The course comprises three modules and is delivered over three weeks. The course is part-facilitated and part self-paced and uses a wide range of creative and critical texts to support learning. This includes film and TV clips, creative excerpts and academic articles. You will also undertake a range of creative exercises to enhance your understanding of how powerful story worlds are designed and executed.
The following content will be covered during the course:
Module 1: Your external story world
- Introduction to the concept of a story world
- Building a story world
- What is a business story world and why do you need one?
- Examine case studies and apply your learning to your own business or organisation.
Module 2: Your internal story world
- Finding the story of your place and your people
- How to shape your internal story world
- History, myth and the power of narrative
- How are you telling your story to your staff?
Module 3: The story room
- How have other business leaders adapted to change?
- How can a story world save or reinvent a business?
- Your issues and challenges – collaborative story problem solving.
Over the course, you will be immersed in UTS’ innovative learning experience with:
- A live, online 90-minute orientation session to get to know your facilitator and your peers through course-specific social activities
- A live, online 90-minute workshop with group and academic support to move from general knowledge about the story world to applied work on your story world
- Ongoing expert academic support with collaborative online activities throughout the course
- A live, online, 2-hour ‘story room’ simulation exercise to put your story world building skills to the test.