Lead Legislators to “Yes” With the Family and Business Case
Build the Future
Dale Bernstein, PFLAG National  Board and unCommon Human Resources and Diego Miguel Sanchez, APR, PFLAG National
Workshop Block 2: Saturday, October 21 - 1:45 pm - 3:15 pm
Salon H

In the current legislative environment, equality can get closer only if we can convert opponents to supporters. PFLAGers can do it, and they've done it before. Learn about, take home, and launch a winning framework model. Participants will learn how PFLAG got a “Yes” vote for LGBT workplace nondiscrimination by a U.S. Senator who formerly opposed the bill. If you don't like the conversation, learn how to change it. This workshop will show you how.

Presenter Bios

Dale is the founder of UnCommon Human Resources, a strategic HR consulting business that works with business leaders to ensure that their human capital and HR infrastructure are designed to not only support the business objectives but to drive the business to the next level. Prior to forming UnCommon Human Resources, Dale was the global head of Human Resources for NYSE Euronext. Dale has been a member of the PFLAG National Board of Directors for nine years and currently serves as Vice President and chairs PFLAG’s Business Advisory Board. She serves on the Social Action/Social Justice Task Force for Congregation B’nai Jeshurun in NYC, and chaired their Marriage Equality Hevra, bringing much needed faith based voices to the marriage equality campaign.

Diego was most recently Senior Policy Advisor to Congressman Barney Frank until the Representative’s retirement in 2013. Diego made history as the first openly transgender senior staffer on Capitol Hill.  He testified before Congress in the historic Transgender Discrimination Hearing in 2008 and that year was the first openly trans person appointed to the DNC Platform Committee. Prior, he spent 10 years in large nonprofits and 20 award-winning years in global public relations, marketing, and diversity management at world headquarters of Fortune 500 companies and two global PR firms.  Diego was among The 100 Most Powerful Latino/s in Corporate America, an LGBT Latino Hero in DC, in the 100 most powerful Latino/s (Poderometro) in Massachusetts by El Planeta, voted Best Congressional Staffer by QStreet, named to the Out 100 and the Inaugural Trans 100, sponsored by GLAAD.

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