Creating LGBTQ+ Inclusive Workplaces and Agencies

Creating LGBTQ+ Inclusive Workplaces and Agencies

TIME: 2-4 hours

Creating safe and inclusive workplaces and agencies for all people, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, improves the well-being and satisfaction of employees and customers as well. Creating LGBTQ+ inclusive workplaces has been shown to increase productivity, workplace satisfaction and employee retention.

Below are some eye-opening statistics from the 2014 Human Rights Campaign’s The Cost of the Closet, a national study examining workplace climate for LGBTQ employees.

  • 62% of LGBTQ+ employees report hearing jokes about lesbians and gays in the workplace.
  • 53% of LGBTQ+ employees hide who they are at work.
  • 20% of LGBTQ+ employees report looking for another job specifically because their workplace environment wasn’t accepting of LGBTQ+ individuals.

With equitable and respectful policies and practices, LGBTQ+ people will feel more comfortable requesting services and LGBTQ+ employees will be able to bring their authentic selves to work, ensuring that more time and energy is spent on doing their jobs and creating healthy relationships with coworkers.

In this interactive workshop we will discuss: current climate for LGBTQ+ employees and clients, using respectful and inclusive language, creating inclusive policies, and best practices for inclusion and creating an environment that feels safe and welcoming for everyone.

Feedback from Creating LGBTQ+ Inclusive Workplaces and Agencies in Rochester (December 2017)

“May be the first time I believed ‘there are no stupid questions’.”

“I learned ways I could address people instead of using assumptions. Great training!!”

“I thought the presentation was very thorough, informative and realistic.”

“Knowledge = Power! Thank you!”

“Can’t think of anything to make this better. Thank you! Great training!”

“The mix of personal stories with info made the time go by quickly.”

“Excellent handouts, presentation slides. Presenter is very knowledgeable! Well done!”

100% of the participants from this workshop rated our trainers “very good” to “excellent.”

For more information or to request a training please contact education@outalliance.org or 585-244-8640.