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Narrative 4 Facilitation Training: Creating Empathy through Story Telling

April 9 @ 12:00 pm - April 10 @ 1:00 pm

Please join us for this free two-day dialogue facilitation training at the University of Connecticut Humanities Institute led by Narrative 4. The core methodology of Narrative 4 is based on the simple idea that by knowing the story of another, we are able to better understand differing perspectives. When listening to personal stories, we suspend argument, engage our emotions, and, walking in the shoes of another, experience compassion.

Participants are expected to attend both days of training:

Monday April 9, 2018 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Tuesday April 10, 2018 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

This event is open to CCSNE members and UConn partner organizations. 

“The way she told my story made me realize how much it has shaped me as a leader and how it could shape my future…”

– The Obama Foundation training day participant 


About Narrative 4


Narrative 4 develops empathetic citizens of the 21st Century through story exchanges that (1) get participants to take another’s perspective and step “outside” of themselves, as that is the key to understanding the hopes, fears, experiences, beliefs, and world-views of others; (2) afford the opportunity to recognize emotion in others; (3) ask individuals to refrain from judgment and (4) to FEEL with people.  This is when empathy turns into action…..

By creating safe spaces in which to conduct story exchanges throughout America’s schools, communities, and the globe, Narrative 4 promotes radical empathy on a mass scale.  Story exchanges affect the fundamental nature of each and every person and it is this collective and “empathic flowering” that encourages the type of fearless hope that drives individual and social consciousness, which then fosters change.


Christine Cusick, Seton Hill University professor says, “Now that the Narrative 4 exchange has become a part of the fabric of our campus leadership, it is exciting to think that the students are becoming our most influential advocates.”

Hear more from Christine Cusick here


April 9 @ 12:00 pm
April 10 @ 1:00 pm


Campus Compact for Southern New England
University of Connecticut Humanities Institute
Narrative 4


University of Connecticut — Storrs Campus
Storrs, CT 06269 United States + Google Map
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