Workshop: I Have a Dream: Move People to Action with Your Personal Story

Each of us has a story that can move others to action. You can’t ask others to follow you if they don’t understand why you are called to lead – you must be able to tell them your personal story and weave it into a public narrative that connects your story to your collective experience and the sense of urgency. This workshop offers tips for developing and using your own “story of self” and coaching others to do the same.

Resources included for the “I Have a Dream” workshop:

  1. Public Narrative Presentation (PPT)
  2. Developing Your Story of Self Exercise (PDF)
  3. Coaching and Using Stories of Self Handout (PDF)

This workshop was originally presented at the AAUW 2013 National Convention by AAUW Associate Director of Field Operations Samantha Galing, AAUW Grassroots Advocacy Coordinator Deborah Swerdlow and AAUW of Iowa President Maxine Lampe.

Find more 2013 Convention resources.