How School Leaders Can Appropriately Address the Needs of LGBTQ Students

This webinar will cover how school leaders can support gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer students by creating a school culture that is safe and inclusive. Decades of research confirm that LGBTQ students face extremely high rates of bullying, harassment, and emotional distress in our nation’s schools. We will spotlight best practices for ensuring legal and practical protections for LGBTQ students, provide a snapshot of the most compelling data on LGBTQ student experiences, and build core skills for transforming the school culture and climate to benefit all students. This webinar will build cultural competency, increase confidence, improve comfort level, and provide useful strategies to create sustainable change.

As Director of the Youth Well-Being Project at the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, one of Dr. Pompei’s primary roles at HRC is to chair Time to THRIVE, an annual national conference for educators and other youth-serving professionals to promote safety, inclusion, and well-being for LGBTQ youth. His dedication to school safety and inclusion has been nationally recognized. He was named one of The Advocate magazine’s “Top 40 Under 40,” was honored by Equality California, and was selected by the National Education Association as a Classroom Superhero. Pompei holds two master’s degrees in education and a doctorate in educational leadership.

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Dr. Vincent Pompei
Director of the Youth Well-Being Project, Human Rights Campaign Foundation