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 25th February – 22nd March 2019. Each of the four weeks will have a different theme:
It will be followed by the release of further original research into businesses views on the leadership and management and its impact on productivity.
The Growth Through People campaign first took place 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 was bigger and better, with 17 Events in collaboration with 50 Partner Organisations for almost 450 delegates, alongside thought leadership blog posts, 3 podcasts, numerous social media videos and the publication of the Chambers’ first original research paper on businesses views on the leadership and management and its impact on productivity.
In 2019, Growth Through People is set to be bigger and better than ever before.
Growth Through Responsible Leadership Week
Growth Through Attracting & Developing Talent Week
Growth Through Unlocking Potential Week
Growth Through Workplace Resilience 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.
With 14 events to choose from taking place at different times and locations across the Greater Birmingham area, there really is something for everyone.
Our events range from high profile panel discussions to practical workshops, briefings and taster sessions. Visit the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce events calendar and select “Growth Through People” from the dropdown menu for information on each event here.
All events are free to attend and open to members and non-members.
Topics we will be exploring include:
Alongside the calendar of events, the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce will be producing and showcasing informative thought leadership content on topics and activities relevant to the campaign themes.
Growth Through People is an annual campaign from the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce. Our 2018 campaign took place between the 26th February and 23rd March 2018. Growth Through People will be back in early 2019. Until then we will continue to inspire and inform the business community with content and case studies from businesses committed to investing in leadership and people management skills. Watch this space.
“Now that I am aware of the campaign I cannot wait for the next ones - keep up the great work you are a fantastic network to be involved with - I have learnt so many new skills and met new contacts and leads through the networking”
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