Tell Me Another Story: Reframing Sustainability Narratives
19-23 November 2012
Teachers: Chris Nichols, Geoff Mead, Chris Seeley & Guests
‘Stories are the secret reservoir of values: change the stories individuals and nations live by and tell themselves, and you change the individuals and nations’ Ben Okri
Throughout history, and in all cultures, people have turned to the imaginative possibilities of story at times of change, crisis, learning and celebration. Bringing a greater awareness of the stories that do, don’t and could get told and heard inside our organisations today can help us shape a better future.
By taking part in Tell Me Another Story you will work together with the deep underlying assumptions, narratives and metaphors which shape our thinking for the future. Going beyond the politics of left and right and the language of progressives and conservatives, we’ll explore and experiment with the possibilities of reframing our current worldview into new, more generative stories.
‘Our goal is simple: we want our country to flourish. Our dilemma is simple: we have not yet told our people a story that sticks’ Barry Lopez
This awareness is crucial for people in leadership roles, change agents and those striving to reconstitute society in healthier ways. Stories shape the ways we think and help us define what is possible.
Grounded in our lived experience, this workshop will offer storytelling and other creative activities to help us connect with and share what really matters to us about our work in the world. The workshop will be mainly experiential rather than theoretical (though theories of storytelling and narrative are also fascinating and we will explore them, too). We will also spend time identifying some of the stories that you want or need to tell in your organisational and working contexts, practising them and getting feedback.
‘Maybe there are only three kinds of stories: the stories we live, the stories we tell, and the higher stories that help our souls fly up towards the light.’ Ben Okri
The workshop will also include visiting guest speakers. Participants will receive pre-reading and introductions briefings and will be expected to work with examples and stories from their own practice and experience.
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£750 All course fees include accommodation, food, field trips and all teaching sessions.
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