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.
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.
Type of work
Valuing Everyone (ICGS) training
T-Three Consulting Ltd
Leadership Development Programme
3E Coaching Ltd
Eliesha Training Ltd
Recruitment Panel Training
Personal Strengths Ltd
Psychological Assessment (profiling tool)
Geri McKenna Ltd
CX People Ltd
People Skills (PDR, Applications and Interviews & Quality Conversations)
Two recorded webinars for Black History Month available to all colleagues:
£1,350 (+ VAT)
LGBT+ Allies webinar
Business Disability Forum
Disability and Accessibility Focus Groups
£3,780.00 (inc VAT)
Annual Membership subscriptions
Type of work
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)
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)
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.
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.