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2013 Annual Summit Workshops RFP due by April 19!
Join us for these great upcoming learning opportunities:
(Calls start at 12pm Pacific for one hour)
Apr 11-14 - Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology (SIOP), (Houston, TX)
April 16-17 - Disability Matters (Jacksonville, Fl)
April 18-19 - California Diversity Conference (Concord, CA)
Apr 23-25 - Out & Equal Executive/Emerging Leadership Forum, San Francisco, CA
May 6-7 - Linkage's Institute for Leading Diversity & Inclusion (Atlanta, GA)
June 16-19 - Society for HR Management (SHRM) annual conference (Chicago, IL) - Out & Equal booth at 2420! Stop by and register to win a 2013 Annual Summit Registration
Out & Equal University Online Training
*All courses will be recorded and available on demand after the class date
OEU Core Course Bundle is still available through live and recorded webinars! Take Building Bridges, Dialogues on Gender Identity, Developing Allies and Building Employee/Business Resource Group Value for one price in 2013!
Apr 17, 24 - at 1:00pm for 75 minutes - Dialogues on Gender Identity
May 6, 13, 20 at 12pm Pacific for 75 minutes - Developing Allies - Instructor: David M. Hall
May 15, 22 at 1pm Pacific for 75 minutes - Targeted AND Privileged: The Importance of Examining Whiteness within the LGBT Community - Instructor: Dr. Laurie B. Lippin
Jun 4, 11 at 10am Pacific for 75 minutes- Train the Trainer Refresher - for recertification as an Out & Equal Trainer
Want to sponsor the 2013 Out & Equal University online courses? Contact us for details!
Virtual Summit/Hurricane Series
- Ends on April 16 at 12:00pm Pacific for 75 minutes
. LGBT Employee Resource Group (ERG) of the Year: The Experience of Outie Award Winners- you can still register to hear the best rated or cancelled workshops from the 2012 Summit presented as live webinars (archived webinars will be available after the series)
Featured Out & Equal University Archive Course
How do you encourage allies in your company and get them to think about LGBT workplace equality? You can purchase licenses for archived Out & Equal courses or provide training through your Learning Management System (LMS). A cost effective way to expand the LGBT workplace equality conversation in your workplace. Contact Pat for more details! Discounts for 5+ licenses.
Our Study of the Month feature will return next month!
[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.]
Tuesday, April 16, 2:00pm Pacific for 60 mins
Monthly Trainers' Forum Webinar
Moderated by Pat Baillie
Upcoming dates for Trainers Forums:
Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 10:00am Pacific
Monday, June 24 (new date/Time) at 2:00pm Pacific
Become an Out & Equal Certified Trainer and join the Trainer's Network
Thoughts from Pat Baillie, Director of Training & Professional Development
Many times we think about training as a formal process with objectives, tests, classrooms and trainers. What we forget is that each one of us share knowledge and educate others every day of our lives. On our jobs, we share skills and tips on how to improve the organization and adjust to the changing situations in the workplace. Do we remember that as well, each one of us is a teacher when it comes to sharing with others who we are and what we believe?
I know I had a lot of chances this last month to talk about LGBT issues. The Supreme Court case has lots of people talking and there were a lot of misconceptions and misinformation I overheard. I decided it was a good time to use some of my knowledge and experience and add to the conversation and soon everyone was talking about LGBT issues and the importance of repealing DOMA, passing ENDA, supporting immigration reform, and encouraging the President to sign an executive order requiring all government contractors to include protections for sexual orientation and gender identity in their policies. These were not just factual discussions but included stories of how these issues shape our lives.
As we start to move into another season of LGBTA Pride, let's not just make it another season of Pride. See if you can have one discussion a day with someone and be their teacher. It can be as simple as holding hands in public with your same sex partner, discussing transgender employee concerns at your ERG meetings or engaging people where you meet them. In the next 77 days, if we each took advantage of those "teachable" moments, we would have added an amazing number of allies and aware LGBT community members. Ready to join me in the teaching ranks?Sincerely,
News for Out & Equal Certified Trainers
At a loss for what you should cover for ERG members? Scrambling to find topics for your next lunch & learn? One of the best things about being part of the training network is the resources available. Check out the Town Call archives (need link). These fit easily into an hour format and you can play the archived calls and then host a discussion on the topic after the viewing. If you have gone through the standard Out & Equal University courses (link), maybe it is time to do a needs analysis. Send out a survey to your ERG members, executive sponsor and even other ERGs and ask them to complete your needs analysis. Make a list of potential topics or courses (this is a great brainstorming exercise for your ERG). Then send out the survey and ask the participants to rate each topic from 1 (low) to 5 high) on:
- Level you want on the Topic (1 beginning/5 Advanced)
- How soon do you want this course (1 any time/5 now)
Be sure to leave space for them to add topics of their own that aren't on the list. We gather a lot of ideas for topics from our evaluations at the end of Town Calls and Out & Equal University courses. Do the math and prioritize the list and you have an analysis you can use to build a training program for a year. Be sure to ask your respondents to indicate is they would be willing to teach on a topic or know of someone who could teach the course.
Don't forget to share your results on the Trainer's Forum and we can begin to expand the courses we are working on at the national level!
To learn more and to share your questions/insights, please join us for our next monthly Trainers' Forum Webinar on Tuesday, April 16
at 10:00 am (Pacific). Contact Pat Baillie
for more information.
Study of the Month:
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.
Our Study of the Month feature will return next month!
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