All Children - All Families Webinars: Leadership Track

The webinars in the "Leadership Track" of the All Children - All Families Series focus on topics most applicable to those in leadership roles at agencies. Each is available at no cost.

Note: All participating agencies must have at least one leader attend an Executive Briefing as part of the participation process. Two version of this webinar are offered: one for representatives at agencies that achieved status as a "Leader" through ACAF in the past and another for all other agencies. Recorded versions of the webinars will be available for on-demand viewing on ACAF's webinar archive after each is delivered here.

All Children - All Families Executive Briefings

Introductory Executive Briefing: Proven Leadership Strategies & Innovative Approaches to Include LGBTQ Stakeholders (View Recording)

  • Presented by: Rhodes Perry, MPA, Founder & CEO, Rhodes Perry Consulting, LLC | 60 minutes | Monthly from September to November 2018 (Registration Closed)

  • Do you want your agency to do a better job welcoming LGBTQ stakeholders, but find yourself struggling with where to start? Does your agency’s diversity and inclusion vision need updated to include LGBTQ stakeholders? Are you just generally confused about what your leadership team can do? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this facilitated discussion is especially for you. Together, we will create a brave space for executives interested in gaining greater awareness about themselves and their organizations, and to specifically offer proven leadership and innovation approaches that can create a more LGBTQ inclusive organization.

Advanced Executive Briefing: Proven Leadership Strategies & Innovative Approaches to LGBTQ Inclusion for ACAF Leader Agencies (View Recording)

  • Presented by: Rhodes Perry, MPA, Founder & CEO, Rhodes Perry Consulting, LLC | 60 minutes | Multiple sessions from June 2018 to October 2018 | (Registration Closed)

  • Through your previous engagement with All Children – All Families, your agency has begun to lead when it comes to welcoming LGBTQ stakeholders, but as we continue to learn about the holistic needs of LGBTQ stakeholders, we know this work is far from finished. Over the years, we’ve heard from many ACAF Leaders asking, “What’s next?” This executive briefing will begin to answer this question. Together, we will create a brave space for executives interested in gaining greater awareness about themselves and their organizations, and to specifically understand how to build upon past ACAF efforts. Participants will have an opportunity to learn about ACAF’s new set of benchmarks focused on leadership and innovation and consider how to manage them during this webinar. Leaders that develop empathy, awareness, and skills are more effective collaborators in creating an organization that is truly welcoming of LGBTQ stakeholders, which has the potential to positively transform your organization. The topics discussed work particularly well with executives ready to build upon their knowledge and leadership skills.

Creating an LGBTQ-Inclusive Workplace (2-Part Series)

Part I - Become an Employer of Choice for the LGBTQ Community (View Recording)

  • For Agency Leaders

  • Presented by: Beck Bailey, Deputy Director, Employee Engagement, HRC Foundation Workplace Equality Program | 60 minutes | Wednesday, October 10th, 2018 at 2:30 PM ET | (Registration Closed)

  • This webinar is designed for agency leaders working to ensure the diversity of their employees reflects that of the communities they serve by recruiting and retaining LGBTQ employees. Topics include an overview of key policies and benefits for LGBTQ inclusion in the workplace, common workplace challenges faced by LGBTQ people and strategies for LGBTQ employee recruitment.  

Part II - The Role of Allies in Creating LGBTQ-Inclusive Workplaces (View Recording)

  • For General Staff Audience

  • Presented by: Beck Bailey, Deputy Director, Employee Engagement, HRC Foundation Workplace Equality Program | 60 minutes | Thursday, November 8th, 2018 at 2:30 PM ET | (Registration Closed)

  • This webinar presents data from HRC's workplace climate survey and report "The Cost of the Closet and the Rewards of Inclusion” which found that more than half of LGBTQ employees are​ still​ not "out" at work​ today​. Topics include common barriers to building LGBTQ-inclusive workplaces, the crucial role ally (non-LGBTQ) employees can play in moving agency environments toward inclusion​ and the tools needed to do so.

Policy Strategies for Preventing Conversion Therapy (View Recording)

  • Presented by: Sarah Warbelow, HRC Legal Director | 60 minutes | Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 at 2 PM ET | (Registration Closed)

  • This webinar is geared toward agency leaders looking to implement policies and practices to prevent young people within their agency’s care from being subjected to so-called “conversion therapy.” Topics include, an overview of the current legal landscape of anti-conversion therapy protections and strategies for advocating for these policies at the organizational, local, state and federal level.

A Powerful Voice: Child Welfare Experts & LGBTQ Policy Advocacy (View Recording)

  • Presented by: Cathryn M. Oakley, HRC State Legislative Director and Senior Counsel | 60 minutes | Thursday, February 21st, 2019 at 2:30 PM ET | (Registration Closed)

  • ​​​​​​​This webinar is for agency leaders and policy/political affairs professionals interested in engaging in LGBTQ-related public policy advocacy. Whether it is supporting a ban on conversion therapy, calling for LGBTQ non-discrimination protections, or fighting back against so-called “religious refusal” laws, the voices of child welfare experts are crucial to today’s public policy debates. Topics include an overview of key legal areas for advocacy, examples of organization and individual-level advocacy efforts and tips for how to get started.