This extraordinarily engaging and powerful presentation seeks to build bridges of understanding on gay and transgender issues in the workplace, and to make allies of all employees in the company's goal of empowering a diverse workforce. It captures renowned presenter Brian McNaught at his very best with an audience of corporate employees who enthusiastically respond to him and the pertinent information and personal perspective he offers.
Part One—Starting the Discussion - "Words vs. Music" - Why companies which seek to attract and retain the best employees must address these issues, why the topic can be challenging for many people, and how personal moral values do not prevent colleagues from embracing efforts to create a safe and productive work environment.
Part Two—Challenges in the Workplace - What gay and transgender people are looking for from their employer, why they want to "come out" at work, and what prevents them from doing so.
Part Three—Learning the Language - The necessary information on sexual orientation and gender identity/ expression, as well as the proper terminology for both issues, which colleagues need to feel more comfortable and confident in their responses.
Part Four—Putting a Face on the Issue - Participants understand with both their heads and their hearts how their gay and transgender colleagues are impacted in the workplace by the lack of understanding of the issues they confront on a daily basis.
Understanding and Managing Gay and Transgender Issues in the Workplace