How do you use storytelling in your organisation?

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Invitation to a free workshop aimed at management practitioners (managers, consultants, facilitators, coaches) interested in exploring how stories are told and heard within organisations.  

Research led by Dr Stefanie Reissner, Newcastle University Business School, examines the use of storytelling by managers to communicate and interact with their peers and colleagues. It also explores employees’ receipt of managerial stories, how they tell their own stories, how they create meaning and make sense of their role within the organisation.  

The purpose of the workshop is to share findings of this innovative research and allow participants to discuss their own experiences of storytelling within organisations. It is not intended as a training event, but the afternoon will be discursive and interactive, offering opportunities for participants to reflect with one another on their own experiences and storytelling practice. 

Date:      20 June 2012, 12:30pm to 4:30pm beginning with a networking lunch  

Venue:   Newcastle University Business School, 5 Barrack Road,        Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4SE 

Please note that car parking can only be provided in exceptional circumstances, for instance to those with limited mobility, subject to early request and availability. However, the venue is at the heart of Newcastle, a convenient walk from the bus stations, the train station and St James Metro station. Public car parking is available in the vicinity. 

To register, please fill in this form or contact Victoria Pagan, Research Assistant, victoria.pagan@newcastle.ac.uk 

Please note that the number of participants is limited, so early registration is strongly recommended. 

Closing date for registration: Friday 15th June 2012.

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published on: 15th May 2012