Out & Equal provides on-site training with nationally certified trainers. Building Bridges and Train the Trainer are core courses we teach around the world. Contact Pat Baillie at pbaillie@outandequal.org or 415-694-6521  or Daniel Lawrence Smith at dsmith@outandequal.org or 415-694-6508 for more information. You can also take these programs online.


Building Bridges Toward LGBT Cultural Competency

Targets senior executives, managers, human resources/diversity professionals, customer service representatives, and the general employee population. The course is designed to help employers get the most from all employees. This training fosters increased awareness to develop a healthier and safer workplace where all employees are engaged in the mission of the organization, increasing the level of comfort for all and improving communication between LGBT and straight employees and the customers they serve.  The high level goals of this class are:

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Train the Trainer

 Breaks down barriers and fosters communication between LGBT employees and their co-workers. Employees, diversity and affinity group leaders, and human resources professionals can be certified for a period of two years to present Out & Equal materials in the workplace or their local community. This training fosters alliances between LGBT and straight employees by opening up communication and developing a healthier workplace. See the How to Get Involved Guide for more information about the Trainer’s Program. The high level goals of this class are:

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Three-part Ally Development

 Based on Dr. David Hall’s book “Allies at Work: Creating a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Inclusive Work Environment, ” this course provides the steps needed for people who do not identify as LGBT to move from awareness to being an ally and advocate for LGBT workplace equality.

Building Employee Resource Group / Business Resource Group Value

 This series looks at how to evaluate your ERG/BRG by looking at best practices around talent, strategy, metrics, and executive leadership involvement. Discover and share the step by step process to reach your inclusion goals and create the tools you need to move to the next level of your organizational development.

Dialogues on Gender Identity

 Equality in the workplace based on gender identity has emerged as a major focus for companies in all sectors around the world. If you earn points on the Corporate Equality Index for transgender-inclusive benefits, is that all your company needs to do? If you identify as transgender, does that mean you will need to use the company transition plan or are you just changing your name and pronouns? If your Employee Resource Group is working to be trans-inclusive, what are the best practices and what are some step by step ways to reach your inclusion goals? Finally, how might you handle basic gender identity-related workplace situations that face HR professionals, managers, allies, and LGBT employees?