#Leading GM Masterclasses
As part of the #LeadingGM collection we are delighted to share with you more upcoming masterclasses.
- The Job of a citizen- Cormac Russell
- Making an Impact: How to Lead Place Based Change with Rebecca Malby
These masterclasses delivered by field experts will give leaders across Greater Manchester insight into the latest thinking whilst also sharing the great work that is already taking place.
The masterclasses are designed as part of the package of support to develop a community of leaders who together can help to achieve the Stronger Together ambition. The masterclasses will support the GM leadership expectations of leaders to:
1. Deliver the GM Ambition. 2. Lead from place. 3. Take an asset based approach.
4. Understand impact. 5. Be democratically astute. 6. Act collaboratively.
7. Build trust. 8. Connect with people. 9. Focus on better outcomes
Who are the masterclasses aimed at?
The masterclasses are aimed at leaders across Greater Manchester from the public, private, voluntary and community sector. They are free to attend* and all we ask is that you have an interest in the topic and a commitment to sharing your learning across your team, organisation, system or place.
The Job of a Citizen
12 September 2016 – 10:00- 16:30
Salford Innovation Forum, M6 6FP
Cormac Russell is an internationally recognised expert on building and developing communities. In this interactive and challenging master class, Cormac will work with the participants to explore how we really make the most of the strengths that lie in our communities across Greater Manchester.
He will cover:
- How can we as public servants work differently to help communities develop self-belief to define their own challenges and find sustainable solutions?
- How can we move to a culture where citizens are enabled to act upon needs and wants?
- How can we create the space for communities to develop civic power, care and connections?
- How can we ensure that systems are serving communities and not the other way round?
- How do we define help and what does it really mean in practice?
The master class will include examples across Greater Manchester where community building is happening and showing real results.
Read Cormac’s blog ‘The job of a citizen’ to hear more
Cormac is Managing Director of Nurture Development and a faculty member of the Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) Institute at Northwestern University, Chicago. He has trained communities, agencies, NGOs and governments in ABCD and other strengths based approaches in Kenya, Southern Sudan, South Africa, the UK, Ireland, Canada and Australia.
In January 2011 Cormac was appointed to the Expert Reference Group on Community Organising and Communities First, by Nick Hurd MP, Minister for Civil Society in the UK.
Some current/recent examples of his national and international work include the following:
- Leading all national sporting organisations in Canada, in conjunction with the Canadian Council for Ethics in Sport, to adopt a shared vision as to how sport can become an asset for community building. This is effecting significant changes in the structures of major sporting organisations but also at a local community level in terms of community empowerment and citizen driven development.
- Working closely with I&Dea in the UK, advising them on the development of an asset based approach to health and on addressing health inequalities in low income communities. Advising on their ground breaking report: The Glass Half Full: how an assets approach can improve community health and well being.
- Leading out a national programme in partnership with Youth Work Ireland in promoting a strengths based approach to working with young people. This will involve hundreds of youth practitioners and thousands of young citizens, leading to the development of a strong culture of youth led initiatives.
- Working in partnership with the University of Limerick and Atlantic Philanthropies in Ireland to infuse an ABCD approach across the entire city of Limerick. Part of this process involved organising an entire neighbourhood to address issues of loneliness, fear and intimidation and to support citizen driven development. The long-term vision is of a city that puts citizens and communities in the driving seat, through processes of neighbourhood organising and bottom up planning and where services are organised in the way in which community is organised. This aligns closely to the Seattle model.
- Ongoing adviser to Dublin City Council on the implementation of the Council’s Community Development and Neighbourhood Revitalisation Strategy.
- He sits on the Health Empowerment Leverage Project steering group, which was commissioned by the Department of Health (UK) this year to demonstrate the business case for wider use of community-based methods of health improvement.
Making an Impact: How to Lead Place Based Change
4 October 2016 – 10:00- 16:30
Buile Hill Park Hall,Salford, M6 8GL
Join us at another exciting master class in October with Professor Rebecca Malby, as part of our #LeadingGM collection.
Tuesday, 4 October 2016 from 10:00 to 16:30
Whilst there is consensus that collaborating across health and social care systems (place) is the right way forward and should deliver better outcomes with and for citizens and better workplaces for professionals, there is no question that it’s hard to do. In a series of recent interviews Health and Social care leaders say:
- It’s a real struggle to work whole systems
- More of the same won’t work, but it’s difficult to know where to put your effort and attention to best effect
- It’s hard to know how best to work with citizens and communities
- We are committed to collaboration and systems-wide change
But some health and social care systems are successfully tackling health inequalities, providing good care, making the most of local community’s assets to solve problems together and creating partnerships for population benefit.
This Master Class takes lessons from high performing health and social care systems from around the world to discover how to lead place based change that makes an impact.
We will be working on:
- Knowing your system – generating a shared understanding of priorities for change
- Developing effective collaborations between diverse stakeholders
- Using data to catalyse innovation and change
- Designing prototypes for your place
Meet Professor Rebecca Malby
Becky is a Professor in Health Systems Innovation at London South Bank University, where she is establishing a Health Systems Innovation Lab. She has a track record in systems innovation, organisational change and leadership development in the UK and internationally, and in leading networks. Her experience is an unusual combination of leader, manager, researcher, change agent and entrepreneur. She is known to be an energetic and enthusiastic leader of change and a forward thinker. Becky has a track record in organisational and leadership development in the public sector, working primarily with the NHS and with Local Authorities in the UK, and Europe.
She is an advisor to the NHS IQ Network Programme, the Kings Fund/ Health Foundation Readiness for Change Programme, and is a nominator for the Ashoka network.
Most recently Becky was the Director of the Centre for Innovation in Health Management at the University of Leeds where she also took a leadership role in the Leeds Institute for Quality Healthcare. Whilst in Leeds Becky was a founding member of the Leaders for Leeds Network. She has recently been an advisor to the Cabinet Office on the Choice Agenda, a Board Member of the European Health Management Association, and a critical friend of the New Economics Foundation Coproduction Network. She established the only PGCert in Coproducing Health in the UK.
*Delegates that book a place but cancel their place less than 48 hours before the session or do not attend on the day will be charged a £50 none attendance fee to cover the cost of the place*
Contact for more details:
Telephone: 0161 834 9362