Young Leaders programme
What you can do
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Young Leaders

12 - 13 February 2020

Stonewall knows that people perform better when they can be themselves.

Young Leaders Promotional Booklet 2020

Our Young Leaders programme explores what it means to be yourself in the workplace, while giving you the space to reflect on your values and expectations of your future.

If you are aged 18 to 25, thinking about your future and wondering how your sexual orientation and/or gender identity relates to the workplace and your career aspirations, the Stonewall Young Leaders programme could be for you.

The programme enabled me to look at myself as a role model and see how I can be a positive role model to others.

Young Leaders Programme Alumni

What to expect

Held over two days in February, with a reunion event six months later, this programme inspires you to think about your impact on others as young LGBTQ+ leaders and role models.

Led by Stonewall facilitators, the programme creates a safe space for you to explore what it means to lesbian, gay, bi and/or trans in the workplace. Young Leaders is a residential programme, so participants are required to stay in London for two nights in accommodation booked by Stonewall.

What the programme offers

Stonewall Young Leaders is a two-day residential programme, which offers a selected group of up to 36 young professionals an important opportunity to:

  • Reflect on how their identity as an LGBTQ+ person has an impact on their role as a role model and leader in the workplace
  • Explore how they can be a more effective organisational role model
  • Network with other LGBTQ+ professionals from the private, public and third sectors and forge ongoing relationships

Feedback from previous programmes

97%of participants said they now understand what it means to be themselves in the workplace

97%of participants said they feel more confident about being a positive LGBT role model in the workplace

100%rated the programme 'Excellent' or 'Good' overall


I always believed that there was not much to gain from other LGBT people my age. Quite simply, I was wrong.

I now understand the meaning of being authentic in the workplace.


Who should apply?

Stonewall actively supports and encourages LGBTQ+ people from a variety of backgrounds, experiences and skill sets to apply. We are particularly keen to hear from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and disabled candidates.

If you are aged 18 to 25, LGBTQ+ and keen to understand how your sexuality and/or gender identity can relate to your workplace and career, this programme could be for you. The successful participants work in one large group and smaller 'learning sets' over the two days. Participants who are willing to contribute to the discussions and exercises will get the most from the programme.

Programme rates

£989 + VAT. (If your employer is unable to cover the cost of the programme, or you are not currently in work, please see our subsidised places.)

Subsidised spaces

If your employer is unable to fund your space on the Young Leaders programme you may be eligible for one of our subsidised spaces. This means that Stonewall, or one of our partners or sponsors, will cover all of your programme costs. Find our application guidance notes here for more information about our subsidised spaces.

Programme rates include the following:

  • Two nights' accommodation in London (11 & 12 February 2020)
  • All meals and refreshments including an informal welcome dinner and formal networking dinner 
  • The two-day programme itself
  • Attendance at the six-month reunion, date to be confirmed

How do I apply?

Please ensure you read our guidance notes before completing our online application. The deadline for applications is 5pm on Monday 16 December 2019.

If you require the application in a different format or have any questions about the programme, please email

Apply here