Stonewall's flagship Leadership Programme

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The Stonewall Leadership Programme 2014 took place at Fanhams Hall, Hertfordshire on 20 - 21 November.

Year after year, 100% of delegates have rated the programme excellent or very good overall and in 2013, 96% said they fully or mostly achieved what they had hoped from the programme.

More 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 sexual orientation 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

Applications are now closed.

For more information about the Leadership Programme, 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: £1,150 + VAT
Full rate: £1,800 + VAT

*We encourage delegates to arrive on the night of Wednesday 19 for networking opportunities and dinner. This is at an additional cost of £100 + VAT.

Programme rates include the following:

  • Two-day residence at Fanhams Hall, including one night of
  • All meals and refreshments including evening reception
    dinner on the Thursday night.

The Stonewall Leadership Programme is kindly supported by IBM.

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