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Do you identify as LGBT and want to learn how to feel more confident and possibly come out in the workplace? Or are you an ally and would like to know how to support your LGBT teams? Let Jacqui Lloyd, Senior VP at Citi, show you the importance of embracing diversity and inclusion within the workplace, how to create the right environment and how to create a workplace that allows LGBT to be who they are whilst increasing productivity rates.
- Feel more confident about the possibility of coming out in the workplace
- Understand how you can help to create an inclusive environment for all and affect change within an organisation
- Regardless of your sexual orientation - be aware of the role you can play as an ally in supporting LGBT people
- Find your superpower - understand how being out at work can help you personally and professionally - what differentiates you?
- Have more confidence to overcome challenging or uncomfortable situations
Hi, my name is Jacqui Lloyd and I work at Citi where I'm a Senior Vice President at Citi. I am the Apprenticeship Lead and I've spent the past few years working very closely with junior talent, millennial or generation Y (depending on what your favourite term is) in large global organisations.
Before joining Citi, I was the early career programme manager at Microsoft, where I helped to set up an Apprenticeship Programme, manage the intern programme and ran the onboarding, induction and development of our graduate talent. I’ve also worked within the area of Diversity and Inclusion (D&I). In organisations the focus of the D & I work is to help attract, develop and retain a diverse range of people or talent and to help create a truly inclusive environment where everyone can succeed and be their best.
Do you identify as straight? - then this course might be useful for you.
Do you identify as LGBT? – then this course might be good for you.
I want to help you understand why D&I is important for businesses and I will share with you my own personal experience of being a visible and proud 'out' gay woman.
When I started out in my career, I remained very much closeted and it took me a really long time to come out and be truly authentic in the workplace. I have realised what a heavy toll this took on me and my career and my hope is that this course will help you to build the confidence to feel able to open up and possibly come out.
By the end of this course you will:
Feel more confident about the possibility of coming out in the workplace
Understand how you can help to create an inclusive environment for all and affect
change within an organisation
Regardless of your sexual orientation - be aware of the role you can play as an ally in supporting LGBT people
Find your superpower - understand how being out at work can help you personally and professionally - what differentiates you?
Have more confidence to overcome challenging or uncomfortable situations
Let’s get started!
Michelle Reilly – 14 February 2018
As a Millennial the decision to come out at work was always a burden weighing heavily on my mind, if I had listened to these hints and tips before starting my graduate career I would have felt so much more prepared to handle 'those awkward moments'. This course really made me think about how my workplace LGBT community could actually positively impact my career! Thereâ€™s some great practical advice in here that can be used instantly to make a big change. Thank you very much!
Nick Deakin – 09 February 2018
This is a wonderful course, as encouraging for those thinking about coming out as well as those who are open about their sexuality. Thanks for the tips, advice and positive role-modelling Jacqui!
Daniel Gill – 09 February 2018
Very informative, was great hearing your story, Jacqui!
Kevin O'Connor – 06 February 2018
This lovely set of courses is pitched just right for those who are curious whether being LGBT+ can impact an individual's career, and great advice and practical tips for how to turn authenticity into a superpower. Jacqui is so relatable and warm that anyone should feel comfortable learning from her guidance, and putting it into practice at the office.
Megan Hampton – 05 February 2018
Incredible! I was already an ally before taking this course and have many LGBT friends that i love and support, however this has opened by eyes even more to the issues we still have in our workplaceand the importance of fighting back on these. This course has taught me so much and Jacqui's passion is very contagious. The videos get better and better as the course goes on and i highly recommend everyone to click through and take this course. I am so inspired by Jacqui's words and i'm definitely going to be a more active ally and challenge some of the issues within my own team.
Alicia Ramezan – 01 February 2018
Not only is Jacqui a SME in her HR specialisms of Talent Acquisition and D&I, but a true change agent, with a vision for a more inclusive, happy and productive work force. Having had lived experience of â€œbeing out in the workplaceâ€ within multiple industries (Academia, Technology & Banking), Jacqui brings passion and authenticity to this online course. I am fortunate enough to have worked directly with Jacqui, but I believe her approach and style could inspire many others too not just in the realm of LGBT inclusion but all diversity strands. If you want to learn more about how to bring your whole self to work or support someone else in this endeavour, I urge you to take this course, you will not be disappointed.
Pat Daniels – 01 February 2018
A brilliant, well-presented course. Jacquiâ€™s personal experiences add integrity to the presentation, and illustrate the importance of authenticity in the workplace and the wider world. Issues are raised frankly and clearly, helping me to have a better understanding of how to be an ally. I hadnâ€™t fully appreciated the difficult journey that someone can have when they come out at work. Thank you Jacqui for raising the issues and helping me reflect on what I can do to be more inclusive and supportive.
Bryana Frain – 30 January 2018
Highly recommend. As an ally, I found this course very useful with some great practical advice and guidance to better support my LGBT+ colleagues and friends. Jacqui has an engaging and friendly style that makes the content enjoyable to listen to, and the honest and personal experiences brings the story to life. After finishing this course I feel inspired to do more â€“ thank you!
Laura Devaney – 29 January 2018
A great course, very clearly presented in bite size chunks and offering valuable advice to anyone considering coming out, or who wants to be an important straight ally to their follow LGBT+ colleagues and friends. As someone who is now out at work, I can very clearly relate to Jacquiâ€™s thoughts and statistics around productivity, â€˜hiding/coveringâ€™ and avoiding conversations with people. It is exhausting and thankfully avoidable. It so true that you can achieve extraordinary things once you are comfortable in being your authentic and true self in the workplace. It is not the easiest of steps to take, but small steps can lead to the most liberating and rewarding experiences in the long term. Thanks Jacqui!
ALEXANDRA D'SA – 25 January 2018
Wow! This course definitely has something for everyone, whether straight or LGBT+. Jacqui's personal stories really helped bring home how important is it to be "out", and how necessary it is to build an inclusive environment, both inside and outside of work. The course also has practical tips on what you can do as an ally. But what was especially helpful was how to turn a potentially negative comment/discussion around so you're in control of it. As someone who is comfortable being out at work, I still learnt a lot from this video. Thank you so much!
Gerry Reilly – 25 January 2018
I found this incredibly informative. The course is presented in a really friendly and accessible way and I enjoyed listening to Jacqui's experience. Having watched this, I feel inspired to do more in my workplace and would encourage anyone, regardless of their sexuality or gender identity to watch this, as there are some key takeaways and lots of useful points to share from this course.
Kristine Quirke – 25 January 2018
Brilliant course. This has some great content, presented in a very easy, quick and digestible way. Under 20 minutes to do the whole course, or can come back and do this in chapters. The content is appropriate for a range of audiences and the personal stories shared throughout make it come to life.