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We know how important it is to be able share ideas and challenges with like-minded people. Our professional networks give you a specialist platform to hold conversations across the North West – both digitally and face to face. We aim to benefit communities by building relationships and sharing learning.

Taking part regularly helps you move in the right circles and gain the latest knowledge. Attendance is free for our members.

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Coaching Network
Are you a practicing coach or looking to introduce coaching into your organisation? Find out what works for others, discuss your coaching experiences and develop professionally.
Councillor Development Network
The role of the councillor is changing; share knowledge with other organisations and generate ideas to support best practice. Get the latest information on national and regional initiatives to support councillor development.
Strategic Scrutiny Network
This network is for councillors and officers across the scrutiny function. Access support for your scrutiny role, share good practice and advice and highlight national and local drivers. If you work for one of North West Employers membership organisations you can attend our Strategic Scrutiny Network.
Schools HR Network
Stay in touch with policy development and implementation, employment updates, teachers’ pay and conditions and DfE and NEOST briefings. This active local authority network is open to lead HR professionals who work with schools.
Local Heads of HR Networks
These invitation-only networks develop policy positions and shared initiatives on common employment matters. Access peer support and share ideas on implementing regional proposals.
Portfolio Holders for Children’s Services Network
Access support and quality information on health and care reform. Be part of a specialist network that promotes values and opportunities for effective collaborative working.
Portfolio Holders for Adult Services Network
Be part of a specialist network that brings together the North West’s portfolio leads for adult social services. Access opportunities for effective collaboration, help promote high standards of care and join a confidential forum for sharing issues and good practice.
Organisational Development Network

Join the network that supports public-sector development in the North West. Access opportunities to collaborate with other authorities, share knowledge and resources, and get the latest on regional and national initiatives.

Coaching Practice Network
Discuss your coaching experiences, develop professionally and learn from other like-minded coaches. The Coaching Practice Network is open to all practising coaches in the North West.
Councillor Development Network
Share knowledge with other councillors and generate ideas to support best practice. Access personal development opportunities. And get the latest information on national and regional initiatives.
Strategic Scrutiny Network
The network for councillors and officers across the scrutiny function. Access support for development of your scrutiny role, share good practice and advice and highlight national and local drivers.
Schools HR Network
Stay in touch with policy development and implementation, employment updates, teachers’ pay and conditions and DfE and NEOST briefings. This active local authority network is open to lead HR professionals who work with schools.
Heads of HR Network
Work with like-minded HR professionals to provide sector leadership. Help produce expert opinion on regional strategic workforce matters, produce regional position statements on common employee relations matters and share ideas on implementing regional proposals.
Portfolio Holders for Children’s Services Network
Access support and quality information on health and care reform. And be part of a specialist network that promotes values and opportunities for effective collaborative working.
Portfolio Holders for Adult Services Network
Be part of a specialist network that brings together the North West’s portfolio leads for adult social services. Access opportunities for effective collaboration, help promote high standards of care and join a confidential forum for sharing issues and good practice.
Organisational Development Network
Join the network that supports organisational improvement and public-sector employee development in the North West. Access opportunities to collaborate with other authorities, share knowledge and resources, and get the latest on regional and national initiatives.
GMCA HRD Forum
Help lead and influence the people management agenda at local, sub-regional and national level. Develop and promote innovation, ensure strategic decisions take account of key HR implications and drive efficiency through clustered collaboration.

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