Organisational Crisis and Storytelling

Most audiences love a good story with a twist. But what happens when an organisation enters a crisis and finds itself deeply entangled in knots? Will stakeholders anticipate the fall of a leader and the demise of the organisation, or will they stand in solidarity to protect its reputation and witness an emergence from ashes?

According to management and sociology scholars Stephen Fineman and Yiannis Gabriel, they assert that stories “tell something of the myths that an organisation preserves, along with its heroes and heroines, and deeper-seated conflicts and anxieties” (1996). Especially in the metaphors people use, stories reveal complex relationships and nuanced meanings, as well as feelings, inside organisational life. A leader interested in improving working relationships and managing conflicts will therefore have to learn to decode the embedded meanings in their colleagues’ lived realities – the emotions, memories, and experiences. To manage some of these narratives means to gain better control as a leader.

In this experiential workshop, participants will first understand the psychology of storytelling, identify the different types of narratives, and write stories of personal and corporate leadership. The latter half of the workshop will focus on crisis response strategies and tools to reframe narratives and metaphors to inspire vision, reconcile differences, and mobilise people towards collective action.

This workshop is drawn from research and case studies, which has direct relevance to managers and executive leaders who have influence on direct reports.

RECOMMENDED FOR:
Corporate Sector, Leadership & Organisations, Educators, Management & Administration Sector

HIGHLIGHTS:
What can participants expect?

  • Compose stories that can be used for different organisational purposes
  • Experience the emotional terrain of narratives, roles, metaphors, and frames
  • Apply Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey to organisational stories
  • Adopt Timothy Coombs’ crisis response strategies from Situational Crisis Communication Theory
  • Evaluate and assess responses with the Crisis Intervention Matrix
  • Experience collective storytelling of a crisis

SKILLS:
At the end of the workshop, participants will:

  • Understand the psychology of storytelling
  • Write a corporate story and personal story using Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey
  • Identify types of crises within an organisational life
  • Adopt Timothy Coombs’ crisis response strategies
  • Apply the principles of INTERIM to reframe narratives, roles, and metaphors

NOTE

Photography & Video Recording Rules:

  • Unauthorised video and audio recording is not permitted for this event.
  • Photography without flash and without disrupting the artists/event is permitted within reason.

Admittance Rules:

  • All patrons are required to purchase tickets for admission.
  • Admission is subject to proof of tickets purchased.
  • Latecomers advisory: All latecomers must wait for suitable cue for seating.
  • No refunds, no exchange of tickets.
Event venue: Blue Room
Buy Link: http://organizationalstorytelling.peatix.com/
Event price: $100
Event Price Information:

For adult participants ages 18 years old and above.

Select Date(s) To Add: 2021-06-26 10:00
Event start date: 2021-06-26 10:00
Event end date: 2021-06-26 16:00
Custom Event Date(s): 26 Jun 2021, Sat
Custom Event Time(s): 10am - 4pm
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Mindfulness as a Tool for Effective Storytelling

Effective storytelling involves being in the moment – mindful of the experience created for others, as well as oneself. This interdisciplinary workshop invites you to develop a practice of looking inward, to connect deeper with yourself and your story. Learn to connect with stories at a deeper level by blending the elements of two ancient traditions – mindfulness and storytelling. Pick up simple mindfulness techniques to stay grounded and grow self-awareness to better support yourself and your community.

A note on mindfulness:
While secular mindfulness has gained popularity in recent years, it is rooted in an ancient practice that focuses on living with awareness. Practising mindfulness supplements your craft as a storyteller by:

  • being calmer and more connected
  • improving listening skills
  • being more observant and responsive
  • managing stress
  • improving memory
  • being more grounded and anchored, and confident
  • being more empathetic
  • being compassionate to oneself and others

RECOMMENDED FOR:
Storytellers & Spoken Word Practitioners, Writers, Performance Artists, Educators, Parents, Caregivers

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Building a deeper connection between the storyteller and the story
  • Apply the qualities of mindfulness when telling stories
  • Cultivating greater self-awareness between the storyteller, the story and the audience

SKILLS
At the end of the workshop, participants will:

  • Use simple and practical mindfulness techniques immediately
  • Connect with audiences more effectively
  • Discover how to integrate mindfulness within your storytelling style

NOTE

Photography & Video Recording Rules:

  • Unauthorised video and audio recording is not permitted for this event.
  • Photography without flash and without disrupting the artists/event is permitted within reason.

Admittance Rules:

  • All patrons are required to purchase tickets for admission.
  • Admission is subject to proof of tickets purchased.
  • Latecomers advisory: All latecomers must wait for suitable cue for seating.
  • No refunds, no exchange of tickets.
Event venue: Living Room
Buy Link: https://mindfulness-storytelling.peatix.com/
Event price: $20
Event Price Information:

For adult participants ages 18 years old and above.

Event start date: 2021-06-26 12:30
Event end date: 2021-06-26 12:30
Custom Event Date(s): 26 Jun 2021, Sat
Custom Event Time(s): 11am - 1pm
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Telling Stories With Confidence: An Introduction To the Craft of Storytelling

Stories can change people’s minds and make a difference. Stories help you learn and connect with others. We’re so attuned to telling stories that we tend to think it’s a gift – a talent you either have, or don’t. When really, storytelling is a skill you can learn and practise.

If you’re struggling to communicate your ideas at work, have a tendency to ramble on with friends or in interviews, this workshop is a safe space to start telling better stories. If you’re an aspiring performer, this workshop will help you to develop the craft of storytelling.

Through step-by-step processes and hands-on exercises, learn to craft simple stories using familiar folktales and gain fresh insights and skills on how to confidently engage an audience.

RECOMMENDED FOR:
Educators, Counselling & Therapy, Emerging Artists, Managers & Leaders

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Discover different methods to craft a story – whether you’re looking to reframe or create one
  • Learn how to rehearse the telling of the chosen story
  • Explore Kamishibai or traditional Japanese visual storyboards
  • Practise using voice and body effectively as a communicator

SKILLS
At the end of the workshop, participants will:

  • Create a simple story or adapt a folktale, and sequence story events
  • Engage with the story and learn it without memorisation
  • Develop an expressive voice and movements to bring the story to life for an audience

NOTE

Photography & Video Recording Rules:

  • Unauthorised video and audio recording is not permitted for this event.
  • Photography without flash and without disrupting the artists/event is permitted within reason.

Admittance Rules:

  • All patrons are required to purchase tickets for admission.
  • Admission is subject to proof of tickets purchased.
  • Latecomers advisory: All latecomers must wait for suitable cue for seating.
  • No refunds, no exchange of tickets.
Event venue: Blue Room
Buy Link: https://storytellingwithconfidence.peatix.com/
Event price: $80
Event Price Information:

For adult participants ages 18 years old and above.

Event start date: 2021-06-27 12:35
Event end date: 2021-06-27 12:35
Custom Event Date(s): 27 Jun 2021, Sun
Custom Event Time(s): 10am - 4pm
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Pitching for Laughs: Public Speaking Lessons From Stand-up Comedians

How can a few laughs help you to better connect with your audience, especially when you’re making a persuasive pitch? Award-winning comedian and former venture capitalist and start-up founder Artur Akhmetzyanov will share his top public speaking tips and show you how to add humour to give your next corporate presentation or fundraising pitch a boost. This workshop combines theory with practical exercises to help improve your public speaking and storytelling skills.

RECOMMENDED FOR:
Corporate Sector, Leadership & Organisations, Educators, Management & Administration Sector, Academics

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Understand why humour helps you to engage your audience
  • Discover public speaking tips and tricks that stand-up comedians use
  • Learn how to incorporate comedic writing in your presentations

SKILLS
At the end of the workshop, participants will:

  • Analyse other people’s work and see the comedic devices in action
  • Apply basic comedy writing skills, even if you’ve never done it before
  • Improve presentations through short intense writing and speaking challenges

NOTE

Photography & Video Recording Rules:

  • Unauthorised video and audio recording is not permitted for this event.
  • Photography without flash and without disrupting the artists/event is permitted within reason.

Admittance Rules:

  • All patrons are required to purchase tickets for admission.
  • Admission is subject to proof of tickets purchased.
  • Latecomers advisory: All latecomers must wait for suitable cue for seating.
  • No refunds, no exchange of tickets.
Event venue: Living Room
Buy Link: https://pitchingforlaughs.peatix.com/
Event price: $20
Event Price Information:

For adult participants ages 18 years old and above.

Event start date: 2021-06-26 12:33
Event end date: 2021-06-26 12:33
Custom Event Date(s): 26 Jun 2021, Sat
Custom Event Time(s): 2pm - 4pm
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Puppets and Narratives

From giant floating spectres, to 360 views of digital palaces as part of live-action puppetry on film, to peephole puppetry, Bright Ong has worked with a delightful range of puppets. Not all puppets are the same, so how do different puppets shape your performance – whether you’re in a classroom, a blackbox or outdoors? Drawing from his experience gain insights to different puppet types. Learn how best to include puppets in your storytelling.

We invite you to create a simple one-hander puppet out of recycled materials to take home and support your storytelling.

Materials will be provided.

RECOMMENDED FOR:
Artists, Educators, Parents & Caregivers

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Build awareness of different puppet styles
  • Explore a short introduction to puppetry
  • Discover different puppet types (e.g. shadow puppets, rod puppets, giant puppets etc.)
  • Understand how puppets can shape your story

SKILLS:
At the end of the workshop, participants will:

  • Appreciate different styles and types of puppetry
  • Evaluate which puppets to use for different performances
  • Learn how to use recycled materials to make a simple puppet
  • Understand how to include puppets in your storytelling

NOTE

Photography & Video Recording Rules:

  • Unauthorised video and audio recording is not permitted for this event.
  • Photography without flash and without disrupting the artists/event is permitted within reason.

Admittance Rules:

  • All patrons are required to purchase tickets for admission.
  • Admission is subject to proof of tickets purchased.
  • Latecomers advisory: All latecomers must wait for suitable cue for seating.
  • No refunds, no exchange of tickets.
Event venue: Living Room
Buy Link: https://puppetsandnarratives.peatix.com/
Event price: $25
Event Price Information:

For adult participants ages 18 years old and above.

Event start date: 2021-06-27 12:42
Event end date: 2021-06-27 12:42
Custom Event Date(s): 27 Jun 2021, Sun
Custom Event Time(s): 11am – 1pm 3pm – 5pm
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