Crafting Your Professional Narrative
A professional narrative is a way to communicate the what, how, and why of your work without recounting your specific job duties or rattling off your job title. It is a compelling mini-story to describe what you value, your skills and knowledge, and the impact of your work. Use a professional narrative in a virtual space, like LinkedIn, or in response to the question, “What do you do?”
Through this two-part series, you will:
- articulate the elements of an effective professional narrative.
- reflect on and surface your own values, strengths, and motivations.
- create a narrative to confidently and concisely describe your professional work.
- share your professional narrative and encourage peers engaging in the same process.
PART I: Tuesday, March 9th 1:00 – 2:00pm
In this interactive workshop, we will highlight the elements of a professional narrative and take time to brainstorm ideas and language for our own professional narrative. (1 hour)
Between Sessions: Take your introductory work from Part I to draft your own professional narrative. Share it with a colleague, friend, or family member.
PART II: Tuesday, March 30th 1:00 – 2:00pm
In this session, we will share our professional narratives with each other for supportive responses from our colleagues. (up to 1 hour)