Date: Tuesday 28 March 2017
Location: Universities UK (UUK), Woburn House, 20-24 Tavistock Square, Kings Cross, London WC1H 9HU
The final national event for the Leading Places pilot project will be taking place on Tuesday 28 March 2017.
This free event will showcase the work of the six pilot partnerships that took part in this innovative ‘Leading Places’ programme. “Think national, act local” is at the heart of these pilot projects, that see local government and universities working together to create solution-orientated action to benefit their communities.
Delegates will take part in a world café session to discuss the outcomes and impact of the six partnerships, and the shape that collaborative leadership has taken throughout each of the projects.
Delegates will have the chance to hear from Joe Manning, head of private sector growth at Cities and Local Growth, who will discuss the importance of collaborative partnerships in co-creating solutions for local communities.
Professor Trevor McMillan, vice-chancellor at Keele University, will share his experiences on co-creating The New Keele Deal’, a successful innovation-led local growth project developed in collaboration with five cross-sector partners.
|10.30||Welcome and introductions|
|10.45||Speaker: Joe Manning, head of private sector growth, Cities and Local Growth Unit|
|11.05||Speaker: Professor Trevor McMillan, vice-chancellor, Keele University|
|11.35||World café session|
|12.50||Initial findings of interim formative evaluation, Dr Peter O’Brien|
|13.00||Launch of Phase 2|
The event will be hosted by Louisa Hardman and Alastair Work, associates of the Leadership Foundation and facilitators of the partnerships.
Leading Places is an innovative programme that supports anchor institutions to work in partnership for their local area. In the first phase of this project, universities, councils and other public bodies from six pilot areas were brought together to help re-design public services that would benefit the economic growth and sustainability of their local community.
The six pilot areas are:
Funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (Hefce), this project has been developed from research by Professor John Goddard exploring the case for a leadership development programme to support partnerships between universities and cities. Read the key points of the research here: Civic Leadership and Higher Education – where are we now?
This event is for individuals who lead collaborative projects, local growth initiatives and partnerships. Those who work in planning, strategy, entrepreneurship, business development, policy will also benefit. Attendees from higher education and the public sector are invited to attend.
Please complete the registration form and return to Alice Johns, firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your place on the event and your preferred contact details.
Please note that your place is not confirmed until a completed registration form is received. We expect this free event to be popular and registration is on a first come first served basis.
Leading Places in run in partnership with the Hefce, the Local Government Association (LGA) and Universities UK (UUK):
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