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Tone is Set From The Top

It's time to empower your people managers!

Diversity and inclusion is not just a concern for HR. It is not about ticking boxes but driving cultural change that starts with your leaders. Diversity and inclusion is no longer a nice to have. It is a core lever for business success. Staff are demanding more. People care about working in an inclusive environment. Momentum is growing and those who don't start to lead inclusively will get left behind. People are your greatest asset yet so many organisations have issues with attracting top talent, retaining the employees, and creating an environment where everyone can thrive. You cannot leverage the business benefits of diversity and inclusion without inclusive leadership. It's time to empower your leaders to embed inclusion into everything they do to drive better results for everyone.

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

Join Our Collaborative Movement For Change

People from over 50 organisations have already attended Diversily Leadership Workshops

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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

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.

Delivering Value

What's Included?

Our open programme only runs once a year and is a chance for organisations to develop their leaders into inclusive thinkers who get better results. 

Our unique hybrid model offers some sessions exclusively for people at your organisation and other sessions for participants to learn and share with others from different organisations. 

 Unlike unconscious bias training, which can leave people wondering what to do next, we provide practical tools, insights, accountability, guidance and clear actions participants can take to ensure everyone progresses on their own leadership journey.

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

  • Interactive group workshops in small cohorts from within your organisation to support targeted learning. 
  • Group sessions for participants from across companies participating in the programme to share insights and experiences. 
  • Inspiration for deep self reflection.  
  • Targeted ideas, content and exercises between sessions to help take forward learnings and take action.
  • A series of emails to participants with content to embed learning. 
  • Access to premium Diversily content and frameworks to inspire further insight and action.
  • Access to a private programme group chat to facilitate community spirit, networking and collaboration.
  • Accountability buddies to accelerate progress and help 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 participants or the organisation more broadly apply learning and get expert, tailored support.  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

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 an accredited executive coach and leadership and development facilitator, who is commercial, pragmatic and highly focussed. She 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. Her passion for D&I stems from her lived experiences and shares powerful authentic stories. Anusha has over 15 years of experience working in Senior Human Resources roles, working across different sectors and geographies.