Last year my good friend, David Hutchens, and I presented an innovative energizer at The ASTD International Conference and Exposition in Denver. It was a mash-up of David’s presentations around organizational storytelling and my music team building program. The underlying motivation for David and myself to do the program was our friendship. We thought it would be a good chance to hang out while doing some experimental speechifying! We were right on both counts. We had fun in Denver, made new friends and our speaking presentation was so cool that ASTD invited us back.
ASTD International Conference 2013
So this year, we’re headed to the ASTD International Conference in Dallas. Our program is part of the ASTD Innogizer series…innovative energizers…innogizer…get it…
Everyone who shows up will learn how to discover the power of narrative and identify the stories at the core of their organization. Every one will join in an interactive musical team building activity as they share ideas and create a song about ASTD, helping to gain a better understanding of the power of creativity and group process. Stories are at the core of everything we do and every relationship we have. Sharing a story not only helps us feel better about ourselves, it gives the people we’re telling our story to a sense of connectedness. This holds true for organizational storytelling. Corporations, associations, schools etc. all have a narrative that makes the organization unique. Understanding your organizational story will empower your group in many ways.
That’s My Story And I’m Sticking To It
What I’m trying to say is; this is the real stuff – it’s important. If you’re planning on attending the ASTD International Conference in Dallas this year, come to the David Hutchens/Billy Kirsch session on Monday, May 20th at 4:00 PM. It’s never too late to tell your story and sing your song.