrics
  • Policy & Benefits
  • Professional Development
  • Diversity & Community
  • Employee Resource Group
  • Beyond LGBT Diversity
  • Changing Workplace Climate
  • Global Perspectives
  • Allies
  • Coaching & Mentoring Case Studies
  • Organizational Excellence
  • Personal Development.
  • Strategic Planning
  • Sponsor Series
  • Federal Perspective
  • General

If you missed the RFP call on Thursday, January 12, it was recorded, so be sure to start working on those 2012 proposals. Give us a call if you have suggestions or questions. The workshops are really the heart of the conference, providing the inspiration and the tools to build workplace equality at home. We look forward to seeing what you will offer this year!


Pat Baillie

Trainers' Corner

News for Out & Equal Certified Trainers


The reports are still coming in but it looks like over 500 people attended the LGBT Diversity Leadership Trainings during the year.  In some cases, trainers used portions of the material from
Out & Equal or have added this segment to their regular training program. Many of you talked about having conversations with others at work, and that is just as vital to changing the policies and culture. If you have stories about the impact of sharing the training, please send them to me so that we can share your success and tell the story of how trainings really do make a difference! Also, if you have wanted to take some of the Out & Equal University core courses, be sure to check out the package offer that will end January 31.  


Join us for our next monthly Trainers' Forum Webinar on January 19, 2:00pm (Pacific Time Zone). Contact Pat Baillie for more information. 


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