“By being who I am I’ve been able to channel my energies into what matters. I don’t have to maintain a façade that is self-defeating and attacks my integrity.”
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What is the Authentic Role Models Programme?
Stonewall Scotland, and hundreds of leading employers, understand that people perform better when they can be themselves and at Stonewall Scotland, we know exactly how important role models are to our sense of self. This one day programme, for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender staff at all levels in an organisation, is designed to help you think about what it means to be authentic in the workplace and how you can be a more effective role model. Through the programme we aim to increase the visability and LGB&T role models in Scotland's workplaces.
Am I really a role model?
Stonewall’s latest guide on leadership, Role Models: Sexual Orientation and the Workplace, illustrates the power of authentic leadership in our work through stories from 17 successful and inspiring lesbian, gay and bisexual role models leading in a range of industries. These include MPs alongside industry, private and public sector leaders. Authentic leadership theory assumes that good leadership happens when people make best use of what they do well in a way which feels natural. At Stonewall Scotland we know that role models exist in all shapes and sizes, and at all levels within an organisation. If you are out in your workplace you may well be a role model without even knowing!
Gay people know what being inauthentic feels like, often on a daily basis, and know the impact that not being themselves has – socially, organisationally and developmentally in their careers. Despite the confidence of some prominent lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender business leaders and public servants in being open about their sexual orientation or gender identity, LGB&T people remain under-represented at every level in many organisations. Numerous employers are now focusing on the career development and ambitions of their LGB&T staff. This one day programme provides a unique opportunity to work with other lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender staff to explore these themes.
Through this programme you will:
How do I book?
Bookings are now open for the next Authentic Role Model programme on Tuesday 10 December 2013 at COSLA Conference Centre, Verity House, 19 Haymarket Yards, Edinburgh. Places are strictly limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
If you are interested in future dates or would like to find out more, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions £300 + VAT per person
Full rate £350 + VAT per person
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