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I am the partner leading our local office lgbt group. What should I be doing to engage more with our people during this time? Zoom once a month only goes so far I think but I have run out of other ideas.

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I think small group checkins go a long way... perhaps by line of service? Unfortunately, there aren’t many options outside of zoom. Good luck.

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From an LGBT perspective: I am on the LGBT committee in my office and this is a common question that drives our initiatives. First of all, are you leading this alone? Or do you have a committee / task force. If you already do, great. In terms of engagement: we just keep it seasonal. Similar to using what’s in season in the produce section, we tailor our events to what aligns with the time of year. We host IDAHOTB (international day against homophobia transphobia and biphobia) in May every year. We designed it as a trivia night on zoom and it was a huge hit. In June we had a Zoom drag brunch bingo on Saturday morning and that was a real gay Ol’ hoot. Drag is great anytime of the year especially summer months! I recommend to lay out the year in terms of LGBT related highlights. What’s Great is that we have a lot of ‘days’ or observances. Coming up in September I believe is bisexual awareness day. October is lgbt history month. October 11 is international coming out day. So many themes to cater on!!

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Happy to discuss more if you want to get an idea of what we do.

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With specifically LGBT?

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That or in general. I think we have enough trouble retaining good people. This group is another touch point to retain people

Send cupcakes! But seriously, I’m good, I don’t need anything or any more contact. But I am an introvert. And I’m not going anywhere.

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