Leadership Training Academy #LTA2018

In order to achieve meaningful social change we need to foster the training of a new generation of LGBTIQ+ advocates to lead the conversation, reshape the narrative, and ultimately, change the culture.

The Equality Project's Leadership Training Academy is a specialised leadership and media engagement training program for LGBTIQ+ advocates, change-makers and emerging community leaders who want to build the core skills and techniques to effect positive social change.

We have compiled an exciting curriculum that includes programs from some of the largest LGBTIQ+ rights organisations in the world. These include the world-class GLAAD Media Institute and the Stonewall LGBTIQ Role Models program.


Who SHOULD attend?

The Leadership Training Academy is designed for LGBTIQ+ advocates and emerging community leaders as well as professionals from any sector or industry who want to explore what it means to be an authentic and inclusive LGBTIQ+ role model in the workplace.

We are looking for a diverse range of participants particularly those who are from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people of faith, people with a disability, women and non-binary people – and those at the intersections of these identities.

What does it mean to be an LGBTIQ role model? And how do we ‘step-up’? How do we speak to our audience and shape the narrative?

With the support of our sponsors and training partners, our two 2-day leadership training program is one of the most affordable in the country. But if you are unable to attend due to cost we encourage you to apply for a scholarship.

The Leadership Training Academy will be held in October 2018 in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Canberra.


Sample Course Content (TBC)

LGBTIQ Role Models

Explore what it means to be an authentic and inclusive LGBTIQ role model in your community or in the workplace. Stonewall program.

  • Insight into and understanding of what it means to be yourself
  • Understanding what it means to be an LGBTIQ role model and ways to ‘step up’
  • Active listening skills and techniques for having productive conversations
  • Practical ways to step up as an LGBTIQ role model
  • Increased motivation and confidence to be a visible and influential role model

Engagement 101 Training

Telling your story : Messaging & media tools for today's activist. GLAAD Media Institute.

  • Storytelling
  • Messaging
  • An introduction to the media landscape
  • An introduction to media advocacy
  • Interviewing

Tell Your Story & Get It Seen

A 2-hour writing intensive workshop that focuses on personal narrative writing and how to get it out there. Presented by Benjamin Law. Sunday 13th October in Sydney.


$199 EARLY BIRD registration is now OPEN for these cities

There was a fantastic diversity of thought in the room. The session with Ross Murray (GLAAD) was absolutely outstanding and a real privilege to attend!
— Melbourne attendee

Morning tea, afternoon tea and lunch included on both days.

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The Equality Project's Leadership Training Academy 2018 is powered by Macquarie Bank and supported by Mercer Australia, Dowson Turco Lawyers, GLAAD and PwC Australia.

Photo credit: Andy Miller