Have you thought about using Support Narratives in your project?
Support Narratives are ideally suited to providing qualitative and interpretative information on project outcomes and impact. They are about collecting stories of change in client's lives as a result of the project intervention so can pick up unexpected outcomes. They are also a good way of supporting organisational learning and project improvement.
As well as monitoring and measuring outcomes, Support Narratives are a good way of strengthening relationships (worker/client - worker/colleague - joint working).
We are all social beings and relationships and interactions are an integral part of our lives. Relationships constantly change and they need to be nurtured and protected if they are to become and remain positive, healthy and rewarding.
Narrative in Action is running an introductory workshop to Support Narratives for Relationships.
This workshop uses specific narrative techniques that will help you to understand the basics of the Support Narrative technique and use it to:
- Manage conflict and differences without challenging behaviour or distress
- Take ownership and responsibility
- Protect and nourish good teamwork
- Communicate and understand needs and expectations
- Identify and implement boundaries
- Share stories: from fiction to real life
- Make room for growth
This intensive workshop is a fully interactive learning experience. You will work in groups and pairs and also individually to get the maximum benefit and reach intended outcomes. A range of narrative techniques will be made available to you and you will come away with new tools at your disposal, fresh insight and energy, new perspectives and the potential for building positive and healthy relationships.
The workshop is being held in Perth, 21st January. You can find out more at http://narrativeinaction.eventbrite.co.uk/
The cost of this training is £80 (normally £120). Tea/coffee and lunch are included.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to know more about how Support Narratives work.