June 12, 2019, Wednesday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Workforce Professionals Training Institute
11 Park Place
New York, New York 10007
Standard Fee: $250
Updated on 3/28/2019:Please note that we have rescheduled this training originally for May 1 and 8 to June 12 and 13.
Please note that our registration system is back online. If you registered between March 22 and March 28, please contact Saki Mori at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm that your registration went through.
This training is a two (2)-day, full-day training. Each day will be from 9:30am to 4:30pm. Session 1 is on June 12 and Session 2 is on June 13.
Please note that there’s no automatic message sent to your email. Please allow 24 hours to receive a confirmation of the registration. If you have any questions, please email Saki Mori at email@example.com.
If you have a seat package with WPTI, you will be unable to use your seats towards this training.
Join WPTI for two full days of training to build cultural competency in serving lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex and other gender and sexual minority (LGBTQI+) youth and supporting their success in the workforce.
Day One: Improving Our Cultural Competence in Serving LGBTQ+ Youth (June 12)
The LGBTQI+ community has gained more visibility and public acceptance over the last several years. However, members of the LGBTQI+ community still face serious barriers to employment, as well as other economic necessities. A key way of making LGBTQI+ youth feel most supported in a workforce programming is simply knowing the varieties of identities in the community, knowing language and cultural norms within the community, legal protections for the community, and general best practices for making any space maximally supportive of LGBTQI+ youth. This is the first part of two full day trainings about LGBTQI+ youth, a second of which covers workforce-specific issues.
In this course, participants will:
- Discuss their personal knowledge about the LGBTQI+ community, and work collaboratively among each other and the trainer to expand our knowledge base;
- Learn what practices will help LGBTQI+ job seekers feel safe and supported by your program;
- Learn about issues facing LGBTQI+ youth (e.g., homelessness), and how you can address those issues;
- Learn about legal protections for the LGBTQI+ community; and
- Discuss ways of making your organizational practices supportive of LGBTQI+ youth.
Day Two: Supporting the Success of LGBTQI+ Youth in the Workforce (June 13)
The second day of this series will focus on making your workforce programming most supportive of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and other gender and sexual minority (LGBTQI+) youth. Workforce programs are vital for supporting the LGBTQI+ community, many of whose members are un- and under-employed. However, workforce best practices are not widespread.
In this training, participants will:
- Do a quick review about the variety of LGBTQI+ identities, and respectful ways of working with the community;
- Discuss barriers faced by LGBTQI+ youth in workforce programs;
- Review best practices about working with LGBTQI+ youth in the workplace, as found in the experiences of programs across the country, and in academic literature;
- Learn methods of screening employers for their own LGBTQI+ competency, so that you send LGBTQI+ clients to supportive work environments; and
- How to advocate for LGBTQI+ clients once they’re in jobs, and prepare them to self-advocate in a workplace-appropriate manner.
Workforce staff and leadership within youth-serving organization
Andrea “Andy” Bowen, WPTI Training & Projects Consultant
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If you would like to register a group to participate in this training, please contact Saki Mori at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Please note this training is not specific to DYCD providers and has a fee. Please note that there is no discounted rate for DYCD providers for this particular training.