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The Stonewall LGBTQ+ Allies Programme

Active and visible allies can transform workplaces for the better.

This full-day programme will give you the in-depth understanding you need to take practical action on LGBTQ+ inclusion at work.

Upcoming Programmes

Allies | Online | 19 October 2022 | Book Now 


Allies | London | 14 November 2022 | Book Now


Allies | Manchester | 23 March 2023 | Book Now


We can also deliver these programmes in-house at your organisation to your staff team. To find out more, please email us.

 

Amazingly informative and inclusive for all participants.

Delegate, 2022

About the Programme

What will I learn?

Stonewall’s flagship LGBTQ+ Allies programme has been supporting people to step up as active allies in the workplace for over a decade.

The programme will support you with both in depth knowledge on LGBTQ+ identities and experiences as well as a reflective space to better understand your workplace context and take action on inclusion.

By attending our Allies programme, you will:

  • Develop an in-depth understanding of LGBTQ+ identities and common experiences among the community
  • Explore good practice in creating an LGBTQ+-inclusive workplace developed by Stonewall, our clients and partners
  • Understand what allyship means and how you can create transformative change in your workplace

We’ll cover a range of topics, including:

  • How to use LGBTQ+ inclusive language
  • Understanding our identities at work
  • Common experiences among the LGBTQ+ community
  • What the workplace is like for LGBTQ+ people
  • What are the barriers to inclusion in your workplace?
  • The history and power of allyship
  • Defining active allyship
  • Stepping up as an LGBTQ+ ally
  • Challenging language and behaviour at work
  • Collectively creating solutions to your workplace barriers
Who is this programme for?

This programme is for anyone who wants to take practical action to create a more inclusive workplace.

It is mostly designed for non-LGBTQ+ people, but if you’re looking to be an ally to other members of the community, you’ll get plenty of practical information from this programme.

It’s best suited to those who are in a position to create change and to inspire others to do the same. We’d suggest that those working in HR, EDI, network groups, senior leaders and members of a champions or ambassadors programme for inclusion in the workplace would get a lot from this programme.

If you’re just starting out on LGBTQ+ inclusion work, this programme will give you a broad understanding of workplace inclusion and can help you create a roadmap for this work. 

How is it delivered?

In-person the programme is delivered 10:00-17:00 by two trained Stonewall facilitators. There’s space for up to 40 people on the programme and attendees join from a range of different organisations. The programme creates space for peer learning so that ideas, challenges and good practice can be shared across organisations. This is a very interactive and reflective programme, there will be group exercise, individual reflection time and group discussions to ensure that everyone is able to develop their knowledge.

Online the programme is delivered 10:00-15:00 on Zoom by two trained Stonewall facilitators. There’s space for up to 50 people in the programme and attendees join from a range of different organisations. The programme creates space for peer learning so that ideas, challenges and good practice can be shared across organisations. It’s an interactive and reflective programme, we’ll make use of breakout rooms and online facilitation tools such as sli.do to ensure everyone is able to share their thoughts. 

What's the cost?

Programme Costs

Online programmes:

Standard: £180 +VAT

Private Sector Diversity Champion: £150 +VAT

Public or Third Sector Diversity Champion: £120 +VAT

Student/Unwaged: £30 +VAT

In-person programmes:

Standard: £210 +VAT

Private Sector Diversity Champion: £180 +VAT

Public or Third Sector Diversity Champion: £150 +VAT

Student/Unwaged: £30 +VAT

When will the programme run? 

Allies | Online | 19 October 2022


Allies | Pearson, 80 Strand, London | 14 November 2022


Allies | DLA Piper, One St Peter’s Square Manchester | 23 March 2023 


Once you’ve booked your place, you’ll be subject to our programmes cancellation policy.

We can also deliver these programmes in-house at your organisation to your staff team. To find out more, please email us

What accessibility measures are in place?

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

For online programmes you can find more information about the accessibility features Zoom offers. We will have members of the team providing tech support throughout the session and automated captions will be available.

For in-person programmes, you’ll find the programme access statement here

You’ll be asked for your access needs when booking. If you ever want to get in touch about accessibility please email empowerment@stonewall.org.uk or call us on 020 7593 1850.

 

It was EXCELLENT. The facilitators were SO good, making everything clear and everyone feel welcomed. Thank you so much for all that you shared. 

Delegate, 2022

Find out more about our other programmes to support inclusion at work.