Panel Predictions Podcast: Millennial talent in the Northern Powerhouse

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What do the skills, interests and talents of the millennial generation mean for the future of the Northern Powerhouse?

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The ‘Northern Powerhouse’ agenda seeks to harness investment, infrastructure and ideas to power Northern growth and economic resilience. An ambitious project underpinned by skills, education and the knowledge economy, this event will explore what the interests and talents of the millennial generation mean for the future of the Northern Powerhouse. What are millennials doing to build an economy that works for people in the North? What talents are concentrated in the North and how will this shift as automation changes the labour market? Will the values of millennials change encourage a shift to a generative, circular economy?

Our panel will explore these issues and how community initiatives are responding to the challenges and opportunities to make the Northern Powerhouse. In this interactive session we'll be asking the big questions about what devolution, co-production, cities, citizenry, democracy, and regional talent mean for the millennial generation.

In advance of the discussion we are crowdsourcing questions for the panel. You can submit a question via the registration page.

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Panellists include:

  • Neil McInroy, CEO, Centre for Local Economic Strategies
  • Clare Devaney, CEO, Citizen-i-LTD
  • Kathryn Cheetham, Community champion and Director of Community Jelly
  • Nicola Headlam, Head of Northern Powerhouse - Cities and Local Growth Unit
  • Further speakers to be announced soon

This panel is brought to you by Common Vision as part of MILLENNIFEST Manchester, a day of inspirational talks, skills masterclasses and policy workshops will explore what the future workforce will look like, and what this means for skills, education, and public leadership. All ages welcome.

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Speaker biographies:

Neil McInroy is CEO of CLES, a think and do tank aiming to achieve social justice, good local economies and effective public services for everyone, everywhere. At present he is focused on applying a progressive economic model for places which includes ideas around local wealth building. Local wealth building is a new people-centred approach to local economic development. It is a range of practical actions that reorganises local economies so that wealth is retained and flows into our towns, cities and communities, rather than flowing out. Neil has been commissioned and collaborated, with a broad range of local, regional and national governments and agencies across UK and in Europe, Asia, US and Australasia. He is an Honorary Fellow at the Manchester Urban Institute, University of Manchester, and a Visiting Fellow at Edge Hill University.

Clare Devaney is the Founder and Director of Citizen-i-Ltd - a platform for citizen-led innovation, impact and participatory research based in Manchester. Clare is also a Research Associate and Marie Curie H2020 PhD Scholar with MAPS-LED International Research Partnership, based at the University of Salford. The partnership brings together colleagues from the UK, US, Italy and Finland in a collaborative exploration of innovation ecosystems, with a focus on place-based innovation, sustainability, social impact and new methods of evaluation in these areas. As a Research Fellow and Associate of the RSA, Clare is leading and contributing to its portfolio of research and strategic development projects in the North of England.

Kathryn Cheetham is the founder of Jelly and Ice Cream, an organisation focused on community co-production. Previously she was the programmes coordinator at Manchester Cares and a Senior Officer at Healthwatch Salford. Kathryn's mission is to co-produce and grow infrastructure and communities inclusively (of place and identity) to create innovative social-economic solutions.

Dr Nicola Headlam is on secondment to the Civil Service leading strategy development for the Northern Powerhouse. She will be seeking to put into practice an evidence-based policy for the north building on her research interests on knowledge mobilisation for urban transformation. Prior to this she has worked for 20 years on issues relating to the translation of research into policy and is an adaptable urbanist, media commentator and author. Her expertise is in comparative city governance, economic development, regeneration and urban policy and the networks that enable human flourishing.

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