Story Stitch Facilitator Training

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In partnership with the Center for Empathy and the Visual Arts Location (Minneapolis Institute of Art), Green Card Voices is excited to offer the first-ever Story Stitch Facilitator Training. By sharing our expertise, we will prepare you to facilitate effective Story Stitch circles for your organization’s leadership retreat, networking conference, team gathering, community event, and more.

When: Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 10 AM – 3 PM CDT

Where: Wells Fargo Room, Minneapolis Institute of Art, 2400 Third Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55404 (directions)

Story Stitch was co-designed in 2018 by the Green Card Voices team and a diverse group of Minneapolis community members. The goal was to build a connection between immigrants and their neighbors by telling stories, opening minds, and encouraging people to know one another. It is our hope that the card game will foster deeper conversations and generate a breakthrough in how immigrants are perceived, treated, and accepted.

At this day-long training, you’ll learn how to:
• Understand the conceptual components and philosophy behind Story Stitch by identifying how empathy is enhanced through story sharing;
• Set up a brave space for sharing stories by delivering clear instructions and effectively managing the reflective discussion; and
• Gain confidence in leading a reflective discussion by creating a strategy to facilitate a Story Stitch circle.


10:00 am—Housekeeping and Intros

10:15 am—Module 1 — Introduction to Story Stitch (15 min)

10:30 am—Module 2 — Conceptual Components and Philosophy behind the Story Stitch, ex. empathy, mindful listening, (15 min)

10:45 am—Module 3 — Story Stitch Facilitation: Nuts and Bolts (75 min)

  1. Setting the Stage
  2. Sharing Stories & Stitching
  3. Reflecting

12:00 pm—LUNCH

12:45 pm—Module 4 — The Role of the Story Stitch Facilitator (75 min)

2:00 pm—Module 5 — Getting ready to Facilitate Story Stitch (45 min)

2:45 pm—Evaluations & Goodbyes

Register here OR request for a scholarship by filling out this short questionnaire.

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