• GLADC Annual Conference: Pro-Active Strategies for Inclusion in Today’s Workplace and Community

    Date: Nov. 2, 2017, 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    Location: Lunda Center, Western Technical College

    Join us to learn from a broad array of expert speakers who will share best practices for: addressing hate and bias incidents, learning to be positive and proactive mentors and allies, developing and supporting inclusive leadership, and creating an LGBTQA-Friendly workplace.

    GLADC members receive a discounted registration fee.
    Discounted registration fees are also available for students.

    Register Here

    Conference Schedule:

    8:00-8:15            Welcome & Refreshments
    Combatting Hate/Bias in the Workplace
    Amanda Florence Goodenough, UW-La Crosse
    No place is immune from hate, bias and everyday bigotry. Is your workplace ready to respond? What proactive measures can organizations take? How do we foster a workplace culture that resists bias and embraces inclusion? With these questions as the backdrop, this presentation will cover the basics of hate/bias response in the workplace, including:
    •     Defining and identifying hate/bias;
    •     Understanding the impact of hate/bias and the importance of addressing it;
    •     Grappling with the complexities and current issues surrounding hate/bias, and ultimately, exploring ideas for addressing bigotry and supporting those affected by it.
    9:45-10:00          Break
    Life’s Lessons on Mentorship, Inclusion & Diversity
     Jennifer Ingram, Mayo Clinic, Rochester
    An interactive session designed to redefine diversity and expand understanding of inclusion, highlighting strategies and significance of mentorship within both the workplace and community. This session is intended to offer reflective awareness and actionable steps to aid in inclusive leadership capacity building.
    11:15-11:30        GLADC Updates
    11:30-Noon        Lunch
    Inclusive Leadership Panel
    Moderated by Thomas Harris
    Vince Hamilton, Ho-Chunk Nation
    Sandy Littlejohn, Gundersen Health System
    Tony Yang, School District of La Crosse
    Panelists with strong inclusive leadership skills and experience will address questions about what inclusive leadership means to them and what kinds of leadership strategies it takes to move diversity and inclusion efforts forward in an organization while creating an inclusive environment.
    Creating an LGBTQ+ Inclusive Workplace
    Will Van Roosenbeek, UW-La Crosse
    Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and other people who fall under identities of sexual orientation and gender identity/expression deserve to be free from discrimination, bullying, and/or microaggressions. How do we make the workplace more inclusive for everyone? What things can you do to create change? This presentation will share tools to change your workplace.
    1:30-2:00            Next Steps and Evaluations