Unlock your company’s potential through your leadership teams

EW Group provides senior team facilitation services, group coaching and action learning in a range of settings. We aim to meet a specific leadership need, support strategic planning, and build team cohesion.

For almost 30 years, EW Group has specialised in values-based, inclusive leadership development for senior management teams. We have experience working at local, national and international levels, within public, private and charitable organisations.

Our face-to-face facilitated sessions for managers focus on leveraging diversity for innovation, growth and excellence. We’ll also equip your leaders to handle unconscious bias in decision making, strategy design and people management.

Ask us about support for strategic planning and building team cohesion.

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Our team facilitation approach – maximising the benefits for your senior leadership team

The most effective facilitation activities are tailor-made to reflect the culture and values of the organisation we’re working with.

This is why we will familiarise ourselves with the context you’re operating in, including your key messages and current challenges. This might include a preparatory reading of relevant documents and one-to-one telephone conversations with key figures as required.

Informed by our research and needs analysis, we will then design an interactive session for your delegates. We are experts in inclusive leadership, and as such, equality, diversity and inclusion principles will be embedded throughout the design process.

Inclusive Leadership Facilitation for Senior Teams

Led by values

Our delivery style reflects our own company values:

  1. Positive

    We are proactive, focusing on good practice, and deliver with energy, style and a sense of community.

  2. Practical

    We tailor-make our programmes specifically to each client, ensuring it is jargon-free and based in real-life to drive genuine change.

  3. Creative

    We think outside of the box, generating novel ideas to engage and include your leadership teams in smart new ways.

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Bespoke senior team facilitation at a glance

Our expertise, skills and authority enable us to assist every business in getting the most out of its senior teams.

Whether it’s your next board meeting or other high-level development events, our leadership facilitation activities will help you harness their potential.

Regardless of the aspects you want to cover, or the timeframe you have — be it an hour or a full day — we’ve got you covered.

Letting the data speak for itself

We have vast experience in conducting senior team facilitation. From the Department for Transport, where we brought together Chief Executives, Champions and staff networks to celebrate successes, encourage collaboration, and drive forward the diversity agenda; to Planet Organic, which, following our event, had 100% of the team understanding what an inclusive company looks and feels like (up from 55.6%), EW Group has an arsenal of examples of successful stories.

These also include:

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What our clients say

EW Group worked with the GLA as a partner to deliver masterclasses to senior leaders on recognising and overcoming bias.  This was a high profile audience and the design of the programmes was key.  I valued the partnership approach that EW Group colleagues took to the design phase and how they listened carefully to the feedback and context.

Charmaine De Souza
HR and OD at
Greater London Authority

EW Group's executive coaching team

Jane Farrell Diversity Inclusion Expert
UK & Europe

Jane Farrell

Founder
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Annie Hedge Inclusive Leadership Expert
UK & Europe

Annie Hedge

Diversity, Inclusion & Leadership Consultant
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Sue Browning Inclusive Leadership Specialist
UK & Europe

Sue Browning

Management and Leadership Specialist
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Naomi Graham Diversity Inclusion Consultant
UK & Europe

Naomi Graham

Diversity, Inclusion & Leadership Consultant
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Inclusive Leadership Expert Jane Farrell
Senior Executive Coach and Facilitator

Jane Farrell

Jane is a Co-Founder of EW Group and has been providing coaching for our clients since the company was established in 1992. Jane specialises in working with senior teams to strengthen organisational cultures, strategy and practices. She has consulted and trained widely and has delivered large scale projects for London UndergroundSantander and the NHS Leadership Academy. She currently acts as an executive coach for senior staff in the health, criminal justice and charitable sectors. Jane’s style has been described as “a powerful mix of pragmatic and fun”.

Inclusive Leadership Expert Annie Hedge
Senior Executive Coach and Facilitator

Dr. Annie Hedge

Annie is the lead consultant on our work with the NHS and produced their Equality and Diversity Leadership Competency Framework. Annie has consulted with senior managers in national public sector organisations, universities and trade unions. She has recently coached at Santanderthe Department of Healththe Royal Marsden Hospital, and Invensys. She has an ILM Level 7 Certificate in Executive Coaching, and a PhD in Organisational Psychology. Annie is a Member of the London Central Employment Tribunals and a Trustee of Citizens Advice.

Inclusive Leadership Consultant Sue Browning
Senior Executive Coach and Facilitator

Sue Browning

Sue is a senior consultant at EW Group who specialises in leadership and organisation transformation, working to improve individual, team and organisational performance through executive coaching. Her work grounds modern thinking in practical realities and inclusive leadership with a collaborative and tailored approach. She holds a Masters in Management Practice, Institute of Leadership and Management Level 7 qualification in Executive Coaching and has undertaken extensive leadership development. Her work includes coaching for the Executive Teams at World Confederation for Physical Therapy and NEL CSU.

Diversity Inclusion Consultant Naomi Graham
Executive Coach and Facilitator

Naomi Graham

Naomi has a background in senior management across a range of sectors, including luxury retail, financial services and the art world. Previous roles include Global Head of Organisational Development and Leadership Development and Talent Specialist. Naomi’s significant experience of executive coaching and facilitation in global organisations has seen her support individuals and teams in strategic, people-focused and proactive ways. Naomi brings considerable energy to her work and invites her clients into a creative, flexible space to really effect change. She has vast experience of organisations in transition and working with and coaching globally dispersed clients.

Whether working in a group situation or one-to-one, Naomi enables her clients to explore how they can have more influence in the way they operate. This often comprises of incorporating a detailed review of the way individuals function and their assumptions about their business, colleagues and themselves. Her clients include: RSA, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, Sky, Ford and Paypal.

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Senior Team Facilitation FAQs

How do senior management and leadership teams benefit from facilitation services?

Leadership facilitation services help your business thrive. There are many types of facilitation sessions, but all of them are structured around certain organisational goals. For example, your company may lack team cohesion, or require help with strategic planning. A facilitation event will focus on reaching that target.

What’s more, these sessions achieve their objectives while also equipping your senior teams to maximise diversity and equality within the business, utilising these to accomplish overall excellence.

How long is a senior team facilitation programme?

All of EW Group’s senior team facilitation sessions are tailor-made for your organisational needs. This includes their duration. Our facilitation events can last one hour or a whole day — it depends on your objectives, timeframe, and specific circumstances.

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