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Keeping Members Connected

29th April 2020 @ 1:00 pm 2:00 pm

What is the next step for LGBTI inclusion in the workplace: a conversation between experience groups hosted by Young@WorkplacePride

n the third event of our “Keeping Members Connected” series, Young@WorkplacePride invites you to share your thoughts about what the future of LGBTI+ inclusion looks like in the workplace:

  • What do we expect from our workplaces? 
  • Is the use of policies and symbolism enough? 
  • Do we rely more on the use of stories and role models of that LGBTI executive that made it to the board of the company? Or both? 
  • Is that enough to guarantee inclusion or do we need to go a few layers deeper? And if so, what is it then to make us all feel included? 

Objectives:

In a recent conversation, someone who has around 20 years of experience, accurately mused to one of our Young@Workplace Pride Board members, “Our generation fought for basic rights; your generation expects them.” 

So the question is: What do we expect from our workplaces? Is it the use of policies and symbolism, such as the Dutch Railways changing their address to people from “Dear Ladies/Gentlemen” to “Dear Travelers”? Or do we rely more on the use of stories and role models of that LGBTI executive that made it to the board of the company? Or both? Is that enough to guarantee inclusion or do we need to go a few layers deeper? And if so, what is it then to make us all feel included? 

We’ll begin with an introduction that dives a bit more into the development of this topic and purpose of this workshop to contextualize and trigger the interest for all. Attendees will break out into groups with 0-5 and 5+ working experience, led by our teams. Within the session, we aim to put a short break for them to reflect and provide their views. Afterward, we would then like to discuss those and make a comparison between the experience groups.

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