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During this webinar, the concepts of sex, gender identity, and sexual orientation are untangled and presented in an easy to understand format. This workshop is for anyone wanting a broader understanding of gender, as well as longtime transgender advocates seeking to grow in understanding of gender variations and gender non-binaries. This provides an opportunity to become better allies to all gender diverse folks.
Based on first-hand, real-world experience, combined with decades of practical business expertise, Shelley Roth tells their story and brings clarity to an often-confusing topic.
I'm embarrassed to confess, I’ve recently learned I am genuinely clueless about gender identity. Recently, when we did a #MeToo in the workplace webinar, I realized that even though we still have biases and harassment issues to fight, we’ve come a very, very long way. Unfortunately, however, most of us do not understand transgender and gender identity sufficiently enough to provide our workforce with standards for sensitivity and anti-harassment, beyond the obvious. Furthermore, I realized, Transgender people are often leading the social justice rallying cry for LGBTQ issues in America, and yet, I personally, had no clear understanding of what’s appropriate when I interact with a transgender person. Will she be offended if I say, Mrs. Instead of Mr.? And, is it appropriate for me to ask, how they prefer to be referred to? What’s the difference between nonconforming and genderqueer and nonbinary? And is this important for me to be sensitive? Furthermore, I didn’t know that many of my assumptions were completely wrong! For example, I’ve recently learned that gender identity and expression are not always linked to sexual or romantic attraction. Wow, I have worked all my life to be accepting and embrace differences, and yet, I still have so many misconceptions! This webinar is eye-opening. We cannot address an issue that we are clueless about. And, as we evolve and grow, more and more HR professionals will need to be proactive regarding ensuring a gender-identity sensitive workplace. - Anisa Aven, NLPC, BCC, CEO of TurnKey Coaching & Development Solutions & Webinar Emcee
Gender 101- Shedding Light on Gender Identity
Participants will learn:
- Increase understanding of what gender means
- Have an awareness and sensitivity on how and why to address all customers and patrons in an inclusive manner, including those across and beyond the gender spectrum
- Discover why businesses and organizations cannot afford to misgender customers, prospects, and clientele
- Gain understanding of the difference in gender, biological sex, and sexual orientation
- Receive suggestions for creating a gender affirmative work environment
About our Guest Speaker:
Shelley Roth, a published author and well known social media trainer, consultant and speaker with first-hand, real-world experience combined with decades of practical business expertise, brings their story and 4th book “Don’t Call me Ma’am, A Story of Living in a World without Labels”, to your organization.
Turnkey Coaching & Development Solutions is a Training, Coaching, Employee Assessment & Organizational Development firm company based in Houston, Texas with satellite offices across the US and key locations around the globe. The company was founded in 2004 to help corporation, non-profits, governmental organizations and academia drive business results and succeed by preparing their future leaders and developing their workforce strategically.