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May 2016 Membership Meeting
Cavalier Inn
105 Emmet St N
Charlottesville, VA 22903
(434) 296-8111

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 11:15 AM - 1:00 PM EDT
Category: Events

The New Frontier in Workplace Diversity: Supporting Transgender Employees

Presented by Stan C. Kimer, President, Total Engagement Consulting by Kimer

A growing number of companies are grasping the need to include transgender status in their diversity efforts and policies. Indeed, 325 Fortune 500 companies now prohibit discrimination based on gender identification, compared to just three in 2000, according to the Human Rights Campaign, a leading LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) advocacy group. And there’s been a tenfold increase in the number of major corporations that offer transgender-inclusive health care coverage: 418 in 2015 compared with 49 in 2009. Transgender diversity has been featured in cover stories in Time and SHRM's own HR Magazine. It's an area of law and HR practice that's changing -- fast. 

Join us at Charlottesville SHRM’s May membership meeting to learn more about what exactly transgenderism is, the business rationale to support transgender diversity, the gender transition process, corporate policies and procedures to support transgender people, and available resources.

For more information on supporting transgender employees see the SHRM HR Magazine cover story and related resources here.    

This meeting has been approved for SHRM and HRCI recertification credit. 

Presenter Bio

Stan C. Kimer, President, Total Engagement Consulting by Kimer

Stan C. Kimer is a nationally recognized consultant and speaker on all areas of workplace diversity with  deep expertise in LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) diversity. For four years, Stan served as IBM’s corporate global LGBT diversity manager, including establishing IBM’s procedures for supporting transgender employees and assisting with case management of employees undergoing gender transition while in the workplace.  Since retiring from IBM, Stan has trained or spoken in over 30 venues reaching over 2,000 professionals. He is a certified Out and Equal Workplace Advocates Building Bridges Trainer and a certified Training Management Corp / Berlitz Cultural Competency Trainer / Practitioner. Within the transgender arena, Stan has provided training to client employee and HR teams, and has assisted with case management of gender transitions in the workplace.

In addition to his diversity expertise, Stan also offers clients an innovative yet proven program for engaging employees in meaningful organization-specific career planning. Stan holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Georgia Tech and MBA from the University Booth School of Business, and in his spare time is training as a competitive adult figure skater. 

Pre-Registration closes at 5:00 on 5/6/16. Cost: $15 for members / $20 for nonmembers

Walk in (did not preregister): Additional $10 fee applies
No refunds will be granted after pre-registration ends.

Special thanks to our meeting sponsors, Airrosti Rehab Center and the Charlottesville Tom Sox 



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