The Town Call series features guest speakers presenting on current LGBT topics via monthly one hour webinars. They also provide in-depth information on major Out & Equal such as the annual Workplace Summit. Each session includes a presentation or discussion on issues faced by LGBT employees, polices, benefits, trends or breaking news. A Q&A session follows each presentation, creating an interactive learning experience. The Town Calls are designed to further the knowledge and tools for Employee/Business Resource Group members, HR Professionals, and Executives as well as meeting the needs of busy working professionals, federal, and non-profit employees. These calls are also recorded and can be used at LGBT events and meetings for training within your organization.
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HIV/AIDS in the Workplace
Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 1 pm Pacific Time
1 pm Mountain | 2 pm Central | 3 pm Eastern
Breaking down barriers: Creating a thriving workplace for Employees with HIV What does your company do to create a safe, stigma-free environment for employees with HIV? With medical advancements, people with HIV are now living long, healthy lives and many will stay in the work force until retirement. However, many barriers such as fear of discrimination, lack of health insurance coverage and uncertain job stability may prevent people with HIV from approaching your company for employment. This workshop will help you identify the hidden barriers in your company and give you tools to make your workplace more accommodating. You will also hear first-hand stories that illustrate the challenges and successes of people living with HIV in the workplace. Join us to discover ways your company can create inclusivity and break down barriers: no hard hats required!
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*All calls start at 12pm Pacific
Jan 31 - Have Faith! Navigating LGBTA and Religion Issues at Work (archived)
Feb 20 - Out & Equal Annual Workplace Summit Kick Off (archived)
Feb 28 - Creating a True Rainbow in LGBT ERGs! (archived)
Mar 28 - Moving Forward on the Federal Non-discrimination Act (archived)
Apr 25 - LGBT Parenting: Our Children Speak (archived)
May 30 - ERG Development: Executives and Allies, oh my! (archived)
June 27 - LGBT Executives Speak Out! (archived)
July 25 - Getting Beyond Your Company Walls: Engaging your community partners! (archived)
Aug 8 - Our New World: The Practical Impact of the Supreme Court's Decisions on Same-Sex Marriage
Aug 29 - Where’s the Data? – Research and Resources!
Sept 26 - Bisexuals in the Workplace
Oct 17 - 2013 Out & Equal Annual Workplace Summit Overview
Nov 21 - Transgender Awareness
Dec 12 - HIV/AIDS in the Workplace