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


Your leadership narrative and how you communicate this is one of your most prized assets. When people connect with you, your values, and understand what drives you, that is when meaningful change takes place. It’s time to do something different. After all, if not now, when?

Through a growing number of online programmes, we’re here to help you build greater purpose, resilience and connection when leading and working in a remote environment.

Join us and our community of alumni, colleagues and friends from the UK and beyond to do something different, now.

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 virtually over two days in May, join us to explore how to bring greater purpose to leadership in higher education.

Staying Truly Connected: Leading change while working remotely

New for May 2020 our two-week online programme, Staying Truly Connected, is a 12-hour interactive journey to help you engage people right now, and to plan ahead for the new institutions which universities will become.

For university managers, Staying Truly Connected is packed with creative and strategic approaches to help you and your team engage, connect and thrive, right now and for the future.

Make it your own

If you like the sound of The Purposeful Leader and Staying Truly Connected, we can re-create these to fit your needs, your priorities and your context. Run in-house by our experts, virtually or in person, both programmes can be adapted to make them truly yours.

Or if you were looking for something a little different – like collaborative strategic problem solving or how to grow long-lasting, sustainable practices that make positive change happen – we’re here to create something unique for you.

Come and talk to us, or if you’d like to see the full range of what’s possible, take a look at our bespoke programmes.

Our programme commitment

We commit to creating an inspirational, immersive and reflective experience on all our bespoke and open programmes, whether face to face or online. That’s why we use a combination of group work and dedicated one-to-one time to build confidence and to ensure a high degree of personal attention to your needs.

We use creative leadership and communication techniques to take you toward the raw edge, a place where you will be challenged and supported to learn new techniques, put these into practice, and build stronger connections with the people you work with and lead.

In return, we ask you for your commitment to the programme and to your own development, and to come with an open mind.

Contact us

Not sure what’s right for you or want to know more?

We’re here to help. Please contact Academic Director Paul Gentle or Louise Clifton, Director of Marketing, Communications and Operations.