What you can do

Allies Programme

A programme to explore what it means to be an authentic and inclusive ally to LGBT people in the workplace

Individuals make change happen

The Stonewall one-day Allies Programme gives non-LGBT individuals the opportunity to explore what it means to be an ally and the space to identify how they are going to create an inclusive environment for everyone. 

What the programme offers

  • Insight into what it means to be yourself
  • Understanding of what it means to be an ally and why it is important to have visible and active allies in the workplace
  • Practical ways to step up as an ally
  • Opportunities to explore and develop inclusive behaviours and approaches
  • Active listening skills and techniques for having good quality conversations
  • Increased motivation and confidence to become a visible and influential ally
  • A network of peers from across a range of sectors and communities 

Who can apply

Stonewall’s Allies Programme is designed for non-LGBT individuals at any level from any sector or industry.

Stonewall is looking for a diverse range of participants for its programmes, especially those that are currently underrepresented at application stage. We want to hear from LGBT professionals from a range of ethnic backgrounds, people of faith, disabled people, women and non-binary people – and of course those who are at the intersections of these identities.

Case Study

Annie Rowley

Annie is an Anglican Chaplin from York St John University. As Stonewall Programme Alumni, she is committed to being a visible ally and finding effective ways to stand proudly by the side of LGBT people. Read more of Annie’s story.

 

 

 

 

Feedback

As a result of the Allies programme, our Vice Chancellor now has a monthly reminder in his diary asking what he is doing as an ally for our LGBT staff in the coming month 

 

85% of participants ‘strongly agreed’ or ‘agreed’ that the programme made them more confident in stepping up as an ally to LGBT people

81% of participants ‘strongly agreed’ or ‘agreed’ that the programme helped them to contribute to positive change in their workplace

I now understand the importance of others being themselves in the workplace and the collective benefit that brings

 

Book now

Places are available on the following dates:

Thursday 16 March 2017 - Nottingham

Friday 23 June 2017 - London

Wednesday 12 July 2017 - London

We offer in-house Allies Programmes for groups of 12 to 36 - email leadership@stonewall.org.uk for more information. 

Register your interest

If you'd like more information before booking, fill out the short form below and a member of the Empowerment Programmes team will contact you directly.

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