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Workforce GPS: Using Storytelling to Share Your Program Successes

Tell a person a fact, they may remember it for a day or two.  Tell them a memorable story, they are more likely to remember it for a lifetime.

Join colleagues for this Workforce GPS webinar on using storytelling to share program successes.  Whether you are recruiting participants, engaging employers, or seeking financial support for your program, story-telling is one of the most powerful tools you can use to achieve your objectives. This webinar will provide you with practical tips and guidance for telling a story that will evoke emotion, get your message across, and win support for your efforts.


You will learn how to:

  • Help your audience visualize your story.
  • Draw people into your story through the absence of information.
  • Get your audience to sit up and take notice.
  • Get your message across in a way that “sticks.”


John Rakis, REO Technical Assistance Coach, Coffey Consulting LLC

Lenora Thompson, REO Technical Assistance Coach, Coffey Consulting LLC

Moderator:  Richard Morris, Program Analyst, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration


Date: Thursday, October 05, 2017

Time: 2:00 PM-3:30 PM ET

Length: 1 hour 30 minutes

Registration for this event is limited and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis; register here.  I've included this as a discussion in the hope that if you are able to attend, you will also come back and share your story, and what you have learned about the power of story-telling, with our community. 

Help be the voice of your learners, and programs, by sharing your story with us.  This can be as simple as filling out your member profile, starting a discussion thread, or contacting one of the LINCS moderators to begin a conversation about what brought you to LINCS, and how we can support your journey as a life long learner and educator.


Mike Cruse

Career Pathways, and Disabilities and Equitable Outcomes Moderator

Tags: storytelling


Kathy_Tracey's picture
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What a great opportunity. I can't wait to join! But to get some ideas started, I found this great link that shares tips and strategies to use story telling as a tool for advocacy. I am looking foward to seeing what the participants take away from the webinar. :-)


Michael Cruse's picture
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SkillsCommons Story Telling IMPACT community was created to help workforce development programs illustrate their sustainable successes with the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) - a program is designed to improve the readiness and success of the U.S. workforce pipeline through innovative capacity building of job-driven training and education programs. 

StoryTelling IMPACT community ambassadors are currently coaching TAACCCT colleges, employers, and workforce staff through the StoryTelling processes. Through that work and the use of the StoryTelling IMPACT community’s tools, organizations are creating and using products to convey scalable impacts to stakeholders, students, employers, and potential future funders.

All materials included in the SkillsCommons repository hold Creative Commons licensing that enables users to not only download and use the online resources for free but also to modify those resources, and customize them for their specific needs. The StoryTelling IMPACT community’s purpose is to share viable, sustainable solutions to the challenges of workforce development in higher education. Free and open StoryTelling tools, such as the Interactive StoryTelling Rubric, designed for today’s workforce and educational systems, can be found at the StoryTelling website.