The LGBT Workplace Inclusion Certificate is a suite of modules designed for employees to create inclusive environments for themselves and their coworkers. In the course, employees will gain an understanding of the basic elements of LGBT inclusion, how organizations can leverage these concepts to create safer and more inclusive workplaces, and how you can create change in your own workplace by creating an employee resource group, engaging allies, combating homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying and more.
Vocabulary and terminology associated with LGBT identities for use in Canadian workplaces
How to structure an Employee Resource Group for LGBT members and measure its success
When and how to intervene in LGBT discrimination, harassment and bullying
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In this introductory module you'll explore some key dates in the history of LGBT rights in Canada, become more confident with terminology and vocabulary associated with LGBT identities, and gain an understanding of the distinctions between sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.During this lesson, participants will:
In this module you'll learn the definitions of gender identity and gender expression, how those grounds differ from sexual orientation and come to understand the unique challenges faced in the workplace by people who are trans and/or gender non-conforming and what you can do to create a more inclusive environment.During this lesson, participants will:
In this module, we will look closely at what employee resource groups (ERGs) are, their purposes within any organization and the benefits of having them - in general, and specifically, for LGBT employees. We'll also explore the role of executive sponsors and how they can be effectively engaged to support the work of ERGs.During this lesson, participants will:
In this module you will discover what being an ally to LGBT people truly means, what it takes to be one in the workplace, the importance of engaging allies, how LGBT people can be allies to one another and learn about some successful workplace initiatives to activate to their full potential.During this lesson, participants will:
In this module you'll learn what biphobia, homophobia and transphobia are, how these concepts are manifested in Canadian workplaces and what tactics can be employed to combat associated behavior to create a safer and more inclusive workplace for everyone.During this lesson, participants will:
After working your way through lessons LGBT 101 - 105, you will be taken through a 21 -question exam that will test your knowledge and understanding of content covered. Upon successful completion of the exam (75%), a personalized certificate is available for download and yours to display with pride.