Becoming a Narrative Practitioner:
for our Fall Workshop Flyer with Registration Form.
The Center for Narrative Studies is delighted to
offer one and two day workshops on narrative practice.
Both of these offerings are part of a program representing a rare
opportunity for exchange and exploration of the latest narrative
methods that are increasingly being used in organizations to
accelerate change and renewal.
We live in a sea of
stories – from the media, politics, religion, education, and among
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. This program explores our ethical responsibility around the
stories we choose
yourself how stories shape us and how to shape the stories. The
Center for Narrative Studies in partnership with the Taos Institute
announces its programmme 'Becoming a Narrative Practitioner'. This
programme explores how story works and how to work with stories. The
work of Appreciative Inquiry begins in stories – the narratives of
people’s lives. Those stories contain the ingredients that shape the
independently, the Center’s approach mirrors much of the philosophy
that has guided Appreciative Inquiry (AI) for so long and offers
another avenue of understanding social constructionism at work and
how AI and narrative work together. The workshop is designed to
include those with no background in AI.
About the facilitators
Paul Costello is
the Executive Director of the Center and a pioneer in narrative
theory and practice. In addition to writing and teaching, Paul
directs the Washington-Ireland
Programme, a large-scale peace project celebrating its 12th year in
Dr. Madelyn Blair
co-leads the Narrative Practitioner programme and was an early
proponent of Appreciative Inquiry and one of the contributing
authors of Lessons from the Field. She brings real world, management
experience from IBM to the World Bank.
For more information on the course content contact
Madelyn Blair at
or call 301-371-7100.