How It Works

The magic of the workshop is having the space and time to act as if.

To act as if you were already a great storyteller and to practice becoming story skilled. And to generously support others on a similar journey and for them to support you.

It’s impossible to fall behind in the workshop. Some participants do all the lesson in one week and others take several weeks. There are always people in the discussion board for each lesson—challenging each other, asking questions and sharing examples. It’s not unusual for there to be a new post every three minutes. You don’t (you can’t) read them all, just as you can’t hear every conversation in every classroom on Yale’s campus. That’s okay. Take what you need and be in the conversations that interest you. And make a consistent commitment to show up when you have time in your schedule.

1. Listen to the lesson

Each of the 11 lessons features Bernadette Jiwa sharing insights and experience. The lessons are generally five to ten minutes of audio with some additional material to read.

2. Respond to the lesson prompt

Each lesson has questions and worksheets designed to guide your thinking to spark insights about your work. You'll use them to write a post responding to the ideas and concepts in the lesson and how it relates to your story.

3. Connect with other students

Share responses and questions in the 24/7 discussion board. You'll soon discover just how much you have in common with others on this journey, even if they live in a different country, serve a difference audience and have access to different resources. This diversity is hard to find anywhere else. Coaches available daily to support your progress.

Learn How To

    • Understand why stories work
    • Distinguish a good story from a bad one
    • Use the 5C’s story framework to create and tell stories that move people
    • 24/7 discussion board for personal feedback
    • Recognize what makes a good beginning, middle and end to a story
    • Peer network for discussion and team learning
    • Tell your own story better
    • Find and archive your own compelling stories
    • And more…

Should your best story wait any longer?

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