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Storytraining: Selecting and Shaping Stories that Connect

  • March 21, 2019
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, 1905 W Field Ct, Lake Forest IL 60045


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We can tell stories. We can facilitate learning. But how do we use stories to facilitate learning?

This session is designed to fill that void. We'll start from the beginning – mining your own life and experiences for relevant stories to tell, regardless of the topic you're teaching. Then we'll discuss how to pull from other disciplines, like literature, film, and writing, to help you select, structure and shape stories that can facilitate connections between you, your learners, and the material. You'll also learn about the characteristics of stories that are most useful for facilitating learning. Next, we'll explore delivering these stories using tips that will help you bring stories to life, reinforce your point, and ideally, encourage learners to apply your message to their own experiences. Finally, we'll address how you can help learners find and tell their own stories. You'll leave this session with templates and strategies that will help you apply what you've learned about facilitating with stories back on the job.

You will walk away with:

  • Strategies for facilitating with story
  • A list of methods for mining your own life and experiences for useful stories
  • Tips on how to structure stories so that the intent is clear, the listeners are captivated, and the connection to the content is evident


5:30 PM - 6:00 PM: Registration, Buffet Style Dinner

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM: Program


Hadiya Nuriddin
Learning Strategist and Owner
Focus Learning Solutions

Hadiya Nuriddin has two decades of experience in learning strategy, instructional design, elearning development, and training facilitation. She worked at all levels of corporate learning before choosing to found her firm Focus Learning Solutions in Chicago. During her time as a consultant, she's worked with a wide array of companies on a variety of topics, ranging from preventing international identity theft to beer brewing and bottling. In addition to consulting and managing her own business, she speaks at events and industry conferences, teaches learning and development courses for the Association for Talent Development (ATD), and mentors other learning and development professionals. Hadiya holds a B.A. in English, an M.Ed. in curriculum studies, an M.A. in writing and publishing, and the Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) designation. She is also the author of the book StoryTraining: Selecting and Shaping Stories That Connect, published by ATD.


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