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Stonewall Scotland: Inclusive Leadership Programme for the Third Sector

Stonewall Scotland is hosting a fully funded Inclusive Leadership Programme that provides third sector leaders with support to create inclusive environments.

As leaders, we have a unique role in creating inclusive environments. The programme is designed to help you understand how you can support LGBTQ+ inclusion in your charity to create inclusive environments where all colleagues can thrive.

This programme provides you with opportunity to explore how you can transform your workplace by:

  • Developing an understanding of LGBTQ+ identities and experiences to confidently advocate for more inclusive workplaces.
  • Understanding the role leaders play in creating inclusive environments.
  • Discussing how you as a leader can take practical action to make your team environment more inclusive.
  • Building a network of leaders committed to LGBTQ+ inclusion and build connections across Scotland

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Programme Details

Date: Tuesday 28 November 2023

Time: 9:30 - 16:30

Cost:  Free for Third Sector organisations in Scotland

Where: The programme will be hosted in-person in Central Edinburgh

Perfect for:  Any third sector leaders who want to understand how to use their influence to create an inclusive environment in their organisation.

Who can attend?

The programme is open to leaders working for third sector organisations in Scotland. Leaders can include line managers and/or leadership team members.

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 LGBTQ+ and non-LGBTQ+ professionals, including individuals from a range of ethnic backgrounds, people of faith, people with accessibility needs and/or people who are disabled – and of course those who are at the intersections of these identities.

Why participate in this programme?

We believe that LGBTQ+ people, across the world and across every stage of our lives, have limitless potential. However, we know that too often LGBTQ+ people face barriers to be their authentic selves.

This programme will allow you to identify strategies to demonstrate inclusive behaviours as a leader in your workplace, and how to navigate environments where LGBTQ+ colleagues may experience barriers to being our authentic selves.

You will also have opportunities to connect with and build a network of other third sector leaders in Scotland.

Apply for a place on this programme

To apply for this programme, please complete our online application form.

The online application will ask you to answer the following two questions:

  • Tell us a little about your role and your organisation?
  • What are your goals for this programme, what do you hope to learn from this experience?

If you have any questions about the programme, or would like to see the application form in another format, please contact us at

We are limiting places on this programme to 30 places and are anticipating high demand. Successful applicants will be notified via email at least two weeks before the programme.

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

We understand that attending a programme such as this has hidden financial costs, particularly for those working for smaller charities. We have therefore made funding available to cover reasonable travel, accommodation, and food costs for those who may need to travel to attend this programme. Please see our FAQs below or email to find out more about the support we have available.

If you have any access needs, including the provision of equipment and BSL interpreters, please email 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. 

All attendees will be expected to abide to Stonewall’s Code of Conduct.


Do I need to be in employment to apply?

This programme will focus on leadership in a workplace environment and is specifically designed for those who hold leadership roles in the third sector.

I work for the private/public sector, can I apply?

This programme is specifically designed for those who hold leadership roles in the third sector, so we cannot accept applications from those who work for other sectors.

If you would like to get more information about the in-house workshops we can run for your workplace, please email

I do not live in Scotland, can I attend?

As this is a funded programme you do have to live in Scotland to be able to attend this programme. You can find out more about other opportunities to attend one of our programmes or events here.

What travel, accommodation, and food costs are covered?


As this is an in-person programme, there is a requirement to travel to Central Edinburgh to participate. We will cover reasonable transport costs (train, bus, car, or flight) for delegates to attend the programme. As a charity we ask that delegates take steps to secure the most cost-effective and environmentally friendly transport options.

If you need support in booking travel, please contact us via


For delegates traveling over two hours each way (i.e., a return trip that takes over 4 hours in total), or who have accessibility needs that require an overnight stay, we can cover reasonable accommodation costs. Please email to discuss your needs further.

Food and Drink

All delegates attending the event will receive lunch and refreshments on the day. Delegates requiring an overnight stay will be entitled to expense meal expenses in-line with Stonewall’s policy. Please email for more information about this.