Introduction to Narrative Practice
& Living Stories- A Foundation Course
April 22nd 2013 at The Writers Center,
Paul Costello and Faculty
This workshop is a great starting point for those
who wish to use story more effectively in their work. Designed
with interactivity in mind, participants will practice exploring
stories. Discover for yourself
how stories shape us and how to shape the stories. This program
begins the exploration of how story works and how to work stories.
We live in a sea of stories – from
the media, politics, religion, education, and our families
and colleagues. Living
amidst this wealth does not mean that we understand how these
stories work. No one can live legitimately within one story.
The stories we tell define our culture. The program explores
our ethical responsibility around the stories we choose to tell.
Developed independently, the Center’s
approach mirrors much of the philosophy that has guided Appreciative
so long and offers another avenue of understanding social constructionism
at work and how AI and narrative work together.
Many audiences will find value
Our sessions have attracted leaders, organizational development
specialists, therapists, communications professionals, human
resource executives and professionals, teachers, clergy, thought
leaders, and the insatiably curious.
Stories (one day)
This workshop has been designed to
assist the participant in learning tools
- to introduce ‘Living Stories’
as a method for soliciting the most powerful stories within a
group or an organization.
- To introduce a narrative
understanding of how story works and how to work story
- to explore how
patterns of story over time effect performance within an
- to identify ways in
which Living Stories can be used in organizational settings
This workshop presents the Living
Stories process, a tool for eliciting stories and beginning the
exploration of meaning.
During the workshop, participants
will have the opportunity to practice technique, join in discussion,
and explore lessons individually and in groups. After the workshop,
the participants are invited to come to the web site of the Center
for Narrative Studies (www.storywise.com) to receive on-going
insights and results of new research.
8:30 to 9:00 Final registrations
9:00 to 10:00 Opening exercises
10:00 to 10:15 Break
10:15 to 12:30 Living Stories
process and practice
12:30 to 1:30 Lunch
1:30 to 3:30 Using Story in
3:30 to 3:45 Break
3:45 to 4:30 Integrating Living
Stories into organizational work
4:30 to 5:00 Closing and
The Center for Narrative Studies
information and registration
call 240 476 1123