Awareness raising, measurement, research, training and network building through targeted events are the pillars of the Foundation’s work. Complementing these are specific programs for young LGBTI people and LBTI women alongside custom-made training.
Based in Amsterdam, the city best known for LGBTI inclusion, Workplace Pride activities include both the Netherlands and many countries around the world. From Poland to Thailand and from Suriname to Belgium, we continue to use our more than 10 years of experience and accumulated knowledge to push the boundaries of LGBTI inclusion in the workplace.
The Workplace Pride Global Benchmark was created to help employers measure how effective their LGBTI policies and practices are and to provide a catalyst for improvement. The Global Benchmark is unique in that it looks at organizations’ efforts on a truly global scale.
Participation in the annual Benchmark survey is free of charge. Participants receive individual summaries of their results presented in a form intended for management decision-making.
For questions regarding the Global Benchmark survey, write to: benchmark@Workplacepride.org
The Declaration of Amsterdam is a 10-point list outlining the “ideal” working situation for LGBTI workplace inclusion. Designed to inspire and challenge employers, it is also a concrete guide based upon management language, setting clear goals and encouraging sustainability for LGBTI workplace inclusion wherever organizations have activities around the world.
Organizations that sign the Declaration of Amsterdam are saying to the world “we believe in workplaces where LGBTI people can be themselves and are striving to make this happen in our organization”
Having the hard truth about LGBTI workplace inclusion is essential in our work. For years, Workplace Pride has worked with individual researchers, universities as well as national, European and supranational institutions, not to mention most of our members, to carry out detailed research on this topic. Reporting back is essential for us and all of our stakeholders to help determine where to go with LGBTI Workplace Inclusion.
We are also very proud to have created the world’s first University Chair dedicated solely to LGBTI workplace Inclusion. This Chair, along with our other on-going research activities will continue to contribute to the advancement of this topic.
START AT THE BEGINNING
Entering into the workplace for the first time can be daunting under the best circumstance, so you can imagine what it is like if you are LGBTI. “Do I come out during the interview?”, “Do I mention my LGBTI volunteer activities on my CV?”, “Do employers have an LGBTI policy?”, these are some of the questions that younger LGBTI people often ask themselves.
Recognizing this, the Foundation has created the “Young@WorkplacePride” program to bridge the gap for younger LGBTI people in the workplace, but also the help employers understand how they can better communicate to this next generation of employees and leaders. The program has all sorts of activities for Workplace Pride members, ensuring that the changing world of work that we live in also takes young LGBTI people into account.
WOMEN AT THEIR BEST
LBTI women face a number of unique challenges in the workplace; often being under-valued due to their gender, their sexual orientation or gender identity. However LBTI women have an enormous potential and strength due to their experiences and ability to look at things from a number of different perspectives. Often more independent and willing to challenge conventional thinking, they are a true source of innovation.
The Women@WorkplacePride program strives to do just that! Through targeted events with unique speakers, focused workshops in Workplace Pride’s conferences and participation in research projects, Women@WorkplacePride continues to be a driving force the Foundation.
Building on more than 10 years of experience with hundreds of stakeholders, from the private and public sectors, academia, NGO’s and many other sources, Workplace Pride is in a unique position to share its knowledge of LGBTI inclusion in the workplace.
With this in mind, the Foundation has developed a unique set of custom-made training sessions in its Workplace Pride Academy. The Academy helps organizations of all sizes and from all sectors, take a structured look at where they are with LGBTI workplace inclusion and, more importantly, how to go about making progress with this sometimes difficult topic.
Workplace Pride Academy training courses take place in small interactive groups that can target top management, LGBTI employee networks, HR professionals, or line businesses. Workplace Pride Members receive discounts for the training courses which are held in either English or Dutch.