2009 Summit Workshops

Thank you to the more than 250 volunteer workshop presenters and panelists that were the core of the most successful Summit to date. Many presenters have provided their Power Point presentations, handouts, resources, videos, and references as a resource for Summit attendees. When provided, the materials have been posted below. Please note: All posted materials are the property of each author and presenter.  


Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Session 1: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Workshop Descriptions [ALL]

Materials [SELECTED WORKSHOPS]

Aligning your employee resource grup with business to recruit LGBTA top talent
AP Fritts, Stacy J. Speer
PDF 1

Can we talk about all that "gay stuff" that makes you really uncomfortable?
Heather Shaw, Michael J. Ward
PDF 1

Cultural competency for leaders, Part 1
Laurie B. Lippin, Ph.D., Stephanie Puentes
PDF 1

From good corporate policies to good social policies
Jodie Eldridge, Karen Landolt, Kristen Ploeger
PDF 1

Nike's approach to legislation supporting diversity and inclusion for the LGBT community
Julie Brim-Edwards, Randy Lyons, Orson Porter
PDF 1

Out & Equal: Launching a dynamic regional affiliate
Stephen Gould, Judy Jbara, Cheryl Madelle, Laura Morrison, Anthony Virostko, Aaron Wright
PDF 1

Rubber meets road: Building road maps to enhance ERG traction, business relevance and revenue potential
Dr. Lyne Desormeaux, PsyD, PCC, Steve Salee, Patrick Vitale, EdM
PDF 1

Sexual orientation and spirituality can co-exist
Liz Winfeld
PDF 1

Tackling issues on LGBT aging exposed in MetLife's "Out and Aging" study
Michael Adams, Mary Blanchett (moderator), Paul L. Frene, Marjorie J. Hill, Ph.D., Melanie Rowen, Esq., Imani Woody, MHS
PDF 1, PDF 2, PDF 3

Who is the outsider?  Understanding micro inequities from all sides
Bruce Carroll, Andrew B. Werner, EdS, MS
PDF 1

Session 2: 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Workshop Descriptions [ALL]

Materials [SELECTED WORKSHOPS]

Broadening your ERG: Reaching out to blue-collar employees and manufacturing locations
Laura Bissmeyer, Carlos Ferreiro, Thomas R. Fox, Chris Heckle, Elizabeth (Beth) Rowland
PDF 1, PDF 2

Building executive support for LGBT workplace equality and your employee network
Ann Dunkin, Adam Wolf
PDF 1

Demystifying insurance: Basic and transgender benefit needs
Jacqui Charvet, Ellen Ritter, George Scurlock
PDF 1, PDF 2

Elephants in the room III: Issues that need to be addressed but often aren't
Allison Alavi, Jason Bricker, James Jones, Brian Legg, Jessica Plock
PDF1

Learning 2.0: Personal and professional growth through communities of practice and social learning
Arend Schuring, Ravel Thai
PDF 1, PDF 2

Picture this: Using photos and personal stories to maximize the impact of presentations
Christine Pappas, Ph.D., J.D., Louise Young, Ph.D.
PDF 1

The only gay in the government
Carla Fisher, Michael H. (Mike) Frankel, Lori Lewis, Emanuel Souza, Nancy L. Tommelleo
PDF 1

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Session 3: 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Workshop Descriptions [ALL]

Materials [SELECTED WORKSHOPS]

Building bridges toward LGBT diversity
Pat Baillie, Donna Rose
PDF 1, PDF 2

Employee resource group course 2: Going straight to plan B
Liz Winfeld
PDF 1

Targeted and privileged: The importance of addressing whiteness within the LGBTIQ community
Laurie B. Lippin, Ph.D., Stephanie Puentes
PDF 1

Session 4: 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Workshop Descriptions [ALL]

Materials [SELECTED WORKSHOPS]

Buidling understanding at the top: Creating an LGBT diversity course for executives
Orlan Boston, Nathan Knight, Brian O'Connor, Blake Wallace
PDF 1, PDF 2, PDF 3, PDF 4

How to engage all levels of employees in community service: Making your event a success
Steve Disselhorst, Seretha Langlitz, Caryn J. Sherne
PDF 1

Leveraging ERGs and councils to increase cultural competence in unique business environments
Patty Nishimura Dingle, Anna dos Ramos, SPHR, Patrick Vitales
PDF 1

Managers and supervisors: How Chubb and Merck reach that critical audience
Kevin Hannan, Greg Sampedro
PDF 1

Promoting LGBT issues in the workplace through collaboration
Chip Newton, Judge Taylor
PDF 1

Redefining strategic partnerships: Quality over quantity in today's economic climate
Diana Greshtchuk, Jeff Mack, Michael T. Marino, Jon Spivey
PDF 1

Using technology and social software to connect with members and allies
Christopher Wyble, Michael J. Young
PDF 1

Work flexibility and career development: Aligning business needs with employee diversity
Debra Kopelman, Steven Kowalski, Ph.D., Regina R. Labson
PDF 1

Friday, October 9, 2009

Session 5: 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Workshop Descriptions [ALL]

Materials [SELECTED WORKSHOPS]

A celebration of coming out on International Coming Out Day at Owens Corning
Monika Cardenas, Elaina Carpino, Sharon Sumlin, Gale Tedhams
PDF 1

Being a nonprofit board member: Getting it right
Mickey MacIntyre, Paul Scott, Leslie Ann Thompson
PDF 1

Benefits for domestic partners and same-sex married couples: Best practices for employers
Todd A. Solomon
PDF 1

Gender Virtualization: A discussion on values, principles and policies for the transgender community
Riya Suising
PSS 1

Managing global virtual teams
Jeff Adams, Patrick Callahan
PDF 1

Rock the ages: Generational differences and employee resource groups
AP Fritts, F. Chase Hawkins, Frankie O'Connor, Stacey Ronat, Louise Young, Ph.D.
PDF 1

The feds: A different kind of workplace
Pat Baillie (moderator), Shar Jones, Ajit Joshi, Kim Nelson
PDF 1, PDF 2, PDF 3

Session 6: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Workshop Descriptions [ALL]

Materials [SELECTED WORKSHOPS]

After the dust settles: Rebuilding your ERG
Ann Dunkin, Stephanie Puentes
PDF 1, PDF 2

Beyond transition: Issues faced by transgender individuals and the need for equal workplaces
Lisa Elsenlohr, Zoe Kuznia
PDF 1

Everyone counts: Voluntary self-identification project update and review of draft report
Elena Baca (moderator), Pat Baillie, Ralph Carter, Chris Crespo, Terry Hildebrandt, Samir Luther, Howard Solomon
PDF 1

Moving beyond "out" - Gain allies and influence your success at work and personally
Amanda Simpson
PDF 1, PDF 2

You don't just need a business case, you need a business plan
Mike Craig, Will Crane
PDF 1, PDF 2, PDF 3, PDF 4

You.com: Building your brand through social networking
Jim Bellanca, Nathan Knight
PDF 1