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24-26 July 2024 | Ansty Hall



The 2024 LGBTQ+ Young Leaders Programme

This free-to-attend programme will provide you with the specialist development and support to thrive in your workplace.


Develop Your Leadership

Join an inspiring retreat, 24-26 July 2024, to explore and develop your leadership practice.

Grow Your Network

Build a peer network of young LGBTQ+ people to support and nurture your leadership development.

Gain New Confidence

Develop the confidence and skills to step up as an authentic LGBTQ+ leader.

Are you LGBTQ+, aged 20-30 and interested in developing your leadership practice?

Whether you’re already working in a leadership role, hoping to in the future or leading outside of work in a community or network group setting - we’d love to hear from you.

For over a decade, the Stonewall Leadership programme has been a beacon of support, equipping people with the knowledge, networks and confidence to become authentic leaders. This year, with the generous support of UPS, we are offering a free to attend programme specifically designed for people aged 20-30.

Over three days, 24-26 July 2024, at Ansty Hall, you’ll have the chance to grow your professional network, hone your leadership skills and explore what you want from your career.

If this sounds like the programme for you, apply below.

The deadline for applications is 9 June 2024.

What will I get from the programme?

As LGBTQ+ people aspiring to leadership roles, sometimes we don’t quite fit the moulds we see around us. This programme is about reimagining our leadership and is built using the knowledge and expertise of all the leaders who’ve participated before. We’ll have time and space to consider what leadership means to us, play with new ideas and challenge ourselves.

We’ll spend three days together in the beautiful countryside of Ansty Hall near Coventry. Working as a whole group and in smaller facilitated spaces, we’ll explore your journey as leaders, consider what authentic leadership looks like for our community, and help you develop the next steps in your career.

You’ll also have the chance to network and build connections with 40 other LGBTQ+ people. There will be plenty of social and downtime to develop connections with other professionals who share some of your experiences.

If you’re interested in developing your leadership practice, then apply today.

How does the programme work?

The programme begins with a three-day residential programme, which offers a range of activities aimed at helping you develop your leadership. All food and accommodation are included, allowing you focus on getting the most out of the programme. We’ll also have a series of well-being activities alongside the main content.

During the programme, you’ll work in a smaller learning group of around ten people led by a learning set facilitator. This will give you the chance to build stronger connections and dig deeper into your learning. Ahead of the programme, your learning set facilitator will call you and will be there to support you throughout.

We’ll hold a reconnection event at the Stonewall offices six months after the residential programme. This will be a chance to come back together, share your wins and reflect collectively on any challenges.

Who should attend?

We know that leadership looks different for everyone and a range of barriers can make it harder for our community to access traditional leadership positions.

This programme approaches leadership differently. Here, we’re discussing your opportunity to influence the spaces and people around you.

This could be through your work, it could be through your LGBTQ+ network group, it could be a project you work on outside of work, or it could be that leadership is something you’re thinking about in the future. There’s no set level or criteria to meet to attend the programme.

How do I apply?

To be considered for a place on this year’s programme, please complete the below application form. If you need to complete this in a different format, please email us.

The application form will ask you more about your approach to leadership, what you’re hoping to get from the programme and what you’ll bring to the group.

For more information on the programme and guidance on how to make a successful application, please use the below resources.

We particularly welcome applications from people who are underrepresented in LGBTQ+ leadership, including People of Colour, trans people, working class people and people with disabilities. We take steps to ensure that the programme is an inclusive, safe and welcoming space for more marginalised members of our community.

The deadline for applications is 9 June 2024.

Facilitators

Meet Your 2024 Facilitators


Ash Brook

Ash Brook

Delivery and Impact Manager

Sarah Campbell

Sarah Campbell

Head of Delivery and Impact

Felix Lane

Felix Lane

Trans Advocacy Manager

Anne Onwusiri

Anne Onwusiri

Senior Delivery and Impact Officer

Gwen Taylor

Gwen Taylor

Training Content Manager

Nish Vasco-Knight

Nish Vasco-Knight

Senior Delivery and Impact Officer

Travel and accommodation

All accommodation and food costs are covered through the kind support of UPS. You’ll have dinner on the Wednesday night, breakfast, lunch and dinner on Thursday and breakfast and lunch on Friday. You’ll have two nights of accommodation on the Wednesday and Thursday nights.

Participants and their workplaces are expected to cover any travel costs related to participation. However, if the cost of travel is a barrier to you participating in the programme, please email us and we will do our best to support you.

Access statement

We are taking measures and efforts to ensure that we organise events that are accessible to all. We are committed to ensuring that as far as possible we work with you to accommodate any adjustments that you require. We will take feedback on access issues seriously and work to ensure that we improve and develop after every event.

Read the full access statement for this event.

If you would like a more detailed version or have any questions, please email us at empowerment@stonewall.org.uk, or call us on 020 7593 1850, and we will get back to you.

Cancellation policy

We expect to receive a high number of applications for this programme.

If for any reason you are no longer able to take up your place you must let us know as soon as possible so that we are able to offer this place to someone else.