Our Growth Through People campaign aims to help local firms boost productivity through improved leadership and people management skills. Delivered by the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce with a range of partners, it includes free training sessions, workshops and events alongside research and thought leadership content.
This year, the campaign will run from the 26th February to 23rd March 2018. Each of the four weeks will have a different theme:
It will be followed by the release of original research into businesses views on the leadership and management and its impact on productivity.
The first part of the campaign ran from February to March 2017. It included: 11 Events in collaboration with 15 Partner Organisations, for almost 400 Delegates, alongside 14 thought leadership blog posts. The 2018 campaign is set to be even bigger and better.
Growth Through Responsible Leadership Week
Growth Through Attracting & Retaining Talent Week
Growth Through Workplace Environment Week
Growth Through Unlocking Potential Week
The Growth Through People campaign was designed by the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce’s Chamber Council, in response to a productivity gap in the West Midlands.
Leadership and management skills are one of the key areas businesses can invest in to improve productivity.
The GBCC has over 2700 members and we recognise that people are fundamental to each one of them. Employees are often the single largest expenditure, and asset, for a business. Through Growth Through People, we want to help local businesses learn the latest techniques, advice, guidance and view points on how to get the best of our their workforce.
Our events range from high profile panel discussions to practical workshops, briefings and taster sessions. All events are free to attend and open to members and non-members.
Topics we will be exploring include:
Members of the GBCC are invited to provide blog posts and short videos on relevant topics for promotion on the GBCC website and social media channels during the campaign.
This is a great opportunity to showcase the work your organisation is doing in this space or research you have undertaken on relevant topics.
If you would be interested in getting involved, please contact Emily Stubbs, Policy & Patron Advisor on E.Stubbs@Birmingham-Chamber.com with a short description of what content you would like to provide and how it aligns with the aims of the Growth Through People campaign.
Please note: we expect the campaign schedule to be heavily subscribed so we may not be able to accommodate all requests.
We currently have one sponsorship category remaining for Growth Through People 2018:
Week Sponsorship: Growth Through Workplace Environment Week
We need your help reaching new contacts, making sure your colleagues are aware of events and opportunities and generally spreading the word across the region.
Below is a simple communications toolkit to help our partners, interested businesses and individuals spread the word about Growth Through People.
If you are interested in helping us raise awareness of Growth Through People, please do download the below and share the content through you networks.Download the toolkit