Storytelling and Self-Management


Interpersonal development techniques
Volume horaire
27 H
Nombre de places
Ouvert aux visitants
Stéphane DANGEL

Contribution pédagogique du cours au programme

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Students will familiarise with proven "storytelling" techniques to produce various forms of personal accounts designed to enhance their international job search and future career development.

Organisation pédagogique


- Lectures
- Tutorials
- E-learning

In group

- Exercises
- Oral presentations
- Case studies/texts


- Discussions/debates
- Games (educational, role play, simulation)
- Personal accounts


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Objectifs pédagogiques

Cognitive domain

A l'issue du cours, l'étudiant(e) devrait être capable de / d'...
  • - (niv. 1) identify their core strengths, values and professional potential as well as their career objectives
  • - (niv. 2) explain what added value their personal assets can bring to the workplace
  • - (niv. 3) apply the acquired knowledge into persuasive personal narratives
  • - (niv. 4) experiment with how to make a positive impact on their audiences
  • - (niv. 5) evaluate the relevance of a chosen narrative content, form and delivery to a given job-hunting /business context
  • - (niv. 6) assemble a relevant database of personal stories to be used in job-hunting and business situations

Affective domain

A l'issue du cours, l'étudiant(e) devrait être capable de / d'...
  • - (niv. 3) accept Accept to share as part of a give-and-take process

Objectifs de développement durable abordés

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Plan / Sommaire

All sessions rely on students enhancing their self-awareness both individually and through group work. Students are encouraged to draw inspiration from videoed presentations by charismatic speakers. Session 1: Induction - Confidence-building, impromptu storytelling - Taking ownership of one's story: body language and delivery, audience focus - ORIENTATION ON ASESSMENT REQUIREMENTS Session 2 - Storytelling vocabulary; verb tense structures in narratives - Narrative structures and narrative rhythm - COACHING CIRCLE Session 3 - Self-assessment and personal story-types - Storyline and personal mottos - Guiding metaphors - Storytelling style - BLINDFOLDED METAPHORICAL SELF-DISCOVERY - ORIENTATION ON WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT I (your personal storied bio) - DUE DATE: SESSION 6 Session 4 - Intercultural underpinnings - Storied bios - Your values and your "backstory" - Your personal narrative material: your learning experience, your "gifts" and expertise - Believability, humanising, empathy - ORIENTATION ON ORAL ASSIGNMENT : 3-MINUTE BACKSTORY PRESENTATION (video or Powerpoint) Session 5 - Clusters and patterns in your personal stories - Further focus on audience targeting - Storied Powerpoint presentations Session 6 WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT I DUE DATE ORIENTATION ON WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT II (your storied elevator pitch) - DUE DATE: SESSION 8 - Compacting your story: Elevator pitches - Expanding your narrative journey on professional social media: 3 Facebook postings on the same story but on a different aspect / with a different twist / with, text + picture/s, video/s, links - ASSESSED BACKSTORY PRESENTATIONS Session 7 - Expanding your narrative journey on professional social media (above work continued) Facebook page calendar : 1 posting per week over 8 weeks Building your Pinterest / Instagram account - CV writing (experience section) ASSESSED BACKSTORY PRESENTATIONS Session 8 WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT II DUE DATE - Cover letters - Job interviews, job appraisals, project descriptions, etc. ASSESSED BACKSTORY PRESENTATIONS Session 9 - Job interviews, job appraisals, project descriptions, etc. (above work continued) - Final questions and additional tips - Conclusion : your course feedback story ASSESSED BACKSTORY PRESENTATIONS

Prérequis nécessaires

Connaissances en / Notions clés à maîtriser

A minimum level of spoken and written English is required : B2 (

Supports pédagogiques

Mandatory tools for the course

- Computer

Documents in all formats

- Newspaper articles
- Case studies/texts
- Worksheets

Moodle platform

- Upload of class documents
- Interface to submit coursework


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Additional electronic platforms

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Bibliographie recommandée

Ouvrages principaux

A more thorough bibliography/webography will be handed out in the first session. - Steve Denning - - Terence Gargiulo, "Stories at Work: Using Stories to Improve Communication And Build Relationships" (2006) - Annette Simmons, "The Story Factor" (2006)- - - -

Littérature complémentaire

Stéphane DANGEL - Storytelling minute 170 histoires prêtes à l'emploi pour animer vos interventions - Eyrolles, janvier 2014

Travaux de recherche de l'EM : Veillez à mobiliser au moins une ressource

Peuvent être renseignés les manuels coordonnés, les traductions de manuel, les études de cas traduites etc…
- Stéphane DANGEL, Patricia TEHAMI, « Storytelling and Self-Management » : Les Frontières du vécu à la croisée des cultures dans le cadre d’un cours de Développement Personnel et Professionnel à EM Strasbourg Business School (Actes du 43e Congrès UPLEGESS, Strasbourg, 27-30 mai 2015, p. 201-208) - Patricia TEHAMI. “Enhancing Students’ Cross-cultural Understanding and Employability through Storytelling”, Decision Line, Vol. 48, N°4, July 2017, pp. 7-9.

Modalités d'évaluation

Liste des modalités d'évaluation

Evaluation intermédiaire / contrôle continu 1Autre (date, contrôle surprise...) : Throughout the course
Ecrite et orale (300 min) / individuelle / Anglais / pondération : 50 %
Précisions : 1° One-page story: 20% Session 6 - 2° Elevator Pitch: 10% Session 8 - Backstory presentation (in the last 2 or 3 sessions) and regular class contribution: 20%
Evaluation finaleSemaine d'examens
Ecrite (120 min) / individuelle / Anglais / pondération : 50 %
Précisions : No class notes or documents will be allowed
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