Story Telling for Impact and Influence

9 Nov 2023 - 9:30am to 11:30am

Story Telling for Impact and Influence

Register here for this free online workshop for Kāpiti Communtiy Groups.

Once upon a time…Storytelling for impact and influence

The stories of the people who come through your organisation and the work they do can be profound and moving. The stories of lives that are changed, in big and small ways, hold intrinsic value. These stories and the meaning behind them, are often the reason we do what we do.

But is your community organisation making the most of these stories and sharing them with the world? Or are these critical pieces of qualitative data being told in passing and then lost? If you want to increase your visibility, funding, stakeholder engagement and recruitment, using the best of what you already have: tell good stories. Stories are memorable, moving, engaging and they influence behaviour.

In this interactive storytelling workshop, we will use accessible and fun exercises to explore:
• Simple tools to structure an engaging story
• Keys to a compelling story
• Practice storytelling in a supportive environment
• Explore how to capture and record stories inside your organisation
• Plan when and where to use storytelling to achieve your goals

Bring your curiosity, your experience, a story or two and let's play.

Rachael Dubois is a facilitator, theatre-maker and teaching artist. She has worked with many community, corporate and educational groups over the past thirteen years, applying storytelling and performance skills to organisational contexts. Rachael has a Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts from UNITEC, Auckland. Before relocating back home from Australia in 2021, she was the Artistic Director of Melbourne Playback Theatre Company and Associate Facilitator with Polykala and Batley Evans consultancy firms. Rachael’s workshops develop teamwork, collaboration, communication and leadership skills through the methodologies of play, storytelling and improvisation. Her mission is to encourage people to get the most out of their communication and to connect to themselves and their community authentically. Find out more at

This workshop is delivered as part of the Kāpiti Capable Sector Project, a collaborative between Volunteer Kāpiti and Kāpiti Impact Trust and supported by Kāpiti Coast District Council.

This workshop is on 9 Nov 2023 - 9:30am to 11:30am

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