Higher Performing Workplaces

Subsidised Innovative Workplaces Training for SMEs. Nurture leadership skills that drive collaboration, creativity and innovation, with a 40% subsidy from the European Social Fund.

Higher Performing Workplaces is managed by the West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges and funded by the European Social Fund. Eligibility criteria applies.

Sign up here, or attend one of our free “Taster” webinars.

European Social Fund & Higher Performance Workplaces


In a world full of uncertainty, where change is inevitable, success relies on a business’s ability to lead with transformation and resilience in response to change, and to proactively drive change – in short, to lead creatively.

As one of WYCC’s Higher Performing Workplaces Training Providers, we offer this 6-day blended training programme (1-days eLearning, 4 half-day interactive sessions via Zoom + 2-days work-based coaching) for just £350 per person + vat, thanks to subsidy from the European Social Fund.

Sign up now to start in October. Please ensure you can attend online workshops on the following dates:

Wednesday 21st October – 10am – 1pm

Wednesday 4th November – 10am – 1pm

Wednesday 2nd December – 10am – 1pm

Wednesday 20th January – 10am – 1pm

Who is it for?

This course is for SMEs based in the North. Small and medium enterprises are business of up to 250 FTE employees, with an annual turnover of less than £34M, (including parent and subsidiary companies). Businesses must be located within the following localities: Bradford, Calderdale, Craven, Harrogate, Kirklees, Leeds, Selby, Wakefield, and York.

Don’t make the cut? See our public and bespoke programmes, here.

What will you learn?

This programme introduces the concept of applied creativity in an organisational leadership context. It explores, through immersive experiences, the internal conditions business leaders can create that enable creative behaviours to be learned and applied in their teams in order to drive a culture of innovation. The module will enable aspirant, middle and senior leaders to apply a variety of techniques to strategic problems in their organisations and analyse the impact.

Don’t take our word for it, have a look at our Case Studies.

Check out our Case Study film with Altrad.

Format and delivery

The online module can be completed in one full day. The interactive sessions run over four days with a gap between day two and three of approximately six weeks to allow participants to test out learning, and a gap between day three and four of approximately four weeks to allow participants to undertake an enquiry based piece of evaluative practice. They are supported with 2-days coaching during this period.

IVE will be offering a FREE 1 hour online taster session via Zoom on the 13th October at 11am for interested businesses who would like to find out more about the programme, with an opportunity for Q&A with the trainer.

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“IVE don’t solve the challenges you face, but they create the people in your organisation who do.”

Simon Hicks (Managing Director; Viridor UK)

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