This Gender and Sexuality Awareness course covers the challenges that LGBTQ+ people face in the workplace and society, and the benefits individuals and organisations can gain from building a diverse and inclusive work environment. It describes the differences between sex assigned at birth, gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation.
You will learn how to respond appropriately and respectfully if someone comes out to you, as well as what to do if you unintentionally say or do something disrespectful. The course also outlines what you should do if you or someone else are being disrespected, bullied, harassed or discriminated against at work.
This course is not intended to assign labels to LGBTQ+ people but rather it aims to build awareness around LGBTQ+ language to help everyone be more respectful and inclusive. The list of terms included is not exhaustive or definitive. People might have their own variations of these definitions, and language and definitions are constantly evolving as our understanding of gender and sexual orientation grows.
Like all EssentialSkillz courses, the Gender and Sexuality Awareness eLearning course can be customised to meet your needs, enabling your workforce to understand specific content developed for your organisation. A designated course administrator can edit the text and images within the course, and link to organisation-specific documentation, all at no extra cost.