Listening at bigger scale for better decision-making
Story-based participatory sensemaking in complex contexts
Participatory narrative sensemaking is an innovative approach that guides interventions in complex systems while strengthening the relationships among diverse stakeholders - combining numbers and data analytics with stories and collective wisdom.
Two-day in-person workshop: Ljubljana/Slovenia, 16 - 17 May 2022
This hands-on workshop might be for you if you want to:
Understand what matters to your beneficiaries, employees or citizens by listening to real-life stories.
Identify emergent patterns and trends in complex environments - by combining stories, data analytics, and collective wisdom.
Use people’s daily life experiences to guide your strategic planning and actions for the future.
Measure or track the progress of your initiatives through mass-capture of people’s experiences.
The methodology, based on SenseMaker, uses the collection of a large number of stories and personal experiences as a starting point and enables respondents to analyze and give meaning to their own stories. It is designed to help generate actionable insights and guide interventions in complex systems and processes.
Key workshop pillars:
Micro-narratives potential for research, evaluation, and decision-making in complex contexts
Step-by-step guide to methodology
Process design for maximal multi-stakeholder participation
Different approaches for story sharing and harvesting
Combining stories, data analytics, personal/collective insights for optimal sensemaking
Hands-on methodology immersion: #OurFutures project
Case studies & application to your context
You are not alone - strengthening the growing narrative practitioner community
Your trainers: Steff Deprez and Nele Claeys
of Voices That Count, a Belgium-based collaborative network of experts and practitioners who use narrative and actor-centered approaches to understand complex realities within organisations or projects.
Local (Slovenian) co-hosts: Ditka Vidmar, Marjeta Novak, Petra Založnik, narrative practitioners and change process facilitators.
Where: Ljubljana, Slovenia (House of the EU, Dunajska 20, 1000 Ljubljana)
When: 16 - 17 May 2022 (from 9.30 to 17.00)
How much: 240 EUR per person
Click here to register for the workshop
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions!
"If people are interviewed, they're answering our questions; if they tell a story, they tell us what's important to them"