TO: SPEEA Council Delegates
FROM: SPEEA Diversity Committee
SUBJECT: PRESUBMITTED NEW BUSINESS: Out and Equal Conference Attendance
The Out & Equal Workplace Summit provides attendees with all the information and resources they need to become an out and equal workplace.
The 2011 Out &
Equal Workplace Summit will be held October 25-28 in
Out & Equal's Annual Workplace Summit deserves its international
reputation as the premier conference on LGBT issues in the workplace. The
summit provides individuals, human resources professionals, diversity managers,
employee resource group (ERG) leaders, and straight allies the perfect platform
from which to make powerful connections, share best practices, and formulate a
strategy that allows for a powerful demonstration of their commitment to
equality for LGBT people in the workplace. The abundance of activities and
nationally celebrated keynote speakers result in an experience that has been
described as "an enlightening watershed of information."
Additional information can be found at http://outandequal.org
Attendance at this summit
benefits SPEEA and our membership by bringing back information to SPEEA to help
SPEEA value all members, and to help SPEEA make all members feel welcome in
becoming involved in SPEEA.
The cost of attendance by one member is estimated as $3,000 expenses and $1,800 wages.
It is moved that: THE SPEEA COUNCIL APPROVES ATTENDANCE AT THE 2011 OUT & EQUAL UPCOMING CONFERENCE IN OCTOBER 2011 AND REQUESTS FUNDING UP TO $3,000 FOR EXPENSES AND 40 HOURS COMPENSATED TIME.