LGBTQ+ Inclusivity in the Workplace

By Business Resource and Innovation Center (other events)

Monday, August 10 2020 6:00 PM 8:00 PM

The times are changing! Gone are the days of hiding your true self. Today, employees in the LGBTQ+ community want to bring their whole selves to work and celebrate what makes them unique. However, this can pose a new set of challenges for HR as fellow colleagues.

This presentation is designed to shed light on different ways to foster a more inclusive culture to the LGBTQ+ community within organizations. It is important to understand the words and terms to use or avoid and how a Human Resources Department might change the tone of gender and identity for inclusivity in the workplace. 

Questions are encouraged for a discussion on best practices, respect, and education on LGBTQ+ issues and concerns.

Attendees will be able to create a more diverse and inclusive culture within their organizations by:

  • Re-writing policies and handbooks that includes appropriate language for a culture of diversity and inclusion for people within the LGBTQ+ community

  • Training business partners on sensitivity around LGBTQ+ issues and vocabulary that fosters inclusivity

Speaker BIO:
Terald Montgomery has spent the last five years within the Human Resources field with a focus on Recruiting, Diversity & Inclusion, Employee Relations, and innovative retention practices. Currently, Terald works as a Human Resources Business Partner supporting over 300 employees within the distribution and manufacturing industry.

All registrants will be emailed Zoom instructions the day before the event.