Key information

Next planned workshop: 2-3. November 2021
Registration deadline: 29. October 2021 (or when maximum participation is reached)
Location: Online
Workshop leader: Christine Taylor of Storycraft

Registration

Students should apply to BioCat using the registration form at the bottom of this page.

Content

How you describe yourself and your research can determine whether you are perceived as an up-and-coming thought leader or a floundering young researcher. It is important to know what to emphasize and how to deliver your story in a succinct and captivating manner.

Storycraft story-telling workshop is an in-depth, interactive workshop where participants will learn the fundamentals of story structure, and obtain the tools to start crafting their own professional story. Participants will practice telling their story and learn an effective method for asking for and giving story feedback. This workshop is designed for academics in particular.

Participants will have the option to schedule a 30 minute feedback session with instructor
Christine Taylor via an on-line meeting scheduling tool (Calendly) if they want to continue
to improve their story.

Objectives

During this workshop, participants will:

  • Find their story
  • Learn about story structure fundamentals
  • Create a framework for their professional story
  • Learn how to ask for and give story feedback

Schedule

This workshop will take place over two days: both modules will be held during the afternoon.

During the first session, we will cover story structure fundamentals (including the different types of stories participants can tell about their work), story structure, how to handle details, and the first steps towards developing a research story.

Participants will work on further developing a 3-5 minute story for homework (1-2 hours).

On the second day, we’ll review story structure in the context of PhD students (1-2 year), learn about asking for and giving feedback, and have at least two rounds of storytelling and feedback.

Participants will all have the option to schedule a personal follow-up session (30 minutes) for up to 6 months after the workshop.

Admission

This workshop will allow for approximately 20-25 participants.

Registration

Storytelling Workshop

  • You must have a Norwegian national ID number.
  • You must be registered at a Norwegian university or an employee of a Norwegian institution.
  • This workshop is for BioCat members only. Please confirm that you are a member. If you are not a member, you can join under the membership tab in the main menu.