Evaluation is not always about measuring up to someone else’s idea of success
It can be the story of your own unique learning or improvement journey. In a Story Hui, it's our own story, our own inquiry and our own understanding that is brought to the fore, made visible and amplified. Workshops employ facilitative questioning to fully preserve and honour the storyteller's own perspective and understanding. In this way, a story hui becomes a forum for empowering marginalised voices, developing empathy, deepening communication, making visible multiple perspectives and understanding impact.
I’m Liz Stevenson and I’ve worked in a variety of areas across business, health, education and creative design. I’m now researching the relationship between indigenous story practice and collaborating communities. Story Hui was designed as one of my PhD research methods and as I've shared the work online over the past few years, some schools, aid agencies, health initiatives and environmental programmes have also found it useful.