Featured Program: Stories For Life
August 9 – 13
1 – 3pm ET
What do Elon Musk, Taylor Swift, Walt Disney and Oprah have in common? They are A-level storytellers.
Stories can entertain, teach and inspire. Your story might even get you into your choice college.
You have an amazing story. Now, let’s learn to tell it better.
In this program, students will learn the skills to:
- Build trust with listeners
- Tap into emotion and connect with audiences
- Steal the show during interviews
- Surprise and delight others
- Be remembered
- Inspire action
By the end of the week, you will have polished one 3–5-minute story and all the tools to craft countless more.
How It Works
This workshop is led by Matthew Dicks, best-selling author, full-time teacher, and award-winning storyteller. Students will connect as one large group, use smaller breakout groups to practice new skills, meet guest storytellers, and hone storytelling craft with expert teachers.
Limited Space Available
Leadership Lab Instructors
Matthew Dicks is an internationally bestselling author, columnist, blogger, podcaster, playwright, and teacher. He is the author of best-selling novels and Storyworthy: Engage, Teach, Persuade, and Change Your Life Through the Power of Storytelling. He is the founder and Creative Director of Speak Up, a Hartford-based storytelling organization.
Her research interests in deliberative democracy include what happens inside deliberation, such as examining the effects of socio-economic class in deliberation, the quality of deliberation, and the quality of arguments in deliberation.
What is Leadership Lab?
Rustic Pathways partners with organizations and professionals with a deep level of knowledge on a featured subject. Our first program – The Global Youth Climate Summit – was led by Stanford University Professor Dr. Alice Siu and drew a full cohort of students from 25 countries. Students learned to bridge opinions on challenging issues and design potential solutions to problems.
Become part of a global network of students and experts to work individually, in small teams, and as one global group. Design innovative solutions to tackle climate change around the world during this high-energy, hands-on multichannel event.
We Face Big Issues
The world’s biggest problems are dire. Issues like climate change seem tough and abstract. But the challenge is not insurmountable. We’re going to help you listen to the other side, learn about competing viewpoints and understand these critical issues.
Gain Real Perspective
Rustic’s global network of local experts and program leaders will train and facilitate to help drive a stronger learning experiences for all participants.
We Need Big Skills
Learn innovation, problem solving, creativity, collaboration and communication: the key skills of the future. Get beyond the “paint by numbers approach” and apply learning to real challenges. Be inspired and challenged by learning that matters.
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