Innovative Future

Leaders Programme

Driving innovation in businesses across the built environment sector

IFLP: why we all need to act

Who will drive innovation in your business?


Our industry can create extraordinary built environments – sometimes profitably – using the imagination, skill and determination of some very talented people.

But too often businesses resist significant sustained change because of traditional cultures, procurement, delivery processes and poor investment.


Companies across the sector need to act to ensure those driving innovation now and for the future have innovation at their core – or continue to suffer unnecessarily poorer profitability, client satisfaction, worker motivation and environmental impact than is achievable through sustained innovation.

Our Solution:

IFLP will equip future leaders within your company and across the sector with the knowledge, connections, confidence and practice to successfully drive innovation. IFLP is:

  • A 12 month programme comprising of quarterly highly interactive 2-day residential workshops led by expert innovators – long enough to make a difference, short enough to see one

  • For up to 16 high-potential, highly-driven people on each series – carefully selected to create a quality mix of construction clients, consultants, contractors, suppliers and specialists. See further details in participants

  • Structured so participants address a very real business challenge within their company – whilst also developing that individual too

  • Supported by CIOB


Delivered by an expert team:

The team is led by Sarah Winckless MBE (exceptional facilitator of leadership development programmes in Government and private sector) with expert sessions delivered by some world-leading innovators in tech companies, Motorsport, construction, consultancy, retail, procurement, utilities, policy, government and more.

1. Series Launch

Participants and their sponsors will get a taste of the programme, with an introductory session led by a global tech giant on why we should innovate as well as a panel of innovation experts from various backgrounds.

2. Four Workshops

Sarah Winckless and our team of innovation experts from within and beyond the sector will share their knowledge, experience and insights to ensure participants understand how others successfully innovate. Participants then apply that knowledge to their own business challenge to make an immediate difference to their company. 

3. Showcase Event

Participants will celebrate their achievements and showcase their work from the programme at an evening event with their sponsors and the IFLP network.

Until: IFLP Series 3 Launch


SECBE (South East Centre for the Built Environment) is a not-for-profit organisation that exists to drive positive change through the sector through development and delivery of programmes that deploy core values of collaboration, innovation and inspiration.

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What the industry is saying...

- Phil Wilbraham, Expansion Programme Director, Heathrow
"We need our buildings/facilities to meet our colleague/customers’ needs today and in the future. So we need teams within and beyond our organisation to confidently and competently innovate wherever required. IFLP gives business leaders within our supply chain powerful insights from innovators across the economy that ensures they think and act creatively to deliver outstanding progressive solutions to our business’ needs.” 

Programme Details

  • IFLP costs £5,000 + VAT for the full 12 months
    (payable in instalments on request)

  • 8 days of the highest quality sessions led by Sarah Winckless MBE, involving multiple insights from our experts

  • An additional launch event and showcase event before and after the workshop sessions

  • IFLP includes expert support, interim coaching, all support materials used, accommodation and meals

  • Access to our experts and involvement in the growing IFLP network

  • Profile on the IFLP website and blog

Programme dates so far...

Series 2 

Virtual Launch event:         

15 June 2021: 09:30 – 11:30

Workshop dates (physical delivery):   

  • Workshop 1

    • 12 – 13 July 2021

  • Workshop 2

    • 18 – 19 October 2021

  • Workshop 3

    • 19 – 20 January 2022

  • Workshop 4

    • 27 – 28 April 2022

Showcase event:

19 May 2022: 16:00 - 18:00

Series 3 

Virtual Launch event:         

14 December 2021: 10:00 – 12:00

Workshop dates (physical delivery):   

  • Workshop 1

    • 12 – 13 January 2022

  • Workshop 2

    • 20 – 21 April 2022

  • Workshop 3

    • 11 – 12 July 2022

  • Workshop 4

    • 19 – 20 October 2022

Showcase event:

16 November 2022