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Unlocking the Creative Leader

Unlocking the Creative Leader is an intensive three-day programme that explores how to lead with conviction, clarity and creativity. Reflection and practical techniques are used to create sustainable and useful outputs that participants use. There will also be the opportunity to build peer networks with colleagues.

Senior leaders are responsible for shaping and driving the narrative of their institution, across and beyond their institution’s boundaries. Setting the vision, creating compelling strategies and communicating with stakeholders are essential to leading a successful and inspirational organisation.

The programme takes place over three days in countryside settings chosen to inspire you.

Dates for our 2020 programme will be coming soon. If you would like to be added to our waiting list please email Louise, Director of Marketing.


Benefits

You’ll gain a clear understanding of your leadership and how to convey this when you communicate about institutional strategy, vision and mission. Using a wide variety of approaches, the programme facilitators will encourage you to experiment with fresh and creative perspectives through which to express your ‘leadership signature’. As a result, you will achieve greater buy-in by being authentic to yourself and clear to your audiences.

The programme will challenge and support you to:

  • Be successful in influencing and inspiring others in your institution
  • Lead through creating and communicating a shared strategic narrative for your institution and its distinctive role in the Higher Education sector
  • Learn and practise how to motivate colleagues and external audiences through clear and authentic written and spoken communications
  • Co-create an open culture in which to work on during the programme, alongside peers from other institutions

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Your programme experience

Unlocking the Creative Leader uses leadership and communication techniques to challenge assumptions about the way leadership can be practised, and to encourage you to discover a distinctive voice to communicate your leadership.

With your two facilitators, you’ll work through a sequence of group tasks and individual writing activities designed to help you to define and project your identity as a leader.

You will then work on creating approaches to communicating your leadership signature across and beyond your institution, and practise using these approaches in a supportive, confidential environment.

Our outline programme structure covers:

Day 1

  • Establishing the working climate
  • Exploring the narrative challenges for your leadership
  • Introduction to creative action learning: generating micro-stories

Day 2

  • Deepening our individual and collective sense of leadership identity
  • Your organisation’s strategy: converted and translated into different genres
  • Writing a narrative of the organisation’s future journey

Day 3

  • Using scenarios to map a future for your areas of leadership responsibility
  • Creative action learning: the story of impact of your leadership on your organisation, and how you can strengthen it
  • Writing authentic leadership blogs

This programme will rely on devoting attention and feedback to each individual participant on their own work on writing and communication.

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Booking

Dates for our 2020 programme will be coming soon. If you would like to be added to our waiting list please email Louise, Director of Marketing.

Terms and Conditions
We will work with you to ensure that you and your colleagues enjoy every aspect of what makes Invisible Grail special – before, during and after the programmes themselves. Click here for our full terms and conditions.

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Programme Directors

Unlocking the Creative Leader is lead by Academic Director Paul Gentle and a member of our expert team.

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Location and venue

Dates for our 2020 programme will be coming soon. If you would like to be added to our waiting list please email Louise, Director of Marketing.

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