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Webinar Masterclass Series.

This 3-part webinar series is for leaders to assess organisational readiness for LGBTQ+ inclusion and learn best practice standards on LGBTQ inclusive policy development and data collection. If your health or community service wants expert assistance to meaningfully engage and support LGBTQ+ people, this course is for you! This is a pilot and priority will be given to small and medium not-for-profit services in Greater Western Sydney. Each organisation can send max two people to each webinar, participants can change from session to session based on audience requirements.

By the end of the series participants will


Articulate why LGBTQ-inclusivity is needed for their organisation.


Identify gaps in their current service.


Review their policy and data collection practices with an inclusion lens.


Recommend changes and improvements and continue to evolve and adapt.


Tuesday 18th May 2021

2.00pm – 4.30pm

Organisational Readiness

Outcomes from this training

  • Understand the importance of culture change towards inclusion
  • Understand the tools available
  • Be able to assess their organisation’s readiness
  • Advocate internally for change


Tuesday 8th June 2021

2.00pm – 4.30pm

Data Collection and Intake Forms

Outcomes from this training

  • Understand the rationale using inclusive forms.
  • How to ask questions on gender and sexuality
  • Differentiate inclusive and non-inclusive data capturing.
  • Learn how to implement asking inclusive questions on gender and sexuality in your organisation.


Tuesday 22nd June 2021

2.00pm – 5.00pm

Inclusive Policy Development

Outcomes from this training

  • Understand the importance of inclusion in policy and service provision.
  • Be able to differentiate between an inclusive and non-inclusive policy
  • Learn about LGBTQ inclusive language + terminology for use in policies.
  • Reflect on your organisation’s current policies and create a plan to improve

The upcoming Masterclass Series is full. Please fill in the form to go on the waitlist for the 2021/2022 Masterclass Series.

ACON and Western Sydney MRC acknowledge the traditional owners of all the lands on which we live and work and pay respects to LGBTQ+ Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander elders, leaders, Sistergirls and Brotherboys.