Storyteller’s Circle – July 2023 – Collaborative storytelling!
Welcome to the Storyteller’s Circle, co-sponsored by CCC & Intermountain West Joint Venture!
This month’s session discussion is focused on Collaborative storytelling – engaging your whole team in sharing your organization’s story
Conservation communication is so much more than just written articles or a social media feed. When we expand our thinking of communication to the conversations we have with partners or the emails we send to colleagues, it becomes apparent how much we all engage in conservation storytelling. So, how do you engage your whole team—not just communications staff—in sharing your organization’s story and messages?
As conservation communicators, we are faced with a daunting task: telling compelling stories to encourage actions that will “save the world”. But how often do we make space for developing our craft in order to do these stories justice?
Enter the Storyteller’s Circle! This (free!) bi-monthly, virtual event combines topic-based discussions led by other communications professionals with dedicated time to work on your own storytelling projects in a supportive environment.
Join us July 27th, 2023 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. MT for a deep dive into how we can make storytelling more collaborative!
This workshop series is produced to support the Western Collaborative Conservation Network.
Reach out to Emily Downing or Nicole Reese for more information.
How does the Storyteller’s Circle work?
Sessions will last for 90 minutes and will be “drop-in”-style; i.e., join whenever and stay for however long you want. A designated facilitator will commit to keeping the Zoom room open for the full 90-minute session. Don’t feel like you need to commit to coming every other month, either. Show up as your availability and interest dictates.
Sessions will be broken into 45-minute halves. The first half will feature a speaker, presentation, or facilitated discussion that allows participants to work collaboratively through storytelling challenges. The second half will be a “write-in” where you’ll have space to work on your storytelling projects in a quiet group space. During this time, we ask that you mute yourself and use the chat feature to ask questions, bring a problem to the group’s attention, or hold side conversations.
There will be a hard stop for this workshop at the 90-minute mark. If you want to carry on a topic-specific discussion or side conversation beyond the session, we encourage you to arrange a time outside the workshop to do so.