Stonewall Scotland Community Trans Allies Programme for third Sector
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Stonewall Scotland Community Trans Allies Empowerment Programme for the Third Sector

Stonewall Scotland is hosting a fully-funded digital Trans Allies programme specifically for third sector organisations. The programme is designed to empower individuals from a range of charities to be active and positive allies who will work to create more inclusive workplaces for all trans colleagues and service users. The programme offers attendees the chance to:

  • Explore and better understand language and terminology
  • Hear personal stories from trans people and learn about the lived experiences of trans individuals in society and at work
  • Recognise their influence and responsibility when it comes to creating an inclusive workplace and services

Details

We are offering two separate dates for programme delivery so that we can reach as many third sector organisations as possible.

Dates: Tuesday 22 June and Wednesday 8 September 2021

Time: 10:00 - 12:00

This programme will be delivered via Zoom on both dates.

Programme aim

The programme aims to:

  • Develop a deeper understanding of the common impacts of transphobia on trans people and the trans community
  • Explore practical ways to step up as an effective and positive trans ally
  • Begin developing a network of trans allies who can create more inclusive workplaces together

Who can attend

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

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 people who are disabled – and of course those who are at the intersections of these identities.

Why participate in this programme?

Stonewall Scotland’s Community Trans Allies Programme is designed to help non-trans individuals think about how they can be a more effective and inclusive trans ally. 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 leave the programme with a concrete plan about what they are going to do, and how. 

How to apply for a place on this programme

If you are interested in applying for this programme, please complete our application form. Please note that places on this programme are limited. Successful applicants will be notified via email.

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

Accessibility 

We want our events to be accessible to everyone. All delegates should expect to feel safe, welcome and included at our events. These sessions will run via Zoom. Here is a link to the accessibility features Zoom offers. 

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

If you have any access needs, please email workplace@stonewallscotland.org.uk. We will do our best to accommodate these. 

Our Programmes

Stonewall is committed to ensuring that attendees to 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 is not accepted on our courses.