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Sunday, July 27, 2008

Upcoming Workshop 11/14/08

I will be offering another seminar on Transgender Workplace Diversity Issues on Friday, November 14, 2008, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will be held in New York City in the midtown area, location to be announced. The seminar is targeted to human resources professionals, lawyers, and transgender individuals who are facing these issues in the workplace.

Schedule and Registration Information



Transgender basics
Legal compliance issues
How to address policy issues:
Bathroom and locker room facilities
Insurance and benefits
Name/gender changes on government and corporate records
Roleplaying scenarios - learn to do by doing

LUNCH (provided)


How to train co-workers and managers
How to communicate changes to customers and clients
Recruiting issues
Diversity index requirements
Roleplaying scenarios - learn to do by doing

The teaching method includes the latest collaborative learning and roleplaying techniques, which insures that you leave the seminar with experience, as well as knowledge. HRCI certification credits will be available.


The workshop fee of $299 includes lunch, the book, and sample training slideshow. If you register by September 5, pay only $254. Registration is limited to 20 participants, so don't delay.
To register, please email your name, organizational affiliation and mailing address to jtwassociates@gmail.com to reserve your place and receive seminar materials, and send a check payable to Dr. Jillian T. Weiss, P.O. Box 57, Smallwood, NY 12778. Payment may also be made via credit card using the button below. For the earlybird discount, payment must be postmarked or received on or before 9/5. Refund policy: Cancellation required by November 6 ($50 non-refundable registration fee). When you register, we will send your copy of the book (by mail) and sample training slideshow (by email).

For more information, you may also email Dr. Weiss at jtwassociates@gmail.com or call 845-709-3237.

Participants in the previous workshops offered these comments:

  • Interesting, useful and relevant material, and an excellent presentation style!

  • I found all parts interesting and thought-provoking.

  • The guidebook - excellent resource! I like the step-by-step guidelines.

  • The most useful part is the roleplay scenarios and the group discussions.

About the Presenter:

Professor Jillian T. Weiss, J.D., Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Law and Society at Ramapo College. Her area of research is transgender workplace diversity issues, and she has conducted research involving hundreds of companies and public agencies that have adopted "gender identity" policies. She has written a doctoral dissertation on the subject, as well as books and journal articles, and has been featured in numerous media articles, which you can see by clicking here. She has consulted with Fortune 500 companies, small businesses and public agencies regarding training, policy development and communications strategies in the area of gender transition, including Boeing, HSBC, KPMG, Viacom, the New York City Department of Homeless Services and the Bergen County Utilities Authority. Her work has been featured in news stories by The Associated Press, The New York Post, The Bergen Record, the St. Petersburg Times, NJ Biz Magazine, Echelon Magazine, Workforce Management Magazine, and the Society for Human Resource Management. Dr. Weiss is on the Board of Advisors of the National Center for Transgender Equality.

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