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Stonewall Leadership programme

Stonewall's flagship programme for senior LGBT people to explore authentic and inclusive leadership

Stonewall is delighted to announce its flagship Leadership programme for senior LGBT individuals.

For the 14th successive year, this two-day residential programme will bring together senior leaders who identify as LGBT from across a range of sectors and industries.

You will reflect on what it means to be an authentic leader and explore how to create a more inclusive culture within your organisation.

Stonewall Leadership programme 2017 booklet


Key infomation

  • Date: 29 November - 1 December 2017 (a pre-programme dinner will be held on 29 November in the evening)

  • Venue: Fanhams Hall, Ware, Hertfordshire, SG12 7PZ

  • Rate: Stonewall Diversity Champions £1,255 + VAT; Standard £1,905 + VAT

  • Application is now closed


What the programme offers

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 your identity as an LGBT person has had an impact on your leadership journey

  • Understand what it means to an authentic leader

  • Explore how to be a more visible and inclusive role model at work

  • Join a network of senior LGBT leaders from a range of sectors and industries


Case study

Sam Truelove

Sam Truelove

Sam is Lieutenant Commander Royal Navy and co-chair of the Compass Network (the sexual orientation and gender identity network of the Naval Service).

The Leadership Programme gave Sam the confidence to be more open about herself, to worry less about what people thought and offered her a better understanding of other people.

Read Sam's story.




100% of delegates rated the programme as 'excellent' or 'very good' overall

100% said they fully or mostly achieved what they wanted from the programme

I regularly tell people the programme completely changed the way I approach both work and my relationships with my family. It made me so much better at everything I do.” 


It crystallised for me that I want to develop and enable myself to be a more inspirational role model, not just for LGBT colleagues, but for all colleagues."  



Places on the Stonewall Leadership programme are extremely competitive and the application process is robust. Places will be offered on the merit of applicants' reflections on their leadership and their sexual orientation and/or gender identity, as well as their motivations for participating in the programme.

The deadline for applications is 25 September 2017.

Application is now closed.


Who can apply

The programme is for senior leaders who identify as LGBT from any sector or industry, and from Britian or abroad. 

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.


Programme rates

Programme rates include the following:

Two nights’ accommodation at Fanhams Hall

All meals and refreshments, including evening reception dinner

The two-day programme

Attendance at the six-month reunion 


In-house programmes

We can also deliver this programme in your organisation for up to 36 participants. Please contact leadership@stonewall.org.uk or call Michelle Booth on +44(0)20 7593 3479. 


Find out more

Email: leadership@stonewall.org.uk

Phone: +44(0)20 7593 3464


Cancellation policy

Read our cancellation policy.