2018 LGBT+ College Conference
How can human resource professionals and corporate/workplace leaders improve recruitment
and retention of LGBT+ employees?
The 2018 LGBT+ College Conference focusing on All Identities-Bridging the Divide is packed with ideas and strategies to leverage our presenters' expertise into employee
LGBT+ employees are at a greater risk of experiencing difficulties in the workplace
that affect the bottom line
"For the estimated 8.8 million lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) adults
living in the United States (Ramos, Badgett, & Sears, 2008), the concept of spending
25% of a year at work believing they lack the safety to self-identify as LGBT because
of fear of losing employment can cause psychological stress, diminished physical health,
and reduced work performance (Chun, 2011)" (Hollis & McCalla, 2013).
"A growing body of research demonstrates that not only does this discrimination [aganst
LGBT+ people in the workplace] lead to negative outcomes for the gay and lesbian employees,
such as lower levels of job satisfaction and psychological well-being (Griffith &
Hebl, 2002), but it also has negative impacts on organizations' financial performance
(Johnston & Malina, 2008; Wang & Schwarz, 2010)."
How can you improve your workplace climate for LGBT+ employees?
The LGBT+ College Conference offers opportunities to explore issues with experts and
thought-leaders from academia and beyond. Learn about the latest research and develop
concrete interventions to implement in your workplace. By interfacing with students,
common issues can be addressed, and the transition to the workplace can be made as
smooth as possible.
Want to learn more about the 2018 LGBT+ College Conference?
Check out the LGBT+ College Conference schedule and information.
Benefits for human resource professionals and corporate/workplace leaders:
- Get information about challenges faced by LGBT+ employees and concrete strategies
to address those challenges.
- Interact with your peers to share information and strategies.
- Influence the next generation of workforce and workplace leaders through interaction
and infomal mentoring.
- Communicate your values and commitment to diversity to your employees and your customers.
- Registration at the 2018 LGBT+ College Conference is free, most meals are included,
and you are encouraged to attend all events. We want your input and participation!
(Corporate participants are encouraged to request support for the conference from
their organization to keep the conference free for all students.)
Program Presentations and Participation
Sponsorships and Support
Corporate and Community Engagement