Your narratives represent and explain your experience. They also frame your expectations and assumptions. They motivate and inform action in all areas of your life. Sometimes, your narrative locks you, your team, organization, or community into patterns that belong to the past more than to an emerging future. On the other hand, powerful narrative can inspire, motivate, and celebrate the challenges and successes of navigating the complexity that threatens to overwhelm you every day. Writing powerful narrative requires that you step into the complexity of your life. Compelling narrative describes that complexity and its impact on the patterns that shape your existence. This AA Lab invites you weave your own stories into a narrative that reflects a unique and engaging tapestry.

In this Lab, you will:

  • Learn how your stories can be woven together to create compelling narrative
  • See and understand the complexity in your experience of change
  • Weave together your stories by leveraging the complexity they represent
  • Create a powerful narrative that can inspire, motivate, and celebrate
  • Use that narrative to help yourself and others navigate the complexity that threatens to overwhelm you every day

You should take this course if:

You want to learn to craft compelling and engaging narratives. It is a beginner-level course suitable for newcomers and experienced practitioners alike. It is designed to inform the narrative work of anyone who has a powerful set of stories to share:

  • NGO managers and executives
  • PR and Communication practitioners
  • Policy Makers
  • Journalists
  • Activists
  • Storytellers of all kinds

Learn from experienced coaches

Human systems dynamics (HSD) offers language and insights that can reframe your narrative to capture perspectives and open opportunities. Your Adaptive Action story can create new patterns of performance and success. Join this Adaptive Action Lab and rewrite your personal or professional narrative to build strength, hope, and understanding for yourself and others.

Faculty & Coaches

Royce Holladay, MEd, HSDP
Jennifer Jones-Patulli, MA, HSDP
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