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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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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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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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.