A message from the team
The outbreak of coronavirus impacts us all. We’re all adapting to new challenges and developing new ways of working.
Unfortunately, we were unable to hold our London Workplace Conference in April. It’s also unlikely we’ll be able to gather together safely for our Manchester Conference in September.
However, it’s during times of crisis that marginalised communities are often hit the hardest. This could include your LGBT staff, customers and service users, so your work is needed now more than ever.
That’s why we’re still committed to supporting you to create organisations where LGBT people can achieve their potential.
We will, therefore, be delivering our planned 2020 workplace conferences as a five-week digital learning series beginning on 16 June.
Stonewall's research* shows that lesbian, gay, bi and trans (LGBT) people still face challenges at work.
More than one in three LGBT people have hidden their identity at work because they fear discrimination. This figure rises to two in three bi people and one in every two trans people. LGBT people experience discrimination in areas such as recruitment and promotion. They also face negative comments from colleagues, service users and customers.
Organisations that take a holistic approach to LGBT inclusion see real results. They find that they're able to attract and retain the best talent. In environments where staff can be themselves, innovation, team cohesion and motivation follow.
Stonewall's workplace inclusion experts have been working with employers for 20 years. We've developed best practice working with over 800 organisations around the globe.
We’ve used our expertise to design our innovative Digital Learning Series, beginning on 16 June and lasting five weeks. To give you the best experience we've designed a range of CPD-accredited digital content that integrates online audience engagement tools. This is a unique opportunity for professional development and to create a practical roadmap to a more inclusive organisation.
Five weeks of exclusive content starting on 16 June
- Access five interactive digital workshops on a range of topics, either live or recorded
- Choose one of our knowledge sharing sessions to workshop your challenges alongside a small group of delegates, led by a Stonewall inclusion expert
- Read or watch one new specialist resource per week
Opportunities to connect and grow your network
- Weekly hosted coffee breaks, as an informal space to stay connected, share and learn
- Access to our event app where you can book meetings and chat with other delegates
- Opportunities to share ideas and inspiration during interactive sessions
You can find more information about topics and session structures in our programme
How does it work?
The series is perfect for anyone interested in making their workplace more inclusive. Content is tailored for Diversity and Inclusion and HR professionals, those in LGBT network groups and senior leaders. As all content is CPD-accredited it’s a great professional development opportunity for people on furlough.
The event portal
When you book your ticket, you’ll receive a personalised login for our the online event portal. All content will be hosted on there to make it easy to access. Your login will work until the end of September so you can revisit things you missed or learn something new. You can already access some useful resources on adapting to the current climate on the portal.
Engaging with content
Live content will run for five weeks 16 June – 23 July. We’ll use a range of tools such as Zoom, Mural and Sli.do to make sessions interactive and enable networking. We've chosen these tools because they’re really intuitive, but we’ll be providing plenty of tech support if you have any issues. If you’d like to discuss more, please get in touch.
Stonewall Diversity Champions can get more from their membership with discounted tickets.
All prices exclude VAT, which will be added at checkout.
|Stonewall Diversity Champions rate (Public and Third Sector)||£175|
|Stonewall Diversity Champions rate (Private Sector)||£195|
*Read more about our workplace research.