Trainings

Upcoming

Public Narrative Trainings

Public Narrative provides trainings for community organizations, nonprofit professionals and journalists in Chicago and the surrounding regions. 

 

Sept 25

Storytelling

How do we craft a variety of stories to connect with audiences, ensuring respect and bringing home the magnitude of our issues? The course informs what is needed in developing focused messages, gathering information to be prepared and communicate effectively, and considering the context of the issues at hand. Link for more information and registration coming soon.

   

Oct 3, 10, 17

Social media bootcamp

This workshop is in 3 parts. Link for more information and registration coming soon.

   

Oct 24 & 31

Digital storytelling

If you don’t tell your story digitally, will anybody hear it? Whether it’s audio slideshows, video or photos, more people take time for visuals. Let’s find new ways you can tell your story through video and photos. This workshop is 2 half-days. Link for more information and registration coming soon.

   

Nov 7 & 14

Content Development

This workshop is in 2 parts. Link for more information and registration coming soon.

   

Nov 28 & Dec 5

Pitching the media

SIGN-UP SOON. THIS CLASS FILLS FAST.

How come the media hasn’t covered your organization yet? Do you know how to pitch a story? Do you have a news peg? Can you quantify your work? Do you have the context of your issue?  In the first session, we will help you organize, set up a pitch and practice it. In the second, we’ll have you pitch a panel of journalists. None of them have any obligation to write a story, but they will tell you what works and what doesn’t. This workshop is 2 half-days. Link for more information and registration coming soon.

   

Dec 12

Snapchat

Link for more information and registration coming soon.

Custom

Would your organization like to discuss the media and our democracy?

Public Narrative will lead an interactive discussion about fake news, social media and how you can tell the difference. Click here for our brochure. News Literacy flyer

About Custom Training

In addition to our regularly scheduled trainings, Public Narrative offers a flexible and diverse range of custom trainings to nonprofits, news organizations, and individuals. All our custom training is designed to meet your organization's specific needs. Click here to download a brochure with more information about custom training.

Past Clients:

Girl Scouts of AmericaHousing Forward, INN (Institute for Nonprofit News), the Morton Arboretum, Poynter InstituteStorycatchers Theatre, Univison, the Village of Niles, and many others.

Rates

To make our custom training a more affordable option for organizations of all sizes, we offer tiered pricing based on your budget. Rates include the session, call with client up to 2 hours, preparation of materials and a one hour follow up.   For rates, call our operations manager Maggie Walker at 312-369-6402.