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Apply for Stonewall LGBT and Bi Role Models programmes by Friday

Stonewall LGBT Role Models

Role models have a critical role to play in creating inclusive environments and advancing fair treatment for LGBT people at work, at home and in their communities. 

There’s still time to apply for the Stonewall one-day LGBT Role Models programme and Bi Workplace Role Models Programme, each designed to encourage LGBT staff of all career levels to explore the significance of being a role model and how they can help create inclusive environments for everyone. 

The programmes offer:

  • Insight and understanding of what it means to be yourself
  • An understanding of what it means to be an LGBT role model
  • Practical ways to step up as an LGBT role model
  • Active listening skills and techniques for having good quality conversations
  • Increased motivation and confidence to become a visible and influential role model
  • A network of other LGBT peers from across a range of sectors and communities

The University can centrally fund up to 6 places on these Role Model Programmes over the next 12 months, with the request that the School or Service covers the cost of travel to the event for the participants.

How to apply

To apply, please submit an expression of interest (approximately half a page) explaining:

  • The skills and knowledge you would hope to gain by attending the programme. 
  • How you anticipate you will apply your learning from the programme.

Please send your application to Yasmin Ahmed by Friday 4 August 2017.

Feedback from the 2016 programme 

Feedback from staff who attended the programme in 2016 was extremely positive, including:

“The Stonewall Role Models Programme gave me the opportunity to meet and talk to other LGBT professionals from a wide range of backgrounds, and opened my eyes to the importance of being an open and visible role model in the University. I came out of it empowered to be myself in the workplace and to support my colleagues in their self-expression and identity”.

“It was a real eye opener to meet people from a range of employers and hear how important it was for the success of their business to encourage employees to bring their ‘full self’ to work. I came away with a very clear understanding of what it means to be a role model through thinking about my own role models and also the potential for role models to contribute to organisational change”.

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