Out & Equal offers a variety of LGBTQ cultural competency training and expert consulting to support diversity and inclusion strategies, build employee resource group value, and help organizations establish effective LGBTQ-focused initiatives.
Why bring us in for training and consultation?
1. Cutting Edge LGBTQ Diversity & Inclusion
Out & Equal is the world’s largest organization working with more than 800 Fortune 1,000 companies and nearly every Federal Agency in the country. When your company trains with Out & Equal you’ll benefit from our unparalleled knowledge of the global LGBTQ D&I landscape.
2. LGBTQ Cultural Competency Across Regions and Business Lines
LGBTQ cultural competency is unique in different regions of the US and the world—Out & Equal’s customizable and comprehensive training is tailored for employees at different career positions, in shifting geographic regions, and within varying business sectors.
3. Competitive Recruitment and Retention Among All Diverse Communities
We know that members of diverse communities often use how a corporation engages and welcomes their LGBTQ workforce as a litmus test for how they will engage and welcome all communities—prioritizing LGBTQ training that focuses broadly on unconscious bias creates a ripple effect across dimensions of diversity.
4. A Global Workforce Aligned with your Company’s Values of Inclusion and Equality
Through Out & Equal’s multi-platform training opportunities, your company is able to train significant portions of your workforce around the world in an efficient and affordable manner using Train the Trainer, online technology, and virtual working groups.
Sample Learning & Development Offerings:
Intersectional Ally Skill-Building Seminar (3-4 hours) – This introductory session is ideal for executives and managers as well as leaders from across your company’s resource groups. Participants begin the seminar by exploring their own dimensions of diversity and the ways in which they present or cover aspects of themselves at work. From there, participants explore the concept of “intersectionality” and draw on cutting-edge national research to highlight how discrimination impacts both colleagues and the company’s bottom line. The session then introduces the concept of “allies” and highlights dimensions of allyship– how straight people can be allies to LGBTQ people, men can be allies to women, white people can be allies to people of color, etc. Through dynamic exercises and group discussion, participants will learn the effects of allyship in the workplace and explore practical ways to advocate for others in the workplace. Depending on the specific details of your company’s ally engagement strategy, this session may serve for allies to take a pledge or other visible commitment
Building Q-mmunity: Engaging Queer Identities at Work Webinar (60-90 mins) – Focusing on the Q in LGBTQ, this session introduces and defines queer identity as well as makes the business case for its inclusion in workplace diversity and inclusion initiatives. This session helps participants build knowledge and understanding of key concepts including birth/assigned sex, gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation.