Future of GM Leaders launch into 2024

2024 is a year of exciting firsts, kicking off with Leaders Plus graduation at the iconic Manchester Art Gallery, then launching our first full GM Future Leaders course in early February, with GM Leaders Plus Round 5 hot on its heels in early March. Now that our small but hardworking team has recovered from the …

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Pearls of wisdom from Q1 2024…

As Future of Greater Manchester enters its fifth year of cross-sector place leadership and its second year of independence from [lovely] sister Future of London, we’re testing a few pearls of wisdom and finding they fit pretty well… It definitely ‘takes a village’ to raise up strong place leaders. Check out our stellar line-up of …

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The Future of GM on show

The ‘future of Future of Greater Manchester’ was very much on show at our fizzing summer party on 20th July! A crowd of 80+ (despite rail strikes) shared connections, inspiring chat, a snapshot of FoGM plans and lovely food & drink courtesy of generous hosts Rider Levett Bucknall. The animated group mixed cross-sector top execs, …

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GM Leaders Plus 4 – We’re off!

The fourth round of Greater Manchester Leaders Plus kicked off in March with a buzzy launch and mentor-mentee meet-up, a central Manchester walkabout and workshop on Connecting with Place and a lovely lunch to start connecting with each other – and that was just the first 24 hours! Two weeks later, the group explored leadership …

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Mentor Awards come to GM!

To celebrate the immense and often life-long contribution mentors make to candidates on Future of Greater Manchester and Future of London programmes, we invite you to nominate your favourite(s) for our second mentor awards! A big change from the 2021 inaugural awards is that Future of GM will host its own event as part of …

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Future of GM launches next phase

Find out what’s in store for 2023 at Future of Greater Manchester: from courses through diversity and alumni networks to intercity exchanges (online and 3D!), there’s lots to get involved with for practitioners in GM – across and beyond the UK. Find out more…

Redefining Community in Manchester

The best way to get your head around a place is to experience it – with that in mind, a key part of Greater Manchester Leaders Plus is field trips (we’ve always been fans). We focus on emerging places, innovative ideas and effective cross-sector partnerships, and trips are set up by the team and by …

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Connecting with Central Manchester

Early in every Leaders Plus course, candidates tour an area in flux, experiencing places with fresh eyes – or ears, noses, pens and lenses – and reporting back. ‘Connecting with Place’ is about expansive thinking and started as a drawing project with artist, teacher and writer Ilga Leimanis before expanding to include photography, interviews and …

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