Parks and green space: does everyone feel welcome?

Parks and green space: does everyone feel welcome?

Throughout the pandemic, parks have provided respite from cabin fever and safe places to meet family and friends. Whilst Covid demonstrates the value of green space for everybody, it also highlights inequalities. This webinar explored barriers experienced by people from different backgrounds and how the sector can do better.

Making procurement more inclusive

Procurement may not be sexy, but it is a key lever for change. How do we make it more inclusive? That was THE question guiding this October 2020 roundtable, whose dynamic speakers shared best practice, tools & strategies for getting the best possible outcomes – check the link for resources.

Making Equality the ‘New Normal’

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This lively session brought together established and emerging champions across all kinds of inclusion issues to share resources, connections and strategies. Check the post and/or video for ideas and networks you can use in your own efforts!

You had me at hello

It’s not just what you say in a presentation that matters; how you say it is just as important. FoL’s Speaker Showcase is a great way for participants to learn how to get their message across, how to win over an audience, and, perhaps most importantly, how to do this with confidence

Accessible London – finding the way to a more equitable city

Disability affects more than 13m UK citizens – up to 98% check location info before visiting a new place, and 76% have avoided a place specifically because they can’t find accessibility information. South Bank BID and AccessAble are changing that in a key London area and are spreading the word.

It’s time to get comfortable with public speaking

Public speaking doesn’t come easily to everyone, but for most of us, it’s an essential skill to get comfortable with. FoL’s Speaker Showcase offers participants an opportunity to hone their public speaking skills, make new connections and build profile, all in a mutually supportive environment.

How do you achieve real diversity?

Ricky Scipio

On 27 September, Future of London’s All-Network Meet Up at City Hall brought nearly 100 cross-sector urban professionals together to share answers to this question. Speakers leading equality, diversity and inclusion initiatives were invited to share examples of good practice in HR and recruitment, campaigning and advocacy, career progression and … Read more

Practice makes perfect – join a Speaker Showcase!

“Practice is crucial” for mastering public speaking. But how often is it possible to get in that practice before ‘crunch time’? The Future of London Speaker Showcase is a great way for up-and-coming speakers to work on their craft in a friendly and constructive environment.