Crafting a narrative which motivates people to take action is one of the most important aspects of systems leadership. It’s also one of the most challenging. Year after year great ideas and opportunities fail because the narratives we use don’t connect with the people we need to mobilise. This course will help you develop the skills to build compelling leadership narratives for your work using the art and science of public narrative.
Public narrative is a leadership practice used to motivate others to join you in action. It’s a framework for crafting and telling your story developed by Prof. Marshall Ganz of the Harvard Kennedy School. You’ll craft a public narrative in which you seek to motivate others to join you in a specific action, relevant for a challenge you’re currently facing. Whether you’re an experienced storyteller or completely new to public narrative you’ll have the chance to develop you narrative leadership practice.
What will I learn?
The course will enable you to:
- Learn why stories matters and develop your skills in using story as a leadership practice
- Develop and share a public narrative intended to motivate others to join you in action
- Develop your skills in coaching others to develop their stories, to coach and be coached
Who’s running it?
Christopher Pietroni, Co-Director of Leading Communities. Christopher has collaborated with Marshall Ganz since 2010 and has taught public narrative widely across the public sector in the UK, Europe and US. He teaches Leadership in Public Services at the University of Birmingham, is a Fellow of Practice at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford and a Senior Associate with both the Kings Fund and the Leadership Centre.