LGBTQ+ Workplace Inclusion: Awareness, Etiquette, & Best Practices

Recorded On: 06/28/2023

Although efforts have been made in recent years to advance equality for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Queer, and other gender and sexual marginalized identities, there are still many instances where LGBTQ+ people find themselves excluded, unwelcome, and uncomfortable in the workplace. In fact, according to the Human Rights Campaign, close to 50% of LGBTQ+ employees still report hiding their sexual orientation at work due to hostility, bias, discrimination, and mistreatment in the workplace.

Join us for this interactive and information session where you will:

  • Become more familiar with current LGBTQ+ inclusive terminology, appropriate pronoun usage, and inclusive language tips.
  • Develop a greater understanding of the lived experiences of LGBTQ+ employees.
  • Learn the differences in the dimensions of biological sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.
  • Explore strategies to create more diverse, welcoming, and inclusive workplaces.
  • Walk away with ready-to-implement ideas for bringing a DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) lens to your organization.

 This session/course/webinar is eligible for 1 clock hour towards CEM recertification.

IAEE webinars are free to members and available to non-members for $49.

Tara B. Taylor, MPA

Managing Director

ADR Vantage, Inc.

Tara Taylor, MPA is the Managing Director of ADR Vantage, Inc., a woman-owned consulting firm based in Washington, D.C., that supports clients across the U.S. through conflict management, organizational effectiveness and leadership development, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) practices, as well as training and coaching. Prior to joining ADR Vantage, Tara spent 18 years directing programs for the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights where she also co-founded and served as Program Director and lead faculty for the Maryland Equity and Inclusion Leadership Program, a collaborative year-long leadership and professional development program. Tara is a professional mediator and group facilitator and has held previous leadership positions with the Offices of both the Maryland and Arizona Attorneys General and the YMCA of Delaware.

She holds a BA in Organizational Communication and a MA in Management & Public Administration and serves as adjunct faculty at several colleges and universities. Tara is a highly sought-after consultant and a dynamic speaker focused on helping audiences engage, get inspired, and walk away with ready-to-implement solutions for their professional challenges. In fact, Tara was recently named a “Top 10 Speaker” by the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) Annual International Conference.

Learn more about Tara at or connect with her here on LinkedIn.



IAEE Webinar - 06.28.23
Recorded 06/28/2023  |  60 minutes
Recorded 06/28/2023  |  60 minutes IAEE Webinar on LGBTQ+ Workplace Inclusion. Gain awareness, etiquette and best practices, exploring strategies to create more diverse, welcoming, and inclusive workplaces.