LGBTQIA+ Inclusive Environment

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90 min — presentation, discussion in pairs, full group discussion. Facilitated by Casey.

How can I support for the LGBTQIA+ people around me?

There is a lot of talk about pronouns lately, and that's great! This starts a conversation, but there's so much more to identities around gender and sexuality. How can you be an active ally?

What if I actively include LGBTQIA+ people?

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Happier coworkers - Feeling like you truly belong here.

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More Diversity - Your team will sustain greater diversity from actively welcoming and including LGBTQIA+ minorities.

What if I ignore inclusion of LGBTQIA+ people?

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Unhappy coworkers - Feeling isolated, like outsiders.

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Less Diversity - Even if you can recruit people from diverse backgrounds, without inclusion your team will not be able to retain them.

Is this for me?

How much of the acronym "LGBTQIA+" do I understand?

Do I want to develop greater empathy towards LGBTQIA+ people?

Do I understand how, when, and why to share pronouns?

Learning Objectives

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Attendees will develop an appreciation for the huge variety of experiences LGBTQIA+ people have, by developing empathy for several specific queer individuals.

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Attendees will be able to apply these concepts to themselves, including gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, romantic orientation, and pronouns.

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Attendees will understand why we talk about pronouns, who it helps, and how it helps.