Storying the Self for Leadership and Creativity Specialization


If you’re moving into a leadership position, interested in thinking deeply about identity, or exploring the role of creativity in your life, this specialization 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.

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’s included