Individuals make change happen
The Stonewall one-day LGBT Role Models Programme gives individuals the opportunity to explore what it means to be a role model and the space to identify how they are going to create an inclusive environment for everyone.
What the programme offers
- Insight into and understanding of what it means to be yourself
- Understanding what it means to be an LGBT role model and ways to ‘step up’
- Active listening skills and techniques for having productive conversations
- Practical ways to step up as an LGBT role model
- Increased motivation and confidence to be a visible and influential role model
- A network of LGBT peers from across a range of sectors and communities
Who can apply
Stonewall’s LGBT Role Models Programme is designed for LGBT professionals 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.
Charlotte is Chair of the Ministry of Justice LGBT Network, Women’s Officer for the Civil Service Rainbow Alliance, the cross-civil service LGBT network. As Chair of the Ministry of Justice LGBT Network, she is involved in seeing how policies impact the LGBT community, to offer support and champion the department. Read more of Charlotte's story.
David is part of the Stonewall Alumni network and a visible role model within his workplace. Thanks to the Stonewall Role Model Programme he is now a reflective and compassionate manager focused on building an inclusive work environment for all of his colleagues. Read more of David’s story.
Nikki is the Vice Chair of the BALC Learning support and LGBT network and Programmes Manager at Bury Council. As Stonewall Programme Alumni, she is an empowered and active role model in her workplace and has been awarded the Stonewall Role Model of the Year Award in the North West. Read more of Nikki’s story.
It gave me and a colleague the chance to understand how we can be credible role models. In turn we will encourage and support other role models across other protected characteristics
86% ‘strongly agreed’ or ‘agreed’ that the programme helped them to make positive change at work
87% ‘strongly agreed’ or ‘agreed’ they were more confident in stepping up as a role model at work
It was a truly emotional and uplifting day and I left feeling really inspired
Places are available on the following dates:
Tuesday 09 May 2017 - London
Wednesday 10 May 2017 - Manchester
More open programmes around the UK will be added soon.
We offer in-house programmes for groups of 12 to 36 - email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Bi Workplace Role Models Programme
We are delighted to be running a Role Models programme specifically for bi people. The programme is being very kindly hosted by Dentons LLP.
The focus will be on establishing practical ways of stepping up as a visible bi role model in the workplace.
Date: Thursday 13 September
Times: 9am to 5.30pm
Location: Dentons LLP, 1 Fleet Place, London, EC4M 7RA
‘Bi’ is an umbrella term, and this programme is for anyone under the bi umbrella. For instance people who identify as pansexual, heteroflexible, non-heterosexual, bi-curious, queer, or whose sexual orientation is fluid, are all welcome to apply.
Places are limited to 36.
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