For the first time, Stonewall Scotland is hosting a fully funded 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 amd learn about the lived experiences of trans individuals in society and at work
- Recognise their influence and responsibility when is comes to creating an inclusive workplace and services
Date: 24 October 2019
Time: 9.00 - 17.00
Location: Central Glasgow
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, including joining a Stonewall alumni network which covers the UK and global partners
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 are D/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 on 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.
- Explore and understand trans identities, language and terminology
- Hear personal stories from trans people and learn about the lived experiences of trans individuals in society and at work
- Gain a deeper understanding of the impacts of transphobia on trans people and the wider communities
- Recognise their influence and responsibility in creating inclusive workplaces and communities
- Establish practical ways to step up as an effective and positive trans ally
- Become part of Stonewall Scotland’s Alumni Programme to access ongoing opportunities to develop as an ally to trans people
I am determined to support my trans colleagues and customers on a journey where destiny is full equality for all
Executive Director of Care and Support at Riverside Housing
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 in not accepted on our courses.
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. Successfull applicants will be informed after Tuesday 24 September, so please hold the date in your calendar once you have completed the application form. Applications will be open until Friday 18 October.
If you have any questions about the programme, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0131 474 8019