About the course
An experiential session exploring the power of stories and storytelling to shape and influence the way we are and work. We will look at the rich tradition of wisdom tales from across the world as well as working in an interpersonal way to discover how ordinary conversations can shift communication and relationships.
This self-reflective workshop will be of benefit at a personal level but will also impact positively on the way we relate to colleagues and the community we serve. Participants should come with an open mind as well as a favourite story or two.
- Understand the power of stories to exchange and consolidate wisdom and knowledge
- Understand how storytelling can develop trust and generate emotional connections
- Understand the use of the imagination as a way of thinking and acting creatively
- Understand using stories to kickstart new ideas
- Understand the power of stories to mend relationships
- Date:Mar 22nd 2012 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm
- Place:Room 324 160 Tooley Street London SE1 2QH
- Duration:2.5 hours
- Subject:Personal development
- Provider:Southwark Council
- CPD:2 hours
Michael has worked as community cohesion co-ordinator with Southwark Council since May 2007. In that role he has initiated a number of high profile community engagement projects, including Peace by Piece, ONE Southwark, and Koruso! The Southwark Community Choir. He also authored Southwark's successful bid for a Beacon award for community cohesion and resilience in 2009, and is currently pursuing postgraduate studies in conflict resolution, mediation, and counselling. Michael is a member of the council’s Learning Academy steering group and previously worked as an award-winning BBC producer, specialising in religion, ethics, and communities. His style is very much one of shared learning and he has a particular interest in the role of storytelling in organisational and personal development. Prior to his BBC career he served as a community leader at the height of the conflict in Northern Ireland.