Introduction: Living Stories
The next scheduled
April 20th, 2009 in Bethesda, MD
Instructors: Paul Costello &
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. The work of Appreciative Inquiry begins in stories – the
narratives of people’s lives. Those stories contain the
ingredients that shape the exploration. 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 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.
Course Objectives and Shape
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Sponsored by The Center for Narrative Studies
For information and registration contact
call 240 476 1123.