“I had high expectations, but this workshop exceeded them.”Judy Byrne, Senior Customer Engineer, SWIFT
“A very thought-provoking session - I saw the penny drop for a number of my colleagues.”Anonymous
“I really liked Marissa's approach and tone. There were some really interesting frameworks to help reflect and structure conversations. The more I learn, the more confident I feel to create change. The Change Canvas will help me to structure my ideas and planning.”Lyndsay Davies, Boomsatsuma
“Eye-opening !! I think the Diversily leadership workshop should be mandatory for all staff, including the Exco and the lessons put into practice in all divisions. ”Yann Escarmelle, Head of Small and Medium Business, UKI, SWIFT
“10 out of 10. Very clear! Very informative and relaxed”Luke Sutton, Director, Crack Magazine
“Urging an organization to be inclusive is not an attack. It's progress. This workshop was a great way to open up conversations and drive concrete action. ”Dola Ebun, Product Owner, SWIFT
“I'm open-minded and would consider myself as an 'ally' to others, yet I still learnt so much about how I can become a more inclusive leader.”Helen Alexander, Senior Manager, SWIFT
“The tools are accessible and valued. Marissa presents them very well.”Liz Harkman, Bristol Festivals
“5 out of 5. Clear, well structured and thoughtful training session. The Inclusive Leadership Training is a thoughtful balance between insight and action. It encourages you to question yourself and then to structure action so that change is manageable and sustainable. Small thoughful actions, practiced regularly are surely the way to change the world. I really enjoyed it and its given me things to think about and do. The Change Canvas as a way of getting traction and action. Its a super helpful model. ”Nicola Payne, Managing Director, Noisy Little Monkey Ltd
“I strongly agree with the messages that were presented and I learned a lot about the good things I practice and areas I should be mindful of. I think more leaders should be aware of these messages.”Jared Casey, Data Analytics Product Owner, SWIFT
You have influence within your organisation and you want to learn how leading more inclusively and authentically can help you build high performing diverse teams and get better results.
You recognise the value of taking time away from 'the day job' to reflect upon and develop your own leadership skills. You are prepared to challenge your preconceptions and willing to do the work to put your learnings into practice.
You want to help your organisation embed diversity and inclusion into everyday practice, helping to drive organisational performance and make a positive contribution to society.
Why inclusive leadership is becoming such a critical skill in the ever changing industry landscape.
Developing your skills as an inclusive thinker and becoming an advocate for change, a role model and an ally.
Using The Change Canvas to map out your own personal leadership journey and crafting your authentic leadership narratives.
Authenticity – Vulnerability – Self Confidence – Privilege – Identity – Limiting Beliefs - Group Dynamics - Collective Intelligence
Traits & behaviours of inclusive leaders and how to leverage diversity and create an inclusive culture of belonging where everyone can thrive.
Marissa Ellis is a well-respected independent strategy and digital innovation consultant and the Founder and CEO of Diversily. She has 20 years of experience across industries including blue chip giants like Reuters and Barclays and entrepreneurial start-ups like lastminute.com. She has extensive leadership experience including successfully leading teams to develop and launch multi-million pound products and leading complex, multi million pound digital transformation programmes. Marissa is a thought leader in the field of organisational change and a passionate advocate for building inclusive cultures. She is the creator of a number of business frameworks that are gaining widespread adoption and driving positive change around the world.