Storytelling: A Three-Part Webinar Series

Cost: $75 and included is access to a recording (same day) of each webinar and presentation slides.

There is huge potential within the nonprofit world to harness the power in personal narratives for positive change. StoryCentre Canada believes sharing stories can have a huge impact.

This new series will build on the information shared in last year’s series, Why This Story? Why Now? with more discussions, activities and hands-on work, and will focus more on creating your own story for impact.  

Part 1: Looking at environmental stories
Tuesday, October 5, 1:00-2:30 PM ET

We will take a look at stories specifically made about the environment and environmental activism.  Through these stories we will have small and large group discussions on what makes an effective story and how these stories can be used in advocacy, educational and even fundraising work.

Part 2: Writing your story
Tuesday, October 12, 1:00-2:30 PM ET

In this webinar we will begin working on your story. Using the StoryCentre method we will look at what makes a good story and begin writing a short, personal narrative that can be used in your professional work. We will look at examples and have small and large group discussions. You will be given writing prompts to help you focus your story.

Part 3: Sharing your and other people’s stories
Tuesday, October 19, 1:00-2:30 PM ET

This final session will take your story work one step further. You will share your story ideas in small groups, learn how to give and receive supportive feedback, and get suggestions on how to finalize your written story. We will also discuss working with and supporting other people to help them tell their environmental stories.

Come prepared to participate in story activities, share your stories, listen to the stories of others and take part in discussions!

StoryCentre (formerly Center for Digital Storytelling) founded and pioneered the Digital Storytelling methodology of participatory media creation in 1992, and has since taught hundreds of workshops around the world with a variety of communities and organizations. Established in 2015, StoryCentre Canada is building on the work of our American partners, in order to better support Canadian organizations locally, in a uniquely Canadian context.  

StoryCentre Canada supports communities in using storytelling and participatory media for reflection, education, and social change. We work across every sector of Canadian society, with individuals and communities, to help people tell their stories of social justice, civic activism and other movements and issues that affect Canadians. We believe that sharing and listening to stories can change lives and change the world.

Presented by:

Rani Sanderson

Rani Sanderson has a background in film studies and production, later obtaining her Masters of Environmental Studies, where she concentrated on community arts and environmental education. For the past 14 years she has been facilitating community arts workshops, with a focus on digital storytelling. In 2015 she was invited to head up StoryCentre Canada, where she develops and implements digital storytelling workshops for non-profit organizations across the country. She runs workshops with environmental, social justice, newcomer, arts, women’s rights, youth and other community-based groups across Canada, the United States and globally.