Better Nonprofit Management Series

Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation: Creating Inclusive Environments

Tuesday, March 28, 2023
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern, Online

Presented by: Minh Nguyen
Fee: $45

Workshop Description

Many nonprofits are exploring ways to create more LGBTQ+ inclusive environments and foster greater gender equity in the workplace. Grounded in story-telling and interactive activities, this workshop will explore gender bias, gender identity, and sexual orientation, and the relationship these have to organizational policies and practices. We will pay special attention to the impact of COVID-19 on LGBTQ+ communities and other topics relevant to your organizations.

We’ll start with looking at ourselves — what biases and stereotypes do we hold? Then, we’ll think about how this impacts our work and the people we serve. Finally, we’ll explore organizational policies and practices. Our training style is interactive, fun, intersectional, and practical — including scenarios, videos, sharing personal experiences, and discussions.

Learning Objectives

Attendees will:

  • Examine personal and societal biases, conscious and unconscious, about gender and sexuality, and what impact these biases have on our work
  • Explore successes and challenges related to gender equity and LGBTQ+ inclusivity
  • Develop skills to discuss these topics with colleagues, partners, clients, etc.
  • Identify policies and practices that promote greater inclusion and equity within organizations

Target Audience

This training is designed for all nonprofit sector professionals interested in learning more about gender bias, gender identity, and sexual orientation.

About the Presenter

Minh Nguyen (she/they) is a creative youth worker, trainer, educator, and consultant. Minh has more than 13 years of experience in positive youth development programming, curriculum development, and facilitating trainings for thousands of people in the nonprofit, education, afterschool, and social service sectors.

They are currently an independent consultant working with four main organizations: as a training facilitator with the Health Resources in Action consulting team to train City of Boston employees on racial equity; as a consultant trainer with the Safe Schools Program for LGBTQ+ Youth; and as a trainer with the Agenda for Children in Cambridge. Additionally, Minh and her partner started a consulting business called kyriQ to provide LGBTQ+ trainings and technical assistance in 2016. Minh holds a BA from Oberlin College in psychology and an MS from Northeastern University in Nonprofit Management.



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