Public Engagements


The challenges facing international organisations today cannot be resolved or even met by using existing mindsets and tools alone. An updated operating system is required – a system based on the integration of feminine with masculine intelligence, of left brain with right, of the rational with the creative. The opportunity, in short, is to activate capacities within human beings that have long been dormant, and are considered by experts to be essential to the survival of humanity.

Having worked for decades with world leaders in government and business, we have experienced the specific capacities, mindsets and practices that have the potential to transform. These are the practices for example which enabled Nelson Mandela to prevent civil war in South Africa when he came out of jail in 1989; the capacities that have built success, innovation and integrity in the most admired enterprises of today.

Keynote Talks & Speeches

We bring energy, informality and vital information into what can be formal conference proceedings. All our talks are packed with live examples from our direct experience and that of the peace builders with whom we work.

We regularly talk on the following subjects:

– Pioneering the possible: awakened leadership for a world that works

– Qualities we need in a leader

– Transforming conflict

– FemmeQ – feminine intelligence

– Empowering the adolescent as an agent of change

– Working within complex, fragile environments

– Love in a time of hatred

– Security and justice sector reform

– The fragile space between war and peace

– And obviously The Business Plan for Peace

Should you wish to engage us for a speaking event, we will always work together with you in order to learn your specific needs and circumstance. This allows us to bespoke a talk ensuring we deliver what you want, with impact.

Workshops & Training Courses

Workshops and seminars:
We undertake workshops tailored to your specific need, in a company, a school, or community.

Training courses:
We enjoy designing and delivering training that addresses critical issues for any group wishing to enhance its role toward conflict prevention. We work with large corporations, local community groups, schools and universities, diplomats and civil servants, and NGOs, across sectors and around the world.

  • “Visionary is much too small to describe Scilla Elworthy. . . . With a rare grasp of today’s realities, she not only sees what’s coming but also shares her pragmatic vision of what life could be like.”

    Ambassador Swanee Hunt

    Chair, Hunt Alternatives; chair and founder,The Institute for Inclusive Security; Eleanor Roosevelt Lecturer of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School of Government

Ted Talk: Fighting with non-violence
Filmed: April 2012

How do you deal with a bully without becoming a thug? In this wise and soulful talk, peace activist Scilla Elworthy maps out the skills we need – as nations and individuals – to fight extreme force without using force in return. To answer the question of why and how nonviolence works, she evokes historical heroes – Aung San Suu Kyi, Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela – and the personal philosophies that powered their peaceful protest.

Filmed: December 2012

RSA – 21st Century Enlightenment: On Humanity
Filmed: October 2014

Peace builder Scilla Elworthy proposes ten new 21st century values to replace the stale values of the past, in order to build a world that works for all.

Global Media Forum hosted by Deutsche Welle
Filmed: June 2015

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