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Disability Rights UK Leadership Academy

One of Disability Rights UK’s four strategic objectives has been to mobilise disabled people’s leadership and control, seeing disability as ‘a unique advantage’.

The Leadership Academy will be launched in October 2014. The aim of the Programme will be to empower capable, confident disabled leaders in all sectors of employment and also address the need for greater equality in the workplace, to improve the employment position of employees living with a health condition or disability, whilst providing employers with access to a wider pool of talent.

Funding for the first year means we will be offering a limited number of 25 free places. There will be x3 non-consecutive days for the programme on 29 October,
December (TBC) and 24 February and includes the following benefits for the candidates:

  • Commitment to 3 non-consecutive days for this uniquely designed Leadership Programme.
  • Mentoring by senior executives.
  • Coaching from professional coaches.
  • Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) membership – free for 1-year – access to a wide range of leadership & management resources and professional
  • information (Under Development)
  • Establishing strong peer networks.
  • Career progression- through increased confidence, empowerment and becoming ‘Leadership Ready’.

Core applicants’ requirements will be the following;

  • You are an employee considering a promotion.
  • You have a lived experience of a disability and/or a long term health condition.
  • Your employer will need to recommend you for the programme.
  • You are currently in a role where you have had experience of management – of a project, a significant task, or people.
  • Applicants should have at least 6 months consistent work experience leading up to their application.

If you are an employer or an employee, interested in either of the above opportunities? Please contact The Leadership Academy Executive for further information;

Improve your Study Skills

This is a new and exciting addition to the trust’s Lifelong Learning portfolio.

The course is designed to help prepare staff for the rigors of studying at university.

So, if you are preparing to start or return to education where academic study skills are a requirement, this course will help your prepare. Equip yourself with the skills and knowledge you will need, giving you and your manager the confidence to perform successfully.

Topics will include:

  • Reviewing reading and comprehension techniques
  • Grammar revision
  • Structure your writing effectively
  • Researching
  • How to reference

This is a ten week course, starting Tuesday 12th May 2015, K&C

To book:

Information can be found at:

This will be a popular course – so please book early to avoid disappointment – for further information, please contact: Chris Roberts, Lifelong Learning Advisor at

Stonewall Leadership Programme 2014

Stonewall’s prestigious Leadership Programme

The Leadership Programme, kindly supported by IBM, is an exceptional
CPD accredited career development opportunity for highly motivated, talented LGBT professionals in your organisation mainly from management or senior management positions, and is designed to enable each delegate to transform their leadership in a way that is both highly personal and relevant to their workplace.

The deadline for applications is Friday 19 September – to apply please visit our

Open LGBT Role Model Programmes

At Stonewall, we know exactly how important role models are to our sense of self. This one day programme, for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans staff at all levels in an organisation, is designed to help you think about what it means to be yourself in the workplace and how you can be a more effective role model.

To apply for one of our upcoming open LGBT Role Models Programmes, simply click on the links below.

Tuesday 23 September in Newcastle – book

Wednesday 24 September in Manchester in partnership with Arts Council England – book here

Wednesday 3 December in London  – please email here for further information

Wednesday 10 December in Edinburgh – book

Wednesday 10 December in Cardiff
- please email here for further information.

We encourage women and people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds to apply because they are currently under-represented at application stage.

If you have any questions or need some support with your application, or for more detailed information about any of these development programmes, aims and outcomes please visit our website or you can contact your Stonewall Client Account Manager. Alternatively please email: