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Storytelling for Leaders Working Across Cultures

This course focuses on working with storytelling and storylistening practices in the context of leadership. Why? Increasingly, today’s leaders need new skills to face rapid changes in the VUCA world. In this course, participants are going to discuss how working with stories can be applied by leaders dealing with vulnerability, addressing uncertainty, reducing complexity, and focusing on ambiguity. The course provides knowledge on how to work with storytelling practices to enhance the development of intercultural competencies and to foster diversity and inclusion. Participants will experience and learn how to work with stories in order to motivate and inspire other people, to communicate their own vision, and to develop an understanding for different cultural perspectives.

For more information and course prerequisites, please see our syllabus (PDF).

Course Dates


September 1 – October 27, 2022

Live Sessions:

Thursday, September 1, 2022, 5.00 – 6.30 p.m. Berlin Time (CEST)

Thursday, September 29, 2022, 5.00 – 6.30 p.m. Berlin Time (CEST)

Thursday, October 27, 2022, 5.00 – 6.30 p.m. Berlin Time (CEST)

Registration Deadline:

August 4, 2022 (Register Now!)

Course dates coming soon!


650 € Course Fee

75 € Registration Fee

Receive a discount of 75 € on your registration for a second course! Find out more under Fees & Registration.

What you will gain from this course:

  • New approaches to face rapid changes in the multicultural business world
  • Knowledge on how to work with storytelling and storylistening practices to enhance the development of intercultural competencies and foster diversity and inclusion in your organization
  • Important leadership skills such as motivating, inspiring, listening and encouraging others with stories
  • A continuing education certificate from Freie Universität Berlin

This is the perfect course for you if you are…

  • working or striving to work in a diverse and international professional setting
  • keen to become an attentive and inspirational leader in multicultural teams
  • eager to develop your intercultural sensitivity and reflect on different perspectives across cultures
  • looking for concrete recommendations for implementing storytelling practices in your professional and personal life

What you should bring to the course:

  • English language abilities in speaking and writing on the Upper Intermediate level (at least B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)
  • The willingness and ability to participate and actively contribute to the three live sessions of this course
  • Openness to work with your own stories and to share your experiences within the group
  • A stable internet connection and a quiet work environment

To find out if your English skills are sufficient to follow the course, feel free to watch the following course teaser video.
Please also familiarize yourself with our further technical and general requirements and our Program Regulations and Code of Online Conduct (PDF).

Your Instructor:

Joanna Sell                               

Register Now!

Any Questions? Send an email to info@continued.fu-berlin.de.