EVENT: Narrative Practitioners Forum – 23 July 2014, 5.30pm

NPFAn invitation to those who use personal narrative and story in their work to share best practice and learn from each other. An alive and spontaneous space that nurtures a growing body of wisdom, and encourages creative cross-disciplinary collaborations.

This month’s workshop: Going Beyond Tolerance with the Island Method, with Megan Cosgrove – To consolidate respect and democratic values and to see the world as our collective environment are things more easily said than done, and require deliberate activities that deliver results.  This workshop will aim at exploring Stories for Society’s technique in encouraging the curiosity of youth concerning diversity and in this way contribute to society’s task.  Through the art of story-making, we will be shown the way to move beyond tolerance and a positive valuation of that which originally seemed alienating.  Through this session, participants will first be introduced to the Island Method, and together explore the concept of beyond tolerance through two-three activities that contribute to the overall story-making process.

About Megan: Megan Cosgrove is an Executive Coach and Human Resources Professional.  Megan has experience as human resources leader in the education sector in Canada as well as a teacher.  Megan has consulted in both the public and private sectors and now runs her own boutique coaching practice Traverse Coaching and Leadership Development, home of The Mamma Returns, a transition support program for women returning to the workforce.

About Stories for Society: “Opening up to the fun and benefits of diversity has always been the central component of Stories for Society’s work, and is fundamental to the Island Method in which we work with honing 21st century skills, including empathy and compassion.”  To learn more about Stories for Society visit their website

The forum is a collaboration with The Forgiveness Project and the London Inter Faith Centre with input and involvement from the International School of Storytelling and Guerrard Hermes Foundation for Peace

Fee: £10 ( £5 conc. for students and unemployed) payable on the door.

The Forum meets six times a year.  Meetings include:  mini-workshops, presentations on new areas of work, small group discussions on best practice, networking time, sharing info and resources.

Location:  The London Inter Faith Centre, 125 Salusbury Road, Queens Park, NW6 6RG

Queries to: narrativepractitioners@gmail.com

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