Monday, October 24, 2011

The 2011 Out & Equal Workplace Summit

This week PFLAG National Staff will be attending the Out & Equal Workplace Summit in Dallas, TX to attend the conference, present workshops, and exhibit for the 5th consecutive year.

Throughout the week PFLAG National staff will be presenting four all-new workshops, participating in two panel discussions, and staffing booth number 104 in the exhibit hall. The summit will be attended by over 2,500 human resources professionals, diversity and inclusion managers, employee resource group leaders, and nonprofit representatives. The Workplace Summit is a wonderful opportunity for PFLAG National to make meaningful connections, share best practices, and develop innovative and exciting ideas to demonstrate a commitment to workplace equality.

Jean Marie Navetta, Robby Gregg, and Jamie Henkel of the Equality and Diversity Partnerships team (who are primarily responsible for the Straight for Equality Project) will be joined at the summit by PFLAG National’s Executive Director Jody Huckaby, Director of Communications Liz Owen, and Corporate & Foundation Giving Manager Jared Harrison. The summit gives PFLAG National and Straight for Equality an opportunity to spend time with our current corporate partners, learn more about what potential partners are looking for, and share information about our new workplace trainings and other PFLAG projects.

Through PFLAG National’s Straight for Equality project we bring a unique understanding of what it means to be a straight ally in the workplace. As the original ally organization, PFLAG’s 40 years of experience working with families and friends of the LGBT community provides us with unmatched perspective on the role of allies and the power that they hold as advocates for equality. Our trainings provide potential allies with a politics-free case for LGBT equality and help them realize why these issues should be important to them. They also include small but meaningful ways that allies can change their behavior to support their gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender friends and colleagues in the workplace.

If you are attending Out & Equal, stop by our booth, or come to one—or more—of our tranings!

Tuesday, October 25th
1:30 pm-3:00 pm
(Effectively) Telling Your Story for Workplace Equality
Presented by: Jean-Marie Navetta and Jody M. Huckaby 

Tuesday, October 25th
3:30 pm-6:00 pm
Multiple Identities: Engaging LGBT Employees from Communities of Color
Presented by: Robby Gregg, Sonia Alleyne, Anton Mack, Keith Powell, Kylar Broaddus

Bullies, Allies & Superheroes: A "No Dumb Questions" Approach to Empathy & Action
Presented by: Liz Owen, Melissa Regan, Christopher Thompson, and Michael Jungen

Buzz: Creating It, Changing It, and Managing It

Presented by: Jean-Marie Navetta and Rob Ohlau

Wednesday, October 26th
3:00 pm-5:30 pm
I’m not LGBT…Not That There’s Anything Wrong with That: Coming Out as a Straight Ally
Presented By: Jean-Marie Navetta and Liz Owen

Thursday, October 26th
10:30 am-12:00 pm
The ADVANCED Care & Feeding of Straight Allies: Pushing the Envelope to Forge New Ground
Presented by: Jean-Marie Navetta and Jody M. Huckaby

 

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