NewOrganisational Storytelling (2 Days)

Too often our organisations fail to reach their potential. We work in silos pulling in opposite directions. We fail to communicate effectively with each other. We are unable to unleash the potential of our teams. On this programme we unleash the power of the story framework to address these problems. While the benefits of using storytelling for communication and marketing are well known, it can also be used to drive improvements to both personal and organisational performance.  

Key features of the course include:

  •  An understanding of how the story framework shapes human interaction
  • Techniques to develop a collective purpose that motivates team members
  • Tools for understanding hidden values, and for helping everyone to live up to the values they aspire to
  • An introduction to the concept of mentor leadership
  •  Opportunities to practice the application of tools and techniques
  • A focus on developing the skills and confidence required to apply the learning in practice

Designed for:

Leaders and those who aspire to exercise leadership, at all levels of an organisation.

Learning outcomes:

On this programme, delegates will develop an action plan to enable them to create and lead ahigh performing organisation with a shared sense of purpose, and common values that genuinely guide behaviour. This framework will allow you to take your organisation to new heights. Specifically you will learn how to create and communicate a compelling organisational purpose; establish throughout the organisation a set of lived shared values that underpin an effective organisational culture, and drive continuous improvements




10:00 - 18:00   2 day course


£1,200 + VAT


St James’s Park, London


18 October 2018 Book

In-House Option

This course is available In-House and can be tailored to meet your individual training requirements.


Lead Trainer

Henry Tam

Henry Tam

Henry is an experienced policy advisor, programme director and political theorist in support of the development of inclusive communities. He has led various government initiatives focusing on delivering wider democratic empowerment and improving community-based regeneration.

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Henry Tam

Henry Tam

Henry Tam has over twenty years’ experience as a policy advisor, programme director and political theorist in support of the development of inclusive communities. He has written extensively on the subject and led government initiatives on delivering wider democratic empowerment, promoting civil renewal, and improving community-based regeneration.                                                               

Henry is currently Director of Cambridge University’s Forum for Youth Participation & Democracy. Prior to this, he was Head of Civil Renewal and Deputy Director for Community Empowerment at the Home Office, where he was responsible for national policies for the involvement of citizens in shaping public decisions. Here he also devised and delivered the cross-government ‘Together We Can’ action plan for civil renewal. This programme was showcased at the 2008 international meeting of the Global Network of Government Innovators (USA).

From 2000-2002 he was the Home Office’s Director for Community Safety & Regeneration in the East of England, responsible for developing and implementing Government policies on neighbourhood renewal and community safety in the region.

He was formerly the Deputy Chief Executive at St Edmundsbury Borough Council where his work on democratic engagement with young people won a Best Practice Award from the Prime Minister.

Henry’s interests include participatory democracy and citizenship development, as well as communitarian theory and inclusive solidarity.


Tailored in-house training

Civil Service College can deliver In-House training within your organisation that is exactly tailored to meet your individual training requirements.

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