21 January 2019
A Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce campaign aimed at boosting productivity through improved leadership and people management gets underway next month.
Growth Through People, which returns for a third year, was designed by the Chamber Council in response to a productivity gap in the West Midlands.
The purpose of the month-long campaign is to promote the positive impact leadership and people management skills have on productivity in organisations.
It will also encourage Greater Birmingham businesses to develop those particular skills.
A four-week series of free-to-access events, workshops, research and thought leadership content runs from 25 February to 22 March.
Over the course of four weeks the GBCC will deliver 15 events in partnership with over 40 organisations in locations across the Greater Birmingham area.
Events will range from intimate, interactive workshops and world café style events to large, high-profile panel discussions and keynotes.
Panel discussions featuring highly-anticipated speakers from a range of business and policy backgrounds will take place each week, and are focussed on:
High-profile events featuring a keynote speaker and practical workshops on implementing best practice ideas will be themed around:
Growth Through People events are designed to engage businesses in all sectors and of all sizes. Further details on all Growth Through People events and activities can be found here.
To ensure Growth Through People has a lasting impact, the GBCC will release original research into businesses views on leadership and management - and its impact on productivity.
Delegates are encouraged to book onto events now to avoid disappointment. Many Growth Through People events have limited spaces available and are expected to sell out.
Paul Faulkner (pictured), chief executive of the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce, said: “We are very much looking forward to launching this campaign for the third year running.
“Originally proposed by our Chamber Council as a means to tackle the productivity gap in the West Midlands, Growth Through People 2019 builds on the success of the 2018 campaign to offer Chamber members the latest advice, guidance, viewpoints and techniques on getting the most out of what is often their largest asset; their people.
“The Chamber is striving to create a real, lasting change to the productivity gap in the region and, as always, to ensure our members are equipped with the best skills to thrive and grow.
“We look forward to working with our sponsors throughout the campaign to deliver some fantastic events, supported by a host of thought-leadership video, podcast and blog content and social media engagement.”
All Growth Through People events are free for members and non-members of the Chambers thanks to our partners and sponsors.
The University of Birmingham is the sponsor for Growth Through Responsible Leadership Week, Aston University is the sponsor for Growth Through Attracting and Developing Talent Week, Curium Solutions will be sponsoring Growth Through Unlocking Potential Week and the Chartered institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) will be sponsoring Growth Through Workplace Resilience Week.
Further details on all Growth Through People events can be found here.