Expanding the Narrative: Personal stories of government and public service 

Our narrative about government sounds gloomy so often these days. We hear words like bureaucratic, wasteful, and incompetent.Yet for those of us who work in and partner with government, we know the narrative is much more complex. Through government we are able to invest in strong communities that support thriving families. We can expand justice and opportunity for people of every gender, race, religion, income, and sexual orientation. We can protect our clean air and drinking water, our farmlands, and our treasured parks and wilderness.

How can we help people notice more of the good work we do? We can expand the narrative about what’s working in government story by story. Join us for a day of sharing stories about the value of public service. During this one-day symposium, you will:

  • Hear inspiring stories about our challenges and accomplishments serving the public.
  • Explore an approach to storytelling that creates change.
  • Learn how to transform presentations into memorable visual stories.
  • Use stories to create safe places where we can explore and learn from our cultural differences.
  • Shape stories to stimulate employee engagement and better serve our stakeholders.
  • Celebrate how our collective efforts contribute to a better society—and really great stories.

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Skills developed: leadership, dynamic presentations, visual storytelling, intercultural communication, communication strategies.

Audience: This symposium on storytelling is intended for King County employees, people in our community who work for other government agencies, and our community partners in business and non-profits.

Registration includes lunch and morning coffee/tea service.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 24, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (PDT)

WHERE: Impact Hub Seattle – 220 Second Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98104 – View Map

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