This participatory systems mapping workshop, using the Greater Manchester Strategy as a starting point, will look at how policies and strategies interact to support or hinder inclusive growth in GM. You have been invited to this workshop because of your expertise of working in policy, and understanding of how public service areas impact one another.

The workshop will be facilitated by academics from the University of Sheffield, and no previous experience of this kind of workshop is necessary. During the workshop you will be helping to identify and prioritise key themes and strategies across policy areas and mapping the cause and effect between them, in terms of delivering inclusive growth.

The workshop outputs will support the GM Strategy refresh process, with the ultimate research output being a co-developed decision support tool for GM, and the support and capability building needed to use it long term.

The workshop is part of the 5 year SIPHER Consortium research project lead by the University of Sheffield and bringing together scientists across six universities, three government partners including GMCA and ten practice partners. SIPHER will take a new systems-science approach to policy effectiveness and cost-effectiveness, develop new insights into complex cause and effect relationships and develop new ways of working, integrating academics and policy partners.

Background reading and further information on the workshop will be shared here as we get closer to the event.