Singapore International Story Telling Festival 2009

Storytelling for Managing Change and Influencing Culture
By Shawn Callahan & Patrick Lambe

Great leaders are storytellers who understand the persuasive power of stories. Many premier multi-national companies have, for years, used stories to convey values, build relationships, transfer knowledge and ignite passion in their staff and customers.

Corporate storytelling is the most effective tool for cultural and organisational change.

Join us at this 2-day Masterclass and learn how to lead and inspire success through compelling stories

Day 1 · 8 Sept

Surveys and metrics can uncover trouble in an organisation, but they usually don’t help you identify the deeper reasons for dysfunctions, let alone generate the resolve to springboard people into action. Learn to use stories as listening posts and tap into emotion and culture to spark action.

This first day will teach you to gather and make sense of stories so as to see revealing patterns and use them to gain traction on solving messy organisational problems or reaching complex goals.

Story Listening for Managing Change and Influencing Culture


On Day 1, you will


Anyone struggling with thorny human problems or complex goals such as the following will gain value from this workshop:

Day 2 · 9 Sept

We all want to convey our ideas with impact, yet eyes instantly glaze the moment you beam your PowerPoint presentation laden with slide after slide of dot points. We know informally that stories are engaging; we tell them at dinner parties and people listen and they ‘get it’. Yet few leaders systematically harness storytelling to communicate ideas, convey the organisation’s values or inspire and motivate people.

Telling business stories is not about concocting events and delivering your tale to an enraptured audience. Rather, it relies on people retelling their own experiences in an authentic and empathetic way. In this course, you will be introduced to a three-step process developed by Anecdote to guide you in achieving this skill.

Story Telling for Managing Change and Influencing Culture


On Day 2, you will


This workshop is for anyone wishing to improve their leaders’ ability to communicate ideas and engage staff in developing new behaviours. You should attend this course if you are interested in:

Who should come:

Managers in organisational development, learning, human resources, communications, knowledge management and change management will benefit from this Masterclass.

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Full Masterclass fee S$400/person (normal rate)
S$350/person (early bird registration by 31 July ’09)
S$350/person (group registration of 3 persons or more)
One day fee S$250/person

All prices are in Singapore dollars and GST inclusive.
Register online now or view other registration methods.

Special rates only for iKMS members!

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