Bring clarity, meaning and momentum to your organizational change initiatives.
A Full-day Workshop for Leaders and Change Managers
At the heart of every change initiative is a shift in story. For leaders bringing change to their organization — especially complicated ones like mergers and digital transformation — the story you tell is intrinsically related to the way the change is perceived. Storytelling helps answer questions of why?: why others should care, why they should get on board, why it’s essential to make one choice over another.
For great change leaders, storytelling is more than presentation skills. It’s a way of thinking — employing compelling frames and metaphors to create understanding, and using empathy to adjust your story for every audience so it feels authentic. That’s exactly what you’ll learn how to do in this one-day workshop. You’ll get a tangible set of strategic storytelling frameworks, as well as the guided practice in applying them.
In this session, you’ll learn how to integrate strategy with storytelling to drive alignment, buy-in and accelerated adoption of change.
This workshop is tangible and highly experiential. You’ll come into the day having decided on the story you want to workshop, like a particular change you are leading now. Over the course of the day, you’ll dive deep into this story, using a set of powerful and innovative exercises. You’ll leave with new insights into storytelling, as well as tangible work you can apply immediately.
The Storytelling Business Case
Storytelling Fundamentals and Frameworks
Speaking with Greater Authenticity
Empathy and Emotional Intelligence
How to Find and Refine Good Stories
Integrating Tactics with Strategy
Why is Storytelling Essential Now?
Learn the Foundational Frameworks of Strategic Storytelling
Improve an existing story you tell often
Practice using the Strategic Sales Story Design Process, which you can use over and over again with any story.
Change leaders driving business change — especially complex change related to digital transformation.
Jordan Bower’s superpower is bridging strategy & story. The founder of Transformational Storytelling, an innovation consultancy. A graduate of the Richard Ivey School of Business. A compelling keynote speaker. An adept and playful facilitator. A vocal advocate for gender-balanced leadership. Jordan has worked with leaders at start-ups, corporations and foundations across North America. He is based in Vancouver, where he is putting the finishing touches on a book about his walking trip from Canada to Mexico. (It took 316 days and 3 pairs of shoes.)
Jordan worked with my team earlier this year. It was a remarkable experience for all.... even the skeptics! They walked away with concrete improvements and I have seen many put the lessons to work in their everyday interactions to be more effective and influencing.
Executive Director, Corporate Recruiting, Richard Ivey School of Business
Jordan's ability to help us take different views and methodologies and turn them into a cohesive summary understood not only by all the participants, but by others in our organization, is truly amazing.
Director & Board Member, Advocis Canada
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