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DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Storytelling: A Powerful Tool for Professional Success and Personal Fulfillment"

  • 03 May 2018
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Bethesda-Chevy Chase Service Center, Bethesda, MD


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DC Area OD Practitioners CoP

Topic: Storytelling - A Powerful Tool for Professional Success and Personal Fulfillment

Storytelling has long been used to educate, motivate, inspire and unify. It is perhaps the oldest and most organic form of passing knowledge and wisdom from one generation to the next. There is renewed interest in storytelling, as researchers have discovered a powerful link between the stories we tell and the outcomes we experience. In short, storytelling is not just descriptive – it is also predictive! The stories we tell about can:

  • Create a vision for personal and professional success
  • Galvanize support for an idea, proposal, project or initiative
  • Help leaders, supervisors and team members communicate a message to influence action and change

It is vital for personal and professional fulfillment and success to be mindful and intentional of the stories we tell about ourselves and our journey. That will be the focus of this session. It will be an experiential mini-workshop focused on helping participants begin to create the stories that will pave the path to personal fulfillment and professional success.

Presenter:  Jackie Bsharah

Jackie is an evidenced-based, results-oriented Organization Development consultant and executive coach specializing in change readiness, transformational learning, mindset, and group dynamics. She has a Ph.D. in Human and Organization Systems from Fielding Graduate University and she is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC). As a former broadcast journalist for The Associated Press, Jackie has a keen understanding of how storytelling can influence and shape individual and group learning and development.

In addition to her work as a consultant and executive coach, Jackie is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University where she was awarded the Tropaia Award for Outstanding Faculty. She teaches graduate courses on organizational leadership, effective team building, consulting skills and diversity and inclusion.

CoP Leader:  Mark Sachs, ma.sachs@verizon.net

Cancellation Policy: Registrants should contact Mark if they need to cancel.  Due to the room size, registrations will be limited so please contact Mark soonest if you register but are then unable to attend so others can register and attend instead.

Additional Notes:  A $5.00 per person contribution is requested to help pay for rental of the room.

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