What You'll Learn

Many businesses make statements about welcoming all employees but then fail to have policies and procedures in place to support, include, and protect these employees. This not only affects retention but the image of your brand as well. Follow along as we walk through the stages from recruitment to onboarding to performance reviews. Discover ways to monitor the success of your inclusion strategies. Learn the following:

  • 1) Creating inclusive recruiting strategies

  • 2) How to conduct inclusive interviews and pre-screenings

  • 3) Onboarding considerations

  • 4) Making your policies inclusive

  • 5) Performance reviews and retention

  • 6) Conducting exit interviews

  • Upon completion you will have a better understanding of how to ensure your policies and procedures are inclusive of your LGBTQ+ employees. You will be aware of specific language and considerations that should be included when revitalizing policies.

Free Download Materials Included

(Plus quizzes and discussion questions)

  • 10 Page LGBTQ+ Terminology Booklet!

    Includes 100+ terms as well as a section for controversial, offensive, and outdated terms. One of the most comprehensive lists you will find.

  • Example EEO Policies & Statements

    See what elements fortune 500 companies include in their equal employment opportunity statements.

  • HRC's Corporate Equality Index

    Download a copy of the latest CEI report. Learn how your company scores when it comes to LGBTQ+ equality.

  • Inclusive Interview Tips

    Tips for creating an inclusive application and then following it when scheduling and conducting interviews.

  • Guide to Policy Language

    Language is so powerful in all of your policies. Learn how easy it is to incorporate LGBTQ+ identities into existing documents.

  • Assessing Inclusion Efforts

    Assess your inclusion efforts and make them part of your strategic plan.

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Instructors

  • Katie Perkins

    Founder

    Katie Perkins

    Hello! My name is Katie Perkins (she/her) and I'm an LGBTQ+ advocate. After spending a decade working in the healthcare industry, I made a career transition into business to help further diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in the workplace. I created the LGBTQ+ Workplace Education Center with the goal to provide high-quality training courses that are easily accessible and affordable for businesses and organizations of all sizes. Now, I help Human Resources teams gain a deeper understanding of their LGBTQ+ employees. I'm passionate about teaching others the elements of LGBTQ+ cultural competency and how to create affirming spaces for those in the LGBTQ+ community. I strive to make my content approachable, practical, and comfortable for all learners. My experience includes working with nonprofits, startups, consulting for corporate clients, and even launching an LGBTQ+ Resource Center. I train hundreds of professionals annually - K-12, colleges & universities, Fortune 500 companies, recruiting firms, consulting agencies, and everywhere in between. This work has led to being featured in newspaper articles, newscasts, podcasts, diversity & inclusion panels, conference workshops, and many collaboration events. I am a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community and I love sharing my experiences and knowledge with others!

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