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Stonewall Leadership Programme - Blue Light Cluster

South-East Region

Stonewall is delighted to offer a bespoke leadership programme for the police, fire and ambulance services as well as partnership local authorities from London and south-east England.

This two-day programme will bring together LGBT staff from blue light services across the regions. They'll participate in a talent management programme to increase their personal impact, enable them to better influence organisational cultures and build more effective regional cross-sector networks.

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  • Early bird submission deadline: 15 June 2017 CLOSED
  • Standard submission deadline: 7 August 2017 CLOSED

Key information

  • Date: 18 - 20 October 2017 (a pre-programme dinner will be held on 18 October 2017 in the evening)

  • Venue: Norton Park, Sutton Scotney, Nr Winchester, SO21 3NB  

  • Rate: Early bird £1,200 + VAT CLOSED, Standard £1,400 + VAT CLOSED

The programme offers

  • A network of LGBT leaders who can collectively bring about cultural change in the blue light services across the London and south-east region

  • Practical ways to change culture and enhance talent

  • Space to critically reflect on how to improve their leadership within the specific context of their organisation

  • Measurable increase in motivation and the confidence to be an authentic and inclusive leader, as a result of a stronger connection between the ‘real self’ and the ‘self at work’

  • A better understanding of authenticity, bias and role-modelling theory

  • A stronger understanding of the business value of LGBT inclusion and how to link it with performance 

Stonewall and the blue light services

Police, fire and ambulance services have previously shown a commitment to LGBT equality by participation in Stonewall programmes with:

53 services participating in the Diversity Champions programme

8 services supporting 8 senior LGBT staff to attend the Leadership programme

39 services supporting 111 LGBT staff to attend a Role Model programme

7 services supporting 150 non-LGBT staff to attend an Allies programme

With an increased trend to partnership working, this programme is an opportunity for local authority staff involved with blue light programmes to join their peers employed directly by the services


"I am more aware of myself as an authentic leader and of why I take the decisions I do. I also feel more confident with the personal power I have as a leader."

"It's an inspirational two days, where your qualities as an LGBT person and leader are affirmed, and you’re challenged to discover how to use them positively in your organisation."

"This programme is the most transformational one I have ever experienced. It grabbed my attention from the first minute and has empowered me to build on my learning when I return to work."

Who can apply

The programme is for LGBT leaders from police, fire and ambulance services as well as partnership local authorities in the London and south-east region.

We actively seek as diverse a range of participants as possible. Delegates will be selected on their sphere of influence and on their contribution to the diversity of the programme.

Delegates who demonstrate a clear self-reflective and other-focused way of thinking, as well as a commitment to creating inclusive cultures and consistency between their values and actions, will be prioritised.

The programme is designed for up to 36 delegates.

Find out more

Email: leadership@stonewall.org.uk

Phone: 020 7593 3464


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