Understanding Gender and Gender Identity
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Understanding Gender and Gender Identity

Enspark
Updated Jul 15, 2024

What you'll learn

  • Distinguish between gender identity and sexual orientation, recognizing that gender identity pertains to a person's intrinsic sense of self within a gendered context, while sexual orientation relates to one's attraction to others.
  • Gain an understanding of the fluidity of gender identity, including concepts like transgender, gender-fluid, genderqueer, and non-binary, to appreciate the diverse ways individuals identify and express their gender.
  • Learn practical strategies to promote respect for gender identity in the workplace, such as using gender-neutral language, avoiding misgendering, and understanding the importance of names and pronouns in supporting individuals' gender identities.
Course Description

To promote inclusivity in the workplace, it's essential to grasp the concepts of gender and gender identity. This course illuminates the distinctions between gender identity and sexual orientation, offering practical tips for creating an inclusive workplace that respects diverse gender identities.

Time to complete

5 minutes