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July 27, 2021 | Webinar

Learning Through Interactivity: How to Tell a Story - Part 2


Institute for Leadership in Education Development (I-LED)


Donney Rose, Jennifer White, and Rebecca Del Rossi

Date Recorded:

July 27, 2021


The Institute for Leadership in Education Development (I-LED) presents the fourth webinar of a 4-part series on interactivity and adult learning. 

In Part 2 of this webinar, we will break down specific components of storytelling: crafting narratives, interweaving experiences and emotions in storytelling, and setting the stage for a successful story. We will finish by discussing storytelling applications online and in-person as a method of education delivery. 

Learning Objectives:

As a result of this session, participants will be better able to:  

  • Explain the brain science and adult learning theory of storytelling; 

  • Discuss anecdotal vs. allegorical methods of storytelling with a focus on accessibility considerations; 

  • Recognize narrative arcs in storytelling; and

  • Determine how storytelling can be used in OVW grantees own work while acknowledging cultural origins and diversities.


The Institute for Leadership in Education Development (I-LED): Offers hands-on workshops and technical assistance to help US Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) grantees to enhance the relevance and effectiveness of training and education programs supported by OVW, and improve the capacity of OVW grantees to design and deliver well-organized, accessible, highly-interactive training and education for their constituents.


  • Donney Rose

    Donney Rose is a poet, teaching artist, creative consultant, and community activist from Baton Rouge. He is also the Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Black Out Loud Conference, LLC, which held its inaugural conference in Baton Rouge in August 2018. In April 2018, Donney joined the ranks of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts as a 2018-2019 Citizen Artist Fellow.  

    Donney is the author of The Crying Buck, an acclaimed chapbook of poetry that delves into Black masculinity and vulnerability through a critical lens, and Black Out Loud, a collection of prose-style poetic interpretations of Black History Month 2017. His work as a performance poet/writer has been featured in a variety of publications, including Atlanta Black Star, Blavity, Button Poetry, All Def Digital, Slam Find, [225], Drunk In A Midnight Choir, and Nicholls State University’s Gris-Gris literary journal. He is a member of the 2017 Greater Baton Rouge Business Report Forty under 40 class, the recipient of the Ink Festival’s inaugural Making a Mark award (2017, Tupelo, Miss.), and New Venture Theatre’s 2016 Humanitarian of the Year award. 

  • Jennifer White

    Director for Learning and Leadership, Futures Without Violence

  • Rebecca Del Rossi

    Program Specialist for Learning and Leadership, Futures Without Violence


Please contact Jeremiah-Anthony Righteous Rogers at

This project is supported by Grant No. 2015-TA-AX-K067, awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.