We offer a selection of three open programmes, and the opportunity to create bespoke programmes which are delivered in-house.

Our programmes range from a one-day workshop to a three-day residential. 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.

Through our programmes, we explore:

    • Transferable practices to bring back into your day-to-day work
    • How to use your voice to deliver important messages through your writing and communication
    • How to distil what you need to say without losing the essence of your message
    • Connections to peer groups and the opportunity to build networks across the sector


Writing for Impact: Academic Researchers - workshop

Writing for Impact

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

Discover more: Writing for Impact


Writing your Future image

Writing your Future

Introducing our two-day residential programme for academic and professional services managers. Explore how to create direct, persuasive communications. Find your authentic voice so that your writing connects and builds wider engagement with internal and external colleagues.

Discover more: Writing your Future


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 how to foster strategic connections and encourage commitment.

Discover more: Unlocking the Creative Leader


Bespoke programmes - Invisible GrailBespoke programmes

We are delighted to work in-house with you and your team to create writing and communication programmes that fit your needs.

Discover more: Bespoke programmes 



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 writing journey and come with an open mind.


Contact us

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

Contact Louise at