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Middle Manager Academy North 2020

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Are you looking for the opportunity to think differently about your position as a middle manager and how to cope with the impact of change? Would you like to work as part of a cross-departmental team and develop the skills needed to meet the challenges of the 21st century?

The Middle Manager Academy (MMA) North 2020 will launch this spring and could be the opportunity for you.

What is the Middle Manager Academy North?

The MMA North is a unique cross-departmental development opportunity that has been designed to equip HEOs and SEOs (or equivalent grades) with the personal, professional and collective leadership skills needed to meet the​ current and future demands of the Civil Service. The academy aims to foster a more resilient and collaborative leadership culture amongst civil servants from departments across the North West, North East and Yorkshire and the Humber. The MMA North will provide you with the opportunity to support Civil Service transformation, whilst embedding and enhancing your skills. It will also encourage you to inspire others to become the leaders of the future.

The MMA North 2020 will start with four learning and development days, comprising  3 days residential in Liverpool  and a follow up day in Newcastle. There will be a mix of self-awareness, personal development and ideas production across the event with a number of keynote speakers and panellists. Over the following 12 month period, you will collaborate in cross-departmental teams to tackle challenging business issues that departments and agencies in the North are currently facing. 

How can I get involved?

Departments and agencies have been allocated places based on their proportional representation in the North West or North East and Yorkshire and the Humber region.

Departments are responsible for deciding how their places are filled and have been asked to provide their nominations by Thursday 6 February. If you are interested in this opportunity, please look out for communications within your organisation or speak to your line manager. 

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  1. Comment by Jill Billingham posted on

    Very interested, however, not out in my area as yet any advice?

  2. Comment by Peter Warren-Jowett posted on

    Who do I contact to establish my Department's allocation and get some more information? Thanks.

  3. Comment by Alan Murphy posted on

    Hi Peter please contact:- and we will send you the details. Regards

  4. Comment by Kelly Piers posted on

    I am very interested in attending. Please can you provide details or a contact for the North East region events. I work in Darlington.

    Thank you,

    • Replies to Kelly Piers>

      Comment by Kim Ralph posted on

      Hi Kelly, if you can contact Richard Armstrong ( he will be able to assist. Many thanks, Kim.

  5. Comment by Adrian posted on

    I was part of the MMA North Academy 2019 and am keen to become a facilitator. How do I go about this and who can I contact?

    • Replies to Adrian>

      Comment by Kim Ralph posted on

      Hi Adrian, that is great thank you. If you can please email Richard Armstrong ( he would be delighted to hear from you. Thank you, Kim.

  6. Comment by mark burden posted on

    Very interested

  7. Comment by Stephen Burgess posted on

    Very interested in attending this. I'm part of the NBC but based in the Northwest, who would I contact?