Questions to Consider
To deepen your understanding, you are encouraged to consider the questions below and discuss them with a fellow learner, a work associate, an interested friend, or a member of the business community.
Use the Capella Library and the Internet to research current LGBT workplace legislation; hiring, firing, and retention, promotional opportunity, health insurance, or parenting leave. Some suggested keywords for searches include a combination of LGBT and: protection in the workplace; inclusion; self-concept; self-esteem; self-efficacy; normalization; discrimination; social support; perceived stress in sexual minorities;et cetera.
The deliverable for this assessment is a research-based policy statement. Sample policy statements and templates are available on many Internet Web sites, if you wish use them as guides. Use the Policy Statement Template, linked in Resources, to complete this assessment.
The purpose of a policy statement is to state acceptable methods or behaviors in an organization. Essentially, a policy states the organizational values and how those values relate to the organization’s purpose.
Assume the role in the scenario described below.
You are a consulting organizational psychologist. You have been retained to develop a new policy for the LGBT population in your professional setting (or for a setting from your experience.)
Propose a research-based policy for one specific issue regarding the LGBT population for a setting.
Address each of the following elements in your policy statement, using the template provided in the Resources: