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LGBTQ2+ Knowledge Essentials

Welcome to Diversity Essential’s LGBTQ2+ Knowledge Essentials section. The following workshops are tailored to fit the needs and diversity of participants, and incorporate varying adult learning styles. The following workshops focuses on the inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and two-spirit individuals and communities.

The delivery style of each session can include: didactic delivery, interactive activities, individual, small and large group processing, media, problem solving, case scenarios, and lived experience panelists.

 


 

1. Core Competencies in Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression

Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Gender ExpressionThis session, provides the core essentials on the distinctions and intersections of sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression. The conflation, assumptions, and cultural biases can impact service provision as well as identity, and relationship formation. This session can consist of the following desired learning outcomes:

  • Acquire general terminology and its application to service delivery and resource development
  • Explain identity formation and fluidity throughout the lifespan
  • Acquire tools on being more inclusive and suspend personal judgement
  • Identify how our various identities interconnect with human sexuality
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2. Transgender Inclusion: Core Competencies from Terminology to Service Provision

Trans / Transgender Awareness and InclusionAs more transgender and gender diverse individuals disclose their identity in the workplace or within service provision, are service providers and businesses prepared to respond to disclosure? Moreover, do we assume that we don’t have transgender or gender diverse colleagues or clients? This session will share essential practices that are inclusive of transgender, gender diverse, and gender non-conforming individuals and their families. This session can consist of the following desired learning outcomes:

  • Acquire general terminology and its application to service delivery and resource development
  • Identify key themes experienced by transgender and gender diverse individuals
  • Acquire tools on being more accessible and inclusive while suspending personal judgement
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3. LGBTQ2+ Inclusive Workplace and Service Provision

LGBT Workplace Awareness and Inclusion“What does sexual orientation or gender identity have to do with it?” Participants will reflect on how privilege, microagressions, and the challenges of “identity splitting” can significantly impact workplace culture and the delivery of service. This session will provide opportunities for participants to explore how LGBT2Q+ inclusive workplaces and services: enhance quality of care, invite top-notch applicants, and better reflect the people its serving. This session can consist of the following desired learning outcomes:

  • Acquire general terminology and its application to service delivery and resource development
  • Identify and use privilege to enhance equity
  • Learn appropriate employee and employer perspectives and considerations upon a disclosure of sexual orientation or gender identity
  • Suggested framework for leadership buy-in as well as education and compliance
  • Acquire knowledge on instituting and implementing appropriate protocols and practices that include: responsibilities and expectations of supervisors,¬†colleagues and support staff
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4. Transgender Inclusion in the Workplace: Core Competencies for Employers and Workplace Practices

Transgender Awareness and Inclusion in the WorksplaceIs your workplace reflective of a diverse gender culture? Gender diversity enriches the work environment, enhance peer perspectives, and can increase quality of service. This session specifically centers the lives of transgender and gender diverse individuals in the workplace. This session can consist of the following desired learning outcomes:

  • Acquire basic human sexuality knowledge on gender, gender identity, and gender expression
  • Acquire basic understanding of the Manitoba Human Rights Act, or other relevant Acts, with regards to gender identity and gender expression as protected grounds from discrimination
  • Acquire knowledge on instituting and implementing appropriate protocols and practices that include responsibilities and expectations of supervisors,¬†colleagues and support staff
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5. Accessible and Affirming LGBTQ2+ Practices in Healthcare

Inclusive Healthcare Sexual Orientation, Gender IdentityWhat is LGBT2Q+ healthcare? This session is designed for those currently, or are entering the healthcare field. Participants will acquire a better understanding of the experiences and challenges faced by LGBT2Q+ individuals and their families, and how healthcare providers can better provide accessible and inclusive practices. This session can consist of the following desired learning outcomes:

  • General terminology and its application to service delivery and resource development
  • Identify systemic barriers specific to sexual orientation and gender identity that can compromise quality of care
  • Acquire skills on how to communicate with patients inclusively and without assumptions
  • Acquire knowledge on operationalizing and adapting inclusive practices from admission, intake, healthcare delivery, and follow up
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6. Fostering Welcoming and Inclusive Christian Faith Communities

Inclusive Faith Communities Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender

  • “How do I respond when our values collide?”
  • “How can my congregation ‘buy into’ same sex marriages?”
  • “I don’t understand why they can’t get married elsewhere.”
  • “Our traditions don’t support these people.”

These are a sampling of commonly asked questions and discussions when reconciling one’s Christian faith and the diversity of human sexuality. This session honors one’s faith journey while facilitating meaningful discussions on: being welcoming to all, responding to difficult questions, reacting to the existential crisis, and fostering commonality among differences.

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