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Changing Leaders, Changing Lives:

‘Changing Leaders, Changing Lives’ was a revolutionary new programme that set out to create new and innovative plans to improve the lives of the most disadvantaged families in Suffolk, whilst at the same time develop a core group of community leaders who could make that change happen.

The programme was commissioned by the Suffolk Collaborative, a group of chief executives of public, private and voluntary sector organisations across Suffolk, itself created through the Lives We Lead programme. The Changing Leaders, Changing Lives programme offered a unique opportunity for participants to join a diverse and dynamic group of politicians, professionals, local leaders and community members, with very different expertise and experience, but a shared commitment to making a difference for citizens and families in Suffolk.

For the cohort of professionals who undertook the programme, the experience proved to be intense, exciting and challenging. For 20 days over 10 weeks, they were stewarded through a pioneering programme of analysis, community engagement and innovation.

They learned new theories and techniques and discovered new ways of understanding people, analysing situations and approaching problems. Their journey was not academic or abstract, but focused on real life and real work, thus people ‘learned through doing’. By the end of the programme, each member of the cohort developed as people and as leaders, and importantly, shared a clear vision and plans for changing services and support for the most vulnerable families in Suffolk.

What they said

"I feel I've grown. I feel like this is one of the best things I've done in terms of my career."

How we made a difference

Inspiring a new cohort of leaders to work together, across professional boundaries, to deliver better collective impact

Create New Networks

Bring people together in new ways to learn new ways forward

Build Shared Intent

Work collaboratively to reveal the potential of collective impact


Keep people focused and safe through a sometimes challenging, always creative process