leading in diverse environments

In today’s global context diversity is unavoidable, inclusivity however is not a given. This skill set provides insights into sources of diversity and tips for how to create an environment where everybody feels safe to contribute from their own unique perspective.


Date & time

According to your preferences — we'll touch base after registration!


€1.495,00 per person (excl. 21% VAT)


English, Dutch


3 x half days LIVE + own work on materials


Saskia Dejonghe, Anja-Verheij-Köllmann


Luka Vethake (academy@baseconsulting.com)

At a glance:


This learning bite provides an introduction to the neuroscience of bias. Become more aware of unconscious bias and how it can influence your decisions and behaviors and learn techniques to consciously stop and question your own reasoning.


Discover the 8 dimensions of culture and how you can use them to help improve how you work across cultures. Reflect on your leadership style effectiveness in complex, diverse contexts. You will also learn strategies for intervening effectively when diversity related challenges arise.


Learn the 4 factors that lead to an inclusive workplace and discover how to use them to get the most out of the diversity in your team.


Learn from the professionals around the world as they share their experiences of working with diversity and the tips and techniques they have for overcoming the challenges. Each example presents a different context and perspective so you get to benefit from years of experience packed into one short learning burst.


When we interact with each other, we send unconscious messages that reflect how we feel and what we believe about each other. In this learning bite, you will be challenged to think about the subtle messages you communicate to others in your day-to-day interactions.


Explore some of the challenges that arise when different generations come together in the workplace. This module will challenge commonly held assumptions about generations and provide tips for connecting.

saskia dejonghe
lead trainer

anja verheij-köllmann
lead trainer


Diversity is a fact...

...but inclusion is a choice we make every day. As leaders, we have to put out the message that we embrace and not just tolerate diversity.

Nelli Borrero / Senior Strategic Advisor – Global DEI at Accenture


Russell Dunn

"There are a multitude of trainers and content experts around, but very few are truly able to transfer that knowledge effectively. The Base team has that ability in abundance and delivers in a way that is both engaging and fun. Their enthusiasm, energy and expertise, combined with the effort they put into understanding the needs and culture of the client is the foundation to their success in creating and delivering learning that works."

Zabna Amer

"Saskia is a born leader: intuitive by nature, professional, and constantly attuned to others' feelings. In a group setting, she is able to anticipate the needs of the group and each member, and is able to positively influence a wide audience. She is a strong believer in personal development and is always willing to show you how to raise the bar. Working with Saskia improved my learning journey."

Helène Erftemeijer

"Still benefiting from your inspirational storytelling workshop. Big ideas are growing and number of fans increasing. Putting your personal tips into daily practice helps us to make extra miles!"

Chris Worp

Hans de Jong

"Anja has a rarely found combination of high professionalism and seemingly unconstrained energy and drive. She is creative, fast and adapts quickly to unexpected situations maintaining her calm and professional composure. I strongly recommend her."

Ruzaliya Zainutdinova

"Saskia provided a lively training on consulting services, public presentation, and public speaking skills during my master’s program on International Communication Management at the Hague University of Applied Sciences. It was an eye-opening experience to learn from such a professional. Saskia is coaching in a clear, understandable, and easy way. I recommend her master classes to anyone who wants to master such skills within a short period of time."

Jacqueline Gearhart

"Anja is one of the best lecturers I have had the pleasure of studying under. She offers expertise in reputation management, intercultural communication, and leadership development through training initiatives and applicable techniques. I highly recommend her not merely as a student but to anyone who wants to enhance their communication skills. Her expertise is invaluable, allowing you to retain the information taught long after your time with her has ended."

Saskia Hofman

"They are great trainers, facilitators and coaches. The storytelling workshop was very inspiring, hands on, refreshing and sparkling because of the trainers."

Roger Karner

"I did work with Saskia in 2016 to further improve my communication skills, especially on stage, talking to a big audience. She is super motivating and clear on instructions how to improve and create a even bigger impact. Most impressive to me has been her ability to provide me feedback on videos of mine in german language - which she do not speak, but her feedback was spot on and I could learn and improve. Thank you Saskia and all the best, Roger"

Ingrid Balogh

"Whatever they do, they do it in a big way. The energy and vitality of their presence take you to places you have not been before. With the way they are, naturally and creatively, Saskia and Anja have a huge capacity to inspire and support people into manifesting their bigger self and bigger purpose. If you want to work with someone who has no fear of stepping into the unknown, who is able to dance with joy on a single rope 20 meters above ground, who disrupts the status quo with ease and grace for the sake of the vision she has for you, who will challenge you to step up in every possible way and has the capacity to hold you in your journey, Saskia and Anja are your best choice!"

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