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The TUC LGBT+ Leadership Programme 2023
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Wed, 08 Feb 2023 - 19:00 to
Wed, 22 Mar 2023 - 19:00

*Application deadline extended: 19th December.

We’re launching a brand-new LGBT+ leadership programme for the Trade Union movement. 

Through a series of six two-hour evening sessions, delivered weekly 7pm-9pm, participants will develop their skills and confidence to step up as LGBT+ leaders in their Unions and beyond. 

The programme will bring together a cohort of 20 Union reps and activists to learn and share expertise and experience. The programme will provide the group with the opportunity to: 

  • Explore their own approach to leadership and what authentic LGBT+ leadership could look like 
  • Develop a deeper understanding of the Trade Union movement including employment law, structures, and organisational and industrial challenges 
  • Develop a network of supportive LGBT+ leaders in the Trade Union movement which enables further leadership development 

The sessions will be delivered by Stonewall and representatives from the trade union movement. The total cost of this programme is £250 per delegate. 

Programme dates 

  • Module 1: Welcome to the programme (February 8) 
  • Module 2: The power of LGBT+ Leadership (February 15) 
  • Module 3: Understanding Unions Part One (February 22) 
  • Module 4: Centring wellbeing in leadership practice (March 8) 
  • Module 5: Understanding Unions Part Two (March 15) 
  • Module 6: Nurturing your leadership development (March 22) 

All sessions will run 7pm – 9pm over Zoom. 
An in-person reunion session will be organised three months after the programme. 
How to apply 
Applications to attend the programme will close at noon on Monday 19th December 2022. 

We will inform applicants of their place on the programme at least one month before the start of the programme.  

TUC affiliated unions are invited to support LGBT+ reps and activists to attend this programme, places on which are limited (with a maximum number of 20 participants).  
Applicants are asked to nominate themselves, but to apply, you will need to confirm that your Trade Union will support you and cover the £250 programme fee.  
Complete this form to apply  
Please contact Emma Kosmin with any questions, including if you would like to talk through the application process or you require a different format of application. 

Transport and Travel

Sessions will be held on Zoom. 


Everyone should expect to feel safe, welcome and included at our events. We will ask in the application form about any adjustments we could make to support you in accessing this programme. Please email if you'd like to speak with us further about access adjustments we can make. 

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