HUNDREDS of graduates from an esteemed leadership programme are to form an exclusive networking club sharing advice and best practice in business.
Plans for the group – made up of 20Twenty Business Growth Programme alumni – include access to free ‘Wisdom Labs’ and training focused on topics such as sustainability and employee wellbeing.
The sessions will feature key speakers and representatives from different sectors, beginning with a wellbeing workshop series at Xplore Science Discovery Centre in Wrexham this month.
Other workshops include Goals and Purpose, New Mindset – Emotional Control, and Your Individual Wellbeing Plan.
Business Development Manager Jackie Whittaker said: “We have had more than 1,000 participants join us over the years and have long planned to develop a select group who can network with like-minded individuals, share their experiences, identify opportunities and look at further ways to work together.
“The feedback we’ve already had is very positive and there is an appetite for further support in light of the challenges businesses have faced during the pandemic, so we are delighted to host these initial events and look forward to watching them grow.”
The news comes as 20Twenty prepares to virtually welcome its latest CMI (Chartered Management Institute) Level 5-7 cohort of senior managers, owners, and directors from across Wrexham, Flintshire, and north Powys over two days from March 1.
Jackie said places are still available for the programme – which is 80% funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) through Welsh Government – and an introductory taster session on February 11.
She added: “20Twenty has gone from strength to strength and despite the Covid-19 pandemic we have managed to successfully deliver modules online.
“We hope to be in a position to welcome people back in-person in the future but initially programmes will continue to be held virtually, which has been well received by many of those taking part because of the ease of access, flexibility and time saving.
“A blended approach will probably be the best way forward eventually; for now, we hope to see more people joining us in March.
“Please get in touch if you are looking to develop your leadership skills and strategic growth and want to find out more.”
NOTES: The 20Twenty Business Growth Programme is the only leadership and management course in Wales to offer an optional progression route from CMI Level 4 to CMI Level 7, including a Postgraduate Certificate, an Executive MBA and Chartered Manager Award. The programme is delivered by Cardiff Metropolitan University in partnership with Bangor University and subsidised by the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government.