The following information gives you details of the events that we are arranging or supporting and any University business we have been asked to comment on.
National Coming Out Day (Social Event) - Friday 11 October 2013
The screening is at 8:30pm and we'll be meeting at Chapel 1877 (Churchill Way) from 7:00pm.
You'll need to buy tickets for the film via the Iris Prize website : http://www.irisprize.org/festival-programme-2013/
If you don't fancy the film, that's fine, come along and meet us for a drink instead - or if you don't fancy a drink you can meet us at the cinema!
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- Transgender Day of Remembrance - Wednesday 20 November 2013
- World Aids Day - Sunday 01 December 2013
- LGBT History Month - February 2014
- Cardiff Mardi Gras - Saturday 30 August 2014
- Bi Visibility Day - Tuesday 23 September 2014
- National Coming Out Day - Saturday 11 October 2014
Stonewall wants your views!
As part of the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index 2014 submission the University is keen to encourage all LGBT+ members of staff to share their views of working for Cardiff University with Stonewall. This makes up a vital part of the submission process and all comments go directly to Stonewall.
To complete the staff survey please visit the Stonewall Survey and enter the code 605 which identifies you as a member of staff at Cardiff University.
The deadline for the survey is 14 September 2013. If anyone has any questions about the survey or the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index you can contact Karen Cooke, Chair of Enfys (Staff LGBT+ network) on firstname.lastname@example.org or 029 208 70063.
Stonewall Talent Programme
This programme is free and is run specifically for people aged 18 - 25 who identify as Lesbian, Gay or Bisexual. More information can be found at: http://www.youngstonewall.org.uk/get_involved/talent_programme/
Stonewall Leadership Programme 2013 – Call for Applications
The University has for a fourth year running committed to funding specific staff development activities for LGBT members of staff. There are two programmes available that staff may be interested in, the Stonewall Leadership Programme and the Stonewall Authentic Role Model Programme. The university will fund an application for one member of staff for each programme. This application doesn't guarantee a place but if you are selected by Stonewall then the university will fund the cost of the course. For more information please follow the instructions for the programme you are interested in.
If you’re LGBT+ and thinking about your career development then the following opportunities will be of interest to you. The Stonewall Leadership Programme is the UK’s only specifically designed course for high talent LGB leaders and takes place over two days in November. The Authentic Role Models course is a new programme from Stonewall and takes place in September. This year the University would like to fund a member of staff to attend each of the programmes if they are selected by Stonewall.
The Stonewall Leadership Programme offers delegates the unique freedom to explore the impact their sexual orientation has on their leadership. It allows them to consider why they operate at work in the way they do and how this impacts on their outcomes as leaders. Over two days the programme enables gay professionals to look at their leadership from the dual perspectives of their sexual orientation and their workplace context. It provides a space where delegates feel safe to discuss how being gay influences their leadership experiences and outcomes.
The Stonewall Leadership Programme takes place at Ashridge Business School on the 21 – 22 November 2013. Sarah Watts, Senior International Officer attended the leadership programme last year and said: “It is no exaggeration to say that the Stonewall Leadership Programme literally changed my life. Had you asked me before if my sexuality influences who I am as an employee and manager, I would have flatly denied it. But the course made me see how it absolutely does - and in a very positive way! The course facilitators were the best I have ever experienced and they created a safe and supportive environment within which all participants could explore and challenge their own beliefs. Above all, it was a great fun 2 days during which I made enduring friendships, and has helped me view myself as a positive role model within my work place.”
Those who are interested in being nominated for either programme are asked to apply to the University using elements of the application process required by Stonewall themselves:
Stonewall Leadership Programme
:1. Giving personal insights, please tell us about your motivation for applying to the Stonewall Leadership Programme. (approx 130 words)
2. What role do you think your sexual orientation currently has in your leadership outcomes? (approx 130 words)
3. What do you hope to achieve through your leadership on your return to your workplace? (approx 130 words)
4. Send us a one-page version of your current CV.
Staff who are interested can send their applications to Karen Cooke via email at CookeK1@cf.ac.uk or address hard copies to Karen at 11th Floor, McKenzie House, 30-36 Newport Road, Cardiff CF24 0DE. Stonewall Leadership Programme applications need to reach Karen by Monday 9 September 2013.
Further information is available from Lorna Fulton on 0207 593 1865 or at email@example.com. or by contacting Karen Cooke on Ext 70063 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also download copies of the programme from: