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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Free Webinar for HR Professionals

On May 20, 2009, I will be holding a free webinar for HR Professionals on transgender issues in the Workplace, from 12-1 p.m. (ET). Attendance is limited to 20 on a first come, first serve basis. This webinar is specifically designed for human resources professionals. If you are interested, please see the information below "How to Register." If there is sufficient interest, I will schedule another one on an alternate date. The purpose of the seminar is to introduce human resources professionals to the issues they must address when an employee transitions in the workplace.

I will be presenting the seminar using the free web conferencing available through dimdim.com. I have used this conferencing site successfully to train research personnel, and it seems ideal for this purpose, too. During the webinar, participants can see information presented online as a series of slides, along with a live voice commentary. They are able to ask questions and hear my response.

The information I'll be presenting is specifically geared to HR managers, who face a series of unique challenges that other functions don't have: what is the effect of a change on government recording requirements, what documents are required to effect the change, how should co-workers, clients and customers be alerted in a way calculated to retain a positive workplace environment, bathroom and dressing room usage, insurance coverage, federal, state and local laws, internal policy changes, and risk management. There are a variety of resources and expert consulting services available on these issues, but often HR managers unfamiliar with these issues don't know where to look or what questions to ask in order to effectively utilize these. With transgender discrimination prohibited in more than 20 states and over 100 cities, this issue is at the leading edge of workplace diversity issues.

Please feel free to forward this information to HR professionals you think might be interested. If the maximum number of participants is reached, and there is sufficient interest, an alternate date will be opened to accommodate the additional interest.


Please email your name, title, company name, street address and email address to jtwassociates@gmail.com. You will be issued an invitation to the webinar by email via dimdim.com, along with instructions for accessing the site. You should check your spam filter to ensure that the email can be received. You will also receive a free copy of my book, Transgender Workplace Diversity, by regular mail. Attendance is limited to 20 on a first come, first serve basis. This webinar is limited to those currently employed as human resources professionals in an organizational setting.

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