Storytelling for Leaders

Virtual Delivery

January 22 - February 5, 2021 

Introduction and Background

Storytelling is a powerful leadership tool. Stories build rapport and connection in a way that facts and information do not. When we share stories, we engage the emotions and imagination of others to help them see things differently - and act differently as a result. This intensive two-module program will show you how to tap into the stories you have within you, and use them to authentically inspire your audiences. 

Storytelling for Leaders™ emphasizes practical and applied learnings by working closely with an experienced communication coach from The Humphrey Group®. Small groups ensure that all participants have several opportunities to test their learning throughout the program and receive individual feedback from the instructor.

Course Structure

All participant materials will be sent digitally prior to the course start date. Course learning includes watching recorded videos prior to the virtual online classroom dates below. Participants will experience small group learning for one-on-one interaction and the ability to implement these learnings immediately. Participants will also be able to reflect on their implementation strategies between sessions.

 Session Schedule:

January 22: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

  • Pre-session work: Inspire Podcast Episode - Why Every Leader Must Be a Storyteller
  • Live Session 1: Find your own Stories and The Story Script®
  • Crafting your personal story

January 29: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

  • Pre-session reading: How Stories Change the Brain
  • Live Session 2: Sharing your Story

February 1: One-on-one 30-minute session

  • One-on-one Session will be scheduled during the 2nd session on January 29.

February 5: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

  • Pre-work video: The Danger of a Single Story - TED Talk
  • Live Session 3: Storytelling in the moment


  • Key Learning Objectives

    In attending Storytelling for Leaders, you will strengthen your ability to consistently:

    • Have the courage to tell your stories on a daily basis
    • Identify relevant stories from your unique experiences to tell in the moment
    • Think quickly on your feet to craft stories for a variety of stakeholders
    • Identify the right moment to use storytelling
    • Use The Story Spine to structure a compelling anecdote
    • Develop an authentic connection with stakeholders through your presence 
  • Who Should Attend?

    Ideal for Leaders of self, team, department, division and/or organization.

    For leaders at all levels who wish to complement their leadership communication skills with storytelling.

    Past participants of the Speaking as a Leader® program can further develop their communication skills through this program. Speaking as a Leader® is not a prerequisite for Storytelling for Leaders™.

January 22, 2021 to February 5, 2021
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Virtual Delivery

Program Fees

$995 plus GST

Includes course tuition and all teaching materials.

Registration Deadline

January 15, 2021

Course Planner

For more information, contact

Britney Graf

Marketing and Communications Coordinator

t: 306-966-4798



The Humphrey Group has a talented team of professionals. Each member brings a unique set of skills from various backgrounds, but all share the firm's passion for developing leadership through communication. To learn more about their experienced communication coaches, visit


Partnership Programming

Together with our partners, we continue to add value and enhance our educational experiences to our community through professional development and training in a supportive and welcoming environment.

This Edwards Executive Education program is proudly presented in partnership with The Humphrey Group®.



University of Saskatchewan's liability is limited to reimbursement of paid tuition fees.

Cancellations received at least ten (10) business days in advance of the course commencement date will receive a full refund. Cancellations received less than ten (10) business days prior to the course commencement date will be subject to a $200 administration fee. Cancellations received less than three (3) business days prior to the course commencement date will be subject to full course tuition cost.

Non-attendance will incur full course tuition cost.

Fees subject to change without notice.

Program Transfers

One course transfer will be permitted without penalty if the cancellation request is received more than ten (10) business days prior to the course start date. Program transfers within ten (10) business days of the course start date will be subject to a $200 administration fee.

Alternate program transfers may be approved dependent on course availability. Transfer requests must be scheduled within six (6) months of the initial purchase.

Applicants will be responsible for any price difference in program fees at the time of the request. Each subsequent transfer request will be subject to $200 administration fee.

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