LGBT+ Awareness Training

Arcus recognises the importance of LGBT+ education and awareness in everything that we do.  We also want to roll this out to anyone who wishes to take advantage of it.  By working together with organisations it is our aim to encourage them to become an LGBT+ Champion. 

The benefits to the organisation:

  • Assistance to produce and maintain inclusive policies & procedures
  • Organisation will demonstrate inclusive involvement within the staff team
  • Organisation will  demonstrate successful engagement of Allies/LGBT+ Support Networks
  • Organisation will demonstrate effective managerial Support of LGBT+ People
  • Organisation will achieve better LGBT+ Public Engagement
  • Organisation will receive free publicity about their achievement
  • Organisation will receive free advertising through our social media
  • Organisation will receive updated and realistic training in LGBT+ awareness
  • Organisation will gain recognition as being an LGBT+ Champion
  • Organisation will be able to work competently, sensitively and effectively with LGBT + people

What is the process:

To begin with the LGBT+ Awareness Education is booked and delivered –  4 hour course, content of which includes:

  • What is LGBT+
  • Defining Equality and Diversity
  • Sex, Gender Spectrum and Identities
  • Challenges to the equality and diversity of LGBT people
  • Discrimination
  • Mental Health & Self Harm
  • Hate Crime & LGBT+ Wellbeing
  • Legal Landmarks
  • Importance of Allies
  • Putting Theory into Practice
  • Then, the Evidence based agreement paperwork is completed

What happens after the training:

  • Presentation of award takes place
  • LGBT+ Champions logo is made freely available for promotional purposes
  • The organisation receives publicity across Arcus social media
  • Press release is drafted for local press
  • All participants in the training receive an individual certificate of achievement
  • Copies of presentation & glossary are circulated
  • An increased public profile with relation to the organisations Equality and Diversity

What is the cost and how do we book?

The cost is negotiable depending on the organisations budget and whether or not they are a charity, etc.

Getting started is easy; simply contact us and we will discuss how we can help you.

(The training is also available on an individual one to one basis)

Current Award Holders Roll of Honour:

Listed below are the organisations that have successfully completed our LGBT Champions Scheme and are the proud holders of their very own LGBT Champion Award