Length: 4 weeks (4 half-day training sessions)
Prerequisites: Completion of 2SLGBTQ+ 101- 103 prior to enrollment is recommended
Utilizing an anti-oppressive and anti-racist framework, this four week, interactive training program will examine the process of developing organizational inclusion and responsiveness to diverse 2SLGBTQ+ communities. The program addresses the important need to create and foster organizational spaces where 2SLGBTQ+ individuals feel valued, affirmed, welcomed and celebrated for their sexual and gender identities. The 2SLGBTQ+ Training and Capacity Building Program explores various strategies that service organizations can adapt in order to fully serve 2SLGBTQ+ communities in Peel region.
The program will address the various steps that can be taken at the management level in order to provide and deliver 2SLGBTQ+ equitable services and supports. This training program operates as a “mini-assessment” that will explore your workplace’s mission, vision, programming, service delivery, data entry forms, policies, procedures, protocols, signage, webpage, images, organizational culture, staff knowledge and washroom access. By the end of the Right to be OUT Program, participants will have worked towards the creation of a “2SLGBTQ+ Inclusion Toolkit” that they can take back to their workplace as a valuable resource and support.
This training opportunity is recommended for middle management, executive leadership and board members who have opportunities to create systemic and structural change within their organization.