Don't just take our word for it...

Our unique approach has received amazing feedback that makes us proud of what we do.

“I had high expectations, but this workshop exceeded them.”

Judy Byrne, Senior Customer Engineer, SWIFT

“I found Diversily's workshops on Privilege and Perspective and Inclusive interactions to be really thought-provoking. The combination of peer conversations and useful, collaborative resources has given me a number of concrete examples and strategies to implement. I even have one of the outputs permanently open in the background on my laptop to refer to! Attending with the majority of my leadership team has also helped generate discussion and a shared language around diversity and inclusion.”

Mark Smith, CEO, Ada. National College for Digital Skills

“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

“I'm open-minded and would consider myself as an 'ally' to others, yet I still learned 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 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 it has given me things to think about and do. The Change Canvas is a super helpful model to get traction and action.”

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

Sign up by the 20th of August to Take Part

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Apply For A LabGenius Sponsored Place

Through the LabGenius sponsorship we will diversify participation by offering two people a 90% discount.


Not only are LabGenius participating in the Diversily Inclusive Leadership programme but they are sponsoring a couple of places to help to make the programme more accessible to all.

If people like you are typically underrepresented in leadership, and you would not otherwise be able to participate, we want to hear from you. Fees will be reduced from £1495 to £145. 

To register your interest please sign up for the free preview at the top of the page.

Join Our Collaborative Movement For Change

People from over 50 organisations have already attended Diversily Leadership Workshops

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Satisfaction Guaranteed

If you are serious about becoming a better, more inclusive leader this programme is for you.

We are so confident we will offer a full money back guarantee to anyone who, despite attending all sessions and completing all suggested follow up, does not emerge from the programme with the firm belief that they are better equipped to be a more capable, inclusive leader.

We can help you if:

  • 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.

Enrol All Leaders In Your Organisation

This is a unique leadership development opportunity for your whole team. Contact us to discuss your group booking.

  • Benefit from the insights and perspectives from people from other organisations

  • Create a bigger impact within your organisation through a shared experience

  • Receive a group discount

Old styles of leadership such as command and control are no longer effective in today’s ever changing and increasingly diverse world.

Diversily is inspiring a new breed of Inclusive Leader who can lead us all to a better future.

We teach leaders how to have more impact and drive business performance by developing their 'inclusive intelligence'. This is an underused superpower that enables leaders to build empathy, lead authentically and get better results for everyone, not just people like them. You can view snippets of recordings from previous sessions to get a small taster.

Join Our Unique & Impactful Programme

Unlike traditional 'bias training’ we take a different approach. By helping leaders develop themselves and bring out the best in others, we help them drive team success and boost business performance. We cover topics such as:

  • 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.

  • Traits & behaviours of inclusive leaders and how to take action to leverage diversity and create an inclusive culture of belonging where everyone can thrive.

  • Authenticity – Vulnerability – Psychological Safety – Privilege – Perspective Taking – Identity – Limiting Beliefs – Group Dynamics – Inclusive Interactions – Collective Intelligence

Delivering Value

What's Included?

We are committed to creating a transformation in each and every one of our programme participants. We will do this through: 

  • Five interactive group workshops to build your 'inclusive intelligence', give you insights from other participants and facilitate deep self reflection. 
  • Targeted ideas, content and exercises between sessions to help you take forward learnings and take action.
  • Access to premium Diversily content and frameworks to inspire further insight and action.
  • Access to a private programme Slack channel to facilitate community spirit, networking and collaboration.
  • Accountability buddies to accelerate your progress and help your development long after the programme finishes. 


We are here to help!

We can also offer optional, additional 1:1 or group coaching or consultancy sessions. This can be hugely beneficial to help you as an individual or as an organisation apply your learning and get support with your specific circumstances.  Once you have enrolled in the programme we can discuss your specific needs. 

The Diversily Inclusive Leadership Series

Learn more about inclusive leadership in this six part blog series.

Focused on the areas proven to make the biggest difference

So much more than traditional unconscious bias training

“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

“I found Diversily's workshops on Privilege and Perspective and Inclusive interactions to be really thought-provoking. The combination of peer conversations and useful, collaborative resources has given me a number of concrete examples and strategies to implement. I even have one of the outputs permanently open in the background on my laptop to refer to! Attending with the majority of my leadership team has also helped generate discussion and a shared language around diversity and inclusion.”

Mark Smith, CEO, Ada. National College for Digital Skills

“I had high expectations, but this workshop exceeded them.”

Judy Byrne, Senior Customer Engineer, SWIFT

“Very enlightening training which allows BOTH introspection AND LEARNING about inclusiveness. I am leaving with key concrete take aways to reflect on individually and with my team. This should really be a mandatory training for all managers!”

Alizé Adam, PM Chapter Lead, D&A Tribe, SWIFT

“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

“I'm open-minded and would consider myself as an 'ally' to others, yet I still learned so much about how I can become a more inclusive leader.”

Helen Alexander, Senior Manager, SWIFT

“10 out of 10. Very clear! Very informative and relaxed”

Luke Sutton, Director, Crack Magazine

“5 out of 5. Clear, well structured and 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 it has given me things to think about and do. The Change Canvas is a super helpful model to get traction and action.”

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

FAQ

  • Will I get results?

    Yes. We are confident that if you put the work in you will emerge from the programme as a better, more capable inclusive leader.

  • When is the programme?

    The 12 week programme will run from Sep - Dec 2021. The programme includes 5 virtual sessions of 1.5 hours each between 13:30-15:00 BST/GMT. Sessions will run on Tues 14th September, Tues 5th October, Fri 22nd October, Tues 16th November and Tues 7th December. In addition we will also host a pre-programme intro call on Tues 24th Aug 13.30pm-14.30pm.

  • What is the time commitment?

    The programme is designed to easily fit in with your existing commitments. There is a minimum time commitment of around 1 hour per week for the duration of the 12 week programme. There are five 1.5 hour sessions every three weeks. Between sessions you will be expected to self reflect and have accountability sessions with your peers. We will share recommended links and exercises to help you build your knowledge, skills and personal action plan. You will also be invited to follow up with your team to put what you are learning into practice. We aim to change the way you think and inspire a passion to do and learn more, so this becomes part of your new way of thinking and leading.

  • How is this different to other leadership or diversity and inclusion training?

    This programme is completely unique. We are not aware of any programme like it that focuses in on developing 'inclusive intelligence' to empower leaders. Unlike unconscious bias training, which can leave people wondering what to do next, we provide practical tools, insights, accountability, guidance and clear actions you can take to ensure everyone progresses on their own leadership journey.

  • How much experience do I need to attend?

    This programme is designed for people who are in leadership or people manager roles. It is suitable for experienced leaders and new leaders alike. You can be new to diversity and inclusion or already consider yourself to be a strong ally or advocate. Everyone will emerge more confident and capable.

  • Do I have to attend all sessions?

    We encourage you to block out the time, but we will record the sessions for you to catch up. The sessions are designed to be highly interactive and use breakout rooms - so there is no real substitute for being present on the day.

  • Can I sign up several people within my organisation?

    Yes, absolutely. We would encourage organisations to sign up all of their people managers to take part. The advantage of joining this open programme is to benefit from the diversity of participation, to hear a wider range of perspectives and to build your professional network. We can accommodate small teams or hundreds of people managers.

  • Is there a group discount booking?

    Yes. Contact hello@diversily.com to arrange a group booking and secure a group discount.

  • Can my organisation sponsor the programme?

    Yes. In the spirit of inclusion we want this programme to be accessible to all. As such we are inviting organisations to sponsor places for self-funding individuals who would otherwise not be able to join the programme. Contact us to find out more about becoming a programme sponsor.

Got Questions or Feedback?

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Programme Facilitators

Use our experience to help you become a better leader

Marissa Ellis

Diversily Founder & CEO

Marissa Ellis is a best selling author, strategist and speaker. She 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.

Nina Beresowski

Nina is a qualified Organisational Psychologist, Executive Coach & Facilitator, with over 16 years specialist experience in helping organisations create cultures of healthy high performance. Nina believes that knowing a thing, and doing a thing, are two vastly different things and encourages her clients to apply their insight and learning to enable meaningful change. Whether it is working at the individual, group or organisational level, her work is all about intentional positive change in its many forms. Founder of Avenue B, a business psychology consultancy working with organisations to reimagine their future. Mental health advocate and co-creator of the Kujenga wellbeing model and IDEAL framework.

Anusha Parshotam

Anusha is a commercial, pragmatic and highly focussed executive coach and leadership and development facilitator. She draws on psychological theories, her working experience and balances this with using practical interventions that are fit for purpose for organisations and individual clients. Anusha works with Executive Teams, Leaders and Managers to create more inclusive workplaces. Her focus is on behaviour change and looking at how we create self awareness and conscious inclusion through the D&I lens. She has worked across industries such as aviation, construction, finance, hospitality and consulting, to name a few. Her passion for D&I stems from her lived experiences and shares powerful authentic stories. Through her various roles in HR, she has been a lead on D&I strategy and execution. Anusha has over 15 years of experience working in Senior Human Resources roles, working across different sectors and geographies (Global remit, Southern Africa and UK). She has extensive experience working strategically with organisations, leaders and managers in nurturing talent and building high performance teams in various sectors. Anusha holds a master’s degree in Industrial Psychology, a Professional Certificate in Executive Coaching via Henley Business School and a Team Coaching Accreditation via Global Team Coaching Institute, which is EMCC accredited. She is ACC accredited with the International Coaching Federation and is a member of the Henley Centre for Coaching.