LGBTQ+ Diversity in the Workplace: Allyship, Business Case and Best Practices

May 17, 2023
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (ET)

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Stan KimerStan Kimer
Stan Kimer
Facilitator

Stan Kimer

Stan Kimer
Consultant
National Diversity Council

Stan C. Kimer, founder and president of Total Engagement Consulting and is recognized as an internal/external consultant with unique skills in employee development/career mapping, workplace diversity (all areas but with deep specialization in LGBTQ – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer), and leadership development. Stan formed his own consultancy around these areas in 2010 following a 31-year successful diverse, multi-functional career at IBM. During his four years on IBM’s global corporate diversity staff, Stan led IBM into industry leadership in LGBT diversity and established IBM’s procedures for supporting transgender employees and assisting with case management of employees undergoing gender transition while in the workplace. Years of Expertise ● 10+ years of Consulting ● 10+ years of Training ● 10+ years of Speaking Sector Expertise ● Corporate ● Nonprofit ● Academia ● Government ● Small Business ● Faith-Based DEIB Expertise ● Strategy Development (i.e., action plans, learning & development, succession planning, talent acquisition, etc.) ● Inclusive Recruiting ● Executive Leadership Development ● Keynote Speaker ● Panelist

As the acceptance of LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) people and their economic power continues to climb, fully understanding and embracing LGBTQ+ diversity is a critical business and organizational imperative. Supporting LGBTQ+ employees and customers involves allyship, a grasp of the compelling business case, and the implementation of a full range of best practices to address LGBTQ+ inclusion in the workplace. Participants will: ● Understand the importance of and the meaning of true allyship. ● Articulate the compelling business rationale for fully supporting LGBTQ+ diversity. ● Explore the wide range of policies and procedures to support an LGBTQ+ diversity and inclusion strategy. ● Gain a deeper understanding of the fast-growing area of transgender and nonbinary people, and the appropriate use of pronouns. ● Leave with practical ideas of how to address various LGBTQ+ situations that may arise in the workplace.