ABOUT OUR NETWORK STRATEGY WORKSHOP
Creating active & sustainable LGBTQ+ networks can be difficult, especially when staff have to juggle their demanding day jobs. We’ll look at how you can create a structured network strategy, provide a planned and strategic networking offering, and secure support for your network outside of its members.
Ahead of this workshop (if you have them) you’ll need to send us your network terms of reference, your network strategy, and a general summary of your networks current operations. We’ll use our expertise in LGBTQ+ inclusion to review these & design a day of learning based off of the resources you already have in place & those that you need. If we think you won’t need a full day, we’ll offer a proportionate package to save you time & money. If we think you won’t need a full day, we’ll offer a proportionate package to save you time & money.
Our workshops are custom made to your needs! We suggest a rough agenda based off of the items you send us but throughout the day we’ll tailor the learning & time spent on different areas based off of what you’d prefer.
Audience & Delivery
This session is designed for staff network committees, D&I professionals, & HR professionals.
Up to 10 attendees delivered via google meets.
10am till 4pm with an hour for lunch.
- You leave understanding how the industry leading LGBTQ+ networks operate
- Leave with a strategy for running your staff network for the next 12 months.
- Key findings from our reviews
- What are the best networks doing?
- Action planning: Awareness Raising
- Action planning: Supporting LGBTQ+ Staff
- Action planning: Committee Structure
- Action planning: Securing buy-in
OUR TRAINING ETHOS
At Blossom LGBT CIC we’ve built our training in collaboration with industry leaders in LGBTQ+ inclusion. This includes some of the biggest names in modern day LGBTQ+ equality movements, trend setters in LGBTQ+ workplace inclusivity, and most importantly every day LGBTQ+ people. Each of our training packages centres around one very simple question “What would make LGBTQ+ workplace lives better?” and we go from there.
One of our three core values at Blossom LGBT CIC is inclusivity – That includes including people who are new on their journey. We understand that not everyone can be experts in LGBTQ+ inclusion, that’s why we dedicate our professional lives to it! We’ll never make you feel silly or less if you don’t understand something or can’t quite wrap your head around a concept – We’re here to help you do that. That being said, we never tolerate hate or discrimination fuelled comments (including anti-lgbtq+ dog whistles or teasing of people trying to learn) within our training and always reserve the right to remove attendees who create a negative learning environment.
We can do more than just train you!
Our training packages sometimes point out that workplaces aren’t necessarily doing everything they can to develop LGBTQ+ inclusive cultures. That can seem a little bit scary or concerning but don’t worry – We’ve got your back! We can provide tailored support for your workplace to create inclusive cultures including 1-2-1 support, content reviews, design & implementation, or full LGBTQ+ Inclusion audits. Read more about that here.
Looking for ongoing training?
It’s really important that LGBTQ+ knowledge and learning isn’t a one off thing! By consistently running LGBTQ+ inclusion courses, or embedding LGBTQ+ inclusion within your onboarding processes, you can work towards creating a workplace culture that truly understands ands values the importance of LGBTQ+ inclusion at every level. We can create bespoke agreements which may include the annual delivery of training, multiple engagements across a year, or supporting you to develop an inclusive induction process. Email Oscar@Blossom.LGBT to discuss this in more detail.
READY TO BOOK OR WANT TO LEARN MORE?
Simply hit the enquiry button on this page to let our team know that you’re interested. We’ll get in touch to let you know when we’re available to deliver the training and to see if you’ve got any questions, concerns, or would like any alterations to the standard course agenda. If you’d prefer to keep it traditional then send an email to our business manager on Oscar@Blossom.LGBT or give us a call on 01483 399237.