Peter Frühmann

Stories to fuel transformation and innovation


Introducing the guidelines to the 'StoryTeller' course curriculum.


In ‘StoryTeller’ we call the people we want to facilitate, support and help with story work ‘people at risk’. We are fully aware that this is an all-purpose term for many groups in society who suffer from or are threatened by (social) exclusion due to different causes and reasons, like poverty, illiteracy, age, sexual preference, a range of traumatic experiences (e.g. politics, family, detention, profession) and general (global) economical and societal changes.


The StoryTeller project departs from the idea that there are two sides to every story. When we look closer we can discover (and explore) dualities. In reality, it is not only about the good of sharing stories with others and listening with respect. It is also about the effect certain stories can have on individual lives and society in general: ‘My story, your story’ can turn into “me/we and ‘the other’-stories and thus to friction between individuals and groups.


Because of the causes that led to their present situation, individuals in the above mentioned groups obviously require different approaches, and thus also different narrative approaches. If we (want to) work with stories of individuals, we should also be aware of different contexts within the human condition in general, communities, societies, and the role story, identity, image, and more, play in those, for individuals and groups.


Introducing the StoryTeller guidelines


The informative and supportive guidelines are particularly written and edited for those who (would like to) follow the ‘StoryTeller’ course curriculum ‘Working with stories’, either online or during a training.


In these guidelines wenot only draw attention to ‘story’ phenomena that can lead to exclusion and/or conflict, we also provide (course participants and) future facilitators and trainers with the necessary theoretical and practical background knowledge, based on prior and current work by researchers and practitioners to facilitate people at risk towards a story of inclusion and a brighter future (story).


As the project is moving towards a pilot Train-The-Trainer event in October 2018, we invite you to have a look at the overview of these guidelines on our project website and welcome your suggestions for improvement. You will also find more information there on the project and the course curriculum.




7 June 2018: a very successful Artful Leader final conference in Porto.


Advancis, the leading partner in the Artful Leader consortium had organized the end conference of this inspiring project. The ditgital toolkit we had designed for educators and trainers and students with an interest in servant leadership was very well received. We had around 200 enthusiastic participants who stayed the whole day , to not miss out one of the presentations and/or workshops we had prepared.  Storybag held two workshops on 'working with (personal stories in orgaisations'. Visit the project website for more information on this project.


De tweede nieuwsbrief van het Erasmus+ StoryTeller project. Download hem hier!


We zijn goed op weg met de ontwikkeling van een cursusprogramma en de bijhorende richtlijnen voor trainers / opleiders. We hebben een train-the-trainer programma gepland voor het najaar gepland om een en ander aan een groep trainers / opleiders voor te leggen. Het wordt in Noord-Ierland gehouden. We houden je op de hoogte!


Artful Leader digital toolkit pilot

23 February 2018: Kick-off workshop in Amsterdam


We will be holding the kick-off workshop at Idéfix, Bloemgracht 99 in Amsterdam, 18.00 - 21.00 hrs. For those who want to register for participation please apply here.

De eerste nieuwsbrief van het Erasmus+ StoryTeller project. Download hem hier!


Ons partnership heeft  een research-compendium gepubliceerd dat je via de nieuwsbrief maar ook op de project-website kunt downloaden.

Inmiddels zijn wij ook gestart met de ontwikkeling van een cursusprogramma. De cursus-pilot zal in het voorjaar in Noord-Ierland worden gegeven. We houden je op de hoogte.


There are people. There are stories. Stories help us to adapt and to connect.