09:00 - 09:10

Chair's Opening Remarks

Emma Jennings

Diversity and Inclusion Lead, Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion (ENEI)

09:10 - 09:40

Using Diversity Data to Progress Equity, Representation, and Inclusion in Local Government

  • Undertaking regular staff surveys to inform organisational strategies
  • Tracking, monitoring, and reporting consistently on diversity data to identity disparities, gaps in representation and evidence progress
  • Sharing examples of the using diversity data to progress EDI within a local government setting
Live Q & A
09:30 – 09:40
Tarig Singh

Tarig Singh

Equalities Officer, Nottinghamshire County Council

09:40 - 10:20

Panel Discussion: The Role of Transformative Leaders and Visible Diversity Champions

  • Discussing the role leaders play in shifting the culture within local authorities
  • Utilising positions of leadership to visibly foster change and combat inequality at the highest levels of the organisation
  • Appointing senior sponsors for protected characteristics to hold leaders and line managers to account
  • Breaking down the concept of allyship and how leaders can be effective allies

Rebecca Baldwin-Cantello BEM

Head of Equality and Inclusion, Bristol City Council

Davina Brown

Chair of Race Equality Network , London Borough of Croydon

10:20 - 10:35


10:35 - 11:00

Ethnicity Case Study: Embedding an Anti-Racist Culture within Local Government

  • Adopting an anti-racist approach to proactively tackle disparities for minority ethnic staff and the broader community
  • Using data and staff feedback to inform anti-racism plans
  • Establishing diversity champions to visibly lead on diversity, equality, and inclusion
  • Driving diverse representation in local government through apprenticeships and internships schemes
Live Q & A
10:50 – 11:00

Sonia Khan

Head of Policy and Strategic Delivery, Hackney Council

11:00 - 11:25

Disability Case Study: Building Inclusive Working Environments to Support Disabled Staff

  • Sharing best practice for making reasonable adjustments
  • Building the capacity and confidence of managers to support disabled staff
  • Supporting employees with hidden disabilities
  • Exploring how the normalisation of alternative working models is impacting the working lives of disabled staff
Live Q & A
11:15 – 11:25

Neil Howard

Accessibility and Equality Officer, Norfolk County Council

11:25 - 12:05

Networking Break

Meet your colleagues and make new connections via the virtual platform

12:05 - 12:35

LGBT+ Case Study: Shifting the Culture on LGBT+ Inclusion

  • Examples of employee resource groups shifting the culture on LGBT+ inclusion
  • Discussing routes to resource staff networks to support LGBT+ inclusion in the workplace
  • Understanding the intersections in staff experiences and identities
Live Q & A
12:25 – 12:35

Emma Strain

Executive Sponsor for LGBTQ+ Network, Greater London Authority

12:35 - 12:55

Gender Case Study: Improving Gender Representation Across the Whole Organisation

  • Sharing learnings from a local authority working to achieve gender equality within their organisation
  • Reporting on gender pay gap data to understand gaps in representation and inform organisational strategy
  • Embedding a culture of coaching, training, and skills development to support women to progress in their careers
Live Q & A
12:45 – 12:55

Shumailla Dar

Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Harrow Council

12:55 - 13:00

Chair's Closing Remarks

Emma Jennings

Diversity and Inclusion Lead, Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion (ENEI)

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