2014 Meetings

Welcome to Leaders for Leeds!

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Leaders for Leeds is a growing network that connects leaders from all spheres of life accross Leeds that are committed to making a positive difference in the city.

Here is a full list of Leaders for Leeds events and details of how to register your attendance.

Thank you to all those that have offered to host a meeting during 2014 – the team are working hard to schedule regular and varied sessions for the network. You can find the list of confirmed Leaders for Leeds meetings and events listed below and we will continue to update this list throughout the year.

Check Back for regular updates!

Thursday 22nd May 2014 – Breakfast Meeting

Host: Telefonica

Leeds – the gateway to brilliant service experiences

Led by Paul Pattinson, Head of Service Management for the O2 network in the UK.

Register your attendance for the May meeting here

 

Friday 20th June 2014

Host: Leeds City Council at First Direct Arena

Topic: Voluntary Ambassadors for the City

Register your attendance to the June meeting here

 

Previous Meetings

Wednesday 30th April 2014 – Breakfast Meeting

8:30am – 10:00am

Host: NHS Employees

Address: 2 Brewery Wharf, Kendell Street, Leeds, LS10 1JR

This session will be a a ‘pitch’ session with members of the network talking about projects or issues they would like to highlight or receive some help with.

This session’s pitches include:

  • Dry Bar/Cafe in Leeds
  • Leeds – A zero tolerance approach to sexual harassment and sexual violence

Register your attendance for the April meeting here

 

Tuesday 18th March 2014, 8:00am – 9:00am

Community Leadership Engagement

Host: CIHM, University of Leeds

Register your attendance for the March meeting here 

Leaders for Leeds Challenge Programme

Come and join us in developing this idea!  Our next meeting is on January 30, 4 – 5 pm in the Carriageworks, entrance on Millenium Square. Come and join us!

Benefits of a programme

For contributing individuals, groups and organisations, the opportunity to:

  • Shape a programme that brings leaders together around real issues that need collective leadership in the city
  • Contribute talent or resources that will deliver a programme of quality for the city
  • Learn from and be inspired by leaders from all walks of life in the city

For participating individuals, the opportunity to:

  • Share experiences and learning with other people who are influencing change in communities and/ or different areas of city life
  • Develop qualities and skills that will ‘grow’ their leadership role
  • Learn about and contribute to key issues for the city

For the city, the opportunity to:

  • Have leaders from all walks of life provide solutions on ‘key issues and projects’
  • Know the city is building a stronger and stronger collective resource of leaders
  • Build more people committed to making Leeds the best city in the UK

Learning through ‘doing’ programme

Shared Agendas

  • A shared work agenda with live issues/projects tackled such as increasing employability amongst black and minority ethnic youth, growing a digital city, minimising poverty.
  • Action learning support to develop skills, behaviours and strategies that will lead to successful outcomes from work on issues and projects.

Learning Together

  • Learning opportunities for participants to explore values and beliefs, develop behaviours and skills and ‘grow’ as more trusted leaders, based on L4L principles
  • Learning opportunities drawing on the rich evidence base available in the city and providing community, city region and national perspectives and open to participants and the wider Leaders for Leeds network.

Collaborative Delivery to make it accessible to all

  • Large private and public organisations to sponsor the programme with donations, venues and refreshments
  • Communities and groups to host exploratory visits to inform work on key issues and projects in the city
  • Individuals to offer expertise in areas such as organizing and administration, facilitation, reflective learning, coaching and mentoring, evaluation and more
  • All to market, promote and source funding and participants for the programme

To be put on the mailing list for future meetings, contact Shabnam.Kausar@leeds.gov.uk

 

 

Evaluation Report

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This evaluation report explores the impact of Leaders for Leeds on the city, organisations and people involved. It also used research on network effectiveness to review the network’s approach.

‘Leaders for Leeds is not a project – it is a network where we co-create the future, because we are the future. We aren’t giving answers, but we’ll help you bump up against others to find your own answer’.

Big thanks to everyone who participated in creating it and big thanks to Alison who did a great job of producing this report!

Leaders for Leeds Evaluation Report

FAQ

What is Leaders for Leeds?

Leaders for Leeds is a network that connects people from across all sectors in Leeds who are committed to making a positive difference in the city, based on the premise that services built on the strengths of the public, private and third sector will produce better outcomes for local people.

Leaders for Leeds is run by its participants.  This means that as a participant, you can choose your level of engagement and participation: you can help shape the network, you can attend events, you can contribute to the discussion on the website – the degree of participation is up to you.

Who comes to the events?

People from the community, private, public, third sectors attend; community leaders, CEOs, academics, volunteers, clinicians, managers, professionals, consultants and students.  The common thread is that they are interested in working together across sectors to improve Leeds.

What do you do?

Different members of the network are working on different issues to improve the city.  Those who would like to get input from colleagues at Leaders for Leeds will hold an event. Each meeting lasts approximately one to two hours and can include networking, a speaker and break-out sessions or workshops.   There is also an annual conference and ongoing workshops to support members with city challenges, such as the Leeds Digital Health Strategy.  There are also further resources in the form of articles, brief videos and blog posts our website that participants are invited to contribute to and read.

If you are interested in getting input from your colleagues in Leaders for Leeds about a question or issue, and would like to provide a topic for an event, please contact Natalie Leach on n.leach@leeds.ac.uk.

If you are able to host a Leaders for Leeds event or provide breakfast (no topic necessary) please let Natalie know.

What kind of issues have you looked at?

Issues have spanned all sectors.  They have included addressing high cost payday lenders, how to best support individuals struggling between adult social care and employment, fraud, how to grow and support a social initiative around beekeeping, achieving a strong citizen voice in e-health, and how we can best respond to welfare benefit changes.

Typically, after the events a group of those interested continue the work and conversation outside of Leaders for Leeds.

What will happen when I get there?

When you come, there will be typically coffee, tea and we tend to have some food together (breakfast/ lunch/ tea) and groups of friendly people who are looking forward to meeting you.  After some time to catch up with old friends and meet new ones, there is typically a brief presentation, workshop, or session around the topic.  Many often stay after to connect with others about the topic or other issues that they may be able to work together on.

I’m not sure if I’m a ‘leader’?  What if I don’t have any specific issues I’m interested in?  I’m not sure what I can contribute?

We believe that everyone has something to teach, and everyone has something to learn.  The diversity of the network is precisely what makes the conversations so rich and what makes the feedback so unique.  Try coming to an event anyway – you may be surprised at just how valuable what you bring will be.

There are many reasons why people come to Leaders for Leeds, and many different things that people get out of their participation.  Many people come for personal reasons – to network, to learn about new issues, to get new ideas.  Some come as they have a special interest in an issue being discussed, and others come because they enjoy the events.  There are many ways you can get value from participating.

How do I join?

If you are interested in attending an event or hearing more about the network, or have other questions, please contact Natalie Leach on n.leach@leeds.ac.uk.

I have accessibility needs.

Please contact us to discuss these and we will work with you – many have offered help with rides and other support.

I can’t attend breakfast events.

Leaders for Leeds events are run by those in the network – those running the events pick the times of day.  If you are interested in running or hosting an event or conversation please let Natalie Leach (n.leach@leeds.ac.uk) know the topic, location and time of day you are interested in.

 

 

Leaders for Leeds Annual Event – Culture of Cooperation In Leeds

On the windiest day in 60 years, Thursday 5th December, the Leaders for Leeds network met to consider the impact that Leaders for Leeds has had since it began in December 2012.

We combed out windswept hair and straightened our cloths to get to work on some of the issues and opportunities that grace our great city of Leeds today!

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Thank you to all those that we able to join, both in the room and in the twitterspere!

A huge thank you to everyone who planned, donated, contributed, delivered and participated in the event and for your commitment to the network!

The outcomes, updates, pics and vids will follow shortly. Please do report any connections and progress you make.

Any feedback on the event will be greatfully received – why not post your thoughts on the event on the feedback page or start a discussion in ‘your voice‘?

 

 

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Leaders for Leeds, Culture of Cooperation

On the windiest day in 60 years, Thursday 5th December, the Leaders for Leeds network met to consider the impact that Leaders for Leeds has had since it began in December 2012.

We combed our windswept hair and straightened our clothes to get to work on some of the challenges, issues and opportunities that grace our great city of Leeds today!

 

A number of groups formed to work on city-wide issues together

Issue 1: Campaign in the city to tackle high cost lenders, working with schools to tackle the issue early on, having a major city-wide campaign, and all Leaders for Leeds to voluntarily ban high cost lending, with alternative credit options. Steve Carey

Issue 2: How to engage more leaders in the city in Leaders for Leeds through our own networks and by using social media and online sharing (webcasts, live blogging). Victoria Betton.

Issue 3: How can we make little conversations count? Is it OK to be working in smaller groups to change the city? We need leaders that ‘do’. Concluded that we need to celebrate the micro and the mosaic. Joe Alderdice and Jenny Hill

Issue 4: Tour de France – how to make it an inclusive event with a clearer message on celebrating Leeds. Offers of help came from the Leeds Carnival, and suggestions for working with different communities in the City. Peter Smith

Issue 5: New Best City Leadership Programme – bringing leaders together around real issues that need collective leadership in the City, and will create a legacy. This starts next year if we can get sponsorship. James Brining

Issue 6: Keeping Leeds graduates in Leeds. This group worked on loads of ways of making the city attractive to our graduates to work in, as there is a perception that its better everywhere else (!). This included working more closely with businesses and setting up an online hub. Susie Gorden

Issue 7: Carnival how to get the city more involved with Carnival. One way is for Carnival to support other events in the City, and to work more closely with other institutions eg the University, take carnival out of chapeltown. Hughbon Condor

Issue 8: South Leeds Academy asked for help establishing their own student leadership group. Offers of help came from Leeds Community Trust and University of Leeds Student Union. It was great to hear the students talking about the issues they wanted to change from truanting to more engaging teaching. Deborah Easton

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Thank you to all those that we able to join, both in the room and in the twitterspere!

A huge thank you to everyone who planned, donated, contributed, delivered and participated in the event and for your commitment to the network!

Any feedback on the event will be gratefully received – why not post your thoughts on the event on the feedback page or start a discussion in your voice?

Apologies for the poor sound quality – we will get better at this we promise!

General Reading

L4L Resources


Leaders for Leeds: Network Evaluation Report 

This evaluation report explores the impact of Leaders for Leeds on the city, organisations and people involved. It also used research on network effectiveness to review the network’s approach.

 

 

Slides from Tim Straughan, Leeds and Partners, recent presentation about a Health innovation Hub for Leeds.

The presentation is about the Leeds Innovation Health Hub and the creation of a digitally enabled ‘Smart City’ that would accurately reflect our changing times and demographics.  Tim emphasized that this vision of an innovative and more prosperous city would only be effective if it involved as many residents of Leeds as possible in its creation. You can read more about the Innovation Health Hub here

 

 What Tom Peters Has Come to Believe….

Following on from Rob’s post on what he believes I thought I might share an interesting paper from Tom Peters (@tompeters) on what he has come to believe about the worlds of leadership, management and strategy.I commend it highly!  It is available as a pdf here – http://www.tompeters.com/docs/ComeToBelieve_0106_13A.pdf

 

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