In-line with the conference theme of ‘Maintaining Our Foundations’, we have an exciting line-up of workshops for members to choose from, that cover a broad range of topics all linked to Consortium's Strategic Plan.
The workshops will be delivered in three sessions across the day and you can find out more about them by clicking to expand any of the titles below.
Attendees will be able to register their interest in which workshops they would like to attend on the sign-up form.
Workshop Session 1: 12:15 - 13:00
This workshop will be a chaired Q&A session with members that have trans media expertise and halfway through will be opened up for participants to ask questions. Topics include promoting positive representations of trans folks in media, the potential for a sector-wide media strategy, the role of cis allies, and more.
We hear all the time about the importance of looking after ourselves and each other but what does that really mean in practical terms? This workshop will explore how organisations can support staff and volunteers by building self-care and wellbeing practices into day-to-day operations. We will look at some of the tools and resources available and hear from Member groups that have built and embedded a culture of wellbeing for their teams.
This Member-led panel will bring together a variety of perspectives on accessibility within LGBT+ organisations and spaces. Through these discussions and opportunities to ask questions this workshop will support your organisation in developing an inclusive and diverse approach to accessibility for all.
Workshop Session 2: 13:45 - 14:30
This Member-led session will focus on practical ways to resist systems of oppression. We will reflect on key issues that our communities have faced and how these continue to disproportionately impact the LGBTQIA+ and Muslim, Black and Brown communities today. We’ll also explore the ways in which systems of oppression intersect and some things we can do to keep ourselves and our communities safe.
This workshop will explore some practical ways you can better protect your organisation from some of the threats we find charities can suffer from. We will explore the topic of DSARs (Direct Subject Access Requests), FOIs (Freedom of Information requests), cyber-attacks and insurance considerations.
There will be information shared to help your organisation but also time to open the floor for question and discussion so we can work towards having the strongest and most resilient LGBT+ organisations.
This short, practical workshop will be led by communications experts and will offer a variety of approaches, tips and tricks for delivering strong, positive organisational messages and for redefining and challenging hostile narratives.
Workshop Session 3: 15:00 - 15:45
This panel discussion session will explore what good LGBT+ leadership should look like, where we want LGBT+ leadership to be and how we get there. We will discuss this topic through the critical lens of equity and how we ensure the LGBT+ sector is a beacon of good practice when thinking about leadership towards the future.
Small or new organisations often struggle to provide enough data to evidence their valuable work and support grant applications. In this session, we will talk to funders about how they are looking beyond the numbers when assessing applications and the best ways for groups to incorporate the voices of those with lived experience in their bids.
Is your team spending so much time firefighting that you struggle to find time to explore how you practically embed equity in your work?
Hear from several organisations on their own approach to equitable work, and ways of embedding equity in your organisation, no matter the size of your LGBT+ organisations.
The workshop will also be an opportunity to explore what we mean by equity and how we keep it as a priority within our sector.