Workplace Programs

Robyn is a regular presenter at the Out & Equal Workplace Summit and has presented to numerous professional audiences–including those at Bank of America, GSK, the Corning Corporation, and the EPA–and at more than 500 colleges, universities and conferences in the United States and beyond.

Robyn’s programs are engaging and informative. In addition to 90-minute programs, she offers half- and full-day workshops.

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Getting Bi at Work: Getting to Cultural Competence in the Workplace
This workshop covers the basics of bisexual identity, population data, and trends and explains how employers can better welcome bisexuals into their ERGs and their workplace. Through an interactive exercise, we will then delve deeper into the unconscious biases bisexuals encounter in the workplace and provide tools for identifying and eliminating biases.

The Changing Landscape of Identity: Understanding Gender Identity & Sexual Orientation
The youth of today are your future colleagues. Their understanding of sexuality and gender is notably different from that of previous generations, and they are using identity in new ways. What do we need to know in order to welcome these new colleagues into the workforce?

Deciphering the Alphabet Soup of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identities
LGBT. LGBTQ. LGBTQQIA. QUILTBAGS. Every day, it seems that there are more and more letters. What are some of the new labels? How are people using and experiencing sexual orientation and gender in 2018? And what do you need to know to be culturally competent in this area? Bring your questions, and an open mind.

Beyond Binaries: Identity and Sexuality
For a dynamic, interactive, non-traditional experience!
This program explores the landscape of sexuality and how we “map” sexual orientation. How do we assign labels to our complicated and unique experiences? In this interactive workshop we will conduct an anonymous survey of those present, and look together at the data. Where do we fall on the sexuality continuum? How do we label? How LGBTQ+ friendly is our workplace? In this fun and interactive program we explore different experiences of identity; the interplay between gender and sexuality; the complexities of attraction, and more.

THREE HOUR TRAINING

Meeting the Needs of LGBTQ+ Patients: Focus on Bisexuality 
Bisexual people face a number of health-care related disparities, including lower access to health insurance, higher rates of certain types of cancer, and higher prevalence of intimate partner violence. This program explores what it means to identify as bisexual, and will help providers prepare to meet the needs of these patients, highlighting disparities faced by bisexual people, challenging negative messages and stigma that surround the bisexual community, and suggesting best practices for care.

FULL-DAY TRAINING

Framing Identity and Sexuality
Identity and sexuality are complicated. What do recent studies show about how people self-identify? What does this data reveal or conceal? In this experiential training we will employ several interactive exercises to deepen our own understanding of sexual orientation labeling. Included in our focus will be identity journeys over time; emerging identities; the complex interaction between gender identity and sexual orientation labels; and the effect of our individual location (including nationality, geography, age, race, religion, and more) on how we identify. We will focus on bisexuality and other non-binary sexualities in order to better understand the specific issues and disparities experienced by this segment of the population.
(Three- and four-hour sessions are also available.)

See Robyn’s other programs HERE.