My first N4 facilitation. Marlborough School in Los Angeles. August 2017. I’m first one on left.

Narrative 4 is non-profit building a community of empathic global citizens who improve the world through the exchange of personal narratives. The N4 core methodology centers around a story exchangewhich pairs participants and asks each participant to their partner’s story in the first-person. The story exchange works on a simple idea: If I can hear your story deeply enough to retell it in my own words, as if it happened to me – and you can do the same for my story – then we will have seen the world through each other’s eyes.

 Watch the N4 Story

In August 2017, Narrative 4 asked me to become a Master Practitioner. The MP training will be held in December 2017. As an MP, I:


At Narrative 4 2017 Global Summit in Limerick, Ireland. Photo cred: Deirdre Power.

  • am trained in up-to-date facilitation practices,
  • work with N4 leadership to train new facilitators in the story exchange,
  • lead specific story exchanges,
  • run webinars,
  • set up off-site professional development opportunities and trainings for individual educators and others who wish to become facilitators,
  • and ensure that the facilitators I have trained follow N4 guidelines and best practices.

 Want N4 to Run a Story Exchange for You?

At home in Nashville, I am beginning to build Narrative 4 story-exchange programs.

Early pilots are with the Faith & Culture CenterLipscomb University, and No Exceptions Prison Collective.


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