A series of workshops providing insight, strategies and good practice solutions for engaging LGBT+ people in sport, and physical activity
Including trans people in sport: Simon Croft, Gendered Intelligence
Tuesday 2 June, 11am
A brief introductory level session delivered by Gendered Intelligence (GI), a charity that works to increase understandings of gender diversity and improve the lives of trans people. The session will cover what ‘trans’ means, why working on trans inclusion in sport is important, and some top tips for making that inclusion happen in practice. There’ll be opportunity to ask questions.
Communicating LGBT+ Inclusion: Jon Holmes, Sports Media LGBT+
Tuesday 9 June 11am
How do we talk about our LGBT+ inclusion work to our members, our fans and the wider community? Sometimes it’s tricky to communicate initiatives which are designed to welcome everyone in – maybe the language and the terminology used appears too complex or the action taken seen as too niche to warrant coverage on social media and other channels. However, it is important to talk about inclusion. Getting the messaging right helps to inform and educate those already connected to the organisation or club, and sharing a story more widely provides an opportunity to reach out to new audiences.
Beyond Rainbows: Engaging LGBT+ Communities: Hugh Torrance, LEAP Sports Scotland
Tuesday 16 June 11am
From participation in sport to sports governance, we need to engage LGBT+ people in our sector. How do we reach, engage and get LGBT+ people involved in meaningful and sustainable ways? This workshop will include strategies for success.
LGBT+ Inclusive Coaching: Lou Englefield, Pride Sports
Tuesday 23 June 11am
What do we know about LGBT+ participants motivations and attitudes to sport and physical activity and how should this shape our approach to coaching? With insights from coaches and athletes themselves, this workshop sets out to provide participants with a person-centred, inclusive perspective on coaching for all stages of the pathway.
LGBT+ Inclusive Boards: Lou Englefield, Pride Sports
Tuesday 30 June
What is the imperative for LGBT+ inclusion on sports boards/committees? Good governance necessitates diversity, so what can we do to encourage LGBT+ people to get involved? This session will explore the advantages of LGBT+ inclusion in governance structures, potential challenges in recruiting more diversely and strategies for success.
The webinars will be hosted on Zoom. Once you register you will receive an invitation link approximately one hour before the start.