22. October 2019 - 18:00
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Story Seeker™ Training Online (October) | | Tuesday, 22. October 2019

Tuesdays 22nd & 29th October, 6-8pm (AEST).2 x 2hr live training sessions via small group video conference.
Learn how to give your community a voice and promote your organisation through real life stories - with any (or no) budget.  Run life stories projects without burning out with this powerful and proven framework, whether the delivery outcome be electronic (digital storytelling etc) or hardcopy (books etc).  
LIVE training from the convenience of your desk, couch or on the go. 
This training is for anyone passionate about helping their community reflect on, create and share their authentic stories – safely & with purpose. Previous participants include social researchers, local historians, frontline community service providers, advocates, digital storyteller and academics.
Eventbrite payment options include credit card or invoice (choose 'offline payment' and you will receive an invoice from Engaging Solutions within 48 hours).
Group-specific workshops can be booked via email jennifer@engagingsolutions.com.au or call 0422 690 827.
You will receive:
* 2 x 2hr Online LIVE Video Conference Group Training Sessions* Workshop Handouts including templates (pdf)
We will cover:
* The impact of storytelling – on both the speaker and the listeners* How digital media is changing the way we tell our stories* The healing power of narrative* The 5 keys to empowering change through storytelling* How to seek out stories in your community – safely & purposefully* Storytelling workshop plan/production workflow* Authentic script development* Storyboarding* Equipment considerations* Audiovisual sources* Voice-recording tips for nervous storytellers (i.e. everyone!)* Post-production software options* Paperwork options (including copyright)* Case Studies* Q&A to relate all material to your community’s needs
How do I access the training? Upon registration, you will receive a link to a Zoom video conference meetting. You will not need a Zoom account and it will not cost you anything.You will be prompted to download zoom (inc. technical requirements)You will need a device with camera and mic capabilities. Plenty of support to help you work through any technical issues. 
Is there an age limit to enter the event?Yes, 18+
Will we be making a story?No. This is an intensive program that will go through the foundations and process and includes discussions on how to apply it to your community or context.  There WILL be recommendations and tips on audiovisual recording and editing. 
Is my registration / ticket transferrable to someone else?Yes, simply change the name and contact details.
What is the refund policy?As this is a limited number event, refunds will only be given up until 1 week prior to first session.
"So glad I stumbled across your online course. It is a little gem. As a community artist and producer, I have been tapping into individuals and communities stories over the past 10 years. After finishing your course, I finally have the language and a clear step by step process to express and present the work that I have been doing intuitively. This course information will further support future funding applications and provide the communities that I work with a more streamlined process for sharing their stories.(Nicola Lambert, Creative Producer, Sullivan’s Trail, 2019)
"The Story Seeker training session, with a strong focus on asset based community development and narrative therapy, is a must for anyone wanting to use digital story telling with community members.  Jennifer’s knowledge, experience and resources were invaluable for us as an organisation starting out on this journey.  It helped me understand the digital story telling process, while instilling in me the importance of first do no harm.  Thank you, Jennifer!"(Story Seeker Online Trainee, 2019)
“I needed to find a way to be brought up to speed quickly on the theory underpinning this process, and the practical details involved in conducting it well. I feel incredibly lucky to have found Jennifer, as the framework she draws upon to conduct this work is very well aligned with my own interests and philosophies, and her approach to training people as ‘story seekers’ provided exactly the right amount of big picture and detailed discussion to ensure I could feel well briefed, but also remain fully aware of the many complexities and issues I need to consider further in any future story seeking activities I may become involved with in the future.”    (Social Researcher, 2016) 
“I found it informative and thought provoking. I have been to digital storytelling workshops in the past, however I believe your innovative approach to ‘safe and purposeful’ story seeking is the ‘missing link’ I’ve been searching for. The toolkit you provide will help me collect stories of Veterans in a safe and purposeful way (for both them and I). Thank you for sharing your knowledge and experience – and for being supportive and encouraging. I’ll be highly recommending your training to others.”(Community Member, 2016)
Learn more about training, project delivery and other wellbeing through narrative initiatives at www.engagingsolutions.com.au