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Executive Development Programme Alumni Event

Thank you for your interest in our Executive Development Programme (EDP) event.

Powerful and effective leadership has one key component – inspiration. No wonder inspiration from the leadership team brings about better employee motivation, performance, engagement and deep commitment. If the leader is successful in communicating the organisational purpose with passion and transparency, then he/she has actually established the inspirational culture within the organisation. Others will follow suit.

The business world is changing more dramatically than ever before: technology, globalisation, competition, have reshaped the business environment. To deal with such a complex and dynamic environment, organisations need experienced people with well-developed leadership abilities and acumen. Developing leadership and management skills is crucial to company survival, growth, innovation, and productivity improvement, helping employers to shape and maximise the impact of their workforce and resources.

The ScaleUp Institute identifies leadership capacity as one of the five key gaps holding back greater business growth in the UK, reporting that 65% of scale-ups feel leadership development was vital or very important to their growth. A vital aspect of building leadership capacity is through accessing local support available to connect and collaborate with like-minded peers who know what it is like to grow a business. Local support through Growth Hubs, local leadership programmes, other local business leaders and peer to peer networks is seen as the most vital support available.

To address the above and to support our business leaders in GM, we have brought to you a day of leadership development to provide you with inspiring tools and techniques to engage and motivate your employees as you lead them to greater success as individuals and as an organisation.

We are inviting select participants from previous EDP programmes to celebrate the successes achieved so far, and to take part in two masterclasses from renowned behavioural strategist and leadership consultant Lily Newman to help you to unlock your leadership potential.

The all-day event will take place at the Hilton Manchester Deansgate on 26 September 2018. The agenda is planned as follows:


09.30: Registration, coffee and networking

10.00: Introduction & Celebration of Success – Dawn Duggan, GC Business Growth Hub

10.20: Lily Newman: Two interviews with business leaders sharing their journeys to date

10.50: Masterclass one

12.30: Lunch and networking

13.30: Masterclass two

15.15: Closing remarks and introduction to the new programme, Dawn Duggan, GC Business Growth Hub

15.30: Close and call to action

Masterclass One

Without Vision, People Perish - Shaping your company’s roadmap for success

Masterclass Two

Highly Successful Leadership Habits - The Neuroscience Behind Becoming a Better Leader

Please complete the form below to register your interest.

We would be grateful if you could confirm your interest by the 13th September.