Anyone Can Be an Ally

    Brian McNaught is a noted educator and author on LGBTQ issues. He has designed this course to help you create a welcoming workplace for LGBTQ colleagues by educating and inspiring allies to speak up for respect and inclusiveness.

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    What are the special concerns and needs for LGBTQ coworkers? When gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people don’t feel safe and valued at work, productivity goes down, and organizations fail in their efforts to attract and retain the best and brightest talent. Many organizations realize this and have created clear policies on the issues. But in order for the climate to change, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people need allies to speak up.

    “There is no better mentor, trusted voice or clearer thinker to educate straight allies and their LGBT co-workers and colleagues than Brian McNaught. This video gives power and purpose to everyone who believes, as he does, that an open, honest and accepting workplace is an imperative for every employer.”

    License the eLearning course

    Install the SCORM file in your LMS

    • Scalable and trackable
    • 24/7 on-demand
    • Consistent content
    • Install on your LMS
    • Completion certificate
    • Customizable
    • English and Spanish versions

    The Anyone Can Be An Ally eLearning course was created using Articulate Storyline with utmost care for accessibility, user experience and accurate performance on all LMS platforms.

    Get a quote. Use the form to find out about licensing, pricing and the incredible support we provide once you’ve installed the course on your LMS.  If you don’t have an internal LMS, we will host the course for you on the SunShower LMS.

    Subscribe to the Trainer’s Toolbox

    Use our videos to conduct your training

    Your subscription to the Anyone Can Be An Ally Trainer’s Toolbox gives you access to all the materials so that you can conduct as many instructor-led training sessions as you like during your one-year subscription. You can utilize the link to stream the videos for your in-person or virtual sessions (on Teams or Zoom). Please note – only the facilitator will have access to this link — it cannot be accessed by individual learners.

    The Trainer’s Toolbox provides all the materials needed to lead your course, including videos, slide deck and handouts. 24/7 access. No more lost DVDs or USBs. When you click “Subscribe now”, you’ll purchase the subscription and be enrolled. Then, you can send us a list of trainers to be enrolled. At the end of the one-year subscription, you’ll have the opportunity to subscribe for a new year, it is not automatic. 

    • Never lose a DVD or USB again
    • 24/7 on-demand
    • Train in-person or virtual
    • Zoom / Teams-friendly
    • Create custom sessions
    • Use any browser and OS
    • Unlimited usage within subscription

    FAQ: Training formats, technical details and licensing

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    In what formats is your training offered?

    We offer our training programs in three formats:
    • Self-Paced Online Learning – asynchronous e-Learning course
    • Trainer’s Toolbox – provides access to our videos, Leader’s Guide, PowerPoint files and handouts
    • Interactive Live Webinars – SunShower experts deliver training in customized workshops on Zoom

    What is Self-Paced Online Learning?

    The streaming video course includes the video and offers a bit more information and experience for learners. It’s still short – just 15 minutes! The course has a 10-question quiz at the end and offers a downloadable completion certificate.

    With a 1-year license, you can add this SCORM 1.2 course to your Learning Management System and offer it to your employees inside your own training ecosystem. You can train a handful of people or thousands. Select the level of usage you anticipate and purchase here, or book 20 minutes with Joel Lesko, SunShower’s Producer/President, to craft a custom license.

    What is the Trainer’s Toolbox and how does it work?

    The Trainer’s Toolbox is designed to replace DVDs and USBs. No more, “Who’s got the USB?” or “Uh-oh, we lost it”. All the materials that used to reside on a DVD or USB are now easily accessible from the SunShower Learning website, ready for you whenever you conduct a training. The Trainer’s Toolbox can be used for in-person or virtual training sessions, regardless of your computer’s operating system. You can play the videos full-screen and and present on Teams, Zoom and other virtual platforms.

    Your subscription includes full access to the videos as well as a downloadable Leader’s Guide, PowerPoint files and PDF handouts. And, pricing is flexible, based on team size: small (1-5 facilitators), medium (6-14 facilitators) or large (15-29 facilitators). Upon subscribing, you’ll receive an email from our website with the link and login credentials.

    How is the Self-Paced Online Learning course different from the Trainer’s Toolbox?

    The online course is designed for individual, self-paced use by logging into your own learning management system (LMS) or accessing SunShower’s online LMS. In contrast, the Trainer’s Toolbox is a set of resources (videos, a Leader’s Guide, PowerPoint files and handouts) for you and/or your team of trainers to use to conduct your own instructor-led training – in-person or on virtual platforms like Zoom.

    Are your online courses accessible?

    Accessibility is not just about captions. We are committed to the highest values of accessibility. To achieve that, our roadmap includes not only the basics – transcripts, captions, alt text, and many more features – but also the Extended Audio Description (AD) and other critical corrections. Inclusion is built into every aspect of our work. Each course is at a different stage of development.