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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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Michael has worked for Southwark since 2007, first as a community cohesion specialist and more recently as civic engagement manager. In that role he leads the development of the Mayor's Office and the council's promotion of civic pride and active citizenship. He frequently fulfills the role of Master of Ceremonies and Civic Orator at the borough's civic ceremonial events as well as award ceremonies and cross-community celebrations. Before joining Southwark he was 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