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July Training



Tuesday, July 28, 2015

7:30 – 8:00 am      Registration, Networking & Continental Breakfast

8:00 – 9:30 am      Seminar



Salt Lake County Government Center

2001 S State Street, County Council Chamber – North Building, N-100

Free parking in parking structure east of the building


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Open Dialogue—Transgender Employees in the Workplace


In this timely workshop, Julianna Christie and Dayne Law will explore how transgender individuals fit in the larger discussion of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. You will learn the definitions and meanings of common LGBTQ terms and their business and social impact. Additionally, the presenters will discuss legal updates in the wake of the passing of SB 296, the landmark Utah anti-discrimination bill. As members of the LGBTQ community, Julianna and Day will share best practices and personal experiences, while providing tips and resources about how you and other leaders in your organization can be key influencers in creating a legal, inclusive and safe culture for all employees and stakeholders.





Julianna Christie is a highly sought-after consultant with more than 20 years experience as a qualitative researcher, facilitator, trainer and coach. She is regarded for her work with organizations across the globe in creating safe space while assisting business leaders in discovering insights, and promoting inclusion and conscious leadership. A Wellesley College graduate, Julianna is based in Salt Lake City and is a proud board member of Utah Diversity Connections. Her company, Gray Matter Consulting, offers executive coaching, leadership development training, facilitating and qualitative research. Additionally, Julianna is affiliated with Innovations International, where she teaches all aspects of Diversity and Inclusion initiatives to organizations throughout the US.


As a Master’s degree graduate of the University of Utah School of Social Work, Dayne Law has been an educator for more than 25 years. Dayne currently serves as a board member of Transgender Education Advocates (TEA) of Utah and has served as the Transgender Programs Coordinator at the Utah Pride Center. Dayne is viewed as an outstanding transgender educator and lifelong advocate of LGBTQ issues, training individuals and groups in such diverse fields as business, education, healthcare, social work and law enforcement.


Utah Diversity Connections exists to transform the Utah workplace and community to create an inclusive culture.


The Utah Human Resources State Council exists to serve the community, the needs of HR professionals, the leaders and volunteers of local SHRM chapters, and to advance the interests of the HR profession.