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    Building and Inclusive Workplace through Supporting Transgender Employees

    Date: May 24, 2017, 8:00am
    Granite State EAPA Chapter
    Northeast Delta Dental Conference Center
    Concord, NH
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    Employee Assistance Professional Association

    Granite State EAPA Chapter


    Building and Inclusive Workplace through Supporting Transgender Employees

    Presenters: Trcacie Sponenberg, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, Stephanie Marshall, LICSW, Lisa Bunker, Author

    Wednesday, May 24th 2017 8:00-11:00AM

    8:00-8:30 a.m. – Registration and Continental Breakfast

    8:30-11:00 – Program 2.5 Contact Hours

    Northeast Delta Dental Conference Center

    2 Delta Drive Concord, NH


    • Program Descriptor: Inclusive workplaces do not just happen, they are built by employees, supervisors and managers working together to deal with personal feelings, misinformation and biases about those who are “different” in order to achieve the goals of the business and organization. Many NH businesses have transgender employees who are taking the courageous step to live in the gender they identify with vs. the gender they were assigned at birth. This presentation will provide information and a panel discussion on gender identity.
    • NH laws regarding gender identity, the roles of HR and EAP professionals in supporting both the organizations and the individual employee through a transgender person’s transition at work
    • The Panel will include HR Professional, EAP Professional and Transgender Woman


    • Objectives: 
    • Understand the role of HR and EAP professionals
    • Learn respectful language related to gender identity
    •   Understand the legal expectations
    •   Understand the perspective of a transgender woman


      Who Should Attend?

    • EAP, HR and Business Professionals - 2.5 PDH’s eligible
    • Human Resource Personnel and Managers – 2.5 PHR/SPHR/GPHR’s  applied for


    For more information please contact Alison Parodi  1-800-435-4464 x6672

    Registration fee $25.00; includes program, and Buffet Breakfast





    About the Panel:.

     Trcacie Sponenberg, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

    Senior Vice President, Human Resources, The Granite Group

    Tracie Sponenberg is the Senior Vice President, Human Resources for The Granite Group, a full-service wholesale distributor of plumbing, heating, cooling and propane supplies based in Concord, NH.  She is responsible for leading all human resource functions throughout the company, which has 34 locations, and nearly 500 employees, throughout New England.   Tracie worked with management and employees of the Granite Group to support the transition of a transgender employee in 2016.

    Stephanie Marshall, LICSW

    Senior Partner, MKS Performance Solutions Employee Assistance Program

    Stephanie Marshall has worked in the EAP and consulting field for over 25 years. Her expertise includes substance abuse fitness for duty, work/life integration, transition management, and workplace violence prevention. She has provided consultation and training with four client companies, two in the past year, on the successful transition of a transgender employee at work.   In February 2017 she provided testimony to the NH House Committee on Health, Human Services, and Elderly in support of HB 478 adding gender identity to the protected classes of NH citizens.


    Lisa Bunker, Author and Speaker

    Lisa Bunker is an author and trans activist who lives in Exeter. She transitioned from living as a man to living as a woman within the past decade while working for University of Southern Maine  in Portland, Maine.  More recently, here in New Hampshire, she helped advocate for HB 478, which, had it passed, would have created statewide legal protections for gender-variant people.  She also volunteers for SpeakOUT, a Boston-area LGBTQ speakers' bureau




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    Program Registration includes Continental Breakfast $25.00 per person  

    Please make check payable to Granite State EAPA and mail with registration form to:

    Granite State EAPA Concord Hospital EAP 250 Pleasant Street, Concord, NH 03301

    Call 1-800-435-4464 x6672 for more information or e-mail