Transgender Workplace Diversity Workshop for HR and Legal Professionals comes to Ramapo College of New Jersey
Mahwah, New Jersey October 04, 2007 Business News(PRLEAP.COM) Ramapo College, Mahwah, New Jersey, is hosting a workshop entitled "Transgender Workplace Diversity for HR and Legal Professionals." The workshop is being held on Friday, November 2, 2007, from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm.
This is a follow-up to the successful workshop held in June, which was very warmly received by the representatives from Fortune 500 companies, the legal community and public agencies from around the country who attended.
Professor Jillian T. Weiss, J.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Law and Society at Ramapo College, an expert on transgender workplace issues, will be leading the workshop. Her area of research is transgender workplace diversity issues, and she has conducted research involving hundreds of companies and public agencies that have adopted "gender identity" policies. She has written a dissertation and several articles in scholarly journals and books on transgender identity and the workplace. She has consulted with Fortune 500 companies and major public organizations regarding training, policy development and communications strategies in the area of gender transition, including Boeing, HSBC, KPMG, Viacom, the New York City Department of Homeless Services and the Bergen County Utilities Authority. Her work has been featured in news stories by The Bergen Record, the St. Petersburg Times, the Society for Human Resource Management and Workforce Management Magazine. Dr. Weiss is on the Board of Advisors of the National Center for Transgender Equality, and she publishes a popular blog on the subject of transgender workplace diversity, which may be found at http://transworkplace.blogspot.com
Attendees will receive a copy of Dr. Weiss's new book, entitled "Transgender Workplace Diversity: Policy Tools, Training Issues and Communication Strategies for HR and Legal Professionals." (For those who cannot attend, this book will shortly be available on Amazon.com.) The Human Resources Certification Institute will give 5 credits towards Human Resources professional certifications sponsored by the Institute.
The subjects covered in the workshop are below.
I. TRANSGENDER BASICS
B. The Gender Transition Process
C. Medical issues impacting the workplace
D. Physical changes to expect
II. GENDER IDENTITY LAW
A. Types of law in the United States
B. Statutory definitions
C. Case law
III. POLICY ISSUES AND TOOLS
A. The Gender Transition Plan
B. Bathrooms and Dressing Rooms
C. Dress Codes
D. Identification and Records Changes
E. Health Benefits
F. Customer and client communications
G. Recruitment considerations
IV. GENDER TRANSITION GUIDELINES
A. Sample Gender Transition Policy
B. Draft Gender Transition Plan
C. Gender Transition Guidance Memo for HR Professionals
D. Training Co-workers - Guidelines Review Session
E. Addressing Frequently Asked Questions
The presentation includes the collaborative learning techniques of case study and role-playing. It is guaranteed to be interesting, exciting and challenging.
Participants in the last workshop offered these comments:
Interesting, useful and relevant material, and an excellent presentation style!
I found all parts interesting and thought-provoking.
The guidebook - excellent resource! I like the step-by-step guidelines.
The most useful part is the roleplay scenarios and the group discussions.
For registration or more information, call Diana Alspach at (201) 684-7625.
Dr. Jillian T. Weiss