Role Models Programme

The next programme will take place in Manchester on 24 September

Leadership Programme

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

The Role Models Programme is a one day course for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans 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, bisexual and trans 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 LGBT 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 LGBT role model in the workplace
  • For you to identify achievable ways to step up as an LGBT role model in your workplace

Despite the confidence of some prominent lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans business leaders and public servants in being open about their sexual orientation, LGBT 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, bisexual and trans staff. This one day programme provides a unique opportunity to work with other LGBT staff to explore these themes.

How to apply

Wednesday 24 September - Manchester

Apply online here 

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