Higher Performing Workplaces

IVE have teamed up with West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges (WYCC) to deliver Innovative Workplaces Training to SMEs at a reduced rate, to support economic growth in the North.

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, IVE is offering SMEs interested in Innovative Workplaces the opportunity to purchase the first introductory unit from IVE’s on-line Creative Leadership programme  at a cost of £150 redeemable when participants are accepted onto the full Programme.

Sign up via the form at the bottom of this page.

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

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 can offer this 6-day blended training programme (1-days online learning, 4-days face to face learning + 2-days work-based coaching) for just £675 per person + vat (only £112.50 per day). Online learning begins on the 1st June, and face to face learning will start from September.

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.

Format and delivery

The online module can be completed in one full day. The face to face programme runs 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.

Need to hear more? Sign up to our free on-line ‘taster’ session via Zoom on May 19th at 10am for a Q&A with the trainer.

Sign up here.

“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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