Upcoming Events at Rio Salado College - Conference Center
Oct 2, 2019 | 7:30 AM | Wednesday
Rio Salado College - Conference Center
Explore the art and practice of storytelling. This will be an interactive session on learning the basics of storytelling, story structures, and techniques to enhance the delivery of telling stories for public speaking, team building and leadership. Learn how storytellin
Participants will gain an understanding of the power and relevance of storytelling to their personal and professional lives, and leave with a story or two to tell.
About the Instructor
Liz Warren, a fourth-generation Arizonan, is the director and one of the founders of the South Mountain Community College Storytelling Institute in Phoenix, Arizona. The Institute received the Maricopa Community Colleges 2016 Diversity Award, and the 2014 New Times Best of Phoenix award for “Best Place to Learn to Tell Tales.” Her textbook, The Oral Tradition Today: An Introduction to the Art of Storytelling is used at colleges around the nation. Her recorded version of The Story of the Grail received a Parents’ Choice Recommended Award and a Storytelling World Award. She serves as storytelling coach for Gannett’s nationwide Storytellers Project. In July 2014 she received the Oracle Award for Service and Leadership from the National Storytelling Network. In September 2014 she was named to the New Times list of 100 Creatives in Phoenix. The Arizona Humanities Council recently awarded her the Dan Schilling Award as the 2018 Humanities Public Scholar. In 2019, the American Association of Community Colleges awarded her the Dale Parnell Distinguished Faculty Award. She is the author of two new publications from the Vitalyst Health Foundation: A policy brief, Storytelling as a Catalyst for Systems Change, and a workbook, Storytelling for Resident Leaders.
Travis has been a part of South Mountain Community College for over 19 years and is currently the third faculty member in the Storytelling Institute. His specific focus is on storytelling and workforce development. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from Arizona State University, Masters of Education in Educational Leadership and a Doctor of Education in Organizationa
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