Narrative Train-the-Facilitator

What is the Train-the-Facilitator Series?

Narratives for Health: change what's possible

Build narrative power through Narratives for Health’s train-the-facilitator series. The series includes presentations and discussions to understand narrative concepts, narrative and power, how to create transformative narratives, key examples of applying narrative, and tips on leading narrative discussions.

What can participants expect? 

People who join a cohort and/or the train-the-facilitator series can expect to join brave conversations about the values that drive them and the space to explore their visions for health and equity, the barriers they face in advancing health and equity and ways they can build narrative power and apply narrative in their work.

After the training, participants will be able to: 

  1. better understand the power of narrative, 
  2. identify harmful dominant narratives, 
  3. develop a set of transformative narratives that reflect values and beliefs that advance health and equity and that impact their ability to advance policy and structural changes,
  4. lead narrative discussions with their team, organization, network, collaborative and/or community and receive support through an office hour to do so,
  5. discuss and identify ways to apply transformative narratives in their work,
  6. join other organizations building narrative power to advance health and equity,
  7. join our Community of Practice to build relationships and resources around implementing narrative, and access opportunities for free support as they navigate ways to implement narrative.

What’s the commitment?

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  • Attend and actively participate in the series with other organizations, networks and collaboratives. Participants are required to commit to attending all three sessions across three days. The content of each session builds upon each other, and full participation is important to group dynamics. Duration: No more than 3 hours each day with a maximum of 9 hours.
  • Participate in at least one post-survey following the facilitated sessions to contribute to project evaluation.
  • After completion, lead discussions, or cohorts, with their organization and/or allies and identify ways to apply narrative to their work.
  • Participate in a follow-up meeting to continue building relationships, discuss ways their organization will apply narrative and contribute to project evaluation.

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