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Law Society of Tasmania

CPD Points

3.5


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Law Society of Tasmania

28 Murray Street Hobart, TAS

CPD Guide: 3.5 (PS, PM)

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An Afternoon of Pride in Diversity and Ally Training presented by Ashleigh Sternes Relationship Manager, Acon (Pride Inclusion Programs)

12.55pm Registration Desk Opens

Part I: Pride in Diversity - Working with a Diverse Client Base (The Why and What) 1pm - 1.45pm; 1.50pm - 2.35pm with a 5-minute break (90 mins) CPD Guide: PM, PS 

Note: This is an important precursor to the ALLY Training and it is highly recommended if you've not previously heard Ashleigh speak on this topic.

In the first part of this afternoon, Ashleigh will reprise, in brief, the highly insightful and popular sessions presented at the 2018 Employment Law Conference. This will serve as a refresher for those who had the benefit of hearing Ashleigh last September.

The aim of the session is to provide participants with an overall understanding of why LGBTI workplace inclusion is important to an organisation as well as to provide a level of comfort around terminology, explore challenges often faced by LGBTI employees and provide awareness on the impact that a culture has on the lived experiences of its employees.

Learning outcomes - participants will:

  • Understand the business case for LGBTI inclusion and explain why it is important in a workplace context
  • Understand some of the lived experiences and unique challenges for LGBTI people and the impact to the workplace
  • Understand the diversity of, and differences between sex characteristics, gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation
  • Learn some introductory actions individuals can take to create a more inclusive workplace culture

At the end of this session, participants should be able to: 

  • Explain the differences between sex, gender identity, gender expression and orientation
  • Outline some of the unique challenges faced by LGBTI employees

Afternoon Tea Break 2.35pm to 3pm (25 mins)

Part II: Pride in Diversity - Engaging Allies for Change - Ally Training (The How) 3pm -3.55pm; 4.00pm -  4.55pm with a 5-minute break (120 mins) CPD Guide: PM, PS

The aim of the session is to provide participants with an understanding of what it means to be an ally, and the role that allies play in influencing cultural change within an organisation. This will provide participants with the knowledge, skills, and experience they need to be an effective workplace ally for LGBTI inclusion.

Learning outcomes - participants will:

  • Understand what it means to be an effective ally in the workplace
  • Learn some actions individuals can take to create a more inclusive workplace culture
  • Be able to respond to some of the common views questioning the need for inclusion initiatives

 At the end of this session, participants should be able to:

  • Respond to some of the common views questioning the need for inclusion initiatives
  • Understand the role that individuals play in creating a more inclusive culture

4.55pm - 5pm Afternoon concludes with closing remarks

5pm CPD event close



Ashleigh Sternes joined the Pride in Diversity team with a demonstrated history working in the financial services industry. She is skilled in customer experience, change management, and training delivery. She has a strong corporate background and a passion for creating sustainable change in the workplace.

Prior to joining the Pride in Diversity team, Ashleigh acted as the Victorian State Lead for Commonwealth Bank’s LGBTI network, Unity. As part of this role, she delivered LGBTI awareness training to a range of Commonwealth Bank employees from frontline staff to senior management. Ashleigh has a Bachelor of Behavioural Science from the University of Queensland and is currently studying a Juris Doctor part-time through the Australian National University. As a Relationship Manager for Pride in Diversity, Ashleigh oversees a portfolio of clients across the banking and financial services industry, legal sector, retail, and resources.

 

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