Storytelling: Ancient Skill, Modern Approach

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Impact Breakfast
In this free workshop, participants will explore the art and practice of storytelling!

This will be an interactive session on learning the basics of storytelling, story structures, and techniques to enhance the delivery of telling stories for public speaking, team building and leadership. Learn how storytelling can be used in the workplace as a training strategy, a tool to enhance corporate community and messaging, and for personal development.

Participants will gain an understanding of the power and relevance of storytelling to their personal and professional lives, and leave with a story or two to tell.

This program is valid for 1 PDC for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM.

This program is also valid for 1 PDU (Leadership) from the Project Management Institute (PMI).

About the Instructors:

Liz Warren

Liz Warren, a fourth-generation Arizonan, is the director and one of the founders of the South Mountain Community College Storytelling Institute in Phoenix, Arizona. The Institute received the Maricopa Community Colleges 2016 Diversity Award, and the 2014 New Times Best of Phoenix award for “Best Place to Learn to Tell Tales.” Her textbook, The Oral Tradition Today: An Introduction to the Art of Storytelling is used at colleges around the nation. Her recorded version of The Story of the Grail received a Parents’ Choice Recommended Award and a Storytelling World Award. She serves as storytelling coach for Gannett’s nationwide Storytellers Project. In July 2014 she received the Oracle Award for Service and Leadership from the National Storytelling Network. In September 2014 she was named to the New Times list of 100 Creatives in Phoenix. The Arizona Humanities Council recently awarded her the Dan Schilling Award as the 2018 Humanities Public Scholar. In 2019, the American Association of Community Colleges awarded her the Dale Parnell Distinguished Faculty Award. She is the author of two new publications from the Vitalyst Health Foundation: A policy brief, Storytelling as a Catalyst for Systems Change, and a workbook, Storytelling for Resident Leaders.


Travis May

Travis May has been a part of South Mountain Community College for over 19 years and is currently the third faculty member in the Storytelling Institute. His specific focus is on storytelling and workforce development. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from Arizona State University, Masters of Education in Educational Leadership and a Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership and Development from Grand Canyon University. Travis really enjoys being a storytelling professor and feels storytelling is more than just telling stories, it is a way to express ideas, passions and connecting with people. He enjoys incorporating storytelling to engage learners in cultural and community awareness. Travis has led the Institute’s connection with Arizona State University’s Changemaker initiative, and in creating faculty development coursework in storytelling for South Mountain Community College and the Maricopa Community College District. He has created and design online teaching models for various external organizations and is currently curating the “I’m Telling” podcast for the Institute. 

Date Oct 02, 2019
Time 7:30 AM — 9:00 AM
Event Type Impact Breakfast
Conference Center at Rio

2323 W. 14th Street
Tempe, AZ 85281
United States

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