2010 Summit: Leadership Seminars

Tuesday, October 5

8:00AM - 5:00PM
Continental Breakfast & Lunch included

Cultural Competency/Humility for Leaders
Laurie B. Lippin, Ph.D, Stephanie Puentes
The 21st Century LGBT leader must understand the important intersections of race and ethnicity with sexual orientation in order to create inclusivity and strengthen their organization.  In the service of LGBT solidarity, the cultural diversity we represent frequently is ignored or marginalized. Using a five stage model of Cultural Competency participants in this experiential workshop will examine the impact of the multiple social identities we carry and the role privilege plays within those identities. This workshop delivers a roadmap of action steps for the attitudinal and behavioral changes necessary for living and working together synergistically, effectively and productively in an increasingly more diverse world. Cultural Competency is not a specific endpoint but a lifelong engagement and commitment for individuals to appreciate the complexity of diverse cultural norms and work actively against the often invisible pervasiveness of majority cultural imperialism. Those who participate in this pre-summit seminar will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the day.  Continental breakfast and lunch are included with a $160 registration for this event. 

ERG Leadership that Adds Value
Lyne Desormeaux, Steve Salee, Patrick Vitale
Employee resource groups are increasingly challenged to prove their relevance and value to members, the parent organization and the community at large.  To make their groups successful, ERG leaders and members must begin with self-awareness about their personal development in each of the ways they self identify, and where they want to grow in those areas.  This personal level of awareness serves as a critical foundation for understanding and further developing ERGs as well as inclusive organizations in which they can flourish. There are as many ways to achieve this value proposition as there are ERGs, and ERGs across all diverse groups can learn from one another's experience.  This full-day session is directed towards leaders of all ERGs - not only LGBT groups - and explores methods of recognizing and achieving the best of what your ERG and its members can be. Participants will come away from this seminar with processes and tools for enhancing the value of their ERGs, and applying those practices to other ERGs across their organizations.  LGBT ERG leaders are encouraged to have a peer from a non-LGBT ERG register and join them for this seminar. Continental breakfast and lunch are included with a $160 registration for this event. 

Implementing Transgender Inclusion: Comprehensive Programming to Ensure Workplace Equality
Ann Dunkin, Jamison Green
Gender Identity in the worplace is a new concept for many. Having the latest updates and trends on Transgender employees provides senior executives, managers, human resources, diversity professionals, customer service representatives, and the general employee population with the tools to create and implement programs based on the culture and business concerns for transgender employees. The course breaks down barriers between transgender and non-transgender people, provides essential information for human resources professionals who work with employees in transition, and encourages participants to reflect on how their gender roles in society affect their own experiences in the workplace. The training helps participants gain a better understanding of the unique concerns of transgender employees, best practices on transitioning in the workplace, information on addressing benefit and health care issues and how to support inclusion of gender identity/gender expression in federal non-discrimination legislation and in the workplace.  Continental breakfast and lunch are included with a $160 registration for this event. 

LGBT Diversity Leadership Train the Trainer Course
Sheryl Dagang, Terry Hildebrandt
Have policies?  Created an ERG? What's next?  Most companies want to expand the discussion around sexual orientation and gender identity in the workplace and this course provides the tools!  Taking the business case materials used in our national training, this course prepares employees as trainers for Out & Equal to teach in their workplace.  Certification is good for 2 years and includes links to the Trainer's Network and monthly Trainer's Forum as well as the most recent updates on LGBT workplace issues.  Continental breakfast and lunch are included with a $160 registration for this event.  

LGBT Non Profit Leadership Development Seminar
This full day seminar at the 2010 Out & Equal Workplace Summit is targeted specifically for LGBT non-profits interested in building their media and partnership skills.  The day will include a module on the 2009 Business for Change toolkit created by the Gill Foundation and Weber Shandwick that focuses on building effective partnerships between the corporate community and LGBT non profits.  The seminar will also include a media training session, conducted by the experts at GLAAD, to assist community activists and staff of local LGBT organizations with developing media outreach campaigns to generate additional media coverage for LGBT issues in their local communities.  Invaluable skills for all non profit leaders in the LGBT equality movement.  Continental breakfast and lunch are included with a $95 registration for this event. 

Regional Affiliate Leadership Seminar
Stephen Gould
The Regional Affiliate Leadership seminar is open to current Out & Equal Leadership Council members. This full-day session is the annual gathering of all Leadership Council members in an intensive day to gain a deeper knowledge about the programs and direction of the Out & Equal organization as well as discuss strategy and planning for all regional affiliates. This is open to current and entering Out & Equal Leadership Council members, at no additional cost. Continental breakfast and lunch are included with registration for this event.