FREE Trans Allies Workshop for Public and Third Sector | Scotland
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FREE Trans Allies Workshop for Public and Third Sector

Date: Tuesday 26 July 2022

Time: 10:00 - 14:00

Virtual programme

Stonewall Scotland is hosting a fully funded workshop specifically for individuals who work for public and third sector organisations in Scotland.  

The programme is designed to empower positive allies who will work to create more inclusive workplaces for all trans and non-binary colleagues and service users. Hear personal stories from trans people and learn about the lived experiences of trans and non-binary individuals in society and at work.

Trans Allies Programme Details

Where: The programme will be delivered digitally via Zoom.  

Perfect for any individual who works for a public sector organisation or charity across Scotland.  

Learning Objectives:

  • Develop a deeper understanding of the common impacts of transphobia on trans and non-binary people and the trans community
  • Explore practical ways to step up as an effective and positive trans ally
  • Explore and better understand language and terminology
  • Recognise influence and responsibility when it comes to creating an inclusive workplace and service
Who can attend?

The programme is open to individuals working at any level in the public or third sector in Scotland who do not identify as trans.  

Please note that places on this programme are limited to 3 attendees per organisation.

We welcome a diverse range of participants to our programmes, especially those that are currently underrepresented. We ensure that our programmes are accessible to all.

Why Participate in this programme?

Through reflecting on the relevance and impact of identity, as well as developing their understanding of trans identities and some of the issues trans people can face, participants are able to identify achievable ways to step up as an ally in their workplace, services and wider community. Participants will leave the programme with a concrete plan about what they are going to do, and how.  

We believe that LGBTQ+ people, across the world and across every stage of our lives, have limitless potential. However, Stonewall’s LGBT in Britain: Trans Report shows that: 

  • Two in five trans people (41 per cent) and three in ten non-binary people (31 per cent) have experienced a hate crime or incident because of their gender identity in the last 12 months. Two in five trans people (41 per cent) and three in ten non-binary people (31 per cent) have experienced a hate crime or incident because of their gender identity in the last 12 months.
  • One in eight trans employees (12 per cent) have been physically attacked by colleagues or customers in the last year.
  • Two in five trans people (40 per cent) adjust the way they dress because they fear discrimination or harassment. This number increases significantly to half of non-binary people (52 per cent).
  • Half of trans and non-binary people (51 per cent and 50 per cent respectively) have hidden or disguised the fact that they are LGBT at work because they were afraid of discrimination.

This workshop will give you the opportunity to explore how you can create an environment where all trans and non-binary colleagues and service users are supported to achieve their full potential.  

How to apply for a place on this programme

If you are interested in applying for this programme, please complete our application form. Successful applicants will be notified via email two weeks before the programme. This programme is limited to 3 attendees per organisation.

If you have any questions about the programme, please contact us at workplace@stonewallscotland.org.uk

Accessibility

These sessions will run via Zoom. Check out the accessibility features Zoom offers.  

We will have members of the team on Tech support throughout the session.  

If you have any access needs, including the provision of equipment, please email workplace@stonewallscotland.org.uk. We will do our best to accommodate any access requirements you need.  

Our Programmes

Stonewall is committed to ensuring that attendees of our programmes can participate in a safe and supported environment. Through different interactive exercises, we encourage delegates to challenge themselves, grow their understanding and develop new connections with the people in the session. Exploring issues and developing knowledge of different identities is encouraged and we see all identities as valid. Debating the validity of identities is not accepted on our courses.