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December 2013 - February 2014

Upcoming Town Calls 
(Calls start at 12pm Pacific for one hour)

Dec 12 - Linking HIV/AIDS and LGBT in the Workplace

Jan 30 - The New CEI: Getting Ready for 2016 Changes

Feb 27 - Discovering Strength in our Diversity: Voices of Latino/Latina/Hispanic LGBT/Allies  - PoC (Advisory Committee)

Virtual Summit - Presenting a series of the highest rated or most requested workshops from the 2013 Summit presented in webinar format.  Join us on January 14, 21, 28 and February 4, 11 and 18.  Co-sponsored by Sprint and Fannie Mae. Details on workshops selected will be posted in early January but, save the dates at 12:00pm Pacific!

Want to sponsor the 2014 Town Call or Virtual Summit series? Contact us for details!

Classroom Trainings/Events


  Jan 29-Feb 2 - Creating Change (Houston) - Teaching and staffing a booth  


Out & Equal Online Training

March 4, 11, 18 - Building Bridges to LGBT Cultural Competency (12:00-1:15pm Pacific)    

We have launched our Learning Management System (LMS) and will be populating it shortly. You can set up your account today!  

Join us for our core courses Train the Trainer, Dialogues on Gender Identity, Developing Allies and Building Employee/Business Resource Group (ERG/BRG) Value


The 2013 archived courses are available on demand.




Want to sponsor the 2014 Out & Equal online live course? Contact us for details!

Current Research
SIOP studies will return in 2014! Click here for past studies.

Monthly Insights
Thoughts from Pat Baillie, Director of Training & Professional Development

2014 is almost here! We have wrapped up the reviews of the 2013 Summit and Training Department goals and it has been a busy year. Just to share a few facts with everyone from the Out & Equal Workplace Summit:

  • We had 409 presenters in 124 training opportunities through Leadership Seminars, Workshops, Featured Panels and Global Series
  • 6,694 attendees made it to these sessions and we received 50.5% of the evaluations rating the programming at the Workplace Summit
  • Using a 1-5 scale, with 5 as high, the overall satisfactions with the workshop content was 4.4 and satisfaction with presenters was 4.52.
  • The comments and ratings will help us build our 2014 programming for Town Calls, online live training, Learning Management System (LMS) development and of course, the 2014 Out & Equal Annual Summit

Looking at programming from the rest of the year, the Monthly Town Call included 1,647 attendees for an average 176 per call and 182 took our online training courses. Classroom training reached 883 participants and consulting opportunities set an all-time record in 2013. Our LMS platform has launched and the first three modules should be ready to test out in late December.

We are planning on the Virtual Summit kicking off on Jan 14 and we will be hosting Town Calls and online training throughout the year. Summit planning will kick off on Feb 13 with a webinar and we will be converting our archived courses and Town Calls to the LMS.

We want to thank all of our 2013 training sponsors, including Johnson & Johnson, Sprint, Fannie Mae and Citizen's Bank. We also want to thank each of you who attended sessions, proposed programming and contributed to building the Out & Equal Training & Professional Development program. We hope you enjoy the end of year hustle and bustle and we look forward working with you to create more opportunities for LGBT workplace inclusion in 2014!


Pat Baillie

Trainers' Corner 
News for Out & Equal Certified Trainers

Happy December! If you did a workshop for the Summit, you should have received an email from me with your ratings and comments. I know the amount of work that goes into preparing training across the spectrum - from for the ERG to workshops at Summit - and I want to thank you for all your work as trainers in 2013.

It is the end of the year and I would like to ask all trainers to send in their 4th quarter training reports. Let me know if you conducted any training, including at the Workplace Summit, the date, how many attended and if there were any comments or feedback on your training. I should receive all of these reports by January 15.

This month's Trainer Forum will be on Tuesday, December 17 at 2pm Pacific and will review the year and our special topic presentation will be on the 2014 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) Report.  The report was just released and will be used to evaluate the workplace.  Join us and see what's new!

To learn more and to share your questions/insights, please join us for our next monthly Trainers' Forum Webinar on Tuesday, December 17, at 2:00pm (Pacific Time Zone). Contact Pat Baillie for more information.
Trainers' Forum


Tuesday, December 17, 2:00pm PST for 60 min. 


Monthly Trainers' Forum Webinar Moderated by Pat Baillie 

Upcoming dates for Trainers Forums:

Jan 23 - Trainer's Forum (10am)
Feb 20 - Trainer's Forum (1pm)

Become an Out & Equal Certified Trainer and join the Trainer's Network.

Founded in 1996 by Chief Executive Officer, Selisse Berry, Out & Equal Workplace Advocates (commonly known as "Out & Equal") is the world's leading organization dedicated to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) workplace equality and inclusion. Out & Equal believes that people should be judged by the work they do, not by their sexual orientation or gender identity.


Out & Equal mobilizes tens of thousands of employees, managers and executives via a network of regional affiliates and the world's largest Employee Resource Group Registry. Through LGBTCareerLink, an online job search and career development service, Out & Equal serves diversity-friendly employers and LGBT job seekers. Through trainings and webinars, Out & Equal educates diversity friendly employers on both the basics and best practices in the field. Out & Equal is best known for the hallmark annual Out & Equal Workplace Summit that convenes over 3,000 LGBT, HR and diversity professionals to advance this movement. The 16th anniversary Workplace Summit will be held in San Francisco from November 3-6, 2014. More information is available online at