Stories Of Change: story collecting taster

Submitted by OldFireStation on April 18, 2023 - 14:28

Venue, Timing and Cost

The Old Fire Station
Tuesday, 30 May 2023

Interested in collecting stories? This session in an opportunity to find out more about how to collect stories, and have a go at putting it into practice.

Since 2017, Old Fire Station, Oxford has been using the Storytelling Evaluation Methodology to evaluate the impact of its work. Instead of setting outcomes to measure against, we decided to let those we work with identify outcomes for themselves by telling us a story. What changed for them? How did it happen? Why is it important?

We’ve found collecting, analysing and presenting stories to be a creative and participative process, which is both meaningful and enjoyable. It has shifted evaluation from a necessary add-on, to a central part of our work and who we are. Both the stories, and the learning that has emerged from them, have been rich and insightful. They have led us to think deeply about the way we work and have even resulted in us re-writing our mission statement.

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