GB-6501 Advanced Issues in LGBT Workplace Inclusion 3 credits

This course is designed to enhance working relationships with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) and other sexual minorities. The course will examine varying LGBTQ policies in the workplace and how to maximize the impact on workplace culture. This course is structured to present the learner with the essential knowledge base and accompanying skills needed to successfully implement LGBTQ workplace equity by understanding the continuous challenges and roadblocks. Graduate students will study the history, programs and legislation of LGBTQ issues as it relates to corporations and small businesses. Program design will be presented as will its impact upon employees and the process of meeting the emotional and professional needs of LGBTQ employees and allies. This course will require that students apply critical inquiry into the LGBTQ work environment. Case studies and practical application of program specifications will be utilized in the study of this course.