In this online course, courtesy of our friends at the Resistance School, LCN board member Professor Marshall Ganz shares the fundamentals of telling your story of self.
Follow along with the videos below to understand why public narrative is key to being a leader who can create and maintain action-oriented relationships, develop organising strategies and communicate authentically with voters.
LESSON 1: INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC NARRATIVE
Professor Ganz outlines the goals of this session on public narrative.
LESSON 2: APPROACH TO LEADERSHIP
Learn a new way to think about leadership that focuses on understanding your story, your relationship to others, and why now is the time to act.
LESSON 3: THEORY OF ORGANIZING
Learn a theory of organizing based on shared stories, relationships, structures, strategies, and actions.
LESSON 4: PROFESSOR GANZ’S STORY OF SELF
Learn about Professor Ganz’s personal journey through organizing and academia, and learn from the way he shares his own story of self.
LESSON 5: MOTIVATION THROUGH STORY
Learn about the importance of emotion and how to counteract inhibitors like isolation, with action motivators like solidarity.
LESSON 6: HOW TO TELL A STORY
Learn how to craft an effective story that communicates hope, creates empathy and identifies values that connect us.
LESSON 7: PUBLIC NARRATIVE EXAMPLE
Watch a powerful example of a public narrative and identify when the speaker is telling a story of self, a story of us, and a story of now.
LESSON 8: DEBRIEF OF THE EXAMPLE
Debrief the James Croft narrative with Professor Ganz as he identifies how the speaker so effectively communicated hope and called us to action.
LESSON 9: INTRODUCTION TO STORY OF SELF
Learn the importance of telling your own story, drawing on moments and experiences so that others can begin to understand you.
LESSON 10: QUESTIONS FOR A STORY OF SELF
Professor Ganz asks a series of questions to coach a Resistance School student in creating a story of self.
LESSON 11: INTRODUCTION TO COACHING OTHERS
Learn the important elements of coaching others to help them create their story of self.
LESSON 12: DO’S AND DON’TS OF COACHING
Watch examples of the do’s and don’ts of coaching to learn how to become a better coach by giving strategic feedback and asking the right questions.
LESSON 13: DEBRIEF THE DO’S AND DON’TS
Debrief the examples of do’s and don’ts of coaching with Professor Ganz to better understand how to build the capacity of another.
LESSON 14: DEBRIEF THE PUBLIC NARRATIVE COURSE
Cover the major lessons and takeaways from the Public Narrative session with highlights provided by Resistance School students.
LESSON 15: CONCLUSION AND HOW TO APPLAUD
Learn to applaud with solidarity and momentum!