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Innovative Leadership and Business Growth Programme

Aug 24, 2017

Lancashire Forum Creative - Innovative Leadership and Business Growth Programme

New leadership and growth events are on offer at UCLan as part of the ERDF fully funded programme for eligible Lancashire-based SMEs from the creative and digital sector.  There are two different options open to participants:

A series of Think Tanks: expert-led, interactive workshops focusing on issues important to business. Each Think Tank brings together several experts to offer insights from their areas of experience. The next Think Tank takes place on 21 September and focuses on Digital Networking. For more information and to register please visit:

The Lancashire Forum Creative Extra: An intensive (6 month) growth programme. This in-depth programme is for senior/owner managers who want to develop their leadership skills, innovate, and grow their business. The programme features:

  • An induction session to set the scene and introduce you to your peers on the programme;
  • Sector-specific, expert-led Think Tanks including: Strategic Thinking and Planning, Lego Serious Play, Exploring Leadership, Innovation;
  • Site visit to a large regional business;
  • Learning reflection/consolidation sessions to embed learning and establish actions;
  • Innovative ‘Hack Jam’ event that uses creative thinking, technology and diverse expertise to work on a pertinent topic defined and agreed by the participants;
  • Final reflection/consolidation day and graduation.

The next cohort of the Lancashire Forum Creative Extra programme commences 28 September 2017.

Further information on the programme is available at:

If you have any questions please contact:


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