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Learn and apply the transformational power of stories in your life! The Hearth is offering a week-long intensive Certificate in Community Storytelling to assist you in developing a toolkit of applied storytelling skills, techniques, and processes to foster compassion, build community and move people to action.

The program kicks off with a communal dinner and powerful personal story sharing at 6 p.m.on April 19. That orientation leads into an immersive and experiential week of five full training days Monday through Friday, April 20-24. Each day builds upon the previous day’s learnings, and the training includes a group excursion to “Wilderness Tales,” The Hearth’s Community Storytelling event on the evening of April 23rd. The intensive will be held at Ashland GracePoint, a retreat-like setting in Ashland, Oregon. (Some homestays with local families are available for out of town participants.)

Six months of personalized online training, troubleshooting, and structured discussion with Hearth founder, Mark Yaconelli, and a cohort of program graduates is available from May through October for those who opt in for an additional fee.

This training is both personally and professionally transformative, no matter what your field. Previous participants have included counselors, educators, activists, arts, faith leaders, community volunteers and organizers, nonprofit managers, journalists, government officials, foundation representatives, and business executives.

Continuing Education Units for this program are available in partnership with Southern Oregon University. If you would like information about obtaining CEUs, please make a note on your registration form. (The Hearth is an independent nonprofit organization that is not an affiliate or program of SOU; certificates awarded are solely presented by The Hearth and do not confer endorsement of any kind by SOU beyond conferment of Continuing Education Units.)

How To Register:

Click the REGISTER button above, and use your credit or debit card in a secure transaction via PayPal. You will receive an email confirmation of your registration and payment.

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  • $1,495 (intensive only)
  • $1,990 (intensive/coaching bundle)

Payment may be made in full at the time of registration, or payment may be split into two parts with a $250 non-refundable deposit at the time of registration and balance payable no later than March 15, 2020.