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Public Narrative: Telling Your Story

September 15, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


This 2 hour workshop led by Abel Cano is the first of installation of Impact Hub Boston’s Tools for Impact workshop series. The series invites social entrepreneurs, small business builders, and anyone seeking to make an impact through their work to come and sharpen essential skills for success through interactive workshops with experts.

Abel Cano will lead participants through a learning journey to explore why public narrative is an essential leadership skill for anyone seeking to develop support for and awareness of their work, and how to craft the perfect messaging for you. Together, we’ll delve into the essential elements of an impactful narrative: values, emotion, and story structure. With coaching from an expert, you will have the chance to build and practice your own personal narrative and walk away feeling confident in your ability to powerfully share your story in a way that enhances your work.

This event is $5; free to Impact Hub members and if you have a financial need. To obtain a free ticket, please fill out this form

About the Speaker:Abel Cano

Abel Rey Cano is a Leadership Trainer and Coach with a background in community organizing. Abel coordinates and teaches workshop on Public Narrative and Community Organizing. Abel is a Boston native, and also grew up in Hawaii and Indiana.
A UMass Boston alumnus with a Bachelors in Sociology and a Minor in Communications, Abel led the largest Latino student organization on campus, Casa Latina, as Coordinator and President.
In 2012, Abel served as the Boston Field Organizer and Statewide Constituency Organizer for Massachusetts in President Obama’s re-election campaign. He served as Field Director to Boston’s first Asian-American woman elected to City Council At-Large in 2013.
Abel is Co-Founder of the thriving organization EMW: Art | Technology | Community in Cambridge. Abel taught in Marshall Ganz’s courses on Community Organizing and Public Narrative at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Abel R. Cano is Founder of ARC Leadership, an organization dedicated to building leadership capacity through training and coaching for social change agents at non-profits and universities. ARC Leadership has already led over 25 one to three-day workshops in 2016, training over 250 leaders since January. Abel has trained leaders at the Harvard Kennedy School, Open Society Foundation, Brown University, National Health Service UK, Oxfam International, United Teen Empowerment Center, El-Hibri Foundation and 350.org among many others.




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