Motivating Campus Stakeholders Through Storytelling
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9/13/2022 12:00 PM
9/13/2022 2:00 PM
Format: Online
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Program Type: Workshop

Workshops are virtual, in-person, or hybrid active-learning experiences facilitated by top experts that enable higher education leaders to hone new skills, connect with peers, and put knowledge into action. Participants discuss their experiences, complete inquiry assignments, and develop plans that apply knowledge learned to challenges at their institutions. Depending on format, workshops can last anywhere from one to two day or four to eight weeks.

About the Workshop

​​​​​​​​​Many faculty and staff are frustrated and exhausted after years of navigating multiple, rapidly evolving crises. Left unaddressed, these feelings can contribute to low morale and burnout, making innovation and improvement much more difficult. Although quantitative data and logic help provide clarity, storytelling is a communication strategy that often inspires and motivates people.

This two-part online workshop will actively engage participants in developing the necessary skills to effectively energize various campus stakeholders through storytelling. Participants will learn to craft and tell memorable stories that not only inform others, but also resonate with them and extend clarity of vision. Facilitators and peers will provide feedback during the workshop.

By the workshop’s conclusion, participants will be able to create impactful stories that concisely and clearly answer today’s most pressing questions, such as where we are going and what it looks like to succeed.

​About ACE Workshops

Workshops are virtual, in-person, or hybrid active-learning experiences facilitated by top experts that enable higher education leaders to hone new skills, connect with peers, and put knowledge into action. Participants discuss their experiences, complete inquiry assignments, and develop plans that apply knowledge learned to challenges at their institutions. Depending on format, workshops can last anywhere from one to two days or four to eight ​​weeks.

Session Details

 Session 1: Foundations of Effective Storytelling for Stakeholder Engagement in Higher Education

September 13, 2022
noon–2:00 p.m. ET

Participants will develop the skills to craft memorable stories that provide clarity of vision. They’ll discuss why stories are readily remembered and are effective for creating commitment, learn specific techniques for telling more memorable stories, and understand how to craft stories that are audience-centered, personal, and engaging.

Following session one, each participant will submit a two- to three-minute recording of themselves telling a story. After facilitator feedback, participants will workshop their stories with peers in session two. ​

 Session 2: Workshopping and Reflecting on Stories for Energizing Stakeholders

September 27, 2022
noon–2:00 p.m. ET

Participants will practice and coach one another on the essential steps in crafting and telling a memorable story, using the storytelling guidelines learned in session one. In addition to enhancing the impact of the stories they have crafted, they will map out a process for creating stories to energize campus stakeholders.​​

Facilitator
Robert Krizek
Managing Partner, Communications Resource Associates, and Emeritus Associate Professor, Saint Louis University
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Robert Krizek
Managing Partner, Communications Resource Associates, and Emeritus Associate Professor, Saint Louis University

​​Registration

​This two-session workshop is $199 for ACE members, $249 for nonmembers (check your membership status).

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