What is a Role Model?
Stonewall Scotland believes in the power of stories to inspire individuals and empower people to create change.
Our Scottish Role Models guide tells the stories of LGBT people from across a wide range of backgrounds, sharing their experiences of being LGBT in Scotland, in their workplaces, their families and their communities. The guide aims to highlight the diversity of Scotland’s LGBT community and show that being yourself should never be a barrier to success.
Copies of the guide can be ordered by emailing email@example.com
What is the LGBT Role Models Programme?
Our one day CPD accredited programme, for LGBT people at all levels in an organisation, is designed to help individuals think about what it means to be themselves in the workplace and how they can be a more visible LGBT role model.
If I can be myself, I can deliver more and I can be happier and more productive
Being myself in work with colleagues and pupils allows us to grow as community, to see that gay people are not 'other'.
Despite the confidence of some prominent lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans business leaders and public servants in being open about their sexual orientation, LGBT people remain under-represented at every level in many organisations. Numerous employers are now focusing on the career development and ambitions of their lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans staff.
Hundreds of leading employers across the UK understand that people perform better when they can be themselves and at Stonewall, we know exactly how important role models are to our sense of self. This one day programme, for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans staff at all levels in an organisation, is designed to help you think about what it means to be yourself in the workplace and how you can be a more effective role model.
To promote increased visibility of LGBT role models, seen to take an active role as change agents in the workplace
The objectives of the programme are
- For you to develop an understanding of what it means to be yourself in the workplace
- For you to develop an understanding of what it means to be an LGBT role model in the workplace
- For you to identify achievable ways to step up as an LGBT role model in your workplace
Who can attend
Our LGBT Role Models Programme is designed for LGBT professionals at any level from any sector or industry.
We are looking for a diverse range of participants for its programmes, especially those that are currently underrepresented. We want to hear from LGBT professionals from a range of ethnic backgrounds, people of faith, disabled people, women and non-binary people – and of course those who are at the intersections of these identities.
Book your place
The next LGBT Role Models programme will take place in central Edinburgh on Thursday 3 August 2017 (venue tbc).
We also offer in-house Role Models Programmes for groups of 12 to 36 - email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0131 474 8019 for more information.
- £300 + VAT per person for Stonewall Diversity Champions
- £350 + VAT per person for non-members
VAT Reg No: 862 9064 05
For more information about our Role Models Programme please email email@example.com or call 0131 474 8019.