The Power of Story

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The Power of Story

Learn and develop skills to benefit patients and colleagues while strengthening relationships and inspiring action.

Date Ended:
December 15, 2022

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Creating Meaning from Disruption and Challenge




Session 1:
December 1, 2022
Session 2:
December 8, 2022
Session 3:
December 15, 2022
Session 4:
Start Date:
Event Date:
December 1, 2022
End Date:
December 15, 2022

Build skills that benefit patients and colleagues, strengthen relationships, and inspire action during this highly interactive, three-part online workshop.

As a workshop participant, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn the four parts of empathy and practice this important leadership skill in real time
  • Improve engagement and outcomes with colleagues and patients using the science-based, best practice of close listening
  • Nurture relationships through authentic and inclusive dialogue

Additional participant benefits:

  • Create a more empathetic and human-centric work environment
  • Address the emotions and disorientation that have hindered our ability to move past the disruptions of the past two years
  • Find meaningful connections in our shared and ongoing challenges
  • Deepen your understanding of your life choices — past, present, and future
  • Face uncertainty with unshakable, grounded, and steadfast confidence


  • Session 1: December 1, 12-2 pm ET
  • Session 2: December 8, 12-2 pm ET
  • Session 3: December 15, 12-2 pm ET

Who Should Attend

We welcome participants from all disciplines, backgrounds, and career stages. If you are interested in building empathy and understanding at your workplace, we encourage you to attend.

Workshop Facilitators

Matt Lewis, PhD, and Zac Willette, MDiv, BCC, have extensive experience in the use of narrative for healing within healthcare, faith-based, and community settings.


To promote an inclusive and accessible experience, a nominal fee of $195 is charged to support the continuation of Intend Health programming.

Scholarships: Scholarships are available for students, trainees, members of community-based organizations, and members of our Student Action Network. Please apply here if you are requesting a scholarship.

We ask that all attendees register individually. Thank you.

Learn and develop skills to benefit patients and colleagues while strengthening relationships and inspiring action.

Contact us to learn more about our programs.

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