Who We Are

Equality Ohio is the statewide, nonprofit, nonpartisan, education and advocacy organization, working to achieve fair treatment and equal opportunity for all Ohioans regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

Equality Ohio can leverage its expertise by offering personalized consultative services around reviewing, recommending, and implementing best workplace practices and policies for LGBTQ inclusion.

We recognize the value of attracting and retaining talent for corporations and nonprofits alike. We know that cultivating a culture of inclusion increases employee loyalty and productivity. An area of inclusion that is changing rapidly in our society is that of LGBTQ inclusion. We offer policy assessment and training services focused on creating a culture of inclusion for gay and transgender employees.

Policy Assessment

As experts in the field of LGBTQ inclusive policy, we are able to provide a thorough review of your internal policies and craft a report outlining suggestions for improvement. A member of our team can even assist your organization’s leadership in creating a strategic plan of implementing and improvements suggested.

Trainings

SENSITIVITY AND HUMILITY

In this training participants are given an opportunity to learn about the concepts of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. This session serves as an introduction to the LGBTQ community. It is designed in a way that allows participants to deepen their understanding of themselves and of others through a posture of sensitivity and humility.

INCLUSION AND ALLIANCE

This session builds on a common understanding of the LGBTQ community and invites participants to engage in shaping the culture of a more inclusive workplace through everyday interactions. Participants will learn about the importance of ally-ship and how to navigate the role of an ally in conjunction with their role in the workplace.

TRANSFORMATION AND TRANSITION

Support for those who are undergoing a gender transition in the workplace is nuanced. However, a culture can be created and a structure can be put in place, which will allow for all team members to thrive. This session discusses some of the needs that transgender people face in the workplace and strategies that can be implemented to meet those needs.

POLICY AND ADVOCACY

In order to assert inclusion as a value, policies must be in place to ensure inclusion and diversity are a cultural practice —internal policy is only the first step. Advocating for similar policies external to the organization (which affect where team members reside and relax) are also crucial to workplace success. This session shares policy that should be assessed and offers opportunities to engage in public policy advocacy.

We offer sessions that fit your needs. A member of our team will work with your organization to design training sessions unique to your context and audience. We also offer a 4-part curriculum that can be tailored to fit your organization. Each session is 60-90 minutes.

For more information, email chroma@equalityohio.org.