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LGBT+ Changemakers

With the brilliant support of the National Lottery Community Fund, the Community Engagement team are running a free digital workshop on 23 February 2021 (10:00 – 16:00) for LGBT+ community organisations.  

Every LGBT+ Changemaker can expect: 

  • An introduction to the tools and knowledge that LGBT+ community organisations can use to effectively carry out their work and influence others.
  • Support in developing their understanding of influencing their stakeholders to achieve their mission.
  • To meet and establish a network of LGBT+ community organisations with shared values and common goals.

We will draw on examples of how a range of organisations have formed impactful relationships and partnerships to build support for their goals. You’ll have the space to focus on your own goals throughout the session and get support and input from your peers on how to deliver your vision.  

The workshop will be accompanied by a digital toolkit, containing course content, templates, and helpful links to further information. The toolkit is designed to increase your confidence in making a case for change and influencing others to support your work by identifying your issue, strategy, tools, and action plan.  

We know that many services are under resourced and we are keen to support as many organisations as possible with this free training. If you’d like to discuss whether this session is right for you, please get in touch with community.engagement@stonewall.org.uk

Session Aims 

During the session, you will:

  • Identify which stakeholders have power and influence to achieve your organisations goals.
  • Build insight into what motivates those stakeholders and who/what influences them.
  • Gain the skills and tools needed to begin and deepen relationships and partnerships.
  • Plan your next steps for building relationships and targeting your time and resources for greatest impact.
Who can attend?  

This session is suitable for any LGBT+ organisation that wants to build allies and partnerships in their local community and beyond, so that LGBT+ voices are heard where decisions are made.  

It’s also useful for groups who already have good links, which they would like to develop further. It doesn’t matter whether you think of yourself as an ‘activist’, a ‘campaigner’, a ‘volunteer’ or another term. This workshop is for anyone who would like to increase their impact by influencing others.  

The programme is relevant for small or new community organisations and individual activists looking to build a network, as well as larger organisations who want to focus on a more specific goal in their mix of objectives. 

We encourage anyone who meets the criteria to apply for a place, but we particularly welcome applications from marginalised groups including People of Colour, people with disabilities, and working-class people. In some cases, it has been helpful for two individuals from the same community organisation to attend in order to share learning.  

Please note this training is suitable for organisations/individuals based in England only.  

If you’d like to discuss whether this session is right for you, please get in touch with community.engagement@stonewall.org.uk

How do I apply?  
Applications have now closed. To register your interest for future events, please email community.engagement@stonewall.org.uk

To ensure as many organisations as possible can take part, you can only apply for up to two spaces on the programme.  

We can also arrange for someone from our team to call you and complete the application with you over the phone. Call us on 020 7593 1850 if you’d like to complete your application over the phone. Someone from our team will take a message and arrange to call you back.   

 

Accessibility 

We want our events to be accessible to everyone. 

All delegates should expect to feel safe, welcome, and included at our events.  

This session will run via Zoom with up to 40 delegates. There will be smaller break-out rooms for delegates to complete optional discussion activities. Here is a link to the accessibility features Zoom offers.  

We will have Tech and Wellbeing support team members available throughout the session. We can provide a British Sign Language interpreter, closed captions, and audio description if you need these, as well as any additional adjustments. If you have any access needs or wish to ask further questions to help inform your needs, please email community.engagement@stonewall.org.uk so we can ensure we can accommodate you.