Role Models Programme

Leadership Programme

Value of Our Approach | Outcomes of Our Approach | Role Models 

The Role Models Programme is a one day course for lesbian, gay and bisexual staff.

What is the programme?
The objectives of the programme
How to apply
In house programmes

“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.”
Paul Newby 

“Having lesbian, gay and bisexual role models is very important. It shows others you can be who you are.”
Sarah Weir OBE

What is the Role Models Programme? 

Stonewall, and hundreds of leading employers across the UK, understand that people perform better when they can be themselves and at Stonewall, we know exactly how important role models are to our sense of self. This one day programme, for lesbian, gay and bisexual staff at all levels in an organisation, is designed to help you think about what it means to be yourself in the workplace and how you can be a more effective role model.

Programme aim

To promote increased visibility of LGB role models, seen to take an active role as change agents in the workplace

The objectives of the programme are

  • For you to develop an understanding of what it means to be yourself in the workplace
  • For you to develop an understanding of what it means to be an LGB role model in the workplace
  • For you to identify achievable ways to step up as an LGB role model in your workplace

Despite the  confidence of some prominent lesbian, gay and bisexual business leaders and public servants in being open about their sexual orientation, lesbian, gay and bisexual people remain under-represented at every level in many organisations. Numerous employers are now focusing on the career development and ambitions of their lesbian, gay and bisexual staff. This one day programme provides a unique opportunity to work with other lesbian, gay and bisexual staff to explore these themes.

How to apply

To apply for the Open Role Model Programme please send a one page CV and download and complete a application form and monitoring form and return all the documents to

LGBT Role Model Programme Application Form 

Monitoring Form 

For more details please contact your Client Account Manager or email

Programme rates
Stonewall Diversity Champions £300 + VAT per person
Full rate £350 + VAT per person

VAT Reg No: 862 9064 05

In-house programmes

The Role Models Programme can be delivered in-house to groups of 12 to 36 including LGBT staff network group members. For further information, please email