Creating a Transgender friendly workplace
Working with trans employees, colleagues and customers and creating a better working environment for everyone.
Transgender people are people whose gender identity differs from the one they were assigned at birth. In spite of the legal protection offered in the UK by the Equality Act and the Gender Recognition Act, many transgender people still continue to encounter inappropriate behaviour and a lack of understanding and respect, both in the workplace and outside.
Using a mix of drama, real-life stories, expert commentary and legal analysis, this course provides a unique insight into what it’s like to be transgender in today’s society, setting out appropriate language and etiquette and reinforcing the importance of treating transgender colleagues and customers with the dignity and respect they deserve.
This course is a collaboration between Rachel Reese (Director at Global Butterflies) and also Skill Boosters .Rachel recently left her role as Interim Production Director from the University to pursue a career in Diversity. She currently runs a trans- consultancy that helps companies become trans-friendly
- Anybody who would like to know what it means to be transgender today and wants to know how to work respectfully and appropriately with transgender colleagues and customers.
What you’ll learn
- key terminology around gender identities and the gender spectrum
- what we mean by ‘binary’ and ‘non-binary’ gender identities
- what gender transitioning and gender-affirming surgeries can involve
- inappropriate language and behaviour that transgender people can encounter
- how to behave appropriately and respectfully towards transgender people
- appropriate language and forms of address
- how the law protects transgender people in the UK and Europe.
- the importance of supporting your trans staff and workers
- how to draw up workplace transgender policies
- how to support a transgender employee through their gender transition
- the role of LGBT+ support groups and the importance of having an open dialogue around trans issues
Creating a Transgender friendly workplace – A course for CEO