OutNEXT is the first global talent development program for the next generation of LGBT+ business leaders. As Out Leadership’s initiative for young leaders, participation is free for Out Leadership members.
Out Leadership’s member companies are invited to select high-performing, high-potential, openly LGBT+ employees (typically with between five and eight years of work experience), to participate in OutNEXT. This cohort engages throughout the year with OutNEXT’s leadership programming, developed specifically for them by PwC.
OutNEXT is decidedly differentiated from other leadership development training – in no small part because of the unique power of its participants. LGBT+ people are used to being in the minority in the work context. There’s something meaningful and empowering about convening this small, selected group of high-achieving LGBT+ business thinkers.
96% of 2016 Summit participants said that OutNEXT created valuable insights for them
93% said that the programming would be applicable at work
96% said that OutNEXT was different from other LGBT+ conferences they’d attended
The 2018 program includes a global Summit in New York City and regional salons in London, Hong Kong, and Sydney.
Global Sponsors of OutNEXT for 2018
In 2016, the global sponsor of OutNEXT and the host of the global Summit is Barclays.
2016’s OutNEXT Regional Salons are presented by Bloomberg.
Out Leadership Member companies are encouraged to select a diverse group of delegates who have the potential to grow as leaders within their companies, and to send people to OutNEXT events around the world. Every participant at a Salon or a Summit is integrated into the OutNEXT network managed by Out Leadership.
Both the Summit and the Regional Salons include content that covers collaborative problem-solving, personal branding, leading change, sponsorship, and Allyship – and every OutNEXT event has abundant networking opportunities built in. The Global Summit also includes a Hackathon, in which participants are challenged to apply their management expertise to the pressing needs of LGBT non-profits. Groups of 5-7 must work together to create innovative consulting solutions responding to issues important to the LGBT+ community, such as LGBT+ Youth Homelessness, International LGBT+ Rights, HIV/AIDS, and Transgender Rights and Inclusion.
Our goal is to foster real, meaningful connections between OutNEXT participants – pursuant to our belief that creating business relationships and business opportunity helps drive equality forward.
Participation in OutNEXT is a benefit of membership in Out Leadership. Member companies are able to send a select number of delegates to the global Summit and to regional salons. We are always looking for compelling content and speakers to present to OutNEXT participants. To engage with the first global leadership development program for emerging LGBT+ business talent, please contact us today.