Zander Keig supports ILG client organizations with LGBTQ+ inclusion and equity learning and organizational development solutions as well as those addressing Military Veterans workplace inclusion and engagement. Zander possesses first-hand experience and subject-matter expertise in transgender workplace, healthcare, interpersonal and organizational conflict management that he brings to every ILG workshop and speaking engagement.
For the past 30 plus years Zander has led and been involved with LGBTQ+ focused outreach, education, training, and community-building initiatives. As a result, Zander has been recognized and awarded for his efforts: 2020 NASW National Social Worker of the Year, The top 50 successful transgender Americans you should know, These 48 Trans Women and Men Changed the World,
Additionally, as a proud Disabled Veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard where he served for two years, he has been recognized as a Transgender Subject-Matter Expert by the NASW, Veterans Health Administration, and Bureau of Navy Medicine and Surgery.
In addition to his BA in Interpersonal Communication from Metropolitan State College of Denver (1999; honored in 2011 as an Alumni of the Year and in 2016 as a Distinguished Alumnus), Zander also holds a Master of Science in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from Nova Southeastern.
Zander is co-editor of 3 books: Letters for My Brothers—Transitional Wisdom in Retrospect, published in 2010; Manning Up—Transsexual Men on Finding Brotherhood, Family and Themselves, published in 2014, and Manifest—Transitional Wisdom on Male Privilege, published in 2016, a contributing author of Adult Transgender Care – An Interdisciplinary Approach for Training Mental Health Professionals, published in 2017 and introduction author of You and Your Gender Identity – A Guide to Discovery, published in 2017. He is a co-author of refereed journal articles appearing in Military Medicine Journal and Transgender Health. He’s also appeared in several documentary films, including the award-winning feature-length film, “TRANS,” and the award-winning illustrated documentary, “Zanderology.” You can learn more on his personal website.