Learning Objectives of Anyone Can Be An Ally:
With workplace engagement at record lows, can organizations afford to lose their peak performers? That happens when gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people don't feel safe and valued at work. Their creativity and productivity plummets and they're out the door.
Many organizations realize this, and have created clear policies on the issues. But in order for the climate to change, gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people need "allies" to speak up.1.
Put a face on the issues that confront lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the workplace.
Recognize the important role of allies.
Learn what to say and when, what words to use and how to get your words and music in sync.
Practice skills in being allies.Training Goals:
To create a workplace in which everyone feels welcome.
Understand which behaviors are considered welcoming and which ones are considered unwelcoming.
Practice our skills in stepping forward to make our colleagues feel as if they want to give 100% of themselves to the job.The Leader’s Guide material
is comprehensive and designed for flexible use. It offers a lesson plan for a 60 to 90-minute training workshop, as well as optional modules that use the Extra Features to expand and deepen your training. The program also includes participant guides, handouts and a Powerpoint presentation. All of these PDF materials are reproducible directly from the CD-ROM, or you can import them into your training materials.Brian McNaught
is considered the world's leading corporate diversity consultant dealing with LGBT issues in the workplace. Brian has led workshops and training sessions for organizations including, AT&T, Merck, Citigroup, Bank of America, Hewlett-Packard, DuPont, the NSA, and many other corporations, government agencies, and hundreds of colleges and universities.
Prevent Workplace Sexual Orientation Harassment Program Includes:
14 minute video/DVD (with Spanish and French-Canadian subtitles) of the Main Program plus Extra Features: FAQs, Tom's Story, Guided Imagery, Interview with Brian McNaught.
CD-ROM with Leader's Guide, reproducible Participant Guide, reproducible Handouts and Quiz, Transcripts, PowerPoint Presentation
"Many of us aspire to be concise and convincing allies for our lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender family, friends and colleagues, but struggle with how to be effective in doing this the 'right way.' In this short 14-minute video, Brian McNaught offers what we need to know, say and do as allies - in a way that is compelling, informative and actionable. If you are looking for guidance about language choices, when to speak up, and how to foster inclusion as an authentic LGBT ally, this video (and a little courage and practice) is all you need to have the confidence and capability to make a difference."
Deb Dagit ,Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion for a Fortune 100 company
"No one has done a better job of chronicling what it is like to be gay in America."
U.S. Representative Barney Frank