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Developing leaders across the North West

The NHS NWLA work in partnership with Mersey Internal Audit Agency (MIAA), Advancing Quality Alliance (AQuA), North West Employers (NWE), Innovation Agency Coaching Academy and the North West Association of Directors of Adults Social Care Services (ADASS) to bring you a series of collaborative masterclasses.

Together we are an influential partnership formed from cross sector organisations in the North West that represent the NHS, health and social care and local government.

By combining our unique specialisms, the collaboration explores innovative thinking expert speakers; to provide cross sector knowledge sharing for leaders across the North West. 

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The Psychology of Leading High Performance Teams | 8 December 2022,

Working with leading coaches, psychologists and business leaders, Professor Damian Hughes has identified the STEPS process, which explores the psychology of leading high performing teams.

Leading for Social Justice and Health Equality |   2 February 2023

This masterclass will bring a one-of-a-kind approach to leadership development and personal growth through using diversity and cultural practises to build off the passion and perspective of your organisation/community and put diversity, equality and inclusion practises at the forefront. It has now been well recognised that doing this can stimulate productivity and growth.



Access key learning and insights from previous events through our masterclass archive:


Digital as Disruptor | November 2022

How Can Strengths Based Working Lead to Healthier and Happier Communities? | July 2022 

Reframing Adult Social Care | May 2022


The Outlook for the Public Sector | March 2022

Behaviour Change – What Works? | March 2022 

Leading for Diversity – Having Brave Conversations | January 2022

How the North West is Facing the Building Back Fairer Challenge | November 2021

Leading for Social Change - How to Repair the World Without Breaking Yourself | November 2021

The Energised Workplace - Designing Work So That People Flourish | October 2021

Political leadership - Learning How Democratic & Participatory Approaches Make a Difference Across Public Services | September 2021

Digital Transformation at Speed | July 2021

Leading For Change | June 2021

Leading for Inclusion | May 2021 - read MIAA's event summary here.

The Outlook for the Public Sector | April 2021


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Inspiring Greater Health and Wellbeing | March 2021 - find out about the Healthy Leadership Framework

Inspiring Behavioural Change | November 2020

How to develop a culture that promotes intentional inclusion | October 2020

A Wellbeing Economy with Sir Michael Marmot | September 2020

The Outlook for Health and Social Care | September 2020

Taking the power to make change happen with Helen Bevan | July 2020

Earlier events:

People Powered Health & Social Care | September 2019

New Public Leadership with Jeremy Heimans | July 2019

Developing a System Mindset with Matthew Syed | March 2019

Doing the Do – What does it mean to lead across a system? | December 2018

Seeing Things Differently – Positive Disruption to Harness Hidden Talent | July 2018

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