1009 - Making It a Smooth Transition: Public Accessibility for Transgender Populations, Part I
Keri-Lyn Krafthefer, Equity Partner, Ancel Glink and Associates; Sophie Michaels, Speaker, Transgender Individual; Michael Clark, Executive Director, Palatine Park District
Diversity and inclusion with public facilities and recreational opportunities for all populations have become societal issues and trends, and the transgender population is no exception. Managers must be knowledgeable and proficient in the legal implications of diverse people for employment and public accessibility situations. Managers must also know what to do and how to adapt their facilities, policies, and staff training necessary to navigate this complex and often misunderstood subject to avoid lawsuits, costs, and image pitfalls within their organizations. Attendees will hear from a transgender panelist who will share her life experiences and challenges in society as a transgender female.
- Learn the legal implications in a public operator setting for the employment of the transgender population.
- Learn the proper protocol to follow when adapting facilities, accessibility, and all-inclusive areas where gender differentiation can become difficult to navigate and the need for comprehensive staff training is essential.
- Listen and learn from a transgender female panelist who will share her life experiences of discrimination and challenges over the past eight years and how managers can be inclusive within all programs, services, and facilities.