Establishing and sustaining a pride / diversity group

Learning Focus
Inclusion and Diversity
Start Date
5 Mar, 2024
Enrol by
1 Mar, 2024
Program Description

This workshop is for school support staff and teachers wishing to support the creation or continuation of pride groups in their school/s. Participants will gain the understanding and skills needed to establish, run and sustain student-led pride groups in schools.

About the facilitators:

This session will be facilitated by Working It Out’s LGBTIQA+ School Inclusion Officers.

Kelli Charles (she/her) has a background in mental health and community support, working largely with young people and marginalised communities. Kelli is passionate about delivering high-quality professional learning and enjoys creating and facilitating enriching reflective practice spaces.

Daniel Howard (he/him) has been an LGBTIQA+ School Inclusion Officer since February 2022. He has spent almost two decades as a fulltime classroom teacher in Tasmanian public high schools. Daniel holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Teaching degree, both from the University of Tasmania.

Program Outcomes

At the end of this session participants will be able to:

  • Apply evidence-based strategies to support students and pride / diversity groups
  • Establish, run and sustain a pride / diversity group
  • Be an effective ally for LGBTIQA+ young people and colleagues in the school setting
  • Address issues and problems that may arise when running a pride / diversity group
  • Link in with the statewide pride / diversity group network
Australian Professional Standards


  • Standard 4 – Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments
  • Standard 7 – Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community


  • Leading improvement, innovation and change
  • Engaging and working with the community
Location, Date & Time

Face-to-face sessions 09:00 am – 3:00 pm

South – Professional Learning Institute, Glenorchy

  • Tuesday – 05 March 2024

North-West – paranaple convention centre, Devonport

  • Thursday 07 March 2024