Child Abuse and Domestic Violence Prevention - Long Beach, CA

End Abuse Long Beach
Since 1975

CAMFT Approved Continuing Education Provider

April 13 Program

"Storytelling to Build Community and Create Change"

Michael Kass, Facilitator, Coach, and Storyteller


Thursday, April 13, 2017


8:00 - 8:20 a.m. Networking & Introductions
8:20 - 10:00 a.m. - Program - Extended


Alpert Jewish Community Center, Senior Room
3801 E. Willow St, Long Beach, CA 90815

EALB provides 1.5 CAMFT-approved Continuing Education Provider units to MFTs/LCSWs in full attendance (free to EALB CEU members, $20 for non-CEU members). Provider number: 130171

Contact info: 323.702.2357   ​

Michael Kass Michael Kass, is a Los Angeles based facilitator, coach, and award-winning storyteller with two decades of experience in the world of nonprofits and social impact. He is the founder of The Center for Story & Spirit, a project dedicated to helping organizations, communities, and individuals harness the power of their stories to create change.
Michael's trainings on storytelling, speaking, and mindfulness have been featured at events hosted by the Center for Nonprofit Management, The House of Beautiful Business, NationBuilder, Association of Fundraising Professionals, The Music Center, Kaiser Permanente, CreatorUp!, Swipe Out Hunger, Bucknell University, The Baker Center for Entrepreneurship, the Jewish Federation of Los Angeles and many individual nonprofit and tech organizations. His storytelling has appeared on podcasts including I Love a Good Story, StoryWorthy, and TabooTales as well as The Moth. Michael's solo storytelling show, Ceremony, has toured nationally and garnered recognition including LA Weekly Pick of the Week, Best of Fringe at the San Francisco Fringe Festival, and Outstanding Solo Performance at the San Diego Fringe Festival.
Michael is a graduate of Rice University and Northwestern University. He is an ACC coach certified by the International Coach Federation, is a mentor with the Creative Visions Foundation, facilitates individual and group Breathwork Meditation workshops, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Breath Center.
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In this interactive workshop, you’ll learn the secrets of harnessing the power of story to build strong relationships, build community, craft strong fundraising campaigns, and lead more effectively. You will come away with a new understanding of why storytelling is so effective, 6 story types that all organizations and leaders must tell, and the experience of building and sharing a story of your own. We also discuss common pitfalls, ways to apply storytelling, and why story will trump data in getting key stakeholders engaged.

By the end of our time together, all participants will: The goal is that all participants come away feeling empowered to share their own and their organization’s stories. In addition, the work we do can form the spine of communication for a variety of different audiences and formats, from staff to funders to community members.

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