"Shaping Community Life Through Storytelling"

  • 21 Sep 2012
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Clarion Inn-Ontario, Wilderness/Sawtooth Rooms

Speaker:        Stacey McLaughlin

Convener:      Ruth Post, MMC


Description:   At the end of this session, participants will be able to create awareness of the power and value of storytelling in their organizations and communities. They will also know the various storytelling genres and how they are used to communicate to tell a story.


Storytelling cuts across barriers and reaches people in ways other communication methods cannot, making it an important leadership skill. Stories are ever present and very powerful and play a significant role in shaping community life. Stories can and do serve both positive and negative masters and carry strong influence in an organization, community, and family. Stories can build hospitals and new schools as well as wreak havoc, making it important to know the various types of stories that exist and surface in our lives and communities. In this session, participants will learn to identify and examine the meaning and influence stories have, the value that others can gain from stories, explore the various types of storytelling genres, build confidence in storytelling skills and discover ways in which stories can be used to build community.


This session is approved for .75 CMC or MMC educational points. You must attend the entire session to receive educational points.

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