In 2016, 100 leaders from across each of the public services and voluntary sector were invited to join us in our quest to create a community of leaders from across all sectors, to help improve the lives of local people.
As well as helping individuals with their personal development, Leaders in GM has helped us build a fantastic network of knowledgeable people, who are passionate about improving the lives of Greater Manchester communities and are determined to make our region one of the best places in the world to live, work and learn.
Since our inception, we have worked with more than 2,000 leaders from across the 10 localities in Greater Manchester. We have delivered a range of bespoke workshops and events, alongside the place-based leadership development programme, designed to develop a strong community of capable and resilient leaders, who can engage with local people to improve the health and wellbeing of their communities.
Purpose and expectations
Leaders in GM was developed to bring together diverse groups of leaders from across all services to the public. It’s not just about leading people, nor is it about being a leader by title, it’s about leading through actions and ideas based on the needs of our people and communities. We know that we are more resilient and able to thrive if we collaborate and understand the issues our communities face.
Our ethos is built on taking a fresh approach to challenges, to make sustainable, positive differences across the region. It is designed to forge new working communities, new ways of working and new thinking across Greater Manchester.
We’re passionate about the people who live and work in GM.
We come together to connect, learn and collaborate.
We lead from place, always building from our collective strengths and resources.
We challenge and explore new ways of working to create greater impact.
We understand out personal and collective responsibilities in transforming GM.
Our ambition is to create better services, improve outcomes and make Greater Manchester one of the best places in the world to grow up, get on and grow old.
What others have to say…
I was really pleased to take part – huge well done to you and the team for all the hard work that went in to organising and hosting the event.
Dr Carolyn Wilkins OBE
Chief Executive of Oldham Council, Carolyn Wilkins, explains what is means to be part of Leaders in GM.
Get involved with our Leadership Programme
Want to get involved but not sure the programme is for you? There are a huge number of ways that you can contribute to Leaders in GM, from writing blogs for our website to volunteering for projects in your community. However you want to take part, please drop us a line!