Communicating with Impact: Telling Your Own Story
|In-person participation only. Please register in advance to reserve your seat.|
“The most powerful person in the world is the storyteller”.
What if people could “get you” in a couple of minutes?
What if you could convey what drives you so clearly that it inspires others to follow you?
The purpose of your Personal Narrative – the Story of Self – is for others to understand why you care about certain issues. Through telling your Story, you will be able to share the core values that motivate you and guide your actions.
If you do not author your own Story, others likely will, and it may not be the story you want.
What to expect?
At this interactive workshop, you will learn tools and a process to define your Personal Narrative and be able to communicate your Story with impact whenever, wherever, and however you need.
This process is based on the Public Narrative Framework, the groundbreaking work of Marshall Ganz from Harvard Kennedy School, that for years has proven an invaluable tool for leaders across organizations.
Our Facilitator, Irene Ohler, has studied the Public Narrative Framework directly with Marshall Ganz, and we are lucky to have co-facilitators, Ngan Tran, who is a certified Public Narrative and Leadership trainer and studied at Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education as well as Dr. Loan, who has studied the Public Narrative with another alumna of Marshall Ganz’s program in Vietnam.
Stories are a powerful mechanism for connection with others.
Stories enable us to communicate our values as lived experiences rather than abstract principles. They have the power to move people and create change by evoking shared values that inspire others to action.
You may think that your personal Story does not matter or that people are not interested. However, if you are engaged in public work or are leading an organization, you have the responsibility to offer an account of who you are, why you do what you do, and where you hope to lead.
Who should attend?
Whether you are a leader who wants to inspire action, or an entrepreneur, or a professional who wants to communicate and network with purpose – the most impactful tool is your own Story.
“If you don’t author your public story, others will, and they may not tell it in the way that you like.”
Marshall Ganz, Harvard Kennedy School
|4:30 PM||Welcome by Mary Tarnowka, Executive Director, AmCham Vietnam|
|4:35 PM||Facilitators introduce the Public Narrative Framework process and demonstrate the impact of Telling Your Personal Story|
|4:55 PM||Breakout groups are formed to Define your Personal Narrative, Receive Feedback, and Incorporate Feedback|
|5:40 PM||Volunteers Practice Telling Your Own Story With Impact|
|6:00 PM||Networking Reception starts – Networking with Impact|
|7:30 PM||Event ends|
AmCham Members: VND 750,000 | Non-members: VND 900,000
10% Discounts available when you register for all three remaining events of series.
AmCham Members: VND 2,025,000 | Non-members: VND 2,430,000
|Reservations/cancellations must be received by 24 hours before the event, and must be made on-line or by email. We are unable to accept reservations/cancellations by telephone.|
Co-founder, Lightpath Consulting Group
Irene founded Lightpath Leadership drawing on her 20+ years experience in leadership development on four continents with leaders from the corporate and government sectors. Irene has been based in Vietnam since 2012 and has since become a sought-after expert for her work to promote women leadership. Irene has pioneered a number of initiatives to inspire women: she co-authored an awarded book on Vietnamese women leaders, BaTrieu’s 21st Century Daughters. Stories of Remarkable Vietnamese Women, and founded the Women’s Storytelling Salon, an inter-cultural and inter-generational events series, in 2014, which runs in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.
LightPath Leadership now offers cutting edge international women leadership programmes tailored to the Vietnamese context.Irene holds a Master Degree in Sinology from Vienna University, Austria, is a certified global executive coach, and has an executive certificate: Public Narrative: Leadership, Storytelling and Action from Harvard Kennedy School | Executive Education.
Consultant, Trainer & Coach, EQ Leadership
Ngan Tran is a consultant, trainer and coach in EQ Leadership, graduated from Harvard Kennedy School. With her vision to help leaders in Vietnam to find their core values, communicate better with emotional intelligence and thereby influence others to go above and beyond, Ngan founded The New Leaders, an educational organization to bring state-of-the-art leadership educational programs to new generation leaders of Vietnam. Ngan Tran is a certified Public Narrative and Leadership trainer who has been training and coaching for leaders and executives from more than 20 countries in international programs.
She has over 10 years of management experience in leading organizations, businesses and start-ups in the USA, Vietnam and Asia. She received a full scholarship at Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education, full scholarship from the US Government for graduate degrees in the USA and master scholarship from European Commission.
Cao Thi Thanh Loan, PhD
Dr. Loan is a lecturer at the Faculty of Biological Sciences, Nong Lam University HCMC. Her major is in Food Science.
She also works as a group facilitator for Public Narrative Training based in Vietnam. She is active in organizations and projects building justice, equality, and resilience in her country. As a narrative and communications facilitator, she works with values-driven leaders and teams to connect with their purpose, tell their stories, and move people to action.
She has facilitated and coached in many forums, including Fulbright University Vietnam Public Narrative Training, Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative Public Narrative Training, and Vietnam Education Foundation Public Narrative Coach Training program.