"If you don't take your moment to shine, someone else will!"
To many gender parity is all about being fair, but for businesses today it is about access to talent. Female employees are a huge benefit for organisations, however women still face many challenges in climbing the career ladder. Organisations must step up to support women to realise their true potential in their careers and enhance their contributions.
To do this we need to create the right culture.
The RISE Programme is a fully blended development solution and additionally offers:
Offering a development programme as part of your Diversity and Inclusion strategy creates a safe environment for women to overcome their biggest challenges. RISE also aims to create a supportive community in which participants can be open with how they feel and share their experiences in a completely safe environment.
The RISE Programme has been developed by Gillian Jones-Williams, the Founder and Managing Director of Emerge Development Consultancy Ltd. Gillian is passionate about Women's Development and has been delivering Women's Development interventions across the UK and the Middle East for over seven years.
As an accredited Master Executive Coach, Gillian has coached many senior female executives and has worked with many organisations at Board level, and it is through insights gleaned over the years that the RISE Programme was born.
RISE gives ladies the opportunity to move outside their comfort zones, whilst experiencing empathy and a safe environment in which to look introspectively and understand their strengths. Our delegates leave every module feeling energised and inspired, please scroll down for some brief testimonials.
Here is a brief video from Gillian introducing the RISE Programme:
"Thank you for such an energising and inspiring programme. All of the participants are still talking about it and we've had very positive feedback."
"I thoroughly enjoyed the RISE training. They were fantastic sessions and I took so much away from them. Now to go away and identify the priority areas to work on."
"It really has been inspirational. I feel lucky to have been part of it, it's been very helpful. I feel like I've made some valuable changes already. Thank you."
"The programme has been life-changing. I'll use the knowledge I've gained in every aspect of my life."
"Thank you for being so inspirational and helping us on our journey to success!"
"Very useful course for a female trying to be a leader in a male dominated environment."
"I have taken away objectives from the course of practicing confidence and projection in my work environment. It is important to make sure your thoughts and opinions are heard and valued, so I am keen to speak up more and leave a lasting positive impression."
"8 months on from my first RISE session I have gained confidence and self-belief that I have been able to portray in a way that has been recognised by my managers and led to an amazing development opportunity. I am perfectly capable of doing this job, but without RISE I would never have aimed for it nor, I believe, have been offered it by my director. I have used hints and tips from the course at every stage in the lead up to me starting this role and I am certain that, as you mentioned on RISE, visibility has played a huge part in my achieving this role.
So, thank you."
"In 2006, after years of ever more serious depressive episodes, I lost all hope. Since then I've survived - slowly climbing upwards. I enrolled on RISE and realised that although I was surviving, I definitely wasn't living. I still had a ton of limiting beliefs that made that happen. Those are what lead me to put others (always) before myself. To accept the way I allow myself to be treated because I am not worth anything any more. It's hard to change, but I'm aware now and I'm trying. Thank you."
"The course is really powerful and you have done particularly well to deliver the power virtually given the constraints of the pandemic. I thought it was interesting when you posed the question on the celebration call - "do you think that the impact of the course was any less?" - it really couldn't have been any more powerful for me. Thank you."
"I did your training a while ago. I just wanted to say that the training has really helped in the past year or so, it helped me to decide to change careers and find a career path that I am very excited about - your training has really helped with that transition so far."