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Virtual participation only. Please register to receive the Zoom link.
This session is an Introduction to the Public Narrative framework, a groundbreaking practice by Professor Marshall Ganz from Harvard Kennedy School that for years has proven an invaluable tool for senior public leaders, community organizers, and leaders across a range of organizations.
You will learn:
the framework to craft an authentic leadership story to inspire action,
how to tell a Story of Self that enables others to “get you”,
Public narrative is a leadership practice.
To lead is to accept responsibility for enabling others to achieve shared purpose in the face of uncertainty.
This year and last, with its series of global and local crises, amply demonstrated the need for such leadership at a large scale.
Stories enable us to communicate our values as lived experiences rather than abstract principles. They have the power to move people and inspire change by evoking shared values that motivate 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. If you do not author your own story, others likely will, and it may not be as you wish.
Who should attend?
This event is for directors, managers, supervisor, team leaders, community activists, and student leaders who want to learn how to inspire and motivate people to achieve a common goal.
Overview of the Event and Introduction
Story Moment Jam & Debrief
Overview of Public Narrative & Watch Obama’s Speech in 2004
Reservations/cancellations must be received by 24 hours before the event, and must made on-line or by email. We are unable to accept reservations/cancellations by telephone.
Co-Founder & Principal, CoInnovate Consulting
Sandy Hoa Dang is a social entrepreneur, inspiring speaker, experienced executive, leadership trainer, and management consultant. Her passion is to develop young people to maximize their leadership potential to benefit society.
Ms. Dang is the Co-founder and Principal of CoInnovate Consulting, a company that provides leadership training, capacity building, and strategic planning to companies, governments, foundations, and nonprofit organizations.
From 2011 to 2018, Ms. Dang served as a Presidential Appointee on the Board of Directors and Executive Director of the Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF), an independent U.S. Government agency with a mission to strengthen the bilateral relations between United States and Vietnam.
For more than a decade, she served as Founder and Executive Director of Asian American Leadership, Empowerment, and Development (AALEAD), an organization that supports immigrant and refugee families through a broad array of educational and social services.
Ms. Dang has received numerous awards for her outstanding public leadership, including being named as an Outstanding American by Choice and a Washingtonian of the Year in 2001. Ms. Dang earned a Bachelor’s degree from Duke University and a Master’s degree from Harvard Kennedy School.
Dr. Duong Duy Khoa
Lecturer, Head of Unit, Center for Medical Education at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy at HCMC
Dr. Khoa D Duong, MD, MPH is a young faculty at University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh city (UMP). He received his MD from UMP and his MPH from Université Paris-Sud with scholarship from Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie. After completing his residency, he became a faculty member at Department of Internal medicine, UMP. His medical interests are interstitial lung diseases, tobacco control, sleep medicine, palliative care, and global health.
As a medical educator, he is passionate about sharing knowledge, skills, professionalism, mindful and compassionate care with his students. He is a member of UMP Medical Education Center and teaches in Interprofessional education (IPE) module. He also works with Vietnam Integrity School to promote integrity to young people in Vietnam.
His mission is: To synthesize clinical medicine and scientific research with education and social advocacy.
If he is not at hospital or lecture hall, one may find him walking in the forest, contemplating in an art museum, or just silently enjoying the present moment.
Executive Coach, Author and Storyteller
Irene Ohler, the founder of LightPath Leadership, has focused on women leadership in Vietnam since 2012. She co-authored the award-winning book Ba Trieu’s 21st Century Daughters. Stories of Remarkable Vietnamese Women, founded the live event series, the Women’s Storytelling Salon in 2014, which runs in HCMC and Hanoi, and is a sought after speaker on women leadership in Vietnam.
Irene has more than 20 years of international experience in leadership development, having worked with Fortune 500 corporates and governments in Europe, China, Brazil, New Zealand and Vietnam as an executive coach and consultant.