LIFE at Eden: Non-Profit/Church Storytelling for Change



Date(s) - 01/14/2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Friday, Jan. 14, 2022 @ 7:00-9:00 PM CST
Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022 @ 9:00 AM -2:00 PM CST

Certificate Course: Non-Profit/Church Storytelling

Course Description:
Humans are storytelling beings. Through story, we convey our culture and beliefs, share our history and core values, build communities, transfer knowledge, and understand ourselves and each other better. Stories help us remember, connect, and engage.

Through this interactive, online workshop, we will explore the core concepts and structure of story, the framing of stories, viewpoints, narrative arcs and archetypes, and why each of these matters.

We will create together: We will participate in hands-on exercises to help us identify and craft our stories. We will practice telling our stories in pairs and small groups, receive guidance on editing and polishing our stories, and learn about the many ways we can use and share our stories. This course delves into philosophical importance of stories and includes skill-building for practical implementation.

Who Should Take this Class?
All are welcome at LIFE! Students, pastors, laypersons and seekers from all denominations and walks of life are welcome to join the program to be enriched and inspired by LIFE. Join us!

Cost:  $100

About the Instructor:

Becky Holt is the executive director of Vermont Story Lab: “For me, story is about relationship — the powerful connection between one human being and another that can spur us to feel, to inspire, and to act.”

Becky began her career in journalism, where she was an award-winning newspaper and online editor for 20 years. She then spent a decade in nonprofit development and communications, where she used storytelling to improve understanding, create empathy around complex human services issues, and fundraise to support the social services.

Becky, through her work at Vermont Story Lab, helps nonprofit organizations, businesses, and individuals learn how through interactive workshops, personalized trainings, and one-on-one coaching to identify and share their stories.

Becky has a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She lives in Burlington, Vermont, with her husband and daughter.

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