Imagine if programming could be meaningful for elders, staff, and families alike.
Our dynamic training helps organizations reimagine programming to be meaningful and strength-based, built on partnerships and focused on relationship building. We train libraries, museums, day centers, nursing homes, senior centers, Meals on Wheels and volunteer programs.
We offer two packages, Core (your staff guide the art-making) and AIR, a TimeSlips trained Artist in Residence guides your organization through a year-long community-buiding project. Core training is $3,500 per organization and includes:
Consulting with a Master Trainer
Certifying 6 staff members
Open access to online training
Certifying an In-House trainer
Mapping the Creative Assets of your community
Video to introduce the training to your community
Learning to partner with arts and educational orgs
Creating a Celebration Event plan
Evaluating and tracking your progress
Easy-to-use online interface to manage your organization's training
Interested in learning more? Contact us.
Working with Master Trainer Elaine Maly, St. Ann's adult day program staff and elders are exploring the Beautiful Question - "if you could have a super power, what would it be?"
But they are taking it 10 steps further to create full stories around those super heros. They are collaborating with artist Emma Daisy to create comic books that will be shared in a public celebration.
Keynote / Speaking Engagements
We do large scale (state, national, global) conference keynotes with our award winning Founder and Master Trainers. Contact us to tailor a presentation to your group!
Audiences learn our choreographic method and create their own dance as part of this dynamic, playful and inspiring 60-90 minute session.
Tele-Stories invites elders into creative and engaging conversations from the comfort of their own homes.
The biggest high point for me is, I have one resident that doesn't come out of her room much, so I do a room visit with her and when I visit she will ask me if I brought a story picture. Storytelling has helped bring her out of her shell, and it's something that she enjoys.
Oh my goodness - the JOY and DELIGHT of the whole shared creative process is so uplifting - who can stop smiling? It affects everyone and ripples out.
One of the participants proudly stated ‘I can’t remember, but here I can imagine’, which I found an incredibly moving testament to the power of this programme.
Having a master trainer to work directly with has been a real gift.
Just click on Org Training in Services (or here). We offer fully online or in-person training. The training elements include:
Certification assures you that you have successfully transitioned from training to practice, and enables you to facilitate storytelling circles and call them TimeSlips sessions. Certified Facilitators can “model” Time Slips for others, but they can not “certify” others. That is reserved for people trained as In-House Trainers and Master Trainers.
As part of our mission to make creative engagement available to all, our Creativity Center is free to use without training. We think the training will be enormously helpful - but it’s not required.
Questions about our sevices?
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