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Stonewall Workplace Conference Manchester 2019

Join over 300 delegates at our CPD-accredited Manchester Workplace Conference. This is a unique chance to learn and share ways to make your organisation inclusive of all LGBT staff, suppliers, customers and service users.

View this year's programme

 

Why attend?

 

  • Choose from 12 CPD-accredited sessions covering the latest best practice on LGBT workplace inclusion and key topics from the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index.
  • Learn from Stonewall inclusion experts and leading organisations
  • Leave with practical action plans and access to the latest Stonewall research and resources to make a lasting difference in your organisation.

 

Each year we welcome over 300 people from the UK’s leading employers, including senior leaders, HR and diversity professionals, employee network groups, and LGBT staff and allies.

  • Connect with professionals from all sectors committed to equality.
  • Share expertise with top organisations and leading LGBT networks. 
  • Learn more about Stonewall’s resources and campaigns and how to use them in your organisation. 

 

It was great to have the opportunity to speak and network with so many people - truly inspirational day.

Delegate, 2018

 

Our Workplace Conference is a unique chance to hear from inspiring people who bring our work to life and empower our audiences to create change. Our keynote speakers will be announced soon. This is a unique chance to learn best practice from leading British and global organisations as well as hear from inspiring LGBT role models and allies.

Our keynotes last year were S Chelvan, Barrister and Joanna Walker, Chair of Virgin Money's Affinity Group. For our closing session, we had a Come Out For Trans Equality panel

 

I thought it was incredibly insightful to hear from the panel speakers and see what I can do as an ally to help create a safer environment for my trans colleagues

Delegate, 2018

 

As a result of attending last year's conference...

92% OF DELEGATES STRONGLY AGREED OR AGREED THAT THEY HAD A GOOD UNDERSTANDING OF LATEST EMERGING BEST PRACTICE ON LGBT INCLUSION IN THE WORKPLACE

95% OF DELEGATES STRONGLY AGREED OR AGREED THAT THEY FELT CONFIDENT AND ABLE TO CREATE POSITIVE CHANGE IN THEIR WORKPLACE

86% OF DELEGATES STRONGLY AGREED OR AGREED THAT THEY HAD A CROSS-NETWORK OF PEERS INTERESTED IN EQUALITY AT WORK

 

 

I was impressed with the clear passion for equality from session speakers. I am now inspired to walk, not just talk the talk.'

Delegate, 2017

Agenda

10:00-10:45 | LGBT equality: the power of communities

Keynote session featuring Sanjay Sood-Smith, Executive Director of Workplace and Community Programmes at Stonewall, Alison Lowe, CEO of Touchstone, and Tolu Ajayi, Operational Lead at Rainbow Noir.

10:45-12:00 | Workshop A

Choose from four interactive workshops:

A1| Creating workplaces that are inclusive of BAME LGBT people

A2| Empowering all staff to create a trans-inclusive organisation

A3| Discussing LGBT health in the workplace

A4| Educating and empowering all staff in LGBT inclusion

12:00-12:15 | Refreshments and networking

12:15-13:00 | Discussion B

Choose from four inspiring panel discussions:

B1| Understanding the experiences of disabled LGBT people

B2| Championing trans inclusion as a senior leader

B3| Recruiting and supporting diverse network group membership

B4| Safe travel in a global workplace

13:00-14:00 | Lunch

14:00-15:15 | Workshop C

Choose from four interactive workshops:

C1| Understanding and championing bi identities

C2| Creating non-binary inclusive workplaces

C3| Collecting and using monitoring data

C4| Procurement: embedding inclusion in your supply chain

15:15-15:30 | Refreshments and networking

15:30-16:30 | LGBT and faith inclusion

A discussion chaired by Maria Munir, senior campaigns officer at Stonewall. Speakers will explore how to ensure LGBT people of faith are central to your LGBT inclusion work, and how to ensure allies have the knowledge and tools to create more inclusive spaces.

Find out more information about our sessions

Booking

Stonewall Diversity Champions can get more from their membership with discounted tickets.

  • The Super Early Bird rate is limited to 30 tickets.
  • The Early Bird rate ends on 16 August 2019, and is limited to 180 tickets.
  • The Standard rate is avaliable from 17 August until 26 September 2019.

You can download and tailor our template business case in order to demonstrate the benefits of attending this event to your employer

  Super early bird (first 30 tickets) Early bird (ends 16 August 2019) Standard (17 August - 26 September 2019)
Stonewall Diversity Champions rate (Public and Third Sector) £210 £230 £250
Stonewall Diversity Champions rate (Private Sector) £240 £260 £280
Non-member rate (Public and Third Sector) £260 £280 £300
Non-member rate (Private Sector) £280 £300 £320

All prices exclude VAT which will be included at checkout.

 

Accessibility

We want our events to be accessible to everyone. The venue is wheelchair accessible. We will have changing rooms, a multi-faith room and quiet room available. There will be a palantypist in the opening and closing sessions. For more information about accessibility at the conference, click here for our Access Statement.

All delegates should expect to feel safe, welcome and included at our events. On the day, if you experience or witness something that makes you feel uncomfortable please speak to any member of Stonewall staff.

Please note that to ensure our events are safe and welcoming spaces we reserve the right to refuse entry to the venue at our discretion.

If there is anything we can do to make the event better for you, please get in touch. You can email conference@stonewall.org.uk or call us on +44 (0) 20 7593 1850.

 

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