Bród LADTA+ Átha Cliath/Dublin LGBTQ+ Pride. Join the march on Saturday June 24th 2023. Register now.
Bród LADTA+ Átha Cliath/Dublin LGBTQ+ Pride. Join the march on Saturday June 24th 2023. Register now.
Bród LADTA+ Átha Cliath/Dublin LGBTQ+ Pride. Join the march on Saturday June 24th 2023. Register now.

Pride at Work Open Training Sessions

Each month we deliver one of our training modules online (Zoom) as an open session. This is a great way for smaller companies to engage or for students or individuals within organisations who would like to complete the full course. For details see below. Each session lasts one hour.
*All training sessions will be recorded, and we reserve the right to use recordings for promotional and other purposes.

Dates

11.00am – Wed, 9 November 2022: Letters & Stripes

Getting to grips with evolving LGBTQ+ terminology, understanding pronouns as well as all those different flags, can feel a little daunting and sometimes people are afraid to ask questions in case they offend. This is an ideal session to share with the whole workforce, especially during Pride season. As with all our sessions, we provide a judgement free space to ask questions.

Learning Outcomes:

Find out what the letters in LGBTQIA+ mean. Understand the differences between sexual orientation, gender identity and biological sex. Get a hold on pronouns and learn why we love flags and why the Pride flag is constantly evolving.

11.00am – Wed, 14 December 2022: Introduction to DEIB

The workplace is an important social forum for most of us, we want to bring our authentic selves to work, and we want our colleagues to be able to do the same. However, for LGBTQ+ people and many other marginalised groups, that’s not always possible, either as a result of current or historical discrimination or other external barriers to inclusion that exist.

This session takes a broad look at the modern practice of DEIB within the workplace and the value it brings to an organisation

Learning Outcomes:

Understand the meaning and concept of Diversity, Intersectionality, Equality v Equity, Inclusion and Belonging. Become aware of the barriers to inclusion and belonging that exist for some people and the impact they have. Learn the difference between removing and overcoming barriers and how to do both. 

11.00am – Wed, 11 January 2023: Unconscious Bias Awareness

We all have unconscious thought processes, gut feelings or instincts that allow us to make quick judgements and assessments. These are built up over our lives based on our experiences, background and societal conditioning and often include unconscious bias towards certain groups of people or cultures. While they may be unintentional, they are real and are extremely damaging. 

Learning Outcomes:

Understand how unconscious bias works. Accept and assess your own biases and develop a strategy to overcome them.

11.00am – Wed, 8 February 2023: Gender 101

Gender. It is at the core of our very being. It’s deeply personal, and at the same time, rooted in societal beliefs and conventions. It’s about how we feel, dress, talk and move. It can also be a polarising or controversial subject, with trans and non-binary folk often facing higher levels of discrimination and hate than other members of the LGBTQ+ community. In this session we provide a safe space to address these questions and learn about the complexity and the beauty of gender.

Learning Outcomes:

Learn what it means to be cisgender, non-binary or transgender, how does gender manifest, and how we can support diverse gender identities in our day-to-day lives.

11.00am – 8 March 2023: The Journey of Pride

For over 50 years Pride has been the most famous LGBTQ+ rights movement in the world, but it was not the first. The fascinating history of how and why it came about stretches back hundreds of years and the journey of Pride has shaped and influenced generations of LGBTQ+ people.

Learning Outcomes:

Be aware of the history and lived experiences of LGBTQ+ people and therefore be able to have empathy.

11.00am – Wed, 12 April 2023: How to be an Ally

Being an LGBTQ+ ally can make a huge difference for those in the workplace as well as in everyday life. Whether you show your allyship by showing up to Pride parades or just standing up against homophobia or transphobia. It is super easy too – but sometimes we may worry about using our voices in case we offend or say the wrong thing. Join us as we examine the power of allies, confronting our own bias and identifying hurtful or damaging language.

Learning Outcomes:

Understand how allyship works and why it is important for everyone. Top tips on how to be an ally to LGBTQ+ colleagues. Appreciate the power of kindness and small acts.

11.00am – Wed, 10 May 2023: Rainbow Connections

People are the driving force behind any activist movement, and sustainable, effective support starts with community engagement. Since the first LGBTQ+ group in Dublin was established in 1973, there are now dozens of support, social and sports organisations in Ireland for LGBTQ+ folk and their allies.

This module is specifically designed for anyone who wants to learn more about supporting their LGBTQ+ friends, family, or colleagues.

Learning Outcomes:

Get an overview of LGBTQ+ organisations as well as practical tips on how to meaningfully connect with rainbow communities with the resources that are available.

11.00am – Wed, 14 June 2023: Minding Your Mental Health

While we have made incredible progress over the past 50 years when it comes to our rights, being LGBTQ+ isn’t always rainbows and butterflies. As members of a marginalised community, we face unique and complex challenges that can have a negative impact on our mental health.

Learning Outcomes:

Learn about minority stress and the existing mental health disparity as well as cultivating resilience through self-care and the importance of community and allies.