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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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…

Greater Manchester Leaders Plus 3: Proposals for GM

The third round of Greater Manchester Leaders Plus came to a close on 1 December with candidates presenting their Proposals for GM to an audience of sponsors, course contributors, colleagues, nominators and alumni. This was the first GM Leaders Plus proposals event able to take place in person, and it’s safe to say the energy …

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Integrated Planning for Net Zero: Greater Manchester case study

As part of our Integrated Planning for Net Zero series, we’re highlighting our research on Greater Manchester’s trailblazing local area energy plans. This research was commissioned by Connected Places Catapult. Energy plans to meet net zero targets Using £3m funding from UK Research and Innovation, Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) has been working on an …

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Greater Manchester Leaders – get involved!

Across the UK, the talent pool is churning, with organisations from all sectors struggling to find and hang onto effective leaders – and often struggling to get them up to speed when they take on senior roles. Leaders Plus was established in 2013 to help people navigate that path toward the top tier, and was …

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The Manchester Grand Tour

How much of central Manchester do you attempt with just over two hours and a very knowledgeable group? All of it, of course! We didn’t get everywhere but certainly gave it a shot with this fascinating GM Leaders Plus field trip.

Spotlight: The Covid-19 homelessness response

The first lockdown saw a “paradigm shift in what was deemed possible” in the homelessness sector. We explore the challenges and opportunities now facing local authorities and not-for-profit organisations in moving forward with sustainable and effective approaches to homelessness post-covid.