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University of Lincoln: College of Arts

Case study: Connecting through shared narratives

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Our Programmes

We design and facilitate learning and development online, face-to-face or in a blend. Our expertise is in engaging the hearts and minds of colleagues, students and stakeholders to embed cultures of trust and innovation, and make change happen. Whether you’re looking to create solutions to live issues, engage your external partners or inspire teams within your university – wherever they are based – take the next step with us to inspire braver and bolder leadership, and build a better world through higher education. 

For you

Take part in our experiential open programme, The Purposeful Leader, to connect deeply with who you are as a leader and what you stand for, and embed new practices to build a culture built on trust and connection with the people you work with and lead.

The Purposeful Leader

Experiment with techniques to help you to navigate uncertainty, root what you do in your purpose and vision, and hone an action plan to put your learning into place. A two-day residential programme to embed purpose at the heart of your leadership.

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Our charitable partner

We’re proud to partner with the Refugee Education UK, a charity which supports refugee and asylum-seeking children and young people to build more hopeful futures through education. When you work with us, you’ll be supporting the REUK too. Through our partnership, we donate 10% of our profits, share the charity’s mission, contribute our expertise wherever we can help, and open connections to our networks.

Our partnership is founded on our shared belief that education has the potential to change lives and the world around us for good, and that every person deserves the same, equal, opportunities to access it.

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Case Studies


  • Kindness at work: part one

    Kindness at work: part one

    Kindness is something we all connect with, deeply; it’s in our bones. Yet at work, how do we make room for it when other demands on our time and head-space crowd in? Can we design more …Read More »
  • University of Lincoln: College of Arts

    University of Lincoln: College of Arts

    Connecting through shared narratives   Invisible Grail helped create space to pull out the raw materials, and facilitated techniques that were useful to elicit people’s views. We now have an agreed narrative of where we …Read More »
  • Re-writing the rules on emotionally intelligent teams

    Re-writing the rules on emotionally intelligent teams

    Where we work as teams has shifted, but has how we work together changed too? After a year of working from a distance, the time is ripe to re-write the rules of engagement, using a …Read More »
  • Resilience: The secret sauce

    Resilience: The secret sauce

    Resilience is robustness and agility. It’s what it takes to thrive, not just survive. Sound familiar? Having read dozens of articles on organisational resilience, it always seems to come back to that same mantra. Yet, …Read More »

Our purpose

Our purpose is to empower people to lead with respect and integrity; to be accountable academic and global citizens. We work in partnership with you to develop courageous interventions, to connect people, ideas, and communities to build a better world. Unlocking the stories that bring people together and enable all to lead to their full potential.