Proud to Lead®

Build a network of support when you engage in leadership communication skills development with other LGBTQ2+ leaders in Proud to Lead®.

Help your LGBTQ2+ employees develop an intentional approach to leadership communication. Teach them how to establish their authentic leadership voice and use it proudly, all while learning and growing together with other LGBTQ2+ employees.

Diverse group of LGBTQ2+ leaders at a meeting, engaged in leadership communication development within Proud to Lead®.

Ideal Audience

New and aspiring LGBTQ2+ leaders. Also appropriate for LGBTQ2+ Employee Resource Groups (ERGs).

Delivery Method

In-Person or virtual. Hybrid learning options are also available.

Available In: English, French, and Spanish.


In-Person: 2 days, or;

Virtual: 3, 1.5-hour live online sessions over four weeks + pre-program, self-paced learning modules + 30-minutes of 1:1 virtual coaching.

Program Overview:

Proud to Lead®  is a purpose-built space for LGBTQ2+ employees to share their unique challenges and learn from one another’s experiences, while building their leadership communication skills. Engaging in development with leaders who’ve had similar experiences and face common challenges creates a safe, trusting environment where true learning, growth, and support can occur.

Proud to Lead®  is designed by, led by, and offered exclusively by The Humphrey Group’s own roster of inspiring, engaging LGBTQ2+ facilitators and designers.  

What Participants Learn in our Proud to Lead® Program:

We recognize that the specific communication challenges facing LGBTQ2+ leaders vary by organization, so the first step in the development process is a partnership to determine exactly which skills we need to address in your program. We then develop a learning experience for your LGBTQ2+ leaders tailored to your needs. Though specific learning outcomes may vary, the overall goal is to empower members of your LGBTQ2+ community to lead with pride at all levels of the organization. The sharing of experiences is central to the learning experience.

In this learning experience, you can achieve the following outcomes with one of our proven designs, or you can tailor the content and design to your specific needs.   Participants in Proud to Lead® may receive the knowledge and tools to:  

  • View communication through the lens of leadership. 
  • Articulate a vision no matter their level or role. 
  • Cultivate a strong core of conviction to support their vision.  
  • Design a leadership brand that aligns with their core convictions and values. 
  • Use storytelling to share their convictions authentically and persuasively. 
  • Project a powerful and authentic presence, both in-person and virtually.  
  • Grow their LGBTQ2+ network and strengthen existing networks within the organization. 

Is Proud to Lead® Right for You?

Proud to Lead® is ideal for new or aspiring LGBTQ2+ leaders who are struggling with one or more of the following challenges:  

  • Developing a powerful and authentic leadership presence. 
  • Cultivating core values and sharing them with others.  
  • Building a network of support with other LGBTQ2+ leaders. 

Tailored Program Add-Ons:

The Proud to Lead® program design is tailored to your specific needs. Contact our Sales team to learn more about our full library of Spark add-on modules. A couple of exercises we highly recommend adding to a program for members of the LGBTQ2+ community include:

Facilitated Panel to Kick-Off

The Humphrey Group facilitates a panel session with senior leaders and members of the LGBTQ2+ community in your organization to kick off the learning experience.

Facilitated Networking Session to Close

The Humphrey Group facilitates a networking session between senior leaders and members of the LGBTQ2+ community in your organization to close the learning experience. 

Older female leader high-fiving a team member in a diverse corporate setting, illustrating successful, authentic leadership.