Driving the Narrative:

Storytelling as a Leadership Competency

with Maria Sirois Psy.D.

Offered in partnership with the Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry at Champlain College

No one remembers a power point. 

 

Everyone remembers the story you tell…and how they felt when you told it.

 

Research in the last two decades continues to point to storytelling as a necessary and increasingly important leadership competency.  With the current relentless, erratic nature of change at work, high levels of disengagement, and escalating desire for meaning and conscious, ethical leadership from employees, it behooves us to find the way to articulate our vision and the path to that vision with impact.  Story – the right one at the right time – does just that…and more.

 

Moreover, we know this:  people will tell a story about our business or our team or our community whether we wish them to or not. We must be wise about this, choosing to harness that impulse to share perspectives by both crafting positive, motivating stories that address reality and the path forward, while recognizing the richness present in our organization(s) in the current moment.

 

This course is designed for executives, coaches, consultants and anyone who seeks to develop mastery in the art and science of telling a compelling anecdote in order to drive forward impactful narratives. 

No one remembers a power point. 

 

Everyone remembers the story you tell…and how they felt when you told it.

 

Research in the last two decades continues to point to storytelling as a necessary and increasingly important leadership competency. With the current relentless, erratic nature of change at work, high levels of disengagement, and escalating desire for meaning and conscious, ethical leadership from employees, it behooves us to find the way to articulate our vision and the path to that vision with impact. Story – the right one at the right time – does just that…and more.

 

Moreover, we know this:  people will tell a story about our business or our team or our community whether we wish them to or not. We must be wise about this, choosing to harness that impulse to share perspectives by both crafting positive, motivating stories that address reality and the path forward, while recognizing the richness present in our organization(s) in the current moment.

 

This course is designed for executives, coaches, consultants, AI practitioners and anyone who seeks to develop mastery in the art and science of telling a compelling anecdote, one that drives forward your impactful narratives. 

“The right anecdote can be worth a thousand theories.” 

Warren Bennis

What would it be like to know when and how to tell the right story at the right time to bring your organization together, captivate and motivate your teams, and elevate an inspired commitment to your mission?

Course Title: 

Driving the Narrative:  Storytelling as a Leadership Competency

With Maria Sirois, Psy.D.

 

Offered in partnership with the Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry at Champlain College

A six-week webinar course, Feb. 25 - March 31, 2020.

For executives, coaches, consultants, AI practitioners and anyone seeking to ignite impact and commitment at work. Webinars are 90 minutes, and will be recorded for viewing at your own leisure.

 

Learning Objectives

You will walk away able to:

 

  • Define and Categorize Crucial Elements to a Successful Story

  • Understand the Value of Storytelling to Activate Authentic, Positive Leadership

  • Understand the Value of Story to the Growth of Teams, Organizations

  • Practice Storytelling and Receive FeedForward and Feedback

  • Reduce Anxiety, Fear Around Storytelling while Building Mastery

Meet your Teacher: Maria is a master teacher, facilitator and author. As a positive psychologist (Psy.D.) and international consultant, she focuses on the resilience of the human spirit when under pressure and/or during significant transition. Her work builds capacity and engagement around difficult moments using such moments to leverage sustained positive shifts in ability and perspective.  As a speaker she has been called, "An orator of great power and beauty."  Maria is a consultant with the Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry at the Stiller School of Business, LeaderMom, and Wholebeing Institute, and is on faculty at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. She is also the author of two books:  A Short Course in Happiness After Loss and Every Day Counts. MariaSirois.com

Have a question, or interested in working with Maria Sirois?

"The right story at the right time is a beacon in the dark, informing while inspiring, lighting the path to a better possible future." 

Maria Sirois

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