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Training & Awareness Opportunities

Training is a great way for people to develop and learn from their colleagues and peers in a safe and supportive environment.

This is especially true with regard to engaging with LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender) issues; an often feared or misunderstood equality issue. We offer a number of dynamic and thought provoking training packages which draws on our experience of empowering LGBT people in the Bridgend borough.

Over the years we have witnessed a number of legislative changes which further recognise the rights of LGBT people; for example, the Employment Equality (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2003 or the repeal of Section 2a of the Local Government Act 1988 (or commonly known as section 28) to the current 2010 Single Equality Act.

This is only a small part of the picture; nurturing diversity needs people to challenge the culture and ethos of organisations to really make LGBT people of all ages feel safe and free from the fear of prejudice or discrimination when, for example, coming out at school or accessing their local health clinic.  Empowering LGBT people to be active citizens and challenge the fear of homo/bi/transphobia requires investing in personal and professional development.

Our training packages, which can be tailored to fit your needs, are a great way to get to grips with LGBT issues, mainstream LGBT equality or, more importantly, equip yourself and/or your services with the tools to reach out to LGBT people in Bridgend – and that is quite a lot of people!  We have the experience, the motivation and the resources and continue to deliver a high quality training and we do all this FREE of charge! So why not get in touch and see how we can help you today.

The training packages we are currently delivering are listed below…

LGBT Awareness in the Workplace -1 & 2

This training package consists of 2 three-hour sessions and aims to develop awareness of LGBT issues and create an understanding of the current equality legislation. The sessions are delivered as follows:

Workshop 1;

LGBT issues in service provision and general awareness, including:

 History

Health

Mental health

Hate crime

Social isolation

Workshop 2;

Equality legislation and workplace policies (Equality Act 2010, Human Rights Act 1998, Gender Recognition Act 2004, inclusive workplace policy etc.). 

Each session can also be delivered independently on days and at times that suit you. 

For more information about this course or to find out how we might be able to help you further, please feel free to get in touch via our contact page.

LGBT Healthy Relationships

  • Specific content for Key Stage 3
  • Different Key Stages can be addressed on request
  • Includes:

    Myths and Stereotypes
    Family relationships
    Positive and negative relationship
    Support available

For more information about this course or to find out how we might be able to help you further, please feel free to get in touch via our contact page.

LGBT Awareness for Young People

Developed specifically for a younger audience, the aim of this training course is to create and raise awareness of issues facing the LGBT community. This package is ideally suited for youth organisations and youth clubs and is delivered within a 1 to 2 hour our session.

Areas included and addressed in this training include;

Myths and stereotypes
Coming out
Issues in school and home
Support available
For more information please contact us.

For more information about this course or to find out how we might be able to help you further, please feel free to get in touch via our contact page.

Communication Skills: Speaking to a Group

Designed for beginners, our interactive communication skills training course has been created to address speaking and engaging within a group situation. Often quite daunting and challenging to some, this course aims to breakdown the areas that are deemed as challenging when engaging within a group setting. Delivered over a 1 to 2 hour period the area’s included and addressed within the training course are;

Body language
Listening Skills
Time management
Tips and suggestions

For more information about this course or to find out how we might be able to help you further, please feel free to get in touch via our contact page.