Transgender 101: What You Need to Know about Gender Identity in the Workplace

SHRM 2011 Annual Conference
You will better understand the experience of transgender persons and be able to apply this new knowledge to your organization's diversity strategies and policies.
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Track: Talent Management

This session will examine the transgender experience by exploring gender itself as a culture, and applying cultural competence techniques to allow you to be more fluent in what can sometimes seem a difficult or controversial issue to address. You will learn how to make your organizations more inclusive of gender-diverse people, and will review best practices of organizations who lead on this and other diversity issues.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm

Allyson Robinson


As the first Deputy Director for Learning and Development of the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Workplace Project, Allyson Robinson drives the design and delivery of HRC’s broad portfolio of training and curricula for corporate and non-profit audiences to improve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) cultural competence and inclusion in the workplace. She first joined HRC as Associate Director of Diversity in 2008. As America’s largest LGBT civil rights organization, HRC strives to end discrimination against the LGBT community and realize the promise of fundamental fairness and equality for all. A native of Scranton, Pa., Allyson is a 1994 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, where she majored in physics, and holds a master of divinity degree in theology with a capstone emphasis in social justice from Baylor University. She lives with her partner and their four children in Montgomery Village, Md.

LVCC N228-230
Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
HR Credit
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