Creating an LGBTQ+ Inclusive Workplace
Join VBSR and Mara Iverson for an interactive workshop to help employees and managers at all levels to increase fluency with LGBTQ+ inclusive concepts, terminology, and practices. Participants will learn and practice approaches for making work environments affirming and supportive for people of all genders and sexual identities. Participants will identify specific opportunities for and challenges to inclusivity. Participants will leave with broader knowledge of LGBTQ+ topics, methods for recognizing gaps in inclusivity, and ideas for how to apply affirming practices to fill those gaps.
In this workshop we will learn in a way that engages and enthralls so that the change work is sustainable! The work is serious. Changing how our social systems impact one another’s lives and livelihoods is a long, slow process full of stops and starts. Mara’s Motto is …
Diversity is a fact.
Inclusion is an act.
Equity is the mission.
Justice is the vision.
Meet Your Facilitator
Mara Iverson | Equity Education & Consulting, LLC
Fun-loving, outgoing, and gregarious equity educator and consultant with more than 10 years of diversity, equity, and inclusion teaching and consulting experience. Bisexual woman business owner from a rural working-class background. Former resident of California, Kansas, Texas, and Vermont. Current resident of Pennsylvania. Virgo. Inveterate extrovert. Loves glitter, rainbows, and smashing inequality.
Thank you to our People-Centered Workplaces Learning Community Sponsors:
Questions? Please reach out to VBSR Education & Events Manager, Molly Barfuss, firstname.lastname@example.org.