Lunch Program & Workshop: Creating An Inclusive Workplace, LGBT Protections and the Workplace, & Helping Employees Transition Smoothly in the Workplace

May 9, 2017 @ 11:00 am – 3:15 pm
SCC Jack J. Huck Continuing Education Center
301 S 68th St Pl
Lincoln, NE 68510


Registration: 11:00 am – 11:30 am

Announcements and Meal: 11:30 am -12:00 pm

Luncheon Program: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Workshops: 1:15 pm – 3:15 pm

Program Registration Fee: LHRMA members—$15
All Other Attendees—$25
College Student Chapter Members—FREE (You must register with Jenessa Keiser, College Relations Chair)

Workshop Registration Fee: All Attendees—$35

DEADLINE: Register/cancel your registration by 12:00 noon, Friday, May. 5th.

REMINDER: There is a $10 fee for late registrations and for no-shows. This $10 fee is in addition to the regular registration fee. Please try your hardest to register on time, as late registrations and no-shows make it difficult on everyone involved.

About the Program – Creating An Inclusive Workplace: What’s Gender Identity Got to do With It? An overview will be provided to assist employers in supporting employees by creating and supporting an inclusive workplace as it relates to Gender Identity and expression. Terminology, the importance of inclusive language, personal and professional experience in the workplace, assessing the workplace for inclusivity, and ways to create and sustain an inclusive and welcoming environment will be addressed.

Presenter: Pat Tetreault, Ph.D., M.L.S. Pat Tetreault is the founding director of the LGBTQA+ Resource Center at UNL. Pat is a long-time advocate and supporter of diversity, human rights and social justice education. Pat has presented at regional, national and international conferences and her most recent publications are Perceptions of Campus Climate (Tetreault, Fette, Meidlinger &Hope, 2013), the Nebraska section in Stewart, Chuck K., ed. Proud Heritage: People, Issues, and Documents of the LGBT Experience; with an upcoming publication (Chapter 11: Religious Freedom Restoration Acts) co-authored with Jared Perkins.

About the Workshop 1 – LGBT Protections and the Workplace: What Employers Can Do to Comply with Regulations and Protect Their Diverse Workforce…the Two May Not Be the Same!

Presenter: Tami Lewis-Ahrendt, PHR, SHRM-CP Chief Operating Officer, CenterPointe

About the Workshop 2 –  Helping Employees Transition Smoothly in the Workplace


Scott Schneider

Scott served in the Nebraska Air National Guard for six years and has an Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice as well as a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Psychology. He began his transition in 2008 at the age of 26. He worked as the Resource and OutSpeaking coordinator at the LGBTQA Resource Center and was awarded the UNL Outstanding Contribution to the GLBT Community Award in 2013. He co-founded the Nebraska Trans* Community in 2010 and co-presents Trans* education workshops with Wes Staley. Scott has been featured in articles by the Daily Nebraskan and the Omaha World Herald. Scott will provide information and suggestions based on personal experience and knowledge on how to assist employees as they transition in the workplace.

Natalie Weiss

Natalie is a horse of many colors. She has spent her life as an actor, a high school basketball coach, a political activist, a trouble maker, and a step parent. She began her transition in 2013 and has since become active in Lincoln advocating for trans rights and inclusiveness. She has spoken on several panels for clergy members and students on issues surrounding trans identities and lived experiences over the last several years. Someday she hopes to be discovered as the heir to the throne of a small European monarchy.

Jessi Hitchins

Gender and Sexuality Resource Center

Director University of Nebraska at Omaha

Ph. D. Candidate

Jaye Stentz

Graduate Student, University of Nebraska – Lincoln

The luncheon program has been pre-approved for 1.0 PDC from SHRM and 1.0 General Recertification hour from HRCI. The workshop has been pre-approved for 2.0 PDC from SHRM and 1.0 General Recertification hour from HRCI.

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