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The Power of Story with Art of Hosting Global Steward, Mary Alice Arthur
Goodman Community Center
Madison, WI
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The Power of Story with Art of Hosting Global Steward, Mary Alice Arthur
There is a power and potency in stories we are only now rediscovering.  As the basic form of human currency, stories hold both our worldview and the wisdom of our experiences.  The key to unlocking their power is learning how to work with story  both for yourself and for the groups and systems of which you're a part.   Discover the six simple steps to powerful results through working with your story and the stories that surround you.

During this day-long intensive, Art of Hosting steward Mary Alice Arthur will guide us through the Six Steps: Find, Harvest, Craft, Engage, Evolve, Be, and work with the simple, yet powerful method of Collective Story Harvest.  

You'll walk away with an overview and a plan of how you can begin to work with your own stories and the stories of the systems you are part of, whether that is in the workplace, the community, your family, or other networks you engage with.  

We intend to delve deep and have some serious fun.
Will you join us and change the story you're living in?

Mary Alice Arthur is a Story Activist, specializing in using story in service of positive systemic shift and to access and create collective intelligence on critical issues. Her art is creating and hosting spaces for wise action, and narrative practice forms a key part of her work, focusing both on Storytelling and StoryWork and the emergent space in-between.  

Her powerful results from a telecommunications merger project were written up in the 2006 book Wake Me Up When the Data is Over: How Organizations Use Stories to Drive Results (ed: Lori Silverman).  Now, she is researching how the finding and awakening of positive systemic stories can help accelerate change.  For the past 1.5 years she has been working with a team in Denmark on the story of the country going bankrupt in 1813 -- a time of moving from crisis to possibility.  This work included a public conversation on Constitution Day, June 5, this year.

She is an Art of Hosting Steward and works under the auspices of her own company, SOAR (Significant Orientations, Amazing Results).  These days she is also an intentional nomad, living and working all over the world.



Goodman Community Center (View)
149 Waubesa St
Madison, WI 53704
United States

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Minimum Age: 13
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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