Lewis Silkin’s Worksphere service wins award at the Legal Week Innovation Awards 2019
31 May 2019
Worksphere has won the award for Training Innovation at the Legal Week Awards for its campaign #aLastingChange and the development of bespoke anti-sexual harassment and bullying training sessions with the goal of enabling culture change within our clients’ organisations.
Developed as a result of the media shining a spotlight on issues including unequal pay, sexual harassment and under representation of women in senior roles, #aLastingChange set out to create a platform for collaboration, information sharing and legal insight and opinions on how we can produce a better working environment for everyone.
The leadership workshops and speak up seminars empower both management and staff to respond to bullying and harassment within the workplace and to highlight the different sensitivities that can arise amongst diverse groups of people. The sessions proactively consider what can be done to prevent issues from happening, the importance of role modelling and the consequences of poor behaviour. By attending a session, participants develop a good understanding of the legal framework, their organisation’s approach to diversity and inclusion, and how individual behaviour can impact others. Since the campaign was launched in 2018, 57 training sessions have been held with more in the pipeline.
The awards, now in their fifth year, celebrate outstanding achievement within the legal profession. By recognising exceptional achievement and best practice, they underline the crucial role promoting innovation played by lawyers working in tandem with colleagues in other disciplines.