The latest insights on narrative, storytelling and leadership in higher education.

On the benefits of being connected

Practising connected leadership

Team development and culture building

Build a shared narrative for your team

The AUA Invisible Grail prize 2020

Finding our purpose

The power of narrative in Higher Education

The power of narrative in Higher Education

Invisible Grail explores and creates approaches to team and individual development for people working in Higher Education. We’re alongside you as you discover how to tell the story of your institution at its best.

Using creative leadership and communication techniques, we help universities and their people align purpose, vision and narrative to realise their ambitions; from unlocking collective team stories, to developing unique, game changing institutional strategies.

We work with you to build your institution’s capacity to engage your audiences. To communicate what makes you distinctive; a leader and pathfinder. To make the invisible visible.

New for 2020: The Purposeful Leader

How do you lead with purpose? And how do you connect your purpose with the aims and aspirations of the people you work with and lead?

Taking place next May near York, we’re running our new two-day programme examining how to bring greater purpose to leadership in higher education.

Find out more: The Purposeful Leader

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  • On the benefits of being connected

    On the benefits of being connected

    What are the hallmarks of being a connected leader? Drawing on his experience of working with some of the top leaders from across the world, Paul Gentle offers a manifesto on the benefits of practising …Read More »
  • The AUA Invisible Grail prize 2020

    The AUA Invisible Grail prize 2020

    ‘Why do we do what we do? Finding our purpose’ is the theme of this year’s AUA Invisible Grail competition. Do you often think about the purpose of what you do in your daily work? …Read More »
  • Wearing the shoes of others

    Wearing the shoes of others

    If we could step into someone else’s shoes and see the world through their eyes, would we make different decisions? Might we be better equipped to improve widening participation or eliminate the attainment gap? Stories …Read More »
  • Friday G&T

    Friday G&T

    Discover your Friday G&T (Gift & Tonic); a short piece of writing to spark a moment of creativity or create a minute of stillness. Published every Friday, these pieces are here to give your week a …Read More »