Anyone Can Be An Ally: Speaking Up For An L G B T Inclusive Workplace
Anyone Can Be An Ally. When gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people don't feel safe and valued at work, productivity goes down, and organizations fail in their efforts to attract and retain the best and brightest talent. Many organizations realize this, and have created clear policies on the issues. But in order for the climate to change, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people need allies to speak up.
In this comprehensive training program, Brian McNaught demonstrates how anyone can be an ally to create a respectful workplace that is inclusive of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.
"In this short 14-minute video, Brian McNaught offers what we need to know, say and do as allies -- in a way that is compelling, informative and actionable. If you are looking for guidance about language choices, when to speak up, and how to foster inclusion as an authentic LGBT ally, this video (and a little courage and practice) is all you need to have the confidence and capability to make a difference."
-- Deb Dagit, Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion for a Fortune 100 Company
Anyone Can Be an Ally was written and presented by Brian McNaught. Dubbed the "godfather of gay sensitivity training" by the NY Times, Brian is considered the world's leading corporate diversity consultant dealing with gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender issues in the workplace. He is a best-selling author, speaker and consultant who has helped people and organizations around the world to speak up for an inclusive workplace.
The "Guided Imagery" is actually an Extra Feature on the Anyone Can Be An Ally -- Brian McNaught tells a short story about growing up straight in a gay world (kind of a reversal) and it's meant to give people the perspective on what it's like to be gay in a straight world. A few discussion questions in the Leader's Guide to facilitate this "Guided Imagery" segment.
- Put a face on the issues that confront lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the workplace.
- Recognize the important role of allies.
- Learn what to say and when, what words to use and how to get your words and music in sync.
- Practice skills in being allies.
- Create a workplace in which everyone feels welcome.
- Understand which behaviors are considered welcoming and which are considered unwelcoming.
- Practice our skills in stepping forward to make our colleagues feel as if they want to give 100% of themselves to the job.
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Length: 14 Minutes
DVD including 4 important Extra Features (FAQ, A Personal Story about a closeted gay coworker to put a face on the issue, Guided Imagery exercise to open people up to look at the issue from a new angle, and an Interview with Brian McNaught who shares more about the challenges of doing this work and how best to use this program), and CD-ROM containing a Leader's Guide, Participant Guide, Handouts and Quiz, Transcripts and PowerPoint Presentation
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