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Telling Stories to Share Diverse Perspectives
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With the volatility of today’s world, in community life and in organizations, many events are transpiring and individuals have unique perspectives of what happened and what it means. Storytelling is as old as our human experience and appeals to young and old alike. Coming together to share stories, using a disciplined systemic approach, enables any group to capture patterns and themes.
The technique in this lab is called Narrative Gathering and was developed by Bruce McKenzie (Australia). We build the capacity of our system, organization or community by learning to trust each other because we now know each other better through our shared stories. We find warm commonalities and realize that our differences may be justified or simply misunderstandings.
What's in this Lab?
Telling Stories to Share Diverse Perspectives Lab Total Time: 1.5 hrs
STORYTELLING NARRATIVE GATHERING Participants: Groups (6-8 people) Materials:
sheet of paper, colored pencils/pens, sticky notes; or, use an online tool,
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