Stonewall Equality Index - Inclusive workplace programme

MQT on 2014-11-19
Session date: 
November 19, 2014
Question By: 
Jennette Arnold OBE
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Further to you answer to question 2014/3681, can you please tell me what will be in Inclusive Leadership programme and state the date when it will be launched in the GLA?


Answer for Stonewall Equality Index - Inclusive workplace programme

Answer for Stonewall Equality Index - Inclusive workplace programme

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The GLA's Workforce Equalities Taskforce has been looking at ways to improve the diversity of the GLA workforce, with a particular focus on women at grade 10 and above and BAME staff at all levels. A number of initiatives have been introduced including learning from work PWC has developed on tackling unconscious bias and promoting inclusive leadership behaviours. The GLA is using videos produced by PWC (part of its 'Inclusive Leadership' programme) to promote discussions with staff at all levels about appropriate behaviours and inclusion. The programme has already been rolled out to all senior managers through:

- small group workshop discussions chaired by members of the Equalities Taskforce  between July-September 2014 (attended by Heads, ADs and Directors);

- Senior Management Team-wide discussion on 14 October 2014 (attended by the Heads, ADs, Directors and the Head of Paid Service).

Senior managers will now discuss next steps in their management team meetings about how individual directorates will cascade the Inclusive Leadership programme to all staff. The directorate leads will then feedback progress to the Equalities Task Force which meets regularly