Register for Introduction to Public Narrative

Stories have the power to move people and inspire change by connecting others to our shared values that motivating them to action. If you are engaged in public work or are leading an organization, you have the responsibility to offer an account of who you are, why you do what you do, and where you hope to lead.

This two-hour workshop is an introduction to public narrative, an organising practice that can strengthen your capacity to lead. It is a groundbreaking practice that for years has proven an invaluable tool for senior public leaders, community organisers and grassroots advocates. We will share stories of why we’re committed to working on the issues that we care about and learn simple tools to tell those stories to their best effect

During this course, you will:

  • Have the chance to practice crafting your public narrative ‘story of self’ (who I am – my values, my experience, why I do what I do)
  • Coach colleagues on crafting their public narrative
  • Learn about the ‘story of us’ (who we are – our shared values, our shared experience, and why we do what we do) and a ‘story of now’ (which transforms the present into a moment of challenge, hope, and choice).

Date and time
10am-12pm AEDT, Wednesday 3 February 2022
Run by
Michelle Shackleton, Community Organiser and Engagement Officer, ACOSS



In preparation for our session on public narrative, it would be great if you could jot down a few thoughts on the questions below:

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