Fair Workplace Project

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Fair Workplace Project2019-11-05T16:10:56-08:00

Oregon has made tremendous progress in creating safe and affirming workplaces for lesbian, gay and bisexual employees. However, more than 90 percent of transgender and gender non-conforming people report experiencing harassment or discrimination at work. The Fair Workplace Project for Transgender Inclusion works to improve the experience of transgender people in the workplace.

We offer employers fee-for-service trainings on how to create an inclusive workplace, known as Fair Workplace 101. The program is designed to build a shared discourse around transgender identities, using narrative to detangle concepts such as sex and gender. From there, attendees will receive training on their specific roles as allies to their transgender co-workers and clients, including conversations around pronouns, facilities, and transitioning.

Our training program is flexible, and modifications to our content are often made based on the profile of your organization and the specific audience being trained. We are able to provide our training to most any audience. Contact trainings@basicrights.org  for more information.

Meet Our Trainers

Our trainers bring several decades of combined experience to the table, having worked with numerous companies, non-profits, and grassroots organizations. Everyone has a strong background in and knowledge of facilitation, outreach, and work with diverse communities, and an ability to build an accessible, shared conversation around inclusive workplaces.

Iden Campbell, Racial Justice and Trans Justice Program Director

Kieran Chase, Transgender Justice Program Manager

Tazha Williams, Racial Justice Program Coordinator

Menu of Services

Below are summaries of the trainings we offer. For a detailed description of all services offered, please email dominic@basicrights.org

All of our trainings open with the Transgender Inclusion training, our 1 hour introduction to being competent allies to transgender people. From there, you can decide on additional trainings that are most useful for your needs.

Transgender Inclusion 100

  • Gender Identity vs Sexual Orientation
  • Gender Presentation, Gender Roles
  • Transgender Umbrella
  • Non-Binary Identities

Understanding Privilege, Danger, and the Coming Out Process 101

  • Pronouns and Microaggressions
  • Discriminatory Terms/Practices
  • Put Yourself in a Trans Person’s Shoes
  • How to React to a Coming Out Moment

Gender Messages All Around Us 102

  • Messages from Friends and Family
  • Messages from Society
  • Messages from Media
  • Imagine Being Transgender

Human Resources 103

  • Respectful, Positive Work Environment
  • Attract & Keep Employees Who Value Others
  • Best Practices Offer Fairness and Inclusivity
  • Minimize Complaints and Lawsuits
  • Transition Planning

Employee Transition Plan 104

  • Designating a Gender Transition Leader with HR
  • Setting a Timeline
  • Dress Codes
  • ID and Record Changes
  • Maintaining Employee Privacy
  • Co-Worker Training and Non-Discrimination Policy Review

Curriculum Examples