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Leading Growth Programme – Creative Fuse Tees Valley


Spring 2023



About the Leading Growth Programme

The fully funded* programme for business leaders in the Tees Valley Creative and Cultural sector offers an innovative approach to learning combining a range of learning experiences, including workshops with expert facilitators and action learning sets. You will also receive three hours of one-to-one business coaching. You will meet and learn with a range of different businesses from around the region.

The opportunities for this networking will allow you to enhance your leadership and management skills, improve your confidence, enable a more strategic approach to business, and improve your delegation and communication skills. What’s more, you will be able to access our extensive support networks. All workshops are full days, and Action Learning Sets are half days.

This practical programme has been reshaped for the creative sectors with the help of previous participants and local partners, with content designed to assist with some of the opportunities and challenges the sector faces.

“Leading Growth has been amazing! The course has helped me to develop leadership and management skills that could easily be adapted to any workforce. Learning to understand yourself and your own motivations helps managers to understand and support the needs of others much more effectively. I would recommend this course to everyone!”
Michelle Tierney, FRADE

“The Leading Growth Programme gave me the opportunity to take the time out and really focus on my business. I took a lot away from the sessions that were ran and met a lovely group of people in the process. I would highly recommend this programme.”
Emma Mulligan, Emma Mulligan Business Administration Services

Programme dates and deadlines

  • 2 Day Residential with optional overnight stay – 25th & 26th January 2023
  • Workshop 1: Insights Strategy – 9th February 2023
  • Action Learning Set 1 – 23rd February 2023
  • Workshop 2: Culture, Values and Brand, Managing Change – 9th March 2023
  • Action Learning Set 2 – 23rd March 2023
  • Workshop 3: Stakeholder Engagement, Value Proposition but Jazzed Up! & Stick Theory – 13th April 2023
  • Consolidation Day – 20th April 2023


Register your interest & find out more by emailing – places are limited

*The Leading Growth Programme in partnership with Creative Fuse Tees Valley is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

**Further criteria applies, please contact the Creativity Fuse Tees Valley  and Digital City team for more details by visiting the dedicated webpage.


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Wendy Parvin

Business Development Manager, Creative Fuse Tees Valley