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Team development and culture building

Foster a collaborative culture, unpicking uneasy tensions where needed, and build a shared narrative for your team.


Trust, collaboration and a sense of community are the hallmarks of cohesive teams. Teams that make room for individual skill and apply this to the collective purpose of the group will be the most creative and successful in achieving their goals. Whether you’re looking for an online, face to face or blended programme, we’ll create a unique experience that builds synergy between people and creates a robust culture of collaboration.


How can we help?

Team development and culture building can take many different forms. We will work with you to design and deliver your team or alumni away days, or contribute to a specific brief. We can create a programme that unpicks tensions, or that focuses on designing the future for your team by crafting a collective sense of purpose and narrative.

Our starting point is always to work in partnership with you to identify the needs of your team. Creativity plays a big part in our approach to bring a fresh, external perspective. We use a blend of leadership and communication techniques that illuminate individual and group potential and communicate this between and beyond the team.

The length, breadth and scale of the programme is designed to meet your needs and achieve the outcomes you are looking for. For every programme created with you we use an iterative process of design and feedback.

Case studies and testimonials

Student Experience Leadership Challenge

University of Derby

Working in partnership in with the Provost and his team at the University of Derby, we ran a two-day programme to develop a vision for how to respond to and shape the future landscape of the Student Experience.

“We’ve had really positive feedback since working with Invisible Grail, using this time as a springboard for aligning our work with one another and becoming a closer-knit team. Over four days, we built greater confidence in preparing for change, and we were able to reflect and consider what’s on the horizon and how we lead this well.”

Professor Alex Lofthouse
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
University College Birmingham

Find out more

If you would like to explore how we can work with your team please contact Louise or Paul:

Louise Clifton, Director of Marketing, Communications and Operations

Paul Gentle, Academic Director