Creativity and change Masterclass Programme 2020 - Event 1: The Story of Self Back to events list

Date: March 14th, 2020 at 09:30 to March 15th, 2020 at 17:00
Price:Standard €50.0
Venue: CIT Crawford College of Art & Design, 46 Grand Parade, Cork

Creativity and change Masterclass Programme 2020

Creativity and Change masterclasses are an opportunity for inspirational, intensive and in depth engagement over two days. Delivered by facilitators with specific expertise and experience, the programme is designed around the identified gaps and expressed interests of practitioners. Each masterclass is a deep dive into a specific method that can be used to explore change-making, global citizenship and social justice.All the trainings take place at the weekends and in various locations in Cork City. General enquiries can be made to

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Workshop title: The Story of Self

Subtitle: Craft a compelling leadership story for social change.

Dates: March 14th & 15th

Time: 9:30-5pm

Venue:  CIT Crawford College of Art and Design.

             46 Grand Parade

Cost: €50 (The cost is subsidised by our partner Irish Aid Development Education Unit)

Trainer: Clare Mulvany

Closing date for registration: Friday March 13th


Clare Mulvany is an experienced writer, leadership mentor, storyteller and educator. She has an MSc in International Education from the University of Oxford and is the author of ‘One Wild Life- A Journey to Discover People who Change our World’, published by Collins Press. Previously a lecturer in English Literature at China’s top university, Peking University, she was a founding member of Suas- one of Ireland’s leading educational non-profits where she lead a leadership programmes in India and Kenya. She later went on to co-found The Trailblazery- an organisation which hosts cutting edge talks and learning events in inspiring venues around Ireland and which has been broadcast on RTÉ and The Washington Post. She is currently guest faculty at UCD’s Innovation Academy and at the Law Society of Ireland.

As a story-teller, her craft was honed as an international documentary photographer when her camera led her to tell stories for social change organisations from Eastern Africa, Asia and as far away as the Pacific Islands. Alongside this, she is a classically trained hatha yoga teacher and teaches a regular class and workshops. Clare is a Social Entrepreneurs Ireland awardee and The Irish Times named her as one of Ireland’s 60 most creative people. She lives in Schull, West Cork, often seen swimming in the sea, while her little dog waits on shore for her to return.

Workshop description

Great leaders learn to tell great stories.

A great story will make people think differently, but also feel and act differently. Having a clear and compelling story, which captures your callings, values and purpose, is a way of engaging others in your vision, and inspiring wider change. Whether you are an activist, educator, artist, entrepreneur, or concerned global citizen, the narrative you choose to tell, shapes the life you will live into- for yourself and for those around you. When you can change the story, and the outcome changes.

In this workshop you will learn to craft your own leadership narrative while gaining powerful storytelling tools for personal and social change.

These hands-on, practical workshops will change the way you think and work with story.

In this workshop you will:

Learn about the power of story work and personal narrative to build empathic leadership

Create a story-map of your life journey

Discover your values and find compelling stories to communicate them

Discover how your ‘why’ story

Learn to re-frame your own narratives to harness your personal power and voice

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