The Soulful Stewardship Method is a tested framework that evokes personal sense-of-place stories. These stories are key to sparking meaningful connections that cultivate caring and lead to stewardship.

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The Sense of Place Discovery Process

Personal Discovery Path For individuals of all ages and levels of experience If you want to explore your personal stories and connections to places from your past or present, this path will open a door of creativity, insight and connections that will fuel your life and recharge your spirit. While there are many doors in to finding personal stories, memories and connections, a sense of place entry point can be one of the most powerful. Customized to work with youth, teens and adults. Discover more meaning, creativity and soulfulness in your life. Increase your sense of place and belonging, no matter where you are. Explore how to use your passion and caring to make a difference in the world.  1. FIND YOUR STORY A powerful process to reveal your personal connection to place, uncovering a well of creative imagery and ideas 2. INCREASE SENSORY AWARENESS  Tap into a toolbox of techniques that can be used anywhere to slow down and connect to place, no matter where you are. 3.UNCOVER MEANINGFUL CONNECTIONS See the familiar with new eyes. Generate fresh ideas through discussion, reflection, and integrative time. 4. DEVELOP YOUR IDEAS Gain a framework for structuring your ideas that integrates your knowledge and experience. 5. CRAFT YOUR STORY Invest time to shape your ideas and hone your delivery skills. Receive supportive feedback to refine your thoughts and communicate effectively. 6. SHARE YOUR STORY Find common ground with others through shared stories and experiences. Discover how your voice can make a difference. 7. INSPIRATION THAT LASTS Use the ideas you have sparked to create songs, stories, programs and more. Discuss ways to continue to creating and staying inspired, especially during challenging times.

Personal Discovery Path

For individuals of all ages and levels of experience
If you want to explore your personal stories and connections to places from your past or present, this path will open a door of creativity, insight and connections that will fuel your life and recharge your spirit. While there are many doors in to finding personal stories, memories and connections, a sense of place entry point can be one of the most powerful. Customized to work with youth, teens and adults.

Discover more meaning, creativity and soulfulness in your life.

Increase your sense of place and belonging, no matter where you are.

Explore how to use your passion and caring to make a difference in the world. 


1. FIND YOUR STORY A powerful process to reveal your personal connection to place, uncovering a well of creative imagery and ideas

2. INCREASE SENSORY AWARENESS  Tap into a toolbox of techniques that can be used anywhere to slow down and connect to place, no matter where you are.

3.UNCOVER MEANINGFUL CONNECTIONS See the familiar with new eyes. Generate fresh ideas through discussion, reflection, and integrative time.

4. DEVELOP YOUR IDEAS Gain a framework for structuring your ideas that integrates your knowledge and experience.

5. CRAFT YOUR STORY Invest time to shape your ideas and hone your delivery skills. Receive supportive feedback to refine your thoughts and communicate effectively.

6. SHARE YOUR STORY Find common ground with others through shared stories and experiences. Discover how your voice can make a difference.

7. INSPIRATION THAT LASTS Use the ideas you have sparked to create songs, stories, programs and more. Discuss ways to continue to creating and staying inspired, especially during challenging times.

Professional Discovery Path For interpreters, guides and volunteers If your work involves creating programs, tours and media that connect people and place, this path will boost your creative thinking, help you develop engaging content and increase your delivery skills. You'll learn how to incorporate traditional interpretive techniques and 21st century best practices. Gain tools, skills and techniques to design, develop and deliver the best tours possible. Gain experience and confidence facilitating audience centered experiences. Work collaboratively, team build and recharge your passion for your work. For Organizations If you are a mission based organization this work can help you find stories about your work, team build and engage the public. For Educators If you are an educator, this will give you a personal recharge and give you tools and techniques to inspire deeper connections to place in your students. 1. DISCOVER YOUR SENSE-OF-PLACE STORY Experience a powerful process to reveal your personal connection to place, uncovering a well of creative connections and ideas. 2. PRACTICE IN-THE-FIELD TECHNIQUES Gain a toolbox of techniques that can be used anywhere to slow down and connect to place. 3. RETHINK THE ART AND SCIENCE OF INTERPRETATION Participate in an interactive discussion to help generate ideas to think more creatively about your audience and your site. 4. ENHANCE YOUR DELIVERY STYLE Strengthen story-telling techniques and build skills through small-group work. 5. DEVELOP A WELL-BALANCED PROGRAM Individual time to develop creative ideas and enhance your visitor programs through inspiring worksheets and personal instructor feedback/ coaching. 6. PRACTICE A SOULFUL PROGRAM Practice new tools and techniques, integrate fresh ideas and gain feedback to create a winning program centered around reflection, integration and audience engagement. Solo and/or collaborative work depending on length of training. 7. INSPIRATION THAT LASTS Synthesize learning, share feedback, and identify techniques for staying resilient. FAQ's and Case Studies (coming soon)

Professional Discovery Path

For interpreters, guides and volunteers
If your work involves creating programs, tours and media that connect people and place, this path will boost your creative thinking, help you develop engaging content and increase your delivery skills.

You'll learn how to incorporate traditional interpretive techniques and 21st century best practices.

Gain tools, skills and techniques to design, develop and deliver the best tours possible.

Gain experience and confidence facilitating audience centered experiences.

Work collaboratively, team build and recharge your passion for your work.

For Organizations
If you are a mission based organization this work can help you find stories about your work, team build and engage the public.

For Educators
If you are an educator, this will give you a personal recharge and give you tools and techniques to inspire deeper connections to place in your students.

1. DISCOVER YOUR SENSE-OF-PLACE STORY Experience a powerful process to reveal your personal connection to place, uncovering a well of creative connections and ideas.

2. PRACTICE IN-THE-FIELD TECHNIQUES Gain a toolbox of techniques that can be used anywhere to slow down and connect to place.

3. RETHINK THE ART AND SCIENCE OF INTERPRETATION Participate in an interactive discussion to help generate ideas to think more creatively about your audience and your site.

4. ENHANCE YOUR DELIVERY STYLE Strengthen story-telling techniques and build skills through small-group work.

5. DEVELOP A WELL-BALANCED PROGRAM Individual time to develop creative ideas and enhance your visitor programs through inspiring worksheets and personal instructor feedback/ coaching.

6. PRACTICE A SOULFUL PROGRAM Practice new tools and techniques, integrate fresh ideas and gain feedback to create a winning program centered around reflection, integration and audience engagement. Solo and/or collaborative work depending on length of training.

7. INSPIRATION THAT LASTS Synthesize learning, share feedback, and identify techniques for staying resilient.

FAQ's and Case Studies (coming soon)

 

How can this framework help?

individuals

For individuals who want to connect to themselves, their community and their place, the Soulful Stewardship framework helps to provide a journey of discovery to:

  • Inspire creativity
  • Uncover personal sense of place stories
  • Experience connections with others through shared stories of place
  • Discover your authentic way to make a difference in the world

Staff Training for oRGANizations that work with the Public

For organizations that offer visitor programs through staff, volunteers or partners, the Soulful Stewardship framework helps you: 

  • Boost creative thinking
  • Gain new skills and learn fresh techniques to improve program delivery
  • Increase capacity to engage diverse visitors
  • Team-build and mitigate burnout

National and Regional Events

For events such as conference keynotes to annual meetings, the Soulful Stewardship framework helps to:

  • Evoke sense of place stories
  • See the familiar through fresh eyes
  • Gain ideas for inspiring caring and connections in others
  • Leave with a recharged passion for their personal or professional work.