Watch this key discussion about the roles of leaders in embedding long-term structural change within practices – with Philip Vivian, Managing Director of Bates Smart, Liz Westgarth, Managing Director of Hassell, and Allison Tsao of Humans Who Lead, in conversation with Monica Edwards and Justine Clark.

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What does an equitable workplace look like to our speakers?

Leadership is essential to serious progress on equity, but long-term, sustainable change is beyond any one person, no matter how knowledgeable or charismatic. Indeed, the WGEA Gender Strategy Toolkit notes that one of the characteristics of highly effective organisations is that “ongoing commitment to gender equality is unaffected by changes in leadership composition.”

So, how do leaders embed the structural change that will outlast them? What tools are available? How do they bring other people with them? What tactics and strategies are effective? What support is required? How are leaders held accountable? What are the indicators that an organisation has achieved a sustainable approach to equity, where gender equity is “simply part of how business is done, and how people work together – always”?

Watch to hear from three leaders about creating structural change.

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One hour of formal CPD on completion of the CPD questions. See here for the series Learning Objectives for the series as a whole.

Once the questions are completed, you will receive an email from Google forms with your responses. Please keep this – it provides the evidence of attendance and completion. Please note, separate CPD certificates will not be issued. If you can’t find the email, remember to check your spam folder and whitelist in your email system.

This session was recorded live on 19 March 2024. Stepping Up is a collaboration between Parlour, the Champions of Change Architecture Group and the Association of Consulting Architects.