LGBTQ Sensitivity Training
This one-day seminar will provide an opportunity for the audience to develop an understanding of the importance of respecting diversity and LGBTQ inclusion in the workplace. Issues facing our LGBTQ youth and community will be discussed along with various hands-on learning opportunities for the audience to discover their present “Diversity Acceptance Level” – where they are and where they need to be to have a safe/inclusive workplace environment. Various prominent companies with LGBTQ inclusive workplace policies will be highlighted and their successful practices shared.
- To understand the acronym “LGBTQ+”
- To become aware of the recent studies regarding LGBTQ youth safety in Canadian schools and implications for employers
- To participate in “hands on” activities to develop a deeper understanding of diversity and privilege
- To realize the benefits of fostering workplace diversity
- To provide activities/practices to help foster workplace “belonging”
- To examine successful practices of various prominent companies
- To provide a respectful forum for Q & A
Who should attend
If you work in an environment where respect and diversity are valued and would like to learn how to be more inclusive of your LGBTQ colleagues, this seminar is for you. “When you know better, you do better”
|September 29, 2017||8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.||Fredericton, NB||$395 +HST||Register now|
Gail Costello – BPE, BEd, Graduate Diploma in Technology has been a Physical Education and Leadership teacher at Oromocto High School for 24 years. She is the Co-Chair of Pride in Education, a group of dedicated educators from New Brunswick who work tirelessly to create inclusive schools for our LGBTQ students, staff, families and allies. She is also the staff Facilitator for her high school’s GSA student group – a group which was recently shortlisted to one of the top five GSA’s in Canada. Gail has conducted several Professional Learning Seminars for New Brunswick educators and UNB/STU students, assisted with the creation of the New Brunswick LGBTQ Learning Resource for schools, participated as a panelist on various LGBTQ issues across Canada and completed her graduate work on a study examining the importance of social media for at risk LGBTQ youth. Gail was named Fredericton’s 2016 Volunteer of the Year for the work she has done for the LGBTQ community.
For more information
Tel.: 506-453-3503 / Toll Free: 1-866-599-4646