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We are excited to host the 5th Annual LGBTQ Workplace Culture Summit this year! The virtual format of this annual event consists of four incredible sessions. Experts will join us to provide insight and resources for employers looking to cultivate safe and inclusive workplaces. In each session, you’ll learn more about the LGBTQ community, how to make more inclusive policies, attract and retain LGBTQ talent, and going beyond the pride flag to create meaningful change at your workplace. You can purchase all four sessions as a package or individually. Explore the sessions and buy tickets below.
Session 1 – Trans and Non-binary in the Workplace – Wednesday, November 3rd, 2-4 pm
Transgender Iowans face unique and challenging barriers that do not exist for others in the LGBTQ community – especially at work. 50 percent of Transgender workers have reported harassment from coworkers in their workplace, and that is just the beginning. Learn from experts about the issues facing trans and nonbinary employees, how workplaces can incorporate transition and gender-specific nondiscriminatory policies, and workplace best practices.
Session 2 – Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Motivation and Practices – Wednesday, November 10th, 2-4 pm
Being clear on your reasons to focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion in your workplace is one of the best practices to achieve that goal. This interactive workshop will ground you in the DEI research, explore various best practices you can use to achieve your goals, and give you activities to apply in order to improve workplace culture for all employees.
Keynote speaker: Diana González, Director of Leadership Programs at the Equality Federation.
Session 3 – Beyond the Pride Flag: Allyship in the Workplace – Wednesday, December 1st, 2-4 pm
Explore how allies can leverage their power for good and implement sustainable actions to end an anti-LGBTQ culture in the workplace, have hard conversations with coworkers, and amplify your voice to create change in the workplace for LGBTQ employees.
Keynote speaker: RaShawn “Shawnie” Hawkins (SHRM-CP) Deputy Director for the Workplace Equality Program at HRC Foundation.
Session 4 – Pride in the Community: Allyship outside the Workplace – Wednesday, December 8th, 2-4 pm
Workplaces play an important role in shaping our communities. When corporations and small businesses stand up for causes they believe in, it sends a message about what our community values. Learn about how to stop the rise of anti-LGBTQ bills at the Iowa legislature, and how organizations of all sizes can make a difference in advocating for LGBTQ Iowans.