Storytelling for Change

A 6-week program teaching you how to harness storytelling to create meaningful change for our communities and our planet.

Start Date:
October 9, 2024
Duration:
7 weeks
Format:
Online, 3 hours per week
Cost:
$1300 AUD + GST. Concession pricing is available.
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Join us for an immersive six week experience.

Step into your authentic power as a storyteller.

In this six-week Deep Dive we explore the role storytelling plays in shaping our individual and collective identities, and how it can be harnessed to create meaningful change for our communities and our planet.

Blending theory, practical exercises and case studies, the course explores the intersection between the stories we tell and the way we live, work and interact with one another.

With some very special guests – including Greenpeace CEO, David Ritter, author and speaker Sarah Wilson, Small Giants co-founder Berry Liberman, and more – we will develop our skills for telling good stories in our personal lives, and consider how we're publishing content on our public platforms to affect culture change.

What you will learn?

Learn from world class storytellers and changemakers

  • Learn how to find your story seed
  • Explore how to structure a narrative arc and story
  • Find and hone your authentic voice as an individual, brand or movement
  • Practice creating and holding space for storytelling
  • Develop active listening skills
  • Grow your confidence as a powerful storyteller
  • Plus have the opportunity to share the story you’ve developed over the course in our community story circle.

Who is this program for?

Storytelling for Change is for anyone interested in creating shifts in personal, organisational or cultural identities.

Whether you’re a public speaker, executive, community or organisational leader, artist, politician, activist, or marketing professional — chances are you use stories in your day-to-day life to influence behaviour and inspire change.

Want to know more? Book a call to speak with David from the Small Giants team to understand more about where the journey might take you.

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Course Structure

Storytelling for Change is a six-week online course delivered via Zoom.

The program runs from October 9th - November 13th

There will be a 2.5 hour session held every Wednesday 5:15 pm - 8:15 pm for six weeks.

There will also be a pre-reading pack sent to participants ahead of the course and follow-up resources to continue in your journey when the course concludes.

What’s on each week?

  1. Storytelling for Personal Change
  2. Storytelling for Organisational Change
  3. Impact Storytelling
  4. Storytelling for Social Change
  5. Holding Space, Deep Listening and Writing Development
  6. Writing Circle
  7. Where are we going and who do we want to be?
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“I believe the Storytelling for Change workshop is one of the most important experiences anyone working in content development and understanding change can experience. The conversations, content, thinkers and practitioners made for a rich and impactful experience. The course re-awakened my personal sense of radical hope for the ability of diverse voices and new ways of thinking to shape our collective future.”

— Magdalena Lane

Meet your guide

Nathan Scolaro

Past Editor, Dumbo Feather

Nathan will be with you each step along the way as you move through the program. Guiding you with his years of wisdom and deep pull towards helping people find and amplify the stories inside them.

Nathan is a supporting artist for individuals and organisations wanting to tell their story. He was previously the editor of Dumbo Feather magazine for eight years, and now edits the sustainability quarterly, Renew. He enjoys a good ‘deep and meaningful’, as well as shining a light on ideas and work that help bring about a more beautiful world.

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Meet our guest speakers

Heather Rose

Award-winning Australian author

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Maya Newell & Unquiet Collective

Storytellers & Impact Producers

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Berry Liberman

Co-Founder, Small Giants Academy

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Sarah Wilson

Author, podcaster, international keynote speaker, philanthropist and climate change advisor

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David Ritter

CEO, Greenpeace Australia Pacific

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The program investment is $1300 + GST

Concession Rate

We offer concession rates to support those who are studying or working for non-profits and B Corporations. Please check out using the concession ticketing option.

Payment Plans

The direct debit payment plan is made up of 4 separate payments — a deposit amount plus 3 additional instalments. Each payment will be 25% of the total ticket price that applies to you. An additional 1% administration fee will be charged to set up the direct debit option.

To confirm your spot, you will need to pay your deposit, after which your ticket will be issued to you. Instalments thereafter will be due on a fortnightly basis. If you have more questions about this, please email programs@smallgiants.com.au

Refund Policy

We do not offer refunds however, if you have purchased a ticket to an event and are no longer able to attend, please email us 2 weeks before the event date and we will be happy to transfer you to another event of equal value.

Accessibility

If you require Auslan Interpretation, please contact us at programs@smallgiants.com.au at least 2 weeks prior to the course. We will be very happy to arrange this for you.

Got a question?

We’d love to hear from you. Please email us at programs@smallgiants.com.au

FAQs and Details

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If you’re interested in learning more about Storytelling for Change, we’d love to speak with you. Book a call with our team, or sign up to learn more.

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Nathan will be with you each step along the way as you move through the program. Guiding you with his years of wisdom and deep pull towards helping people find and amplify the stories inside them.

Nathan is a supporting artist for individuals and organisations wanting to tell their story. He was previously the editor of Dumbo Feather magazine for eight years, and now edits the sustainability quarterly, Renew. He enjoys a good ‘deep and meaningful’, as well as shining a light on ideas and work that help bring about a more beautiful world.

Heather Rose is an award winning and best selling Australian author, public speaker and teacher of creativity and imagination.

Heather’s work spans literary fiction, magical realism, crime fiction, political fiction, fantasy and memoir. Her novels have won numerous prizes including the Stella Prize, the Christina Stead Prize, the Margaret Scott Prize and the ABIA General Fiction Book of the Year. Her work has been published internationally and translated into numerous languages. Heather is a passionate teacher of writing and a mentor for developing novelists. She is also one half of the children’s author Angelica Banks. Heather’s latest book is a memoir – Nothing Bad Ever Happens Here. Heather lives between mountain and sea on one of the islands surrounding Tasmania.

Maya is a director and impact producer. In collaboration with Unquiet Collective Maya directed the acclaimed feature In My Blood It Runs (2019)  about ten-year-old Arrernte/Garrwa boy Dujuan and his community, made in collaboration with those onscreen. The families onscreen led a multi-year impact campaign targeting juvenile justice, education and anti-racism. Previously, she has made short documentaries, and feature documentary Gayby Baby (2015) which screened at festivals internationally, won many awards and sparked a national conversation about the rights of children raised in LGBTIQ families. Her new documentary The Dreamlife of Georgie Stone premiered as a Netflix Original in 2022 with an impact campaign centring Georgie’s goals for change.

Berry Liberman is a podcaster and writer who focuses on themes of leadership, storytelling, consciousness, money, and human cultural evolutio and connection.

Berry, whose family office Small Giants has a 100% impact portfolio, is a pioneer in the impact investing landscape globally, across media, the built environment, venture capital, regenerative agriculture, financial services, nature-based climate solutions, biodiversity, and energy systems.

Berry is the Creative Director of Small Giants Academy, a not-for-profit accelerator, education and media initiative with a focus on leadership fora hopeful future. Berry was the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Dumbo Feather Magazine — now The Wisdom & Action Podcast — with an abundant audience of conscious leaders from all sectors.

As a mother to three beautiful children, her work is in service to them and generations to come.

Sarah’s New York Times bestseller First, We Make the Beast Beautiful is described by Mark Manson as “the best book on living with anxiety that I’ve ever read” and was featured as a book of the year on NBC’s Today Show. Sarah’s most recent title, This One Wild & Precious Life, won the 2021 US Gold Nautilus Award.

In a “previous life” Sarah was the editor of Cosmopolitan Australia and host of Masterchef Australia, a News Corp journalist and opinion columnist. Sarah is known globally for founding the I Quit Sugar movement - which saw millions around the world transform their health. In 2022, Sarah sold the business and gave all proceeds to charity.

Sarah now hosts the thought-leading podcast Wild with Sarah Wilson, where she continues the conversation started in TOWPL, through deep conversations with philosophers, creatives, poets, and scientists on the big questions that haunt us.

Sarah is committed to driving a global conversation on sustainability and climate change. Her passion extends to promoting resilience, living a life of value, and leading positive change. Through her various platforms and initiatives, Sarah utilises her resources to raiseawareness and inspire action in these critical areas.

Having nurtured an affection for Greenpeace from childhood, David returned to his native Australia in 2012 to assume the position of CEO at Greenpeace Australia Pacific after five years in a senior campaigns role at Greenpeace in London.

David's responsibilities encompass substantial writing and public speaking, highlighted by his latest publication, "The Coal Truth: The Fight to Stop Adani, Defeat the Big Polluters and Reclaim our Democracy." He holds the honorary position of fellow at the Faculty of Law, University of Western Australia, while also affiliating with the Sydney Environment Institute, Sydney Policy Lab, and Sydney Democracy Network at Sydney University.

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