Sparking Change provides organisations with customized StoryWork services, working closely with you to design the program that best suits your needs.

Project Planning and Development

Sparking Change provides beginning to end project planning and development services that support your organisation in identifying and exploring the unique relevance of StoryWork, to your particular sector. Services include:

  • Consultation on approaches to storytelling and narrative practice, including assessment of organisational and community needs, determination of project goals, and review of best practices for developing appropriate stories
  • Facilitation of community-driven, community engaged planning activities
  • Design of community engagement strategies to support StoryWork
  • Assistance with fundraising through proposal writing and review and the development and coordination of funding campaigns

 

Workshop and Facilitation Services

Custom-designed StoryWork workshops are key to what we do. We offer:

  • Customised strategic storytelling and poetry workshops
  • Story-based participatory leadership days, peer mentoring and team building workshops, and sparking change strategy sessions
  • Consultation meetings to engage storytellers in the development of strategies for publicly sharing their work as tools for education, awareness-raising, community mobilisation, or advocacy

 

Story Sharing Activities

Sparking Change provides assistance with the planning and facilitation of story sharing sessions in settings including:

  • Facilitation of community storytelling, panels, and media forums
  • Presentation of stories and project outcomes at conferences and symposia
  • Development and training of local speakers’ bureaus, for sharing stories
  • Design of educational outreach programming
Research and Evaluation Services

We offer research and evaluation services, including:

  • Assessment of community needs through storyWork activities
  • Mapping and analysis of local issues
  • Evaluation of the impact on storytellers, of sharing personal stories
  • Evaluation of the impact on audiences and communities, of listening to stories

 

Organisational Development and Culture Building

We can work with your organisation on the development and implementation of StoryWork practices to strengthen critical-thinking, communication, reflection, and cultures of dignity and respect. Sparking Change offers:

  • Participatory leadership training through sharing and listening to stories as well as co-creating team stories
  • Staff development and team building through story-sharing
  • Development of thematic story-creating workshops for organisations
  • Engagement and stakeholder processes to bring forth meaningful stories
  • Story-creating and strategic planning of the “future stories” of organisations.
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