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Writing your Future

Shaping the direction of your department

Writing your Future residential programmeBalancing strategic priorities and localised needs is an essential skill required by leaders and managers in universities. This balance requires you to make change meaningful and understood by people who need to see it through.

For people who lead and manage departments, teams and strategic projects, Writing your Future is a two-day intensive programme designed to enhance the leadership and communication skills needed to shape the direction and narrative of your work.

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 will develop new techniques that will build engagement and commitment, and explore how your own personal narrative can be applied to strengthen your distinctive leadership style and support your career progression.

You will leave with actionable outcomes, techniques to use and share with your colleagues, and confidence and conviction in using this new approach.

The programme will challenge and support you to:

  • Communicate a narrative for your department, project or team which will help to shape its future
  • Create direct, persuasive communications that get people engaged with your point of view
  • Explore techniques to help build a collaborative culture back within your institution
  • Co-create an open professional culture in which to work during the programme, alongside peers from other institutions

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Your programme experience

We use a blend of leadership development and communication exercises to draw out your leadership style and create a narrative that is authentic to you and compelling to the people you work with.

Over the course of two days, you will work with two facilitators and a group of peers on individual writing tasks and some group activities. Using a wide range of new techniques, you will explore how to apply these to communications that you use at work, such as: strategy documents, business cases, reports, giving feedback, or whatever practical output will be most helpful to you. During the course of the programme, we’ll also work with you to provide individual feedback on how to strengthen what, and how, you need to communicate.

Here’s how the programme is structured:

Day 1

  • Introducing where you’ve come from and what you stand for
  • Building creative scenarios for the future in your organisation
  • Exploring and challenging the genres of your communications

Day 2

  • Finding the voice that persuades and motivates
  • Writing narratives of the future
  • Practising to maximise the impact of the future narrative you portray

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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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Locations and venues

Dates, locations and venues 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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