Re-Authoring the world, one narrative at a time!
Apprenticeship in Narrative work, for people who work with people
The Narrative Apprenticeship Journey creates the interactive learning space to experience and practice the re-authoring approach while applying it to real-life stories and situations within various contexts.
Who should attend?
This apprenticeship journey comes alongside all who fulfil an individual- or team role within their organisations, institutions or communities such as: leaders, managers, HR and OD practitioners, coaching professionals, educators, social workers, facilitators of group-work, activists and healthcare professionals.
How will we learn?
The Re-authoring Apprenticeship journey consists of 6 x 2-day workshops of face-to-face teaching and learning. After finishing each workshop, participants are invited to deepen their experience by re-authoring their own stories as well as the stories of their work through individual online coaching sessions (6 sessions) and attend a half day group leaning session after every 2-day workshop. These sessions will help participants to integrate their own life- and work experiences into their future re-authoring practice.
In between the different modules, participants will also be required to complete assignments/projects that apply the re-authoring ideas in their various contexts.
6 Learning Modules
Re-authoring narratives we want more of
This is what it is about: Practices that uncover alternative moments and outcomes | Practices that enrich moments we want more of | Weaving alternative moments through embodiment and rituals | The impact of alternative narratives on the context | Narratives of our imagined futures
Chapters in the book: Introduction to the Narrative approach | The narratives of self | Sanibonani to Human Beings| Re-authorise the World | Re-dream our world through alternative narratives | A Walk through the Narrative process | Putting the Narrative process to work | Re-Authoring the communal narrative| Invitations to Transformation
Re-authoring conflict and problem narratives
This is what it is about: How to work with conflict and problem narratives in individual and group contexts| Understanding the role of taken-for-granted beliefs and ideas in conflict and problem narratives| Placing the problem in relation to individuals and communities | Standing against problems
Chapters in the book: Introduction to the Narrative approach | The narratives of self | Re-authorise the World | A Walk through the Narrative process | Putting the Narrative process to work | Re-Authoring the communal narrative| Invitations to Transformation
Re-authoring questions, listening and documentation
This is what it is about: Being with your client in transformational ways | Listening in transformational ways | Asking questions in transformational ways | Documentation, rituals and celebrations
Chapters in the book: Sanibonani to Human Beings| Transformational conversations| Putting the Narrative process to work | Re-authorise the World
Re-authoring diversity and inclusion
This is what it is about: Discovering the role of culture in constructing the “other” | The role of language in constructing the “other” | Understanding privilege and power in inclusion | Practices that includes and welcome the stranger
Chapters in the book: Sanibonani to Human Beings | Re-authorise the World | Re-Authoring the communal narrative| The story of Abundance and Scarcity | Re-authoring Consulting | Invitations to Transformation
This is what it is about: Experiencing Narrative practices in your own life story | The philosophical approach from where the ideas around identity grow | Discover and learn how narratives shape and maintain identities| Discover and learn how communities of concern can come alongside preferred identities| Explorations around community identities
Chapters in the book: Introduction to the Narrative approach| The narratives of self | Sanibonani to Human Beings| Re-dream our world through alternative narratives | Re-Authoring the communal narrative| Invitations to Transformation
Re-authoring the World
This is what it is about: Discover and learn how to work with taken-for-granted ideas and beliefs within various contexts| Discovering the joy of acts of refusal and protest | Working with the influence of taken-for-granted beliefs and ideas | Inviting the alternative emerging narratives to come alongside
Chapters in the book: Introduction to the Narrative approach | The narratives of self | Sanibonani to Human Beings| Re-authorise the World | Re-dream our world through alternative narratives | Re-authoring the communal narrative| The story of Abundance and Scarcity| Invitations to Transformation
To Register for any of these modules, click here.
If you are unable to join us for the apprentice journey but you are interested in particular workshop themes, you are also welcome to attend the Re-authoring Workshops that spark your curiosity.
Workshop times from 9:00 to 16:00
Group Learning sessions: 9h00-12h00
233 Kandelaar Avenue
Workshops will be conducted in English but discussions in smaller groups can be done in one’s mother tongue if everyone understands
Participation costs R22 000 per person
12 course days
6 individual coaching sessions
6 half-day group learning sessions
Conversations around assignments between modules
The book, Re-Authoring the World
Coffee, tea and lunch
Registration and payment
Submit your information and registration payment of R2000.00
We can spread the invoice over 7 months through monthly payments
There will be room for 12 participants
For all your questions:
+27 (0) 83 467 1891
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
What other participants have said
“In the world of storytelling, Chené’s approach is unique and goes beyond the traditional methods. It is the permanent curiosity that makes you go deeper and deeper and see things clearly and yet very personal. You will move away from schedules and numbers, and dive into personal stories which make it so real and yet so different each time.”
Coach and coordinator of a cooperative Werk met Zin
“The re-authoring journey shows another way of looking at our stories and helps a person see the human in the being that they are speaking to.”
Redefine Human Capital
Johannesburg, South Africa
“The narrative journey has transported me to new views and to new perspectives and to community and understanding of the process of co-creation/-construction. I have learned how constructive, necessary and powerful the deconstruction of power can be. I feel really enthusiastic about the re-dignifying practices. I have had many situations in my life where I felt the need for this, either for me or in behalf of others. This journey really broadens the horizon.”
Pretoria, South Africa
“I have learned to let go of judging; that despite our diversity we have so much in common; that we need each other (and community) to make different choices. The re-authoring work starts off by giving you tools for your professional toolbox with which to manage change and yet it evolves and it ignites new beliefs. The work will invite you to think differently about the ways in which you want to invite hope and growth – in yourself and the people around you."
Johannesburg, South Africa
“What grows through this re-authoring approach is a richer identity and a deepened respect for people, moments and situations that influenced my path and helped me develop to the woman I am now. I also see myself being more aware of small and grand societal assumptions, rules, habits and (ongoing, increasing) messaging of what is right and wrong. Through my attention of what is ‘true’ around us, I now slowly find my voice, I dare to question and to take a stand when love or dignity is at stake.
The Re-authoring approach helps me to stop digging in the truth ‘in me’ (and ‘the truth’ about my identity, talents and deep ‘core’), and start focusing on ‘us’. It is in ‘us’ that that the seeds for a world where dignity and love can rule, grow."
Appreciative Inquiry Practitioner & Generative Story Worker
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