210 Creating an LGBT-Friendly Workplace

Tuesday, July 12, 2016: 9:45 AM-10:45 AM
Washington 4 (Marriott Wardman Park)
Session Type: Interest Sessions
Track: Leadership/Manager's Track
Subcategories: Being a Campus Leader, Communication, Leadership & Student Aid Management, Promoting diversity and embracing our differences and Staff Training and Development
Audience: All
Credit Type: Credit Hours and Clock Hours
School Type: All Schools
According to Diversity MBA magazine, the companies best positioned to outperform their competitors are those that consistently recruit and retain top talent. With an estimated 7 million lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) employees in America’s private sector, employers that are slow to create LGBT-friendly workplaces risk missing out on a substantial pool of skilled talent. Moreover, losing and replacing the more than 2 million American workers who leave jobs due to unfair treatment and discrimination costs employers an estimated $64 billion each year. Is your workplace LGBT friendly? How can you make sure it is?
James Brooks (University of Oregon)
Meredith Kuczik (Northeastern University)
Matt Bruno (American University)