Training e-Newsletter
March 2014 - May 2014


Upcoming Town Calls 
(Calls start at 12pm Pacific and last for one hour except when otherwise noted)

Mar 27 -
Virtual Summit Series - check out some of the top workshops from the 2013 Summit!

Classroom Trainings/Events

 

May 15-17 - SIOP - research presentation  workshop  

    

Out & Equal Online Training

March 18 - Building Bridges to LGBT Cultural Competency (12:00-1:15pm Pacific)   Parts 1 & 2 are recorded and available. This is a prerequisite course to be certified as an Out & Equal LGBT Diversity Leadership Trainer.   

April 8, 15, 22 - LGBT Diversity Leadership Train the Trainer Certification Course (12:00pm-1:15pm Pacific)

Watch for details about additional Out & Equal online training core courses on the training calendar.  

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

Want to start taking courses right away?  You can also use our course catalog of recorded courses to get the training you need now!  

Want to sponsor the 2014 Out & Equal online live courses or our Learning Management System (LMS)? Contact us for details!


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

The weather has taken its toll on work on the east coast this year.  It has been a challenge to set up meetings with folks who are stuck at home because of more snow days. We have been able to take advantage of technology and use phone conferences and webinars to reach out to those who can't get into the office. We have seen a lot of interest in building the basics in workplace equality. Many of those attending are new leaders in their Employee/Business Resource Group or have just gotten involved in LGBT workplace equality.

The great part of these discussions are the new perspectives that attendees bring into the discussion. We are expanding our reach to sectors that are moving into high speed to make their workplace climate welcoming to all. I had a chance to go to Dallas last week and talk with the Army & Air Force Exchange Services management. They are looking at all the same issues that the corporate retail sector is looking at and doing it with federal government support and interest in moving to the next level. Many companies are also looking at the suppliers and even though not mandated by law yet, are asking them to include sexual orientation and gender identity in their EEO policies as well.  

We read the headlines and see all the advances we are making in the US, as well as globally, and each of those steps are accomplished by the small steps we make in our daily lives and businesses. It makes a difference and thanks to all of you who live that out every day!
 

 

Sincerely,
Pat Baillie



Trainers' Corner 

News for Out & Equal Certified Trainers

Q & I just started our second course in learning how to use Moodle, our Learning Management System. It is exciting to see how we set up step-by-step learning modules that provide feedback and can bring together our vast archives and collateral we have been collecting over the years.  We are excited to begin work on the next steps and are in the process of meeting with SweetRush, who developed our prototype modules, to see how we can maximize the training we can provide.

We also have the capacity to create group discussions and work. We would like to have the trainers be part of this process and come up with some of the key topic areas we should be looking at. Go ahead and send me some topics and we will put them up on the LMS and send the trainers a link to get on the LMS and join in the discussion. Look forward to hearing your thoughts and creating the discussion!


To learn more and to share your questions/insights, please join us for our next monthly Trainers' Forum Webinar on Monday, March 24, at 10:00am (Pacific Time Zone). Contact Pat Baillie for more information.
 
Trainers' Forum

 


Monday, March 24
, 10:00am PST, 60 min. 

 

Monthly Trainers' Forum Webinar Moderated by Pat Baillie 


Upcoming dates for Trainers Forums:

Apr 14 - Trainer's Forum (1pm)
May 8 - Trainer's Forum (10am)

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Founded in 1996 by Chief Executive Officer Selisse Berry, Out & Equal Workplace Advocates is the world's leading organization dedicated to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) workplace equality and inclusion. We believe 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 2,000 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 www.OutandEqual.org