Businesses can leverage stories in their marketing efforts, leverage storytelling and interviewing techniques to engage customers via social media, and incorporate stories into internal trainings and recognition programs.
Cultural Humility / Diversity and Inclusion Programming
We facilitated experiences for employees at 4 Froedtert Hospital locations that explored their goal of treating every patient with Dignity and Respect. Each hour-long program wove personal stories about experiences with health providers with brief facilitated dialogue exercises that helped attendees to process the stories. In some stories, positive health outcomes were delayed or prevented due to a provider’s bias or lack of cultural understanding, while other stories modeled best practices and celebrated the wonderful healing work that occurs when medical staff and patients work together.
Despite the challenging nature of the stories, both attendees and tellers raved about the experience:
Shocking. Revealing. Exciting. Emotional.
Great stories. Helpful to understand the other perspective.
Thank you for sharing deeply personal stories. Just know that it IS making a difference.
Folks seemed to be very receptive and open to what we had to say.
This created space to share and have a conversation about issues that health professionals may not be aware of or pay close attention to.
Interested in exploring the possibilities? Please contact us and provide the following details:
- the name and location of your organization
- the workshop that you are interested in
- your goals for this storytelling experience
- the ideal date(s) and time(s)
- your budget