We don’t teach people how to use storytelling.

We teach people how to think about using storytelling!


From Creativity and Innovation to Empathy and Storytelling, we can teach you how to communicate your story to the world!

All of the current out-of-the-box products listed below can be delivered at your workplace or event. Simply contact us with your preference and dates to get the ball rolling.

Scroll down to view our out of the box services for –

  • Narrative Development
  • Creativity
  • Storytelling
  • Empathy and Advanced Innovation Storytelling Techniques

If you have a training requirement that is not listed below please get in touch, we do custom design workshops on a number of subjects. Contact us with any questions!


2 Hour Workshop – Divergent Thinking: The Interactive Board Game

We work with your team to create opportunities for divergent thinking through narrative. Our approach is to take your team on a journey of exploration that uncovers their natural storytelling abilities. The process unlocks divergent thinking skills which are central to nurturing creativity, collective thinking, and understanding that there can be multiple good paths to a single desired outcome. 


Cross the mystery-solving component of Clue plus the imaginary world-building of role-playing games and you have our board game! Learn the fundamentals of divergent thinking via an interactive storytelling board game. Each player will participate in creating a narrative that has a theme and a compelling message. Our interactive board game trains groups at scale the fundamentals of storytelling, story structure and facilitates divergent thinking. The game is played with 2 or 3 teams of 10 people each depending on numbers of players.
The learning objectives include:

  • Learning the basic components of a story – Create A Sticky Core Message using a formula
  • Create an empathy centric focus with our Audience First Storytelling Methodology
  • Define Story Structure using our simple format – of Storyteller (Or Voice), Theme and Story Type
  • Explore Divergent thinking models and exercise creativity 

Stories are what create and maintain cultures. They shape not only how we see ourselves, but how we see the world. Storytelling is core to communicating effectively, taps into our innate creativity, facilitates cohesion and understanding. The core deliverables of the game teach divergent thinking, creativity, and storytelling as a tool for leadership skills that our future demands.

FAQs

This sesssion can be run in-house in your business in organisation.

A 50% deposit is required to reserve your date.

Book Your Private or In-House Session Here!


Introduction to Storytelling!

1.5 Hour Time Investment

Learn how to communicate your unique value proposition in this introduction to the power of your team’s story.

Capture – Defining Your Moment In Time

We capture and define the stories that convey the value and core messages of your team’s work. This workshop teaches the fundamentals of storytelling in an interactive experience based workshop. We work with your team to build the storytelling confidence and skills that connect data to the right story to provide context and meaning to the broader organisation.

Through a simple 3 part process we will learn how to deploy all of the story gold sitting within your business unit. We will chart your stories on a map to ensure they connect to your audience of customers and coworkers.

The learning objectives include –

Learning the basic components of a story – Create A Sticky Core Message using our signature formula

Create a customer centric focus with our Audience First Storytelling Methodology Clarify the types of messages that appeal to each stakeholder group, i.e, coworkers and customers.

Plot the key information for story takeaways for each audience group

Workshop exercise in simple story construction with story + sharing time to build confidence and workshop their stories to refine understanding and build communication skills

Learning the fundamentals of storytelling in a fun and interactive way will facilitate change in your organisation, business or life through the power of story.

Process And Deliverables

  • One hour meeting to establish the core training objectives, What unique communication problems are we solving,
  • What is are the roles and background of the team
  • Create Custom Slides based on goals and meeting prep and send for approval
  • Deliver 1.5-hour workshop + Worksheets for each participant
  • Feedback Phone Call after the session

FAQs

This session can be run in-house in your business in organisation.

A 50% deposit is required to reserve your date.

Book Your Private or In-House Session Here!


Advanced Storytelling For Innovation Empathy Framework

Full -Day Master Class: 6 hours + 1-hour break

Learn how to master the use of empathy in design by harnessing the power of storytelling.

Harnessing the power of innovation and storytelling produces collaboration, creativity and a shared vision for the future. How does storytelling create value for the greater good of our projects, organisations and teams?

By creating a connection between empathy and innovation, designers are able to understand how stories are used to step into the shoes of users and create solutions that not only meet their needs but also delight.

Storytelling Framework Training

  • An understanding of the Sticky Message Formula
  • Create a connection-centric focus with the Audience First Storytelling Methodology
  • Learn the storytelling framework that provides empathy touchpoints within the entire double diamond process
  • Unlock the power of creativity to inspire divergent thinking and story-driven collaboration and
  • Gain the knowledge to use storytelling as a proper tool in the double diamond process

Storytelling Output Training

  • Educational aid: what is changing or different for internal communications
  •  A framework for ‘pitching ‘ ideas for presentations to sell or create buy-in
  • Creating a connected road map for the innovation journey, stories of where we have been and where we are going
  •  Design Fiction: a way of exploring the future, creating science fiction style stories to illustrate what it feels like to arrive in an ideal future we are co-creating together.

Public Workshop Dates

FAQs

This session can be run in-house in your business in organisation.

A 50% deposit is required to reserve your date.

Book Your Private or In-House Session Here!


Melbourne Workshop Dates:
Use Empathy To Create Meaningful Insights  With Me At Academy Xi!

Harness the Power of Empathy For Your Innovation Project

October 9 | 5:30 – 7:30pm | Level 3, 45 Exhibition St, Melbourne (Free)

Book your ticket here!

Empathy design: Characters for personas

October 24 | 5:30 – 8:30pm | Level 3, 45 Exhibition St, Melbourne ($100)

Book your ticket here!