Storying the Self for Leadership and Creativity, Short Course | Part time online | Coursera | United States
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Storytelling for Leadership & Creative Expression. Explore leadership skills through reflection on life experiences, practice giving and receiving feedback, and deepen active listening skills with this Storying the Self for Leadership and Creativity course offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Colorado Boulder.

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If you're moving into a leadership position, interested in thinking deeply about identity, or exploring the role of creativity in your life, this Storying the Self for Leadership and Creativity course offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Colorado Boulder is for you! Stories are powerful catalysts for social change that can contribute to greater equity and inclusion across a range of diverse human experiences and identities. Stories can limit or define us, and they can also be reconstructed, questioned, tinkered with, and used to reconsider or expand possibilities for your life and communities. You will have an opportunity to craft the narratives of your own life experiences in ways that help you better understand your public and private identities. The courses in this specialization feature diverse media that share stories spanning nationality, race, gender, sexuality, social class, and time. You will practice giving and receiving constructive feedback as we explore creating through audio, video, social media, and more traditional forms of writing. 

Applied Learning Project

Final course projects are peer review assignments where you will get to practice developing and polishing stories from your life experiences for creative expression and for leadership contexts. You'll get to ask for, receive, and give feedback on your work and the work of peers, a key skill in collaborative work environments.

What You Will Learn:

  • Reflect on how our own life experiences and identities have shaped us as leaders and creators.
  • Engage active listening towards others’ life stories with empathy and curiosity.
  • Analyze the nuanced contexts of race, gender, class, and how these impact our positions as leaders and creators towards equity and inclusion.
  • Ask for and receive feedback on our work.

Skills You Will Gain:

  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Creative Writing
  • Diversity
  • Inclusion

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Storying the Self: How Stories Shape our Identities
  • Storying the Self: (Re)Claiming our Voices
  • Storying the Self: Telling our Stories

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 1 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.





Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Beginner level

  • No previous experience necessary

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Coursera provides financial aid to learners who cannot afford the fee. Apply for it by clicking on the Financial Aid link beneath the "Enroll" button on the left. You'll be prompted to complete an application and will be notified if you are approved. You'll need to complete this step for each course in the Specialization, including the Capstone Project.

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