Corporate Social Responsibility Trainings

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Equality Illinois, in partnership with Seyfarth Shaw LLP, presented a series of Corporate Social Responsibility Trainings in 2015.  These presentations were specifically geared at corporate decision-makers, community affairs and HR professionals, and local to national level business executives.

Although these sessions are concluded, Equality Illinois is available to your business, business school, chamber of commerce or business group to conduct a specific training in any of the topics listed below, another LGBT topic of particular interest to you, or a general training on corporate responsibility.

If interested, please contact Equality Illinois at 773-477-7173 or

Corporate Best Practices 2015 coverThese presentations are part of the ongoing Equality Illinois effort to create a welcoming and affirming workplace for LGBT employees, which includes a new publication, Corporate Best Practices: A Guide to LGBT-Inclusive Workplaces in Illinois. Read and download the booklet.


Thursday, July 9, 8:30 AM
Supreme Court, Marriage Equality and You:
Implication of nationwide marriage recognition on corporate policies and practices.
Location: Seyfarth Shaw LLP (131 S. Dearborn St., Suite 2400, Chicago)

Wednesday, July 15, 8:30 AM
Transitioning from Good to Great:
Gender identity issues in the workplace
Location: MillerCoors (250 South Wacker Drive, 16th floor, Chicago)

Wednesday, Aug. 19, 8:30 AM
Employee Benefits Best Practices
Location: Seyfarth Shaw LLP (131 S. Dearborn St., Suite 2400, Chicago)

Thursday, Sept. 24, 8:30 AM, Hosted by Coca-Cola.
Authentic Corporate LBGT Engagement:
Working from the Inside Out
Location: Equality Illinois Conference Center (17 N. State St., 8th Floor, Chicago)

Thursday, Oct. 8, 8:30 AM
Open for Business:
LGBT consumers and public accommodation laws
Location: Hilton Chicago (720 S Michigan Ave)

Wednesday, Oct. 28, 8:30 AM
Diversity & Inclusion:
Training, policies, and other practices
Location: U.S. Trust, 135 S. LaSalle St., 43rd Floor, Chicago

Wednesday, Dec. 9, 8:30 AM
Workplace Policies & Practices:
From recruiting to retaining to transitioning the best talent
Location: Groupon Headquarters (600 W. Chicago Ave.)

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