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House of Lords: Training

Question for The Senior Deputy Speaker

UIN HL3932, tabled on 10 November 2021

To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what outside organisations are currently providing (1) training, and (2) guidance on workplace culture and behaviour, to the House of Lords; and what is the annual cost of these services.

Answered on

24 November 2021

The tables below provide a breakdown of suppliers, services and costs in the current financial year currently providing (1) training and (2) guidance on workplace culture and behaviour. In the interests of openness I have interpreted “workplace culture and behaviour” broadly; for example, the Leadership Development Programme will contribute to improved leadership capabilities in the Administration and therefore to the overall workplace culture.

Development events

Supplier

Type of work

Cost

Challenge

Valuing Everyone (ICGS) training

£23,640

T-Three Consulting Ltd

Leadership Development Programme

£57,530

3E Coaching Ltd

Executive Coaching

£6,350

Eliesha Training Ltd

Recruitment Panel Training

£3,215

Personal Strengths Ltd

Psychological Assessment (profiling tool)

£2,997

Geri McKenna Ltd

Executive Coaching

£3,750

CX People Ltd

People Skills (PDR, Applications and Interviews & Quality Conversations)

£2,100

Inclusive Employers

Two recorded webinars for Black History Month available to all colleagues:

  • Being an Ally to your Black Colleagues: Conversation to Action – 15 October 2021
  • Being an Ally to your Black Colleagues: Challenging Microaggressions – 26 October 2021

£1,350 (+ VAT)

Inclusive Employers

LGBT+ Allies webinar

£750 (+VAT)

Business Disability Forum

Disability and Accessibility Focus Groups

£3,780.00 (inc VAT)

Annual Membership subscriptions

Supplier

Type of work

Cost

Inclusive Employers

Annual Membership includes access to: Guidance documents, expertise and professional advice Best practice from a network of other employers Webinars and training opportunities

£2,700.00 (inc VAT)

Inclusive Companies

Annual Membership/ Recruitment Board & Benchmark, includes access to: UK Top 50 Employers Benchmarking Index Round-table best practice sharing events Webinars and guidance.

£3,750.00 (+ VAT)

Stonewall

Annual Membership includes access to: Online and in-person advice on policy and best practice in LGBT inclusion Proud Employers LGBT+ recruitment board Stonewall Employers Benchmark.

£2,500 (+VAT)

The information provided above refers to centralised spend on learning and development interventions related to culture and behaviour. Individual offices have localised training budgets, and we do not hold a full data set relating to additional individual office spend in this and other areas.

In addition to the externally-provided events set out in the tables, we run other programmes and interventions using our internal resources to help develop our culture and behaviours. These include mentoring, team and individual profiling tools, workshops (including on values and behaviours) and internal coaching. We continually review our core learning and development offer to ensure it supports our strategic objectives and provides value for money, including evaluating our partner relationships and existing contracts.