Storytelling for Change in the Grampians: A Prevention of Violence against Women Communications Masterclass

  • Mon, February 24, 2020
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Alexandra Oval, Precinct, Ararat VIC 3377
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  • Registration code required and available on request.

Storytelling for Change in the Grampians: A Prevention of Violence against Women Communications Masterclass

This full day masterclass aims to build participants’ confidence and skills in crafting and sharing stories that communicate the drivers of violence against women.

This workshop take participants through story crafting techniques and principles, key considerations when tailoring PVAW stories to various audiences and ethical storytelling. 

Participants workshop key messages and craft their own story through individual and group activities. This workshop aims to increase the confidence of participants to develop and tell stories that illuminate the causes of violence against women.

Please note* : Participants are asked to bring in an example that illustrates one or more of the drivers of violence against women. This example will be the bases of story crafting activities. (‘Examples’ of the drivers of violence against women are not required to be in story form prior to the workshop.)

The workshop covers:

  • Key elements of a primary prevention story
  • Ethical considerations developing and sharing stories
  • Tailoring for your audience or setting
  • Key messages and the drivers of violence against women
  • Story crafting techniques and story shapes

    Workshop facilitators:

    Kiri Bear is a professional facilitator, trainer and project manager. With 15 years’ experience in youth, community and government services, Kiri has been at the forefront of the PVAW field. Kiri is also an artist, poet and a storyteller. 

    Justine Devonport is the senior health promotion officer and training coordinator at Women’s Health Victoria and brings 15 years of experience developing and delivering gender equity and prevention of violence against women training. Justine holds a Bachelor of Behavioural Science, majoring in Psychology. Justine is an avid readers and also dabbles in writing in her spare time. 


    This workshop is designed for practitioners working in the primary prevention and gender equity sectors. Participants are required to have a strong understanding of violence against women, primary prevention, Change the Story, and the causes/drivers of violence against women as this content will not be covered in the workshop. 


    Regional Partner Organisation Staff/Student/Concession $155 (excluding GST)

    WHG Staff Aboriginal Community-Controlled Organisation staff: Free

    Other participants: $225 (excluding GST)


    Alexander Oval, Ararat

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