Leaders in Higher Education need to advocate and bring alive the outcomes of change. They need to re-frame purpose and give direction to strategy.

At the core of all our programmes is the belief that words, and using them to create simple, compelling stories, helps us and our audiences understand things better.


Unlocking the Creative Leader - residential programme

Unlocking the Creative Leader

For those who need to inspire, engage and connect across and beyond their institution, Unlocking the Creative Leader is our three-day residential programme for senior leaders. This in-depth programme explores your leadership signature and intent, and how to apply this to foster strategic connections and encourage commitment from your stakeholders.

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Writing your Future

Our two-day residential programme for academic and professional services managers. Explore how to create a compelling vision for the future of your team and your own leadership practice. Find your authentic voice so that your writing connects and builds wider engagement with internal and external colleagues.

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Writing for Impact: Academic Researchers - workshop

Writing for Impact

Our one-day intensive workshop is for anyone who needs to create greater impact with their writing. Explore new and creative techniques to write persuasive and clear content, convey complex ideas succinctly and meet the needs of your different audiences.

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Bespoke programmes

Bespoke programmes

Working in partnership with you we will design unique experiences that re-energise your narrative and nurture engaged communities, aligned with your organisation’s culture and strategic direction.

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What do they say?

“The most inspiring course I’ve been to. I’m encouraged to express my voice in my writing with more confidence – and I’m going to stick to it – so thank you, John and Stuart”

Academic and researcher, UK
Writing for Impact participant


I found the course incredibly useful on many levels, it helped me connect with myself, and understand how I feel about my role and its challenges, and is has allowed me to consider how to re-frame my communications for better outcomes…Many thanks for a fantastically thought provoking experience I’ll never forget

Katrina Savage, Marketing and Communications Manager, Teesside University
Writing your Future participant



Want to know more about what is involved in a Writing for Impact workshop?

Tape measure - what to expect when you're expecting a training workshop and then Invisible Grail happens

If you would like to read a little bit more about what to expect from a Writing for Impact workshop, take a look at our blog:

When you’re expecting a training workshop then Invisible Grail happens…


Our Programme Commitment

We commit to creating an inspirational and reflective experience on all our programmes. That’s why we use a combination of group work and dedicated one-to-one time to build confidence in using your voice, and to ensure a high degree of personal attention to your needs.

We will always have two facilitators, and commit to working in small groups to maximise the impact for you. And finally, we will choose inspiring locations to stimulate writing that really connects.

In return, all that we ask is for you to commit to your own development and come with an open mind.


Contact us

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