LGBTQ+ Diversity and Inclusion workshop.

Summary

The business case for creating an inclusive work environment has been well documented. This workshop is designed to create awareness, change behaviour, improve attitudes and develop skills that help people interact effectively and appropriately with their LGBTQ+ colleagues, customers, clients and patients.

Who should attend?

  • Corporates
  • Businesses
  • Not-for-profits & For-purpose organisations
  • Government institutions and agencies
  • Health and service providers

Areas Covered

  • A personal story.
  • Gay history 101.
  • What’s LGBTQIAPASGDTSNBGF+ all about?
  • Minority stress and it’s impacts.
  • Pronouns – why are they important?
  • Unconscious bias
  • Creating a safe and inclusive space for LGBTQ+
  • Questions. Opportunity is given for questions during the training and at the conclusion. Also, some participants may like to delve deeper into some of the content. We make sure these participants are followed up with access to additional relevant information.

What have others said?

Emma Sinclair, Australian College of Applied Psychology.

Emma Sinclair
Lecturer
Australian College of Applied Psychology

“We invited Anthony to present to our combined Masters and Bachelors of Social Work students at the Australian College of Applied Psychology about the issues facing LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex) people. As a lecturer, I am very aware of the challenges of engaging 70 students for 3 hours.

Anthony’s presentation captured the student’s minds and hearts from the moment he began, and I think there was not a dry eye in the room as he read an excerpt from his book “A Life of Unlearning”.

Through Anthony’s humour and shared humanity, he enabled students to relate to the presentation content and understand the issues facing LGBTI peoples.

Anthony Venn-Brown is a gifted orator, and his presentation was both moving, informative, profound, deeply personal, very humorous and reached a student audience from a variety of cultural backgrounds, ages and beliefs. As staff of ACAP we felt deep gratitude to have someone of Anthony’s calibre present to our School of budding social workers and look forward to hosting him again in the near future!”

Ro Allen, Victorian Equal Opportunity & Human Rights Commissioner.

Ro Allen
Victorian Equal Opportunity & Human Rights Commissioner

“A number of things stand out about Anthony Venn-Brown.

Firstly, his rich life experience.

Secondly, his ability to engage with a variety of audiences from large groups to smaller workshops as well as welcoming and sometimes, the not-so-welcoming audiences.

Very few have the latter gift. Put this together with Anthony’s years of experience as a communicator, and you have an interesting, entertaining, inspiring and dynamic speaker. He comes highly recommended.”

Anthony Venn-Brown OAM (he/him) | Founder and CEO of Ambassadors & Bridge Builders International (ABBI).

Anthony Venn-Brown OAM (he/him) | Founder and CEO of Ambassadors & Bridge Builders International (ABBI).

As an ambassador for his community, Anthony speaks to a wider audience about gay and lesbian community issues by providing a comfortable space where people can ask the often-unasked questions. Anthony’s presentations are informative, entertaining, and inspiring. Audiences quickly realise he is well-informed and speaks from profound personal experience.

In recognition of his work, Anthony was twice voted one of The 25 Most Influential Gay and Lesbian Australians (2007 & 2009) and was one of four finalists for the 2011 ACON Community Hero Award. In 2012,  the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Business Association awarded Anthony Life Membership for Outstanding Service to the LGBTI Community. In 2015 he was the winner of ACON’s Health and Wellbeing Award for over 20 years of providing leadership and support for LGBTI people of faith and working to bring ex-gay/reparative/conversion therapy practices and organisations to an end in Australia.