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Open LGBTQ+ Allies Programme

Our flagship LGBTQ+ Allies Programme is back

We are excited to announce the return of our Open LGBTQ+ Allies Programme! This full-day programme will equip you with the knowledge and confidence to be an active and vocal ally in the workplace for LGBTQ+ people. 

This is a great opportunity to join other allies in improving your understanding of LGBTQ+ experiences and to gain the practical skills needed to support your organisation's LGBTQ+ inclusion work.

The Programme 

By the end of this programme, you will have:

  • Greater knowledge of LGBTQ+ identities and a nuanced understanding of people's experiences within the LGBTQ+ community, as well as how power and privilege shapes those experiences
  • Developed understanding of what it means to be an ally and the opportunityes and challenges involved in advocating for an identity that is not your own
  • Increased confidence in engaging and educating others on LGBTQ+ inclusion and a practical action plan relevant to your role 

This is a great opportunity to learn best practice from our team of experienced LGBTQ+ inclusion facilitators, as well as learn from other delegates on their experiences of allyship in the workplace. 

Who is this programme for? 

This programme is designed for all staff who wish to improve their understanding of the LGBTQ+ community and what meaningful allyship in the workplace looks like. While the programme is primarily for non-LGBTQ+ delegates, those who identify as LGBTQ+ are still welcome to attend and learn more about how they can be effecive allies to others within the LGBTQ+ community.

We actively seek a diverse range of participants for this programme to reflect the diversity of the LGBTQ+ community. We encourage attendance from people of colour, people of faith, women, trans people, individuals of different abilities, those who identify as working class or from a lower socio-economic background, as well as people at the intersections of these identities. 

When is the programme? 

We are holding two programmes in early 2022 on the following dates: 

25 January: 10am - 3pm

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22 February: 10am - 3pm

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These sessions will run via Zoom with up to 50 delegates in each. To maximise interactivity, there will be smaller breakout rooms for delegates to complete optional discussion-based activities. 

Programme Rates

Standard Ticket: £180 + VAT

Private Sector Diversity Champions Member: £150 + VAT

Public and Third Sector Diversity Champions Member: £120 + VAT

Student/Unwaged: £30 + VAT

We can also deliver this programme in-house for up to 50 delegates at your organisation. Please contact empowerment@stonewall.org.uk to find out more.

Feedback from past participants

94% of participants 'strongly agreed' or 'agreed' that the programme gave them an understanding of what it means to be an ally in the workplace

91% of participants 'strongly agreed' or 'agreed' that the programme helped them identify achievable ways to step up as an ally in the workplace

 "As a result of the Allies Programme, our Vice Chancellor now has a monthly reminder in his diary asking what he is doing as an ally for our LGBT staff in the coming month."

Accessibility 

We want our events to be accessible to everyone. All delegates should expect to feel safe, welcome and included at our events. 

Here is a link to the accessibility features Zoom offers. We will have members of the team in tech support throughout the session. There will also be a British Sign Language interpreter for both sessions and automated captions will be available. For more information please read our access statement. 

If you have any access needs, please email empowerment@stonewall.org.uk or call us on 020 7593 1850 and we will do our best to accommodate these. 

Cancellation policy 

Cancellations made up to and including 20 working days or more before the event will be charged at 50% of the booking cost. 

Cancellations made less than 20 working days of the event will be charged 100% of the booking cost. 

Cancellations must be made by email to Nish Vasco-Knight: nish.vasco-knight@stonewall.org.uk 

In the event of a named delegate being unable to attend, we will accept substitution of another delegate up to three working days ahead of the event date. 

If you have any queries about our cancellation policy, please contact empowerment@stonewall.org.uk or call 020 7593 1850.