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Storytelling – Imagining the Way to Work

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.

Learning outcomes:
  • 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 
  • Method:
  • CPD:
    3 hours
  • Cost:
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This presentation of Andy Cope’s workshop is a project of The Mayor of Southwark’s office and will be introduced by the council's civic engagement manager, Michael Cleere. Michael has worked for Southwark since 2007 and is frequently Master of Ceremonies at the borough's civic ceremonial events as well as award ceremonies and cross-community celebrations. Andy Cope is a best-selling author and is currently studying happiness, flourishing, and positivity as part of his PhD thesis. His research feeds into this workshop which has been delivered to rave reviews all over the world, including the May 2014 sessions in Southwark. Andy has written ‘The Art of Being Brilliant’ and ‘Being Brilliant’, self-help books for adults, as well as ‘A Brilliant Life’ and ‘The Game of Life’, the UK’s first positive psychology books for teenagers.