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City region celebration for unique leadership programme

The chairman of the Sheffield LEP has spoken about the importance of a new programme creating leaders and inspiring collaboration across the Sheffield City Region.

LEP Chairman James Newman was speaking about the City Region Leadership Programme event and congratulated leaders and managers on completing the course, now in its third year. The course is run by the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University, on behalf of a number of organisations across the region.

James Newman said:

“Creating effective leadership is vital to transforming public and private sector industries to thrive in today’s tough economic climate where there is less money, more pressure and greater demand for better services.

“I believe that creating collaborative partnerships is key to the success of the Sheffield City Region – collaboration between the public sector, the private sector, higher education and schools and colleges.”

The City Region Leadership Programme ceremony, held at the University of Sheffield on December 12th, honoured more than 30 delegates from a range of organisations including the NHS, Sheffield City Council, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council, South Yorkshire Police and South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service.

The programme, which was part of an initiative supported by the Higher Education Funding Council for England, was delivered jointly by business experts at the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University. It is the first time the universities have worked collaboratively on a programme in this way.

The event was attended by Professor Keith Glaister, Dean of the Management School at the University of Sheffield, Lynda Hinxman, Assistant Dean Employer Engagement of Sheffield Business School at Sheffield Hallam University, the Chief Executive of Sheffield City Council and the Executive Director of the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

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