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25Jun 2024

Stories of our Graduates: Pia Alliende – 2023 Certificate in Community Storytelling Training

By |Jun 25, 2024|Categories: Certificate in Community Storytelling, certificateprogram, News|

Pia is a school librarian whose profession would point toward her love of story. But Pia’s love of storytelling started when she was just a girl in Chile and her dad was her library. “When I was a kid, my dad was an amazing storyteller.” Pia reflected. “We didn’t have [...]

5Jun 2024

Stories of our Graduates: Amna Burki – 2022 Certificate in Community Storytelling: Online

By |Jun 5, 2024|Categories: Certificate in Community Storytelling, certificateprogram, News|

Amna Burki joined The Certificate in Community Storytelling Training Online in 2022 from Winnipeg, Manitoba in Canada. “I guess I should just start by saying that I grew up in Pakistan to parents who were refugees from India during the Partition when the British left India, and the subcontinent partitioned [...]

8May 2024

The Miracle of Community: Reflections on 2024 Community Storytelling Training

By |May 8, 2024|Categories: Certificate in Community Storytelling, certificateprogram, Compassion, Events, Mark Yaconelli, News, Oregon, Storytelling, The Hearth|Tags: |

On the edge of the Columbia Gorge forty-one strangers from fourteen states gathered to learn the skills and sensibilities of community-building. Together we sat in a large circle. Together we learned how to listen, how to speak, how to breathe, how to laugh, how to name difficult truths, how to [...]

9Apr 2024

Belonging: Facilitating Community Conversations with Willamette University

By |Apr 9, 2024|Categories: Compassion, Events, Mark Yaconelli, News, Oregon, Storytelling, The Hearth|

One by one community members from the Nestucca Valley School District taped their yellow piece of construction paper on the back wall forming a circle of sun rays. On each paper was written a word or phrase representing what a person wanted to remember after sharing stories with others: [...]

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