Stonewall's flagship Leadership Programme

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An intensive and inspirational two-day residential for highly motivated and talented, lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans professionals

The Stonewall Leadership Programme 2015 takes place at Fanhams Hall, Hertfordshire on 25 - 27 November.

“The stonewall leadership programme is a mix of structured learning and reflection, which brings together the knowledge and experience of the delegates. it is focused on achieving outcomes that help to translate learning into practice.”

About the Leadership Programme

The annual Stonewall Leadership Programme is the most prestigious leadership development opportunity for highly-motivated, talented lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans professionals in the UK. The programme provides a safe space for LGBT professionals to explore the relationship between their sexual orientation and leadership performance in the workplace. 

Uniquely designed for high performing LGBT individuals, the programme allows participants to explore, often for the first time, the significance of their identity in their workplace. Generic leadership development programmes are not able to create an environment that gives delegates the confidence to deeply explore what impact being lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans has on their leadership performance.

How it works

The Stonewall Leadership Programme is a CPD accredited intensive two-day residential, which offers a selected group of 36 professionals a powerful opportunity to:

  • Reflect on how their identity as an LGBT person impacts on their role as a leader in the workplace
  • Find for themselves what it means to be themselves as a leader
  • Explore how they can be a more effective organisational role model
  • Network and forge on-going relationships with other lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans professionals from the private, public and third sectors

What you can expect to get out of the Leadership Programme

The Stonewall Leadership Programme is designed to enable each delegate to transform their own leadership in a way that is higly personal to them in the specific context of their workplace.

Individuals who participate in the Stonewall Leadership Programme report immediately, at the six-month reunion and beyond:

  • Improved confidence to transform their own leadership
  • Greater feelings of assertiveness and self-belief
  • Intrinsic clarity about personal career and development drivers
  • Motivation to become a visible and influential role model within the organisation
  • Self-driven career navigation and vertical promotion
Employers that enable staff to attend the programme benefit in the following ways:
  • Accelerate the achievement of inclusivity through individual leadership development
  • Having LGBT leaders who are able to be themselves in the workplace provides a clear indication that others are encouraged to be themselves too. This benefits the organisation since people perform better when they can be themselves
  • Providing career and personal development opportunities to LGBT staff enables them to reach their potential and encourages diverse talent at senior levels
  • With LGBT staff motivated to be more visible and influential as leaders, you see the transformative impact of inclusive leadership in your workplace

How to apply

Please send a one-page outline CV to and complete the online application by Friday 18 September 2015

If you need any support with your application, please get in touch with your Client Account Manager or contact Michelle Booth - 0207 593 3479. Alternatively you can email 

Programme rates

Stonewall Diversity Champions rate: £1,255 + VAT
Full rate: £1,905 + VAT

Programme rates include the following:

  • Two-day residence at Fanhams Hall, including overnight accommodation
  • All meals and refreshments including evening reception dinner on Wednesday and Thursday
  • The two day programme itself
  • Attendance at the six month reunion including lunch and refreshments

Please note that we strongly encourage participants to arrive on the night of Wednesday 25 November for networking opportunities and dinner.

The Stonewall Leadership Programme is kindly supported by IBM.

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