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.
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.
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
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 email@example.com 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.
- £325 + VAT per person for members of our Diversity Champions programme
- £365 + VAT per person for non-members