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Event Summary

Local government is at its best when it is accessible, inclusive and above all, fully representative of the diverse communities it serves.

Westminster Insight’s upcoming Equality and Diversity in Local Government Conference is the latest opportunity to put your questions to EDI experts who specialise in progressing the following in local government:

  • Racial equality
  • Disability inclusion
  • Gender equality
  • LGBT+ inclusion

Learn how to foster and develop a culture of anti-racism within your local authority to proactively tackle inequalities, barriers and disparities for minority ethnicity staff.

How do we create accessible physical working environments for disabled staff? Join us to gain practice advice on how to deliver reasonable adjustments and support staff with hidden disabilities, especially in the context of increased hybrid working.

You will hear how gender equality leads are using gender pay gap reporting and a robust package of skills development schemes to support women’s career progression and diverse representation across grade bands. Learn from others who are turning the dial on LGBT+ inclusion and creating cultures of belonging.

Listen to various case studies featuring trailblazing councils leading the way on equality and diversity. Hear how Bristol, Croydon and Nottinghamshire Council are leveraging transformational leadership, engaged employee resource groups (ERGs) and diversity data to create cultures of inclusion and accountability.

This event will be delivered virtually. Book on to watch the content from your own settings and on demand. Network with colleagues via the digital platform, build relationships, and directly discuss challenges with your peers and sector leaders.

Key Points

  • Leveraging diversity data to inform action on equality and diversity within local government settings
  • Embedding equality and inclusion across the organisation via champions at the executive-level
  • Adopting an anti-racist approach to tackling disparities for ethnic minority staff
  • Reducing pay gaps and improving representation of women in leadership roles
  • Creating accessible digital and physical working environments to support disabled staff
  • Using employee resource groups (ERGs) to shift the culture on LGBT+ inclusion