Prometheus: Executive Leadership for the 3rd Sector

Prometheus is a no-charge intensive executive level learning and development conference that brings together a diverse mix of leaders from UK 3rd Sector organisations who want to make a difference. It combines the best of the modern business school and the charity sector to focus on the challenges that face society.

The annual two day event is developed with world-leading experts from our own faculty alongside well-respected practitioners. The programme pulls together all aspects of our leading research and management development to create a significant contribution to your overall business leadership skills. It equips you with the confidence to take on diverse business issues, helping you achieve the successful and sustainable growth of your organisation.

All the sessions are delivered by the people who teach on our MBA and executive education courses, along with industry and 3rd Sector experts as well as inspirational speakers – ensuring that you have a meaningful experience over the two days.

Throughout the event, there are many opportunities to meet like-minded professionals, talk about your challenges and share ideas, giving you time to reflect away from your normal environment.

You’ll leave Prometheus invigorated and ready to take on the challenges you and your organisation are facing.

The Benefits

The programme has brought numerous benefits to both individuals and their organisations over the last three years.  Some of the things they were able to take away from their time at Prometheus include:

  • Enhanced leadership and business skills
  • New ways of thinking
  • Tools and tips to improve business
  • Really smart ideas
  • Time to think
  • Inspiration and positivity
  • Fantastic networking opportunities

"It was a brilliant three days and I got a huge amount from the experience"

"Thank you so much for an excellent course. I came back full of ideas"

"Such a fantastic and valuable event you've curated"

The Delegates

All UK-based 3rd Sector organisations are invited to attend the event and will be entered into a selection process to ensure that they get the most they can from Prometheus.

We’re looking for delegates from small, medium and large 3rd Sector organisations based in the North West or UK whose work focuses on either local, national or international concerns.

Selected participants will be expected to come from a range of 3rd Sector backgrounds including housing, children, the elderly, poverty, heath, education, environment, campaigning, policy change and research.

Within these organisations we are looking for:

  • Senior executives - Chief Executives
  • Senior managers - Directors or heads of functions such as HR, Finance
  • Policy makers - colleagues from think-tanks and policy institutes
  • Senior practitioners with specialist knowledge - field workers in both the UK and internationally

Places are always limited so early registration for the event is highly recommended.

The Programme

Planning for the 2017 programme is now underway. The focus remains on mixing Alliance MBS faculty and inspirational speakers to deliver sessions along with great networking opportunities.

So far we have four speakers lined up, with many more exciting names soon to be confirmed:

Debra Allcock Tyler

Debra Allcock Tyler, Chief Executive of the Directory For Social Change

Debra has worked in charities for over 30 years.  Amongst numerous other roles she is the co-founder of the Small Charities Coalition. She is a prolific speaker and author of several books and is particularly well known for her Last Word Column in Third Sector magazine and her seminal book for charity CEOs – ‘It’s Tough at the Top’. 

Dr Rob Macmillan

Dr Rob Macmillan, Centre for Voluntary Sector Research, Sheffield Hallam University

Rob has been researching aspects of voluntary and community action for around 20 years in collaboration with other academics and researchers, policy makers and funders and with key voluntary and community organisations. He has spoken at two previous.

Dr Noemi Sinkovics

Dr Noemi Sinkovics, Lecturer in International Business and Management, Alliance MBS

Noemi’s research and teaching is focused on responsible business, social value creation, as well as theoretical and practical aspects of entrepreneurship. We are pleased to be welcoming Noemi back to Prometheus for the third time.

Lemn Sissay MBE

Lemn Sissay MBE, Chancellor, The University of Manchester

Lemn Sissay is an award-winning writer and broadcaster. He is associate artist at the Southbank Centre, patron of the Letterbox Club and the Reader Organisation, and ambassador for the Children’s Reading Fund. The Sissay PhD Scholarship for Care Leavers, the first of its kind, has been running for six years. He regularly reads on stages and in universities across the globe as an inspirational speaker and poet.

In the meantime please see our 2016 programme to get a feel for what goes on over the two days.

View the 2016 programme (PDF)

The Team

Alliance Manchester Business School has some of the most highly-regarded experts in business management. By working closely with industry, the team can solve real problems, predict future trends and drive change in business and management.

Our highly experienced team ensures everything about your programme runs smoothly. From booking on to the course to your post programme executive coaching sessions, they aim to make your Alliance MBS experience as enjoyable and stress free as possible.

Our Experts - Nick Clifford
Dr Nick Clifford
Programme Director

Our Team - Becky Allen
Becky Allen
Programme Manager

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Influenced 177 charities and 259 delegates

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"I think it is really exciting, it supports the 3rd Sector in developing ideas, things we’ve never thought of before and connects up with the business world."

Kath Lloyd - Cheshire West CAB Ltd

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