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Information for Commanders and Supervisors of Transgender People

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We have online training available that goes into more detail about this topic. It's free to take, and if you register and complete all the assessments, you'll get a certificate of completion at the end. Visit our eLearning centre

Resources

The Guide for Commanders and Managers and Workplace Transition Guide is an excellent start for how you can create an inclusive environment for transgender people, and supporting people who are transitioning gender.

Transgender people often fear telling others that they have gender dysphoria, or may be undergoing gender transition. This can stem from what may seem like a harmless joke in the workplace, to broader vilification, hatred, and bullying. 

Undergoing realignment is a very personal matter because it affects a person's body. As a commander / manager, it is important that you make a commitment to keep the matter private until your subordinate is ready to disclose their plans for gender transition with others.

A Commander and Supervisor sets the tone and culture for their unit, and this can heavily positively influence the success of a person undergoing gender transition in the workplace.

DEFGLIS has developed the 3R Model to help contextualise the broad phases gender transition. These phases are realisation - realignment - resolution.

 

 

 

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