Stonewall Scotland Empowerment Week 2020
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Stonewall Scotland Empowerment Week 2020

Stonewall Scotland’s Empowerment Week is an opportunity for you to develop your skills as an inclusive ally or as an LGBT role model in your workplace and community. During the week of 18 – 22 May 2020, Stonewall Scotland will be delivering four half-day programmes across Scotland and the North East of England.

What the Programmes Offer

Half-Day Allies Programme

Our half-day Allies programmes are designed to give non-LGBT people the chance to learn what it means to be an active ally and the space to identify key actions to create an environment that is inclusive for everyone.

The programme offers you the chance to develop:

  • An insight into what it means to be yourself and privilege
  • Understanding of what it means to be an ally and why it is important to have visible and active allies in the workplace
  • Practical ways to step up as an ally
  • Increased motivation and confidence to become a visible and influential ally
  • A chance to develop a pan-organisational network of allies from organisations in your region

Half-Day Role Models Programme

The Stonewall half-day LGBT Role Models programme gives individuals the opportunity to explore what it means to be a role model and the space to identify how they are going to create an inclusive environment for everyone.

The programme offers you the chance to:

  • Develop your insight into and understanding of what it means to be yourself and how this relates to being an LGBT role model
  • Develop your confidence in being a visible and influential role model
  • Explore practical ways to step up as an LGBT role model
  • Network with a pan-organisational group of LGBT peers from organisations in your region

Stonewall Scotland is committed to ensuring that attendees on our programmes are able to 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 in not accepted on our courses.


The Programmes

For Empowerment Week 2020, our half-day programmes will be taking place as follows:

  • Tuesday 19 May: Half-Day Allies - 10:00 - 14:00 -  North East England - Book Now
  • Wednesday 20 May: Half-Day Allies - 10:00 - 14:00 -  Edinburgh - Book Now
  • Thursday 21 May: Half-Day LGBT Role Models - 13:00 – 17:00 – Edinburgh - Book Now
  • Thursday 21 May: Half-Day Senior Allies -  13:00 - 17:00 -  Glasgow  - Book Now


Programme rates

  • Diversity Champion Members Rate - £100 + VAT
  • Standard Rate - £120 + VAT


Who can attend

Our Allies programmes are designed for non-LGBT individuals who want to explore how they can stand up as allies in their workplaces, communities and wider society. Our programmes are designed to support individuals from private, public and third sector organisations.

Our LGBT Role Models Programme is designed for LGBT professionals at any level from any sector or industry who want to develop their skills and confidence in stepping up as a Role Model in their workplaces, communities and wider society.

Our Senior Allies programme focuses on equipping non-LGBT individuals holding positions of influence with the confidence to step up as an active ally and create meaningful change within their organisations.

We welcome a diverse range of participants to our programmes, especially those that are currently underrepresented. We ensure that our programmes are accessible for all non-LGBT professionals, including individuals from a range of ethnic backgrounds, people of faith, people with accessibility needs and/or are D/disabled – and of course those who are at the intersections of these identities.


How to book

If you wish to book onto one of these programmes, please click on the relevant booking link below.

Half-Day Allies Programme (North East of England) - Book Now

Half-Day Allies Programme (Edinburgh) - Book Now

Half-Day LGBT Role Models Programme (Edinburgh) - Book Now

Half-Day Senior Allies Programme (Glasgow) - Book Now



We want our events to be accessible to everyone. Please email us if you have any queries about the venue and its location. 

All guests should feel safe, welcome and included at our events. If you experience or witness something that makes you feel uncomfortable you can speak to any member of Stonewall staff.

If there is anything we can do to make the event better for you, please get in touch. You can email or call us on 0131 474 8019


Cancellation Policy

Please see our cancellation policy.

If you have any further questions about our programmes, your booking or anything else related to Stonewall Scotland’s Empowerment work, please reach out to your Client Account Manager, or the Stonewall Scotland Programmes team via